Holding degrees in both Civil Engineering and Quantitative Economics from Stanford University, Robert Hadley leads his family's third-generation development company - continuing a long history of both technical and real estate innovation.
Robert and his company are currently redeveloping one of the largest urban mine-tailings piles in North America into what is Colorado Springs' first modern traditional neighborhood development. In Honolulu, his company has developed and continues to own, manage, and expand the highest-density multi-level office-industrial complex of its type in the country.
In 2009, in the wake of the banking crisis, Robert launched a joint venture which has lent local builders over $100M for the construction of new single-family homes around Puget Sound. Most recently, his company has been working to further develop and bring to market a thin-wall concrete and steel stud hybrid construction system. This promises to reduce construction costs; reduce building weight, and therefore the required building structural systems; and reduce CO2 emissions associated with concrete construction.
Robert's broad recreational interests include traveling, skiing, running, hiking, cycling, and scuba diving. Additionally, he has interests in applied science, technology, aviation, and economic policy. He resides in Normandy Park, Washington, with his wife, Laura Newcomer, and their two children.