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.

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.

Chief Financial Officer

Makenzie Blackburn

EvansWakefield is thrilled to have Makenzie Blackburn leading 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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Chief Financial Officer

Makenzie Blackburn

EvansWakefield is thrilled to have Makenzie Blackburn leading 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.

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 property & asset…
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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 property & asset managment, accounting, human resources and finance.

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.

G/L Accountant

Jing Liu

Evans Wakefield is happy to welcome Jing Liu to the professional accounting team as G/L Accountant. With eight years of experience, Jing brings a passion for constant improvement and accountability to the accounting role. Jing is a detail-oriented, customer-centric accountant, focused on critical-thinking and problem-solving as well as internal control…
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G/L Accountant

Jing Liu

Evans Wakefield is happy to welcome Jing Liu to the professional accounting team as G/L Accountant. With eight years of experience, Jing brings a passion for constant improvement and accountability to the accounting role. Jing is a detail-oriented, customer-centric accountant, focused on critical-thinking and problem-solving as well as internal control to increase operational efficiency by improving the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting.

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.

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.

Operational Support Assistant

Addy Lin

Addy Lin graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2022. As the operational support assistant at the Evans Company, Addy juggles many tasks with a friendly smile for all. She works with tenants and managers across disciplines to ensure administrative work is completed quickly…
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Operational Support Assistant

Addy Lin

Addy Lin graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2022. As the operational support assistant at the Evans Company, Addy juggles many tasks with a friendly smile for all. She works with tenants and managers across disciplines to ensure administrative work is completed quickly and accurately to help keep the company running smoothly.