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Bob Robideaux, CPM, CCIM  
President, Owner          


Bob Robideaux is President and Owner of R.W. Robideaux & Company. Bob has special expertise in the rehabilitation, development, leasing and management of real estate projects. Nationally recognized as a CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER, Real Property Administrator and CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT MEMBER of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, Bob is a national faculty instructor for the Institute of Real Estate Management. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Premera Corporation, is the immediate past president of the Spokane Association of Realtors, and named Realtor of the Year of the Spokane Association of Realtors for 2000 in recognition of outstanding service to the organization by an individual member.

Currently, Bob is the principle on the redevelopment of River Park Square, a downtown shopping complex anchored by a new Nordstrom, 20 screen AMC theater complex and over 280,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Shaani Claypool
Executive Vice President
Tenant Representation                   


Shaani plays a dual role in the company: managing all corporate operations as well as overseeing management of all properties including leasing and income production. Her expertise is in retail and office leasing and has represented clients both locally and nationally. She was successful in the relocation of the Potlatch Corporation corporate headquarters from San Francisco, California to Spokane, Washington.

She is involved in the Spokane Association of Realtors, a candidate for the CPM with the Institute of Real Estate Management, working on her CCIM designation, a chairperson with the Junior League of Spokane and has been on the boards of numerous local philanthropic and civic organizations in Spokane.

She previously worked in San Francisco, California for Foote, Cone & Belding, the third largest advertising agency in the world. There, she handled special projects for Levi Strauss, SC Johnson and Coors Brewery, as well as client relations, special events for the firm and facilities management.

Susan Starr
Office Administrator

Susan is the structure and anchor of our corporate entity and oversees the licensing, corporate accounting, human resources and administration. She has transformed our internal structure to accommodate and service our clients, vendors and employees.

She has worked as a para-professional for a local accounting firm and as Finance Director for the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce before joining R.W. Robideaux & Company.

Susan graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1994 with a Bachelors Degree in Management with an emphasis on the accounting curriculum.

Ben Luety, CPA
Operations Manager

Ben is responsible for all the accounting and management functions for the properties under management and assists in the accounting functions for the corporation. In addition, he assists and troubleshoots the wide array of items that fall under the umbrella of R.W. Robideaux & Company. Ben is increasingly moving in a leadership direction.

Originally from Missoula, Montana, Ben is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has worked as an annuity analyst with Aetna Financial Services in Hartford, Connecticut and has performed with numerous professional musical organizations as a trombonist and bass trombonist. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music.

Candace Frasher

Marketing Director River Park Square

Candace is responsible for overseeing the advertising and public relations functions of River Park Square. Included in this is development and coordination of promotional and community related events.

Candace is a native of Spokane. For 14 years she was the Director of International Sales and Communications for a premier Washington Winery and traveled to Europe to participate in some of the largest wine trade shows in the world. Candace is a certified secondary school teacher and has a Bachelors Degree in Zoology from the University of Washington and a Masters Degree in Communications from Eastern Washington University.  

Ron Horton
On-site Manager River Park Square

Ron is responsible for the on-site operations of River Park Square and the Atrium Cafes.

Ron brings a diverse portfolio of talents to R.W. Robideaux & Company. Ron has been in the restaurant business for over 15 years. As a former successful café owner, Ron will be able to utilize his wealth of experience in the restaurant industry to help both the tenants and the ownership realize their financial and professional goals.

Ron is an avid mountaineer and has scaled one of Mt. Rainier's most difficult and least traversed ascents.

Beth Scheele
Marketing Coordinator River Park Square

Beth assists in the marketing aspects of River Park Square and is also responsible for the efficient administrative support of the center. Beth is an integral part of the River Park Square on-site management team.

A native of Rosalia, Washington, Beth graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and a minor in English Literature.

Machelle Dinneen

Operations Manager River Park Square

Machelle has worked in the real estate industry for over 14 years specializing in shopping center development, operational management, marketing, special event programming, specialty leasing and merchant programs.

For two years, Machelle organized and implemented specialty holiday programs for Downtown Spokane businesses and retailers, including the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Avenue of Trees, Christmas at the Square and holiday related entertainment. In addition, she served in a supervisory capacity to both the Downtown Spokane Association Parking Committee and Marketing Committee.

Her prior experience was with the Rouse Company working on the Westlake Center in Seattle, Washington and Pioneer Place in Portland, Oregon.

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