BOB RATLIFFE is the President of Silver Creek where in addition to his day-to-day management responsibilities he serves as Head of Real Assets and co-portfolio manager of the firm’s real asset strategies. Mr. Ratliffe added real assets to Silver Creek’s business in 2015 with the establishment of Twin Creeks Timber, a business line with $1.6 billion in committed capital that pairs a group of institutional investors with a timberland operating company. In 2018, Mr. Ratliffe led the launch of Silver Creek Aggregate Reserves Fund I, a fund with $830 million in committed capital that buys aggregate reserves beneath operating rock quarries.
Prior to joining Silver Creek, Mr. Ratliffe spent nine years as a senior partner at what is today BentallGreenOak, one of North America’s largest institutional real estate advisors. He was responsible for the portfolio management of institutional Separate Account clients in the United States who held commercial real estate assets in the office, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors. He served on the firm’s Board of Directors, as well as its Management and Investment Committees.
Prior to BentallGreenOak, Mr. Ratliffe was a principal at Eagle River Investments, a private equity firm formed by Craig McCaw, after the sale of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. to AT&T. Prior to joining Eagle River, Mr. Ratliffe spent ten years with McCaw Cellular in several senior management roles.
Mr. Ratliffe began his career 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 startups that included Costco.
Mr. Ratliffe received a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation in 2003. He serves on the Board of Premera and PayScore. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Seattle University. He serves on the Board of Cristo Rey Jesuit Seattle High School and on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Behind the Badge Foundation, which provides support to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. He holds a BA from the University of Washington.