About me

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Richard Muhlebach CRE, CPM, RPA, SCSM, CRX

I have over 50 years’ experience in real estate industry. I'm a Consultant, Commercial Broker, and national and international Educator and Instructor. I'm also an co-author of 24 books and over 131 articles.


I understand that leading edge knowledge is derived from many sources. This is the reason I am not just a member but active in several professional associations.

  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) - Author, Instructor and chapter President (2000)
  • Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) - Author, Instructor and Board Member
  • Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) - Member
  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) - Member, Author, Instructor and chapter President (1985) and national President (1998)
  • International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) - Member, Author and Instructor
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR) - Member, Author and Instructor
  • Washington Medical Group Managers Association (WSMGMA)- Member and Author
  • Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors (WSCAR)- Member and President (2001)
  • Real Estate Educators Associations - Chairperson of the Northwest Chapter(1989/1990)

Real Estate Broker Licenses

  • California – License Number: 00402509
  • Washington – License Number: 12737

Professional designations

I have earned the following real estate professional designations:

Counselor of Real Estate (CRE)

Counselors of Real Estate

Certified Property Manager (CPM)

Institute of Real Estate Management

Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX)

International Council of Shopping Centers

Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM)

International Council of Shopping Centers

Real Property Administrator (RPA)

Building Owners and Managers Association

Executive positions

Over past 50 years I have served in several leadership and executive positions in commercial real estate.

Bond Retail

Vice President 2014-Present
San Francisco, CA

Our firm acquires, repositions, leases and manages street retail properties. We also lease and reposition regional malls and represent national and international retailers in their search for urban and retail street locations.

Richard Muhlebach LLC

President 2008-Present
Woodinville, WA

My company provides commercial brokerage and consulting services. I am an educator teaching nationally and internationally and author many books and articles on commercial real estate.

Kennedy Wilson Properties

Senior Managing Director 1999-2008
Bellevue, WA

I sold TRF to Kennedy Wilson and served as its Senior Managing Director responsible for the management, marketing and leasing of third party commercial properties in the Northwest and was co-developed of an urban apartment.

TRF Management Corporation

President 1980-1999
Bellevue, WA

I developed and served as president of a third party commercial property management and leasing company specializing in shopping centers, community and regional malls, office and medical office buildings. I sold the company to Kennedy Wilson, a public national real estate firm.

The Rainier Fund

Vice President 1982-1982
Bellevue, WA.

While serving as the President of TRF Management Corporation, I also served as vice president of marketing and leasing for TRF’s affiliate company, The Rainier Fund, a developer of shopping centers and office buildings.

Tishman West Management Corporation

Vice President 1975-1980
Orange, CA

I was responsible for the management of a two million square foot mixed use development consisting of 11 buildings including mid and high rise office buildings, a regional mall, a 441 unit apartment and entertainment facilities, on 175 acres.

The Lusk Company

Vice President and Director of Property Management 1971-1975
Whittier, CA

I was responsible for the management, marketing and leasing of a portfolio of office buildings, medical office buildings, shopping centers, a regional mall, apartments, single family homes and condominiums.

Community Involvement


“In life we encounter only a few rare individuals whose knowledge, wisdom and personal leadership inspires others to accomplish great things. Richard Muhlebach is one of those rare individuals whose teaching, mentorship and guidance have inspired and motivated me and countless others to contribute significantly in positions of great responsible in the commercial real estate industry.”

- Paul H. Roggenkamp - Lt. Colonel (Retired) US Army, Leadership Instructor and Consultant Commercial Real Estate Professional

I have always been committed to the real estate industry and my community. I have volunteered for assignments, served on committees and held several industry and community leadership positions. During my career I mentored scores of men and women helping them advance their careers or solve problems. I have always been a friend of the industry.

I have a long history of community activities. My current community activities include the following organisations:

Community Activities

Washington State Investment Board

2009 to 2018
Olympia, WA

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Seattle - King County
Vice President Board of Directors
2014 to 2020
Woodinville, WA