2010 May Luncheon – Eric Campbell ’87

Eric Campbell '87
Eric Campbell ’87

Eric Campbell ’87   

 Eric heads CamWest Development which is one of the five largest home builders in Puget Sound.  He gave us a good analysis of the shifts in home development from when he started in 1989 by founding his company upon his graduation from the UW.  With a few fellow Fijis, Eric has been an aggressive innovator over the past 20 years.  As a result, CamWest has built a reputation as a premier home building in King and Snohomish counties.  CamWest has continued their home building pace – even in this soft economy.  Eric shared statistics as well as strategies that took us inside the development business.  And he shared his projections for the future for housing in this area.  A large number of contractors and sub contractors have fallen in this downturn – Eric observed that probably 75% of the subs have gone out of business.  CamWest has encountered success even it this economy with its focus on the customer experience and walkable communities.  Eric’s developed a very Nordstrom-like approach to housing development.  It was a superb presentation.  And the attendance at the luncheon (40+) boosted him to “rockstar” rating for being an audience magnet.  You can reach Eric at ECampbell@CamWest.com