The Dream Team

Rêve is the French word for “dream,” and is our aim to attract investors who dream of exciting opportunities in property development. With our combined background in real estate law, design, construction and property development, Rêve’s team handles complexities with ease to ensure that these dreams can become a reality.

Michael Ross, Esq.
Principal

For over 35 years, Michael Ross has devoted his legal practice exclusively to commercial transactions, primarily representing real property owners and developers. Michael is a founding member of the law firm of Ross Law Advisors PLLC, and he has been distinguished as a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine regularly since 2004. Michael is actively involved as a real estate developer of urban infill projects including “for sale” townhome projects in Seattle as well as multi-family and mixed use projects.  Current projects include Stazione25, a 301-unit multifamily project adjacent to Seattle’s popular light rail station, and 725 Broadway, a transportation oriented development in Tacoma, WA.

Robert Spitzer, Esq.
Principal

Robert Spitzer is an experienced real estate developer, business/real estate lawyer, real estate development lender and entrepreneur based in Seattle. He received his B.A. from Stanford University (1976) and his Juris Doctorate from Columbia University (1980), and taught real estate law in the Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program of the University of Washington from 1994 - 2016. Robert has developed single family homes and congregate care facilities in the Seattle area since 1988.  The portfolio of retirement units was sold in 2016 for a total price of $78 Million. He and Michael Ross are the developers of Stazione25. He owns a manufacturing business located in Vancouver, British Columbia and has been a principal in the international law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer, based in Seattle, Washington since 1990.

Suzanne Zahr, AIA
Principal

Suzanne Zahr is a Licensed Architect and General Contractor with 20+ years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in delivering complex portfolios of real estate assets for leading companies, as Amazon.com & Starbucks Coffee Company. She received her Structural Engineering degree from The George Washington University (1994) and her Master of Architecture from Columbia University (1997). Suzanne served as an adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Washington (UW) from 2002 – 2005 and completed the UW Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program in 2009. Suzanne has been the principal owner of her firm, Suzanne Zahr, Inc. since 2002, where she has led numerous project from site selection to certificate of occupancy. More recently, Suzanne expanded her team to include Construction Management, as SZ Build, Inc., offering comprehensive Design/Build services.

Christopher Chen
Partner

Christopher has been active in international business transactions for over 20 years, recently focusing on aggregating capital for real estate investment, including procurement of EB-5 capital, in the United States.   Chris has served as Asian Market and Sales for Water Recourses International, President of Shenyang Intercontinental Hotel, and Executive Director of MGM International (Bellagio Far East Marketing).   Chris’ recent real estate projects include the North Port Hotel and Marina in Wilmington, North Carolina and several senior housing projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Christopher graduated from Arizona University’s Business Master Program.