Our Story

In 1995 Steven J. Malsam and James L. Evans joined forces to form Evans Wakefield, a real estate development company. Together they represent a stronghold of real estate experience and success. Mr. Evans and Mr. Malsam share ownersh​ip equally and both participate in the development process.

A Partnership In Success

Evans Wakefield has been one of the most active development, construction, and management companies in the Puget Sound area.  From industrial properties to retail and residential communities, each one of our developments is carefully designed to meet the needs of the market.  Built on a solid foundation of trust, teamwork and customer care, Evans Wakefield continues to expand its footprint in the Northwest.  In land acquisition, permitting, financing, construction, and management, we strive to create sustainable and forward-thinking developments.

Our Team

Director of Construction

Ed Babbitt

After graduating from Washington State University, Mr. Babbitt started working for The Evans Company in 1980 building skating rinks throughout Washington. During his time with The Evans Company, Ed has managed the construction of numerous residential and commercial projects throughout the greater Seattle area. His superior experience, knowledge, and aptitude…
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Director of Construction

Ed Babbitt

After graduating from Washington State University, Mr. Babbitt started working for The Evans Company in 1980 building skating rinks throughout Washington. During his time with The Evans Company, Ed has managed the construction of numerous residential and commercial projects throughout the greater Seattle area. His superior experience, knowledge, and aptitude for efficiency made him the ideal choice as Director of Construction & to represent the owner on all new developments. Mr. Babbitt is also co-developer of Evans Business Park, a warehouse/industrial complex near Marymoor Park in Redmond, and Coulon Estates, a 16 unit condominium building near Coulon Park in Renton.

Chief Financial Officer

David Maag

A Seattle native and an enthusiastic alumnus of University of Washington, Dave Maag has enjoyed a successful career in finance and real estate development working at Vyzis Company, The Cosmos Group, Washington Mutual, and Vulcan Inc. Dave brought his stellar experience, superior market understanding, and talents for in depth analytics…
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Chief Financial Officer

David Maag

A Seattle native and an enthusiastic alumnus of University of Washington, Dave Maag has enjoyed a successful career in finance and real estate development working at Vyzis Company, The Cosmos Group, Washington Mutual, and Vulcan Inc. Dave brought his stellar experience, superior market understanding, and talents for in depth analytics to The Evans Company in 2007. “Whenever I need sage advice on financial analysis, I look to Dave Maag. He's a wiz with all things analytical, as well as being a balanced individual with a strong family, an aura of integrity, and a welcoming, easy-going attitude.” - Dan Eernissee, Lavoro Development

Facilities and Maintenance Director

Tim Colleran

Tim joined The Evans Company in 1984, working on residential and commercial construction projects. Mr. Colleran’s attention to detail and exceptional leadership skills in the field earned him the position of Facilities and Maintenance Director overseeing a crew of technicians. Utilizing the talents of his maintenance team, Tim ensures quality…
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Facilities and Maintenance Director

Tim Colleran

Tim joined The Evans Company in 1984, working on residential and commercial construction projects. Mr. Colleran’s attention to detail and exceptional leadership skills in the field earned him the position of Facilities and Maintenance Director overseeing a crew of technicians. Utilizing the talents of his maintenance team, Tim ensures quality and safety at a dozen commercial properties in The Evans Company and Wakefield portfolios, extending from Covington to Marysville.

Vice President, The Evans Company

Scott Evans

As a third generation developer, Scott benefited from an early education in the real estate field. After graduating from Washington State University and obtaining his broker’s license, Scott returned to the Bellevue area to continue the Evans family legacy. As Vice President of The Evans Company, Scott oversees the leasing…
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Vice President, The Evans Company

Scott Evans

As a third generation developer, Scott benefited from an early education in the real estate field. After graduating from Washington State University and obtaining his broker’s license, Scott returned to the Bellevue area to continue the Evans family legacy. As Vice President of The Evans Company, Scott oversees the leasing and insurance requirements for The Evans Company’s portfolio of properties. Scott is also co-developer of Evans Business Park, a warehouse/industrial complex near Marymoor Park in Redmond, and Coulon Estates, a 16 unit condominium building near Coulon Park in Renton.

Property & Leasing Manager

Kathleen Graham

Kathleen Graham serves as Leasing and Property Manager with The Evans Company and Wakefield Properties where her main focus is supporting the company’s overall success through positive relationships with tenants. She holds a BA in Accounting, CPA and an MBA in International Business and has worked in Accounting, Human Resources…
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Property & Leasing Manager

Kathleen Graham

Kathleen Graham serves as Leasing and Property Manager with The Evans Company and Wakefield Properties where her main focus is supporting the company’s overall success through positive relationships with tenants. She holds a BA in Accounting, CPA and an MBA in International Business and has worked in Accounting, Human Resources and Finance.

