As a lobbyist in Olympia, Chester represents a diverse group of clients, associations, and industries including many in the real estate sector. In fact, with his partners, Chester provides lobbying and legal services to more real estate industries and associations than any other lobbyist in the state of Washington. His real estate lobbying clients include Habitat for Humanity, the Washington Landlord Association (WLA), commercial developers, the international shopping center industry (ICSC), the commercial office building industry (BOMA), the state self-storage association (WSSA), and several others. He also represents diverse business and transportation clients, including: Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors (PHCC); Delivery Express (DEI), Washington Association of Vehicle Subagents (WAVS), and the Towing and Recovery Association of Washington (TRAW). Chester works with lawmakers, state agencies, and county and city governments to solve his client’s issues and protect the clients’ industries from burdensome regulation and tax increases.
Every association or group must make the decision on whether engaging the services of a lobbyist makes sense but the cost of not being represented can be extremely high.