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Presented by VMSD
OCTOBER 2-4, 2018 THE MOTIF HOTEL, SEATTLE WA

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Liz Dunn


Principal
Dunn & Hobbes

Liz spent the early years of her career as a software developer at Microsoft, including roles overseas, and at DreamWorks Interactive, before doing a hard pivot into real estate development and the curation of retail neighborhoods. Through her company Dunn & Hobbes, she has been building and managing real estate in Seattle for 20 years. Her projects include well-loved destinations such as Chophouse Row, the Agnes Lofts and Melrose Market. She is founder and owner of the Cloud Room, a co-working space, culture club, lounge and bar located in the heart of Pike-Pine on Capitol Hill, as well as two affiliated operating businesses: Cloud Studios, a band practice facility and the Overcast Room, a podcast recording studio. Liz is also passionate about supporting other entrepreneurs. More than half of her retail and restaurant tenants are women-owned, minority-owned, or both, and she is an active angel investor in tech, alternative energy, cannabis and consumer-facing companies.

Speaking Session(s)

Breakout Session: No Longer an Afterthought: How the Female-Driven Economy will Shape the Future of Retail