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We are a Seattle-based vertically integrated real estate company that creates desirable and attainably priced housing. We believe by integrating acquisition, investment, development, construction, and management we can significantly contribute to solving the affordable housing challenge. We also believe our company is uniquely positioned for this challenge with our values, which have been the bedrock of our company since 1990:

  • We expect great things from our employees and partners

  • We are agile in addressing our rapidly changing environment

  • We continuously seek better solutions through innovation

  • We focus on meaningful and measurable results

George Webb – Founder & CEO   I graduated from Stanford in 1990 with degrees in Electrical Engineering and History, then worked in the tech industry between 1990 and 2005, while simultaneously founding The Stratford Company (now Bode) to channel my entrepreneurial energy. At Microsoft I led a variety of entrepreuneurial product development and business teams.  We started out actively managing and improving single family homes and smaller multi family properties. We were “hands on” doing everything that needed to be done, which remains a core philosophy of the company today. We were self-funded from modest personal means, followed by many years of working with “friends and family” partners, followed most recently following the sale of our last partnership project by being fully internally capitalized.  In 2005 I left Microsoft to focus exclusively on our growing real estate business. That year we launched The Stratford Fund I, a private equity real estate fund in which I was the lead investor. Over the years, we formed vertically integrated affiliates in development, construction, property management, and fund management.  In the past we have completed successful projects in a variety of asset classes including office, senior housing, retail, and land development, though our deepest expertise continues to be in multi-family. We have further honed our focus recently to the area of our deepest experience and expertise - attainably priced multi-family housing. We usually have 20-30 projects in our portfolio.  I live in the Seattle area with my wife and four kids. In addition to my CEO role, I co-founded and still serve on the Board of  PlaceFull Inc  and served on the Board as Chair, Vice Chair, and Finance Committee Chair of  The Evergreen School . I enjoy travel, tennis, and spending time with my wife and kids.

George Webb – Founder & CEO

I graduated from Stanford in 1990 with degrees in Electrical Engineering and History, then worked in the tech industry between 1990 and 2005, while simultaneously founding The Stratford Company (now Bode) to channel my entrepreneurial energy. At Microsoft I led a variety of entrepreuneurial product development and business teams.

We started out actively managing and improving single family homes and smaller multi family properties. We were “hands on” doing everything that needed to be done, which remains a core philosophy of the company today. We were self-funded from modest personal means, followed by many years of working with “friends and family” partners, followed most recently following the sale of our last partnership project by being fully internally capitalized.

In 2005 I left Microsoft to focus exclusively on our growing real estate business. That year we launched The Stratford Fund I, a private equity real estate fund in which I was the lead investor. Over the years, we formed vertically integrated affiliates in development, construction, property management, and fund management.

In the past we have completed successful projects in a variety of asset classes including office, senior housing, retail, and land development, though our deepest expertise continues to be in multi-family. We have further honed our focus recently to the area of our deepest experience and expertise - attainably priced multi-family housing. We usually have 20-30 projects in our portfolio.

I live in the Seattle area with my wife and four kids. In addition to my CEO role, I co-founded and still serve on the Board of PlaceFull Inc and served on the Board as Chair, Vice Chair, and Finance Committee Chair of The Evergreen School. I enjoy travel, tennis, and spending time with my wife and kids.

Julie Medina – Project & Property Management   A 17-year-veteran of the Bode, Julie has been involved in all aspects of our business. From maintenance to project management, she is our go-to source for information – whether it be a question about contractors or a property management concern. A typical week for Julie includes managing several work crews who are performing renovations on our properties across Western Washington, as well as overseeing Bode’s many property managers and leasing agents.

Julie Medina – Project & Property Management

A 17-year-veteran of the Bode, Julie has been involved in all aspects of our business. From maintenance to project management, she is our go-to source for information – whether it be a question about contractors or a property management concern. A typical week for Julie includes managing several work crews who are performing renovations on our properties across Western Washington, as well as overseeing Bode’s many property managers and leasing agents.

 
Allison Schwartz – Marketing & Design Manager   Allison made her beginnings in the interior design world in 2011. She founded a successful design firm, and went on to win “Emerging Designer of the Year” at the 2015 Seattle Design Awards. Shortly thereafter, she took a step back from interior design to pursue a degree in Communications from the University of Washington. After graduating with a BA in Public Relations, Allison joined the Bode team, where she now melds her two talents – interior design and communications – perfectly within her role as the marketing and design manager. On any given day you can find her writing content for our website, doing a construction site walk, or browsing a showroom in search of the perfect tile backsplash.

Allison Schwartz – Marketing & Design Manager

Allison made her beginnings in the interior design world in 2011. She founded a successful design firm, and went on to win “Emerging Designer of the Year” at the 2015 Seattle Design Awards. Shortly thereafter, she took a step back from interior design to pursue a degree in Communications from the University of Washington. After graduating with a BA in Public Relations, Allison joined the Bode team, where she now melds her two talents – interior design and communications – perfectly within her role as the marketing and design manager. On any given day you can find her writing content for our website, doing a construction site walk, or browsing a showroom in search of the perfect tile backsplash.

Debby Burns – Controller   Debby is a highly efficient, quality-focused, and seasoned professional with extensive years of experience in accounting, business administration, and management. As a member of the Bode team, Debby manages all of our payroll and accounting with the upmost assurance. She is our go-to money gal, and as you can imagine, she never has a dull moment with a title like that!

Debby Burns – Controller

Debby is a highly efficient, quality-focused, and seasoned professional with extensive years of experience in accounting, business administration, and management. As a member of the Bode team, Debby manages all of our payroll and accounting with the upmost assurance. She is our go-to money gal, and as you can imagine, she never has a dull moment with a title like that!