About Us

translated “brotherly love” 
from the ancient Greek.

 Philia Holding Co LLC:
A brotherhood of friends working to provide quality rental homes. 

Company History
Philia Holding Co.  began in 1990 with 3 partners and a four-plex in Tacoma, WA.  Within 2 years we traded into 6 units in Puyallup and shortly after added 4 more in Sumner. 
When one partner moved out of the area the remaining partners purchased his shares and it remained this way for 17 years until 2015 when one of the remaining partners retired.

Sensing the opportunity to expand again in 2003 the Puyallup and Sumner properties were put up for sale utilizing the expertise OF Cynthia Niles of Lighthouse Real Estate. With  the equity that had built up over the years purchases were made of 13 new construction homes and townhomes in Lacey and Tumwater. With the advantage of favorable markets we quickly added additional properties throughout the greater Olympia community.

In 2006 an opportunity presented itself to take over the historic Shelton Hotel building at First & Railroad in Shelton, WA.  This property had recently undergone significant renovation.  It hosts 38 apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors as well as office, retail and restaurant space on the street level.
In 2008 the Deer Run apartments on Olympia’s West Side were added to the company portfolio.  Deer Run is in a beautifully wooded setting where deer can actually be seeing on a regular basis.  There are 24 two-bedroom units.
In late 2015 the Olympic Crest Apartments in Shelton were incorporated into the portfolio. This mix of 1 and 2 bedroom units sit above Kneeland Park overlooking a wooded ravine on a quiet dead end street. 


“I want to first say thank you for renting to me.  It has been a pleasure.  Thank you for entrusting me to your complex.  I have enjoyed the time I’ve been here.”

-Charamy B.


Thank you for allowing us to be your tenants for so long… It was a great first apartment and learning experience for me and my family!
-Nicole M. 
Thank you for my apartment… I am grateful to have such a nice place to live.  God bless you guys! 
-Lisa H.  6/13
Thanks again for letting us live in your great place.  We really enjoyed the year we spent there. 
Devon P.

“In the event you have tenants looking at the unit that would like to know what it is like to live there, please feel free to share my telephone number with them so that I can give my positive recommendation both to the residence, and to your company.” 

 -Kendra P.
You have been a very reasonable and nice landlord.  -Fred C.  7/09
Thank you for being such a welcoming building manager for the last eight months.  You do a super job!  
Patrice T.  
Thank you its been a great year. 
Gloria T.
Its been a real pleasure to have you for a landlord and to live in your beautiful home.  -Carol R.