About Us


Richard Graf

Richard Graf is the President of Graf Investments and Owner of Central Washington Properties, both based in Selah, Washington. Graf Investments’ portfolio of properties has grown over the years, because of its knowledgeable and well trained staff. Graf Investments owns or manages almost 900 rental units from Selah, Yakima, Prosser, Ellensburg, Moses lake and  Coulee Dam, Washington.

Richard has over 35 years of professional experience in real estate investments and property management through United Builders and Graf Investments. Richard graduated from the University of Washington in 1978 majoring in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and management. Additional core knowledge has been gained from education in appraisals and marketing and the training necessary to achieve the esteemed CPM® designation, (Certified Property Manager) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Central Washington Properties is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Yakima Valley Landlord’s Association, and the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Meet the Team

Your real estate is a valuable investment and Central Washington Properties can protect and increase its value/income with our professional management team. Using a professional management company provides you with a trusted and experienced resource to navigate rental property issues. Our team members include a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®). This additional intensive training enables our staff to provide quality, professional service with a high level of expertise.

Our team leader is Jacquie, who has been a Washington State-licensed broker for over 16 years. She earned the esteemed ARM® accreditation from the IREM in Washington State and is currently preparing for her CPM® accreditation.


Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®) Senior Real Estate Manage


CWP Property Manager. Contact Anna for any viewings, inquires or other questions on CWP homes.



Accounting Manager Contact Emily regarding owner payments.

The History of Central Washington Properties

Central Washington Properties was founded in 1991 by Richard “Dick” Graf. Our initial focus was to provide real estate services to potential home owners and investors looking for commercial acquisitions. This included investment property evaluations particularly for single-family residential, office buildings, and light industrial. Our trained professional staff helped those looking for investment properties to:
  • Look for purchase opportunities and evaluation of financial feasibility of a property
  • Discuss the owner’s intentions for the property, their expectations and limitations.
  • Assist in the inspection of the property and then make our recommendations for improvements needed to the property.
  • Review the property records including income, expenses and resident leases to see if the property would fit the needs of the prospective purchaser.

In 1991, our services were expanded to provide professional property management services for client properties. Jacquie Matson joined the team to handle residential and management services.

Mission Statement

To conduct our business in a way that does not just meet the expectations of our residents, customers, and owners but exceeds them.

Our Managed Properties

Central Washington Properties manages over 100 units for more than 30 different owners. The managed properties include: single family homes, duplexes, triplex and four-plex units to entire apartment complexes. Our managed properties are located in Yakima and Selah, Washington.

Giving Back to the Community

Central Washington Properties’ owner and staff members give back to the community through volunteering and financial support. The firm is a big supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Richard is a current member and past president of the Selah Chamber of Commerce, a past member of the City of Selah Council for 8 years, and Past President of the Selah Little League Association.

Jacquie is a member of the Selah Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Selah Parks and Recreation Board and a local Business Networking Incorporated (BNI) chapter. Both Richard and Jacquie are past volunteers for Selah School District athletics programs and actively support local youth groups and other charitable organizations.

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