Robin Du Brin

President and CEO at Columbia DuBrin Realty Advisors

Robin started Columbia DuBrin Realty Advisors, L.L.C. (CDRA) a woman-owned business that was the first registered Investment Advisor to specialize in seniors’ housing and health care investment services with a national scope in 1994. CDRA provides investment advisory services to institutional investors, financial institutions, REITs, operators, and owners with a concentration on seniors’ housing investment and financing programs. To provide the best service to our clients, we provide services in operational management and asset management (a fiduciary oversight of operations).

The goal is to help our clients, for profit and not for profit, make sound investment decisions. We provide a full range of investment advisory services to our clients involved in the seniors’ housing sector. We believe in helping the client articulate their investment goals, define their strategies, and execute their plans in the most efficient manner possible. She has published several articles and spoken at many conferences.

She has been a member of the Emerald City Rotary since 1991. She has been a Board Member. She was the Rotary District 5030’s Project and Program Chair 2006-2009. As chair of the newly formed position by Rotary International, she has organized the sharing of programs and projects on the web with all clubs in the District of Community and International projects. She has been responsible for 2 Afghanistan Projects for Women’s Literacy Girls Schools and helped with the building of Suzanne Griffin’s School with Emerald City, Rotary. The Girls schools grant was also with Seattle 4 for and on the advisory committee for the Pakistan Water and Sanitation projects, and the steering committee for the Malaria Project with PATH. She has also helped with other projects for the District.

She was instrumental in helping to organize Computers for the World (c4w) into a nonprofit corporation and has helped in formulating the direction of expansion of c4w. This was accomplished in partnership with the c4w Board, the Garfield High School Technology Instructors and Garfield Interact (which she helped to form). In 2001 Rotary International choose c4w to be it program to be featured in their first PR campaign for TV. In addition that same year Robin was asked by Voice of America to be on their Show Talk to America, to feature the program to listeners around the world and was named a Rotary Centennial Project.

As President of c4w she was instrumental in expanding the program to a Rotary District 5030 Project in 2000, thus expanding the program to other high schools and Rotary Clubs and organizations. To date the program has involved more than 19 local Rotary clubs, 10 district high schools, and has had over 30 projects in more than 130 locations around the world. This expansion allowed them to use the Rotary International, network and grant monies to help students and children around the world with better access to educational opportunities with information technology and the rich reward of the added cultural exchange. To date over $800,000 has been raised to support the program.

She is Treasurer of the Board of Trustees at Cornish College of the Arts. She is a Guardian, a lawyer and is active in her community. She and her husband Douglas Howe have 2 Children, 1 grandchild & 1 on the way. They are avid skiers, hikers, boaters, travelers and active in many charities.