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Jay Gelose


  • Retail+Mixed-Use
  • Workplace
  • Principal
Jay Gelose
  • Principal

Jay leads marketing and business development for clients in the hospitality, retail/mixed-use, and workplace markets in the Northwest. He applies his expertise in business operations of the hospitality, retail, and workplace industries to help clients and design team members make informed decisions for project design and project delivery.

Jay joined DLR Group in 1981 as a mechanical engineer. As his career progressed he found his passion to be in building relationships with clients and using design to help them achieve business results. He is a leader in early project planning for financing and construction delivery methods, project team selection, contracting, and quality assurance in ongoing design services.

"Some of the best advice I ever got was from my dad, who told me: ‘Just listen. Do what you say you're going to do. And do it when you say you will.' I try to live by that advice every day when meeting new clients and helping them to achieve their dreams."

Jay's recent work includes supporting diverse retail clients in the planning and design of shopping center renovations, expansions, and redevelopments, in additional to new retail centers. He also has worked closely with office and workplace teams to deliver tenant improvements, renovations, and new construction projects.

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