Our Team

A team of professionals committed to excellence through communication, knowledge and relationships.


Tracy Atkinson

Marketing & Cultural Director

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Eric Bentler

Construction Manager

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Rita Burden

Asset Manager

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Austin Clausius

Social Media & Digital Strategist

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Jennifer Cox

Property Manager

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Kim Dang

Senior Accountant

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Michelle Deng

Project Engineer

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Deb Dewall

Assistant/VP of Finance

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Tim Dickerson

Vice President Development

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Tom Eyler

Vice President Finance

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John Goodman

Chairman

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Kristen Kuniyoshi

Development/Commercial AP Specialist

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Chad Lenchuk

Asset Manager

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Kirt Norman

Vice President Investment

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Kelli Jo Norris

President

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Astra Persue

Project Engineer

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George Petrie

Chief Executive Officer

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Abbey Reed

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Eric Rogers

Analysis Associate

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Dan Schaeffer

Superintendent

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Jennifer Tofte

Accounting Manager / Accounting Controller

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Titus Uomoto

Project Engineer

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Shannon Vail

Administrative Assistant

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Victor Vo

Senior Project Manager

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Ray Warrick

Business Operations Coordinator

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Tracy Atkinson

Marketing & Cultural Director

With over 25 years of experience in Property Management, Tracy began working for Pinnacle in 1996 and quickly moved to working exclusively with GRE in 1998. As the Marketing & Cultural Director, Tracy is GRE’s Brand Ambassador. She leads by example, demonstrating the company declarations and values in her day-to-day work.

Tracy has helped create a culture and brand that is felt throughout their communities. She is truly passionate about GRE’s brand, and her charisma and passion inspire others. She is the heart of the company – her strength lies in her high level of integrity and ability to communicate and create connections at every level.

Exuding positivity, Tracy makes everyone she meets feel valued. She is passionate about public speaking, training, and motivating her teams. She has always believed it is a privilege to rent someone their home, and an honor to have people living in their communities. This attitude has afforded Tracy many successful projects.

Tracy studied Business at BYU-Idaho where she met and married her college sweetheart. She and her husband have been married since 1988 and have three grown children. They are a baseball family, have two big dogs and a cat they treat like their kids, and love boating. Tracy loves to travel the world and is always planning her next big adventure.

Eric Bentler

Construction Manager

Eric joined GRE in 2012 as an intern while completing his BS in Construction Management from the University of Washington. As the Construction Manager, Eric participates in the conceptual development of each new multi-family construction project and oversees its organization, scheduling, and implementation.

Eric’s interest in construction began at an early age, when he would spend long hours in the woods near his house building forts from spare tree limbs and other various raw materials.

Deeply thoughtful, Eric is a rising leader grounded by his dedication to the details. He fosters a culture of collaboration and is deeply committed to continuous improvement of construction process and work product. He derives the most satisfaction from working side by side with other like-minded professionals. Eric’s work ethic and fluent approach continues to add value to Goodman Real Estate and he is a well-regarded member of the team.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys being with his family and friends, and can often be found spending time on the water on his fishing boat.

Rita Burden

Asset Manager

Rita began working at GRE in 2001 in an administrative position and excelled in many roles on her way to becoming an Asset Manager in 2007. The success of her path has led her to be very passionate about growing her team from within, and she takes pride in empowering members of her team to develop to the next level. As an Asset Manager, Rita focuses her talents on new development and renovation projects.

Known for her efficiency, Rita is a leader who has a knack for helping managers create solutions to any problem through collaboration. She is especially talented with tenant relocation and tax credits (LIHTC and HTC). She has a degree in International Business from Washington State University.

Driven by the fact that they provide homes and opportunities for tenants who otherwise could not afford them, Rita and her team actively look for ways to improve their tenants’ lives. In addition to affordable housing, her team sponsors summer camp programs, after-school programs, and community dinners, amongst other things.

Rita is active with her children’s school and loves volunteering when she can. Rita and her family love traveling and watching football. They are die-hard WSU Cougs and Seahawks fans.

Austin Clausius

Social Media & Digital Strategist

Austin has been with GRE since 2012 and is responsible for integrating social media with real estate management. His duties include managing GRE’s social media sites and property websites, web analytics, managing the SEO/SEM campaigns, online advertising, and training site managers on how to use social media effectively. His portfolio includes both new development projects and stabilized properties. Austin holds a BA in Communications from Washington State University.

Austin was drawn to this role because he loves technology and the way it continually evolves. He is passionate about making sure he stays up-to-date with every new app and social media outlet and has embraced his well-earned reputation as a nerd amongst his colleagues for his in-depth knowledge of technology.

If someone has a problem or needs help, Austin is generally one of the first to jump in. He takes pride in being a problem-solver. One of the things Austin finds rewarding about working at GRE is being a part of the IMPACT team, which participates in community outreach projects such as the Rebuilding Together Seattle nonprofit.

In his free time, Austin loves being outside, snowboarding in the winter and golfing in the summer. As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, he enjoys trying new restaurants and breweries.

Jennifer Cox

Property Manager

Jennifer joined GRE in 2010 from their affiliate, Pinnacle, where she worked for 6 years managing commercial and multi-family properties. As both a property manager and asset manager, she is known for her dedication to her work and the ability to reach her professional goals.

After earning a degree in Business Administration from Seattle University with a minor in Economics, Jennifer worked at Nordstrom for two years developing her excellent customer service skills. Missing the formality of business, she found her way to Pinnacle and the world of property management.

Jennifer is tenacious. She has a passion for problem-solving, and if faced with a challenge will continue to search for the answer until it is resolved. One of the things she enjoys about working at GRE is the opportunity to take on new projects. She is motivated by being assigned new assets and finding ways to improve their performance.

Jennifer is passionate about her family and finding fun things to do on the weekends. She combines that passion with her love of Seattle and so can often be found exploring parks, the zoo, camping spots, or just walking around the city and enjoying the views.

Kim Dang

Senior Accountant

Before joining GRE in 2013, Kim had been doing accounting for corporate and multi-family properties since 1998. As the Senior Accountant, she is responsible for the financial reporting, accounts, and budgeting for the GRE commercial properties portfolio. Kim has a BS in Accounting from City University and is bilingual, speaking English and Vietnamese fluently.

Known for her attention to detail and organization skills, Kim thrives in her role because she values the independent work and the ability to set and accomplish goals. She enjoys implementing procedures to increase the efficiency of the accounting team. She has a talent for reconciling differences and is a friendly and genuine colleague.

After a hectic day, Kim likes to wind down by listening to music, exercising, cooking, and being with her friends and family. Kim has two wonderful sons and she is proud of their academic achievements.

Michelle Deng

Project Engineer

Michelle joined GRE as part of the construction team in 2017 with experience as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) project engineer, estimator and field engineer. She works closely with the construction team to coordinate the development, design and construction of buildings. Having graduated in 2013 from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Michelle applies her design, technical, and management knowledge in her field of work.

Michelle’s balance of creativity and technical thinking provides a strong foundation for her role working with designers and builders. She thrives on the challenges that construction brings which include cost estimating, plan-sleuthing and project management. She feels lucky to constantly be surrounded by coworkers whom she truly enjoys being around every day.

Michelle will often be found munching on whatever snacks and foods within her reach and meticulously working out at the gym every day to accommodate her love of eating. Naturally, she enjoys cooking and seeking out new eating experiences. Her favorite walking companion is her three-pound black toy poodle, Storm, and she enjoys painting and taking evening language classes—Spanish and Japanese.

Deb Dewall

Assistant/VP of Finance

Deb joined GRE in 2012 and has been in the property management and real estate world more than 17 years. As the Assistant to the VP of Finance, she provides accounting and financial support to the VP of Finance and Chairman.