Management Consultant

Remi Bertrand

Remi joined our team in 2015 as a Management Consultant for projects ranging from industrial property redevelopment initiatives to the entertainment field and the production of a televised music show. Mr. Bertrand offers diverse educational and training credentials, combined with a wealth of professional experience, including work with both public…
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Management Consultant

Remi Bertrand

Remi joined our team in 2015 as a Management Consultant for projects ranging from industrial property redevelopment initiatives to the entertainment field and the production of a televised music show. Mr. Bertrand offers diverse educational and training credentials, combined with a wealth of professional experience, including work with both public and private entities. Remi's past experience includes human resources management, overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, managing a business development agency, corporate auditing, and various management roles in the manufacturing industry. Remi utilizes this experience to oversee some of our more complex project structures. Adapting quickly to new professional environments, Remi held positions such as CEO for the Pontiac County where he successfully drew upon his vast experience to build a new team and expand public services by 40% to directly benefit the Pontiac County community. His bilingualism allows him to easily navigate in both English and French speaking environments, which are instrumental in developing our Canadian based projects. Relying on a broad network of contacts across Canada and the United States, Remi is also working on the development of cutting edge technologies specializing in environmental sustainability practices and processes to apply to our group of properties.

Accounting Manager

Makenzie Blackburn

EvansWakefield is thrilled to welcome Makenzie Blackburn to the professional accounting team. Makenzie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clemson University and then received a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Washington. She began her career at the Financial Services firm KPMG where she worked as…
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Accounting Manager

Makenzie Blackburn

EvansWakefield is thrilled to welcome Makenzie Blackburn to the professional accounting team. Makenzie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clemson University and then received a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Washington. She began her career at the Financial Services firm KPMG where she worked as a manager in the State and Local Tax group.

Project Superintendent

Pat Thieme

Working for The Evans Company for more than 35 years, Pat Thieme boasts a stellar resume. From fine skilled finish carpentry to managing a multi-million dollar Harley Davidson remodel at Evans Plaza, Pat handles every project with skill and aplomb.
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Project Superintendent

Pat Thieme

Working for The Evans Company for more than 35 years, Pat Thieme boasts a stellar resume. From fine skilled finish carpentry to managing a multi-million dollar Harley Davidson remodel at Evans Plaza, Pat handles every project with skill and aplomb.

Assistant Property Manager/Accountant

Joseph Peha

Joe Peha graduated in Financial Economics from Western Washington University. With a passion for financial data and problem solving, Joe has already helped improve internal processes and automate tenant communications by rolling out the Evans Wakefield online portal in his first few months. Joe's can-do attitude, cheerful smile and overall…
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Assistant Property Manager/Accountant

Joseph Peha

Joe Peha graduated in Financial Economics from Western Washington University. With a passion for financial data and problem solving, Joe has already helped improve internal processes and automate tenant communications by rolling out the Evans Wakefield online portal in his first few months. Joe's can-do attitude, cheerful smile and overall good energy make him a welcome addition to the Evans Wakefield team.

E&M Fitness Manager

Elizabeth Mehlbrech

Elizabeth Mehlbrech was raised in South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota with BA in Finance. She moved to Washington in 2015 and opened Fitness Evolution in Marysville, WA in 2017. Elizabeth loves working out and is currently training for her first body building competition.
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E&M Fitness Manager

Elizabeth Mehlbrech

Elizabeth Mehlbrech was raised in South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota with BA in Finance. She moved to Washington in 2015 and opened Fitness Evolution in Marysville, WA in 2017. Elizabeth loves working out and is currently training for her first body building competition.

Human Resources

Rachel Russell

Rachel Russell is a graduate of Seattle University and a dedicated professional, experienced and comfortable with diverse constituent groups and situations. Her ability to effectively multi-task makes Rachel a valuable contributor to Evans Wakefield operations, whereas her problem-solving skills bring dependable, successful resolution to a wide variety of unconventional tasks.…
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Human Resources

Rachel Russell

Rachel Russell is a graduate of Seattle University and a dedicated professional, experienced and comfortable with diverse constituent groups and situations. Her ability to effectively multi-task makes Rachel a valuable contributor to Evans Wakefield operations, whereas her problem-solving skills bring dependable, successful resolution to a wide variety of unconventional tasks. Rachel enjoys working in versatile roles and the team can always count on her to be interested in a challenge, or to take on additional responsibility.