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Chris Blakeslee

Ascent Capital | Team Lead

Chris joined Coldstream in the Spring of 2012 with over 12 years of experience in the commercial banking and the private lending industry. Chris received his formal credit training from Bank of America and leveraged that into various founder and leadership roles in two Pacific Northwest-based real estate funds. An innovative and achievement-oriented leader, Chris brings a pragmatic approach to his business philosophy. Chris graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received his MBA from the University of Washington.


A 1966 Ford F250 pick up truck. We are both of the same vintage. I joke as I get older, the truck, like me, takes a little while to warm up but once it’s warm, it still runs great.


Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is…Life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.


I love staying active outside and spending the majority of my time on Mercer Island with my wife, two daughters, and black lab named Gypsy. You can often catch me golfing, kite-surfing, skiing, surfing, playing tennis, and trying just about any other activity that really gets my body moving.


Coldstream is an employee-owned wealth management firm. We believe that by having broad employee ownership, we can attract and retain the industry’s best talent – in turn furthering our mission of enhancing people’s lives.

Recent Article Contributions

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    April 15, 2019

    The Underwriting of a Construction Loan Through the Eyes of a Lender

    One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. – Neil Armstrong By Chris Blakeslee This summer, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first walk on the moon.  I recently watched the movie, “First Man” which is about the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling), and the space [...]

    Contributions from: Chris Blakeslee