The Wolff Company traces its roots back to 1949. Scroll down to learn more about our history.

1949

The company opens for business

Alvin J. Wolff Sr. founded The Alvin J. Wolff Company in 1949 with a $1,500 loan from his brother. He quickly rose to the top of the residential brokerage market in the Spokane Valley and then launched the Company’s development activity, which continues today.

1955

A COMMITMENT TO INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Alvin J. Wolff Sr. served as Washington Real Estate Commissioner, and as a member of the Executive Committee of National Association of Realtors. He met annually with Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan to consult on domestic housing policy.

1973

ALVIN J. ‘FRITZ’ WOLFF JR. NAMED CEO

Alvin J. ‘Fritz’ Wolff Jr. takes over the business and focuses the firm’s efforts on the multifamily sector.

1980

WOLFF SURPASSES 1,000 APARTMENT UNITS

Wolff invests in its 1,000th multifamily unit with the development of Cedar Village Apartments, in Spokane, Washington.

1998

The Third Generation

After achieving personal successes in related fields, Alvin J. Wolff Jr.’s four sons brought their individual expertise back to the family business in the late nineties. Tim, Peter, Jesse and Fritz H. Wolff join the firm.

2001

WOLFF SURPASSES 5,000 APARTMENT UNITS

Wolff invests in its 5,000th multifamily unit with the acquisition of Trails Apartments, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2004

WOLFF SURPASSES 10,000 APARTMENT UNITS

Wolff invests in its 10,000th multifamily unit with its acquisition of Kimberly Place Apartments in Monterey, California.

2008

FRITZ H. WOLFF NAMED CEO

Alvin J. Wolff Jr. assumes the role of non-executive Chairman and Fritz H. Wolff is named CEO of The Wolff Company. Four new partners are admitted to the firm.

2010

WOLFF REAL ESTATE PARTNERS CLOSES

Wolff Real Estate Partners, L.P., a $300 million closed-ended multifamily-focused private equity fund, closes in July 2010.

2012

WOLFF INCOME PARTNERS LAUNCHES

Wolff Income Partners, L.P., a $400 million open-ended multifamily-focused private equity fund, launches in December of 2012

2012

WOLFF SURPASSES 15,000 APARTMENT UNITS

Wolff invests in its 15,000th multifamily unit with its development of Sunset Electric Apartments in Seattle, Washington.

2013

WOLFF REAL ESTATE PARTNERS II CLOSES

Wolff Real Estate Partners II, L.P., a $500 million closed-ended multifamily-focused private equity fund, closes in July 2013.

2013

WOLFF SURPASSES 20,000 APARTMENT UNITS

Wolff invests in its 20,000th multifamily unit, with its purchase of The Oasis Portfolio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2014

WOLFF CREDIT PARTNERS LAUNCHED

Wolff launches Wolff Credit Partners, L.P., a closed-ended, multifamily credit fund, in January of 2014.

2015

WOLFF SURPASSES 25,000 APARTMENT UNITS

Wolff invests in its 25,000th multifamily unit, with its development of Elevate in Centennial, Colorado.

2015

WOLFF REAL ESTATE PARTNERS III CLOSES

Wolff Real Estate Partners III, L.P., a $650 million open-ended multifamily-focused private equity fund, launches in August of 2015.

2016

WOLFF SURPASSES 30,000 APARTMENT UNITS

Wolff invests in its 30,000th multifamily unit, with its purchase of Portera at the Grove in Wilsonville, OR.