“America is poised for the re-urbanization of its major cities, and Urban Renaissance Group will continue to act as a catalyst that understands and ignites that change.”
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Callahan drives the vision, strategy and overall direction at Urban Renaissance Group (URG), a full-service commercial real estate operating company with approximately 6.2 million square feet of office space, nearly 80 employees and multiple award-winning acquisitions and redevelopments.
With more than twenty years’ experience in the real estate industry, Patrick has been directly involved in numerous multi-million dollar lease transactions, acquisitions, development projects, assimilations, asset repositions and renovations. His firm has placed more than $500 million in capital on behalf of clients in downtown Seattle and Portland in the last 24 months alone.
Prior to founding URG in 2006, Patrick held numerous key roles at Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP). As Senior Vice President, he oversaw a business unit of 18 million square feet, 114 buildings, 300 employees and more than $450 million in revenues in Seattle and Bellevue, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; and Denver, Co. He was also directly involved in more than 30 million square feet of acquisitions and 2.5 million square feet of completed development projects across nine markets. He played a significant role in one of the largest transactions in U.S. history when EOP acquired Spieker Properties for $7.2 billion in February 2001.
Patrick is deeply involved within Seattle real estate, civic and professional organizations. At Urban Land Institute (ULI), he is a member of the organization’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Council and previously served as ULI Seattle Chair, ULI Reality Check Co-Chair and ULI Office Development Council member. Patrick is also on the Downtown Seattle Association’s (DSA) Board of Trustees, and previously served as DSA Chair, DSA Strategic Agenda Taskforce Chair and Downtown Transportation Alliance Board Member. Patrick was also the founding Chair of the Quality Growth Alliance.