The Spire Team

Hugh Wade, CCIM


A life-long Alaskan with deep roots in this wonderful place, Hugh Wade began his working career in banking as a  management trainee  for National Bank of Alaska, and was posted to Nome  as an all-purpose lender.  From 1998-2001, Hugh operated a commercial salmon fishing  permit in Bristol Bay, and a taxi permit in Anchorage.   In late 2001, Hugh re-entered the banking world as a commercial loan officer for Alaska First Bank & Trust.  With an extensive knowledge of the geography and economics of Anchorage  and Alaska, he established Spire Commercial Real Estate in 2009. 
Amabel Richtarcsik
Website Strategies Coordinator
An integral part of the Spire Commercial team, Amabel is in charge of publishing content and increasing our online presence to potential customers.  Born and raised in the Philippines, Amabel has lived in Alaska for 17 years.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, majoring in computer data management, from Lyceum University.  An avid “volleyball mom” to her 16-year-old, she attends all of her daughter’s sporting events.  In the summer, they enjoy hiking, biking, camping and exploring all Alaska has to offer. 
Ryan Schwalbe
Real Estate Mercenary 


2021 Brings about Ryan’s third stint with Spire Commercial. The Anchorage native has found his life’s passion in hockey, which has taken him far and wide, but Alaska will always be home. He is a problem solver who manages his career aspirations in both business and professional athletics. With Spire, Ryan is a problem solver displaying moxie as well as an appetite for learning. Sometimes referred to as a Swiss Army Knife, he excels in client needs, marketing, and research. Tackling special projects, contracts, business development, brochures, 3D modeling, floorplans, graphic design, administration, business-to-business communication, and more to help further Spire’s goals and meet client’s needs. Like many of us Alaskans, Ryan enjoys all of Alaska’s natural splendor including hiking, biking, and fishing with his grandfather!

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