Prior to joining GRE, Deb worked for their affiliate, Pinnacle, for nine years starting as an Accounting Lead and then moving to the IT Department as a Project Manager. She has done contract work for Microsoft and other small businesses providing consulting, project management, and database administration services.

Deb is known for her skills in accounting, project management, and database administration.
She thrives in these tasks because of her aptitude in strength and observation.

Deb is passionate about her friends and family. In her spare time, she enjoys being in the outdoors and can often be found hiking, camping, and traveling.


Tim Dickerson

Vice President Development

Tim joined the GRE team in 2003, coming from Trammell Crow, where he had been for 11 years. He is a well-rounded real estate professional, having working in property management, corporate outsourcing, real estate transactions, and development. Tim has a BA from Washington State University and holds a Certificate of Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington. He is actively involved with the real estate organizations IREM, BOMA, and NAIOP.

Known for his ability to achieve company, client, and partner objectives, Tim’s clients love to work with him because he is adaptable to change when the situation calls for it. He works hard, has a great deal of stamina, and understands that flexibility is important to his and his client’s successes. Tim enjoys working on projects that he helps to shape and deliver. At the end of the day, he likes to point to something tangible and know he had a hand in it.

Tim is a supporter of the Plymouth Housing Group which provides transitional housing for individuals. He is drawn to the organization because they have an impressive track record and provide an excellent service to the Seattle community.

Outside of work, Tim loves spending time with his three kids and extended family. They mean the world to him.

Tom Eyler

Vice President Finance

Tom began working for Pinnacle Realty Management in 1995 and moved to GRE in 1997. He started with GRE as their Assistant Controller and worked his way up to CFO in 2015. Tom works directly with Lawyers, Tax Accountants, Insurance Agents, and Escrow Officers on the financial aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, and lender financing for multi-family and commercial real estate. He also oversees all Corporate and Partnership tax matters as well as the company’s Master Insurance Program. He has a BA in Accounting from the University of Puget Sound.

With his talent for details and dogged determination, Tom revels in the order created from chaos involved in closing deals. Having worked with GRE for more than 20 years, Tom is excited by how the company has grown and the jobs and wealth that have been created. He credits this success to GRE’s fantastic team.
Tom is married with two daughters. He and his wife are big supporters of Seattle Children’s Hospital. They also support Treehouse, a nonprofit that helps foster children in Seattle, and volunteer at their daughters’ school, Sacred Heart in Bellevue.
At home, Tom enjoys collecting and drinking wine, and especially enjoys sharing wine and a nice meal with friends. He and his family love to travel and have a special place in their hearts for Hawaii.

John Goodman

Chairman

John Goodman is a well-established business owner and community contributor in the Greater Seattle area. John’s career in real estate management, development, and investments spans more than 30 years. With an entrepreneurial spirit, John utilizes his considerable market knowledge and financial strength to manage his investment firm that builds and maintains a portfolio of multi-family and commercial assets. He has had ownership in more than 40,000 apartment units and 2.5 million square feet of office space and is a leading developer of multi-family housing in the Puget Sound region.

The key to John’s success is his integrity, his many longstanding professional and personal relationships, and the team of real estate professionals that he has fostered over the years. Inspiring his team with his vision, his contagious enthusiasm, and his ability to turn thoughts into actions, he is the mastermind behind the achievements at GRE. Known for his loyalty and generosity, he inspires loyalty and generosity in his team.

John founded the Goodman Foundation in 2005. The mission of the Goodman Foundation is to fund organizations that support children and their families. Through this foundation, he supports the Boys & Girls Club, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Big Brother/Big Sister program, amongst many others.

A Seattle-native, John is married with three kids and enjoys spending time with his friends and family, racing, golfing, and boating.

Kristen Kuniyoshi

Development/Commercial AP Specialist

Kristen joined GRE in 2011 after graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in Economics. As the Development/Commercial AP Specialist, she is responsible for processing accounts payable for development and commercial properties.

