Layne’s business development role at GeoEngineers weaves together his environmental science and commercial real estate experience with his passion for community involvement and desire to connect clients with customized solutions to their business problems. “I like having a diverse network, putting deals together, connecting people and understanding marketplace trends and activity,” Layne explains. “It’s all about connecting need to value.”
Two of Layne’s favorite aspects of working at GeoEngineers are its employee-ownership model and the opportunity to work with talented staff throughout the Northwest. He also enjoys putting teams together for client projects and mentoring staff in developing their client and professional networks.
He is involved with professional associations dedicated to the commercial real estate industry and building livable communities. Layne co-founded the Washington State NAIOP Chapter’s South Sound Committee and is actively involved in many of their technical and educational programs. He also is involved with the Urban Land Institute on their Growing Cities Task Force. While working with these and other community groups, Layne has forged working relationships with many decision makers in the development market. He likes staying abreast of what’s happening in the business community through his leadership positions in professional and community organizations.
Layne cherishes spending time with his wife and their grade-school age twin sons. He is also an avid runner and is pleased that his boys are taking to running, too. In the rare moments when Layne does sit back and put his feet up, he enjoys reading historical biographies and books about business and cultural trends.