Forbes Profiles Real Estate Developer Martin Selig
Martin Selig, a prominent real estate developer in Seattle, Washington, earned a profile in the next print edition of Forbes Magazine to be displayed at newspaper stands on November 2nd.
Selig, 78, is a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Board of Directors. He and his family fled Nazi Germany in 1939 after a late-night warning to get out, travelling east through Poland to Russia, where they snuck onto the Trans-Siberian Railroad. After travelling through Korea and Japan, he settled in Seattle.
Talking with Forbes, Selig joked that he got into real estate because he didn’t trust the stock market. By the 1980s Selig owned as much as a third of all office space in the city of Seattle. Most recently, he purchased the former Federal Reserve Bank branch in downtown Seattle.