About Us

Rainier Companies (“Rainier”) is a privately owned real estate investment and mixed-use development company built on a history of innovation, a focus on execution, and a record of strong performance.  Since its inception in 2003, Rainier has made more than 300 investments valued in excess of $2.5 billion.

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Our History

Founded in 2003 by J. Kenneth Dunn and Timothy C. Nichols, Rainier began as an agnostic real estate investment firm with a focus on superior risk adjusted returns. With a diversified investment approach, Rainier has achieved significant milestones since its inception, including surpassing $2.5 billion in transactions and growing its grocery-anchored assets portfolio to over five million square feet. Looking ahead, Rainier is poised to continue its growth through exploring new investment and development opportunities in emerging sectors and geographical markets while maintaining its commitment to strategic innovation and excellence in investment management.

J. Kenneth Dunn & Timothy C. Nichols found Rainier Capital Management

Rainier forms first of three Opportunistic Funds, combined capital of $45 million

Rainier initiates healthcare investment strategy, ultimately develops/funds over $180 million in assets

Rainier initiates mezzanine debt/preferred equity investment strategy; to date has made 100+ investments

Rainier entities consolidate and rebrand into The Rainier Companies

Rainier initiates GSA lease investment strategy; to date has eclipsed $375 million in assets

Rainier initiates retail investment strategy; to date has eclipsed $800 million in assets

Rainier surpasses $2 billion in transactions closed

Rainier internalizes leasing, property management and accounting for retail portfolio

Rainier grows portfolio of grocery-anchored assets to over five million square feet

Formation of Rainier Development Company

Our Team

Meet the driving force behind Rainier – seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to excellence.

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    Danny Lovell

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Jeff Webb

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Tim Nichols

    Co-founder / Principal

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    Ken Dunn

    Co-founder / In Memoriam

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    David Neher

    President, Rainier Development Company

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    Rob Jones

    Principal, Rainier Realty Acquisitions

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    Thomas B. Mock, Esq.


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    Alicia Arnold

    AR/AP Specialist

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    Angel Wiggins

    Assistant Property Manager

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    Ashley Lewis

    Property Manager

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    Camille Fuqua

    Director Of Marketing

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    Carmen Coy

    Director Of Property Management

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    Darell Long

    Property Accountant

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    Doug Lacy

    Head Of Leasing

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    Ethan Jordan

    Senior Asset Manager

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    John Carl

    Head Of Acquisitions

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    John Sobenes

    Head Of Asset Management

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    Josh Galica

    Vice President of Construction

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    Kristin Schlinkert

    Senior Vice President

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    Lily Thompson

    Office Manager

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    Lydia Bearrie

    Leasing Administrator

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    Mar-Louise van der Merwe

    Senior Reit Analyst

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    Mike Janiszewski

    Director, Acquisitions & Underwriting

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    Robert Poynor

    Construction Management

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    Sandy Drew, CPA

    Chief Accounting Officer

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    Scott Taylor

    Director Of Property Development

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    Stacy McDaniel

    Senior Manager, Investor Relations

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    Tim Hayes

    Manager, Corporate & Investor Accounting

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    Toinita Dedmon

    Senior Property Accountant

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    Tonya Page

    Tenant Coordinator

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    Truett Eckeberger


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    Tyler Peglow

    Director of Acquisitions