Harris Hoffman was born in Great Neck, New York. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Economics, and received a M.S. in Business from Stanford University.
After 26 years in Seattle, Harris retired to Portland and Eugene. During his time in Seattle, he served as the Executive Director of the Pike Place Market and then spent 20 years as a partner in Lorig Associates— a real estate company focused on infill urban projects, historic renovations, university housing, and housing for people with special needs. The firm worked with non profits, universities, cities, states, and the federal government.
Harris has had a deep interest in affordable housing, and other housing for special needs, for his entire career. He has sat on multiple boards, including the Seattle Housing Authority, AIDS Housing of Washington, and Cornerstone in Eugene.
Harris has been married for 40 years, and has a son and daughter-in-law in San Francisco. Harris and his wife enjoy hiking and travelling. His dog, Cai, compels him to take a three mile walk through the woods most every day. Harris and Cai are certified as a trained team and, when invited, may visit patients in many locations, including hospitals.
During his mid-to-late 50’s, Harris experienced a gradual loss of hearing in both ears. In his mid 60’s, he had a traumatic loss, and received a cochlear implant in 2016. He is very excited about engaging with an issue that he has firsthand.