Diligent, hard-working, and detail-oriented, Kristen enjoys being a team-player and being involved in many different things. She believes that taking on tasks beyond her remit allows her to continue to grow. Her partners appreciate her promptness, consistency, and the pride she takes in each task. She is currently attending an evening certificate program in accounting at the UW. Her long-term plans include obtaining her CPA license.

In her spare time, Kristen runs with Team in Training to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). She also participates in the Big Climb at the Columbia Tower in Seattle annually, which also benefits LLS. She loves being active and challenging herself to try new workouts. While football is her favorite sport (she is a big fan of the Seahawks and the Huskies), she also likes watching baseball and basketball. She enjoys baking and makes a mean cheesecake.

Chad Lenchuk

Asset Manager

Chad began working with John Goodman in 1998 as an Acquisition Underwriter in what was then Goodman Financial Services. After five years away as an Investment Manager for Schnitzer Northwest, he returned to GRE in 2006. As an Asset Manager, Chad manages a multifamily portfolio of 18 apartment properties with approximately 3000 units, and specifically enjoys completing acquisition rehabilitations. He is motivated by the team at GRE and enjoys being a part of a team that works together to accomplish great things.

Known for his financial strength, Chad has a knack for reviewing and creating financial reviews of properties. Chad is passionate about creating value, and enjoys improving the efficiency, leasing ability, and value of a property.

Chad holds a degree in both Economics and Business from the University of Washington and is a CPM candidate. He is actively involved with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

Chad participates annually in the Space Needle "Base 2 Space” stair climb to benefit Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. Having seen several friends and family members affected by cancer, Chad’s competitive nature motivates his fundraising efforts. During the inaugural event, he is proud to say that he was the #1 overall fundraiser. Since then, he has consistently been one of the top 5 fundraisers every year, raising approximately $18,500 over the span of 3 years.

Kirt Norman

Vice President Investment

Kirt came to GRE in 2005 from Trammell Crow, where he had been a Commercial Property Accountant. As the Financial Analyst, he works directly with senior management staff in identifying and analyzing real estate investment opportunities for acquisition, disposition and recapitalization. He completes the financial models for each of GRE’s stabilized properties, plus underwriting for new development projects and providing data for banks and appraisers. Kirt has a BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.

Kirt enjoys solving problems and finding long-term solutions. He thrives with new acquisitions and doing the due diligence to complete new deals. He is hard-working with a great sense of humor, and the team could not survive without him.

Kirt has a generous spirit and enjoys participating in the Rebuilding Together Seattle event with his GRE colleagues every year, and is a supporter of the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Kelli Jo Norris

President

A multi-disciplinary real estate professional, Kelli Jo began her career in real estate in 1986 and joined Goodman Real Estate in 1996. During her 20+ years at GRE, she has worked in every facet of real estate: development, property management, acquisition, leasing, and disposition. As President, Kelli Jo provides company oversight and directs the implementation of strategic and organizational planning. She co-leads the business strategy with CEO George Petrie, whom she partnered with to map out a vision for the organization. Together, they’ve created an organization that’s poised for continued success.

People believe in Kelli Jo and want to follow her to success. She believes that leadership is about people, not processes. She is a hands-on leader who believes that the heart of their success is a strategic commitment to developing their team, long-term partnerships with their lenders, and their relationships with the community.

Kelli Jo is known for her nerve – she has great instincts, creative ideas, and knows how to make things happen. She recruits others who share her fierce strength of character. Her work mantra is to dream big, work hard, and laugh a lot along the way.

Kelli Jo is an active member of several industry organizations such as the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA). Kelli Jo, her husband, and their two children enjoy an active, outdoors lifestyle. On top of being avid equestrians, she and her family love to be skiing, hiking, running, and enjoying time together.

