About H. Pike Oliver
H. Pike Oliver is managing member of URBANEXUS, LLC, through which he works on managing land and creating built environments. He is also a lecturer (half-time) at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. Early in his career, Pike worked for public agencies, including the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research where he was a principal contributor to An Urban Strategy for California (1978.) For the next three decades, he worked on master-planned communities at the Irvine Ranch and other properties in western North America and abroad.
Prior to relocating to Seattle in 2013, Pike taught real estate development at Cornell University and directed the undergraduate program in urban and regional studies. He serves as a vice-chair of the Urban Land Institute's Sustainable Development Council and is a director of the Center for Natural Lands Management. Pike is a graduate of the urban studies and planning program at San Francisco State University and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA.