The Biella Foundation
The Biella Foundation was created by Mart Bert, an Italian immigrant born in Italy in 1914 and immigrated to the U.S. with his parents as a youngster. Mart grew up in West Seattle and earned a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Washington. He worked in Aero Engineering during WW II in Southern California. Mart returned to Seattle after the war and started in the real estate business. He eventually built and acquired numerous apartment buildings throughout the City of Seattle.