Andy Bench was named Managing Director, Development in 2023. Bench came on board with Wright Runstad & Company in 2017 to manage the 1.2 million square foot mixed-use Rainier Square redevelopment project and project management for the 400 University project, which started construction in 2020 and attained occupancy in 2022.
Prior to joining Wright Runstad & Company, Andy worked for Pine Street Group as a project manager for the 1.4 million square foot Washington State Convention Center Addition. A Seattle native, Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from Georgetown University before becoming an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He later earned a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA and certificate in commercial real estate from the University of Washington.