Professionally licensed Broker in Washington State since 2005, JR Poulsen draws
from his 30 plus years of business experience including buying, selling and
building residential and commercial properties as well a wide variety of
businesses. In 2012, Poulsen became the owner of the Better Properties
University Place/Fircrest office. Poulsen was the recipient of the 2013 President's
Award from the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors® (TPCAR) and was
nominated for the 2017 TPCAR Realtor of the Year award. He is active in
Governmental Affairs, has sat on the TPCAR Board of Directors for the past six
years and is the TPCAR Treasurer-Elect for 2018.
Poulsen previously developed PC Professionals, Inc. (PC Pros) from a local
computer sales and service business into an award-winning technology company
specializing in computer systems that digitize crime scene evidence for law
enforcement agencies around the world. Located in Tacoma, Washington, PC
Pros received the "Better Mousetrap" award presented by the News Tribune in
Tacoma, WA in 1999. In addition, the company received the Marco Polo
International Sales Award from the World Trade Center Tacoma in January of
Educated at Washington State University and California State University at
Northridge in Business Finance, Poulsen has used his entrepreneurial skills since
1980 to start up, manage, expand and sell a variety of businesses. These include
a full-service vending operation, indoor racquet club, leasing company, software
technology, and business consulting firm.
Considered tactful, articulate and diplomatic by business peers, Poulsen has held
leadership positions in a variety of professional organizations including the
Northwest Automatic Vending Association, the Fife Business Association and the
Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he has served on the Computer
Applications Advisory Committee for Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood
and serves on the Board of Directors on the Tacoma Pierce County Association of
Realtors as well as numerous committees.
His community activities include membership in the Tacoma Country and Golf
Club, BPO Elks Club #174 and the Tacoma Art Museum.