Bob Ratliffe


Bob Ratliffe is the President of Silver Creek and chairs the firm’s Management Committee. He is responsible for the firm’s real asset strategies which include $1.5B committed to core U.S. timberland and nearly $1B committed to aggregate reserves.

Prior to joining Silver Creek in 2012, Mr. Ratliffe spent nine years as a senior partner at Bentall Kennedy, one of North America’s largest institutional real estate advisors. He was responsible for the portfolio management of a dozen institutional Separate Accounts with a value of $3B. He served on the firm’s Board of Directors, as well as its Management and Investment Committees.

During the seven years preceding Bentall Kennedy, Mr. Ratliffe was a principal at Eagle River Investments, a private equity firm formed by Craig McCaw. Prior to joining Eagle River, Mr. Ratliffe spent ten years with McCaw Cellular in several senior management roles. Mr. Ratliffe began his career in investment management after graduation from the University of Washington in 1982 by founding, with a partner, a boutique securities broker dealer that raised private equity for real estate partnerships and business start ups that included Costco.

Mr. Ratliffe currently serves as an independent Director of Premera Blue Cross and the Board of the Behind the Badge Foundation. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Seattle University where he served for 23 years.

He holds a BA from the University of Washington.