Astra Persue

Project Engineer

One of the newer members of the team, Astra joined GRE in 2017. Prior to joining the team, she worked with a general contractor as a Project Manager Assistant. She is passionate about growing in the construction industry and is currently pursuing a degree in Construction Management. The Project Engineer for the Construction Team, she is the glue that holds together the Project Manager, Superintendents, Architects, and Interior Designers. She ensures that contracts and submittals are approved and complete.

Astra’s favorite part about working for GRE is the synergy that happens amongst the team. They work hard and have fun while doing it. She thrives at GRE because the core values that the company upholds are the same values that she has for herself, both professionally and personally. She is diligent, hardworking, and a great team player.

Astra loves giving back to her community. When volunteering, she prefers to be on the front lines giving food and/or clothes to the homeless, reading to school children, helping refugee families with job preparation, doing fun activities with senior citizens, and cleaning up garbage in the salmon creeks.

When she’s not working, doing homework, or volunteering, she can be found hiking, kayaking, rock climbing or jet skiing. She also enjoys a hobby of reupholstering furniture.

George Petrie

Chief Executive Officer

George began his career in real estate in 1990 and joined GRE in 1999. His experience spans roles in finance, accounting (as a CPA), operations, property management, asset management, acquisitions, and dispositions. Before landing at GRE he worked at Unico Properties and Trammell Crow. George holds a BA from the University of Washington School of Business, and holds the real estate designations: CPM, CCIM, and RPA.

As CEO, George is a high energy, results-driven leader focused on taking calculated risks promptly. He can move mountains. He finds satisfaction in making dreams and opportunities move toward completion by bringing together the people and resources needed to achieve them. He is effective because he encourages everyone on the team to use their voice and ensures that all facets of each opportunity are explored.

Knowing that he has contributed to providing shelter for people and businesses brings great contentment to George and fuels his work. He believes that those in real estate are stewards, enabling people and businesses to pursue their calling.

George is passionate about contributing to the community where he lives. He is on the board of Centered.org and Vision 16, and enjoys mentoring young people who are considering real estate as a profession.

George has been married since 1990, and he and his wife have three daughters. They enjoy skiing, boating, and hiking.

Abbey Reed

Executive Administrative Assistant

Abbey started her career working on the Commercial Team in Property Management before moving over to the corporate office in 2017. As the Executive Administrative Assistant for the CEO & President, she supports the leadership team, manages the office, and runs the front desk. Abbey has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University.

Known for her positive attitude and ability to work hard, Abbey shines through her ability to juggle several tasks at once; deftly handing the needs of clients, her colleagues, and the leadership team. She works hard to foster relationships with her colleagues so they can continue to build a strong, positive work environment together.

Abbey enjoys working at GRE because she finds it an innovative and supportive company to work for, with the opportunity for learning and growth. She enjoys being challenged and taking on new roles with bigger responsibilities.

An avid bike rider, Abbey participates in the Fred Hutch Obliteride fundraising event annually to support the work they do for cancer research. In her spare time, she can be found biking, hiking, camping, and enjoying life to its fullest.

Eric Rogers

Analysis Associate

One of the newer members of the team, Eric joined GRE in 2015. He started as an intern while completing his degree in Marketing from Washington State University, and was hired upon graduation as a Development Assistant. He is responsible for document management, tracking development schedules, and procuring bonds, amongst other things.

Eric loves analyzing data and is a wizard with Microsoft Excel. He has a knack for showing data in an easy-to-read way. He is great with numbers and enjoys solving math problems. Eric thrives while learning, and is continually looking for ways to grow professionally. He strives to learn something new every day.

An avid sports fan, Eric is a supporter of the nonprofit Courts for Kids, an organization that builds sports courts for children in economically disadvantaged areas. He had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica and work with the community there on this project. Their mission is to build athletic courts with communities around the world while fostering cross-cultural understanding. This experience gave Eric the travel bug, and he is excited to continue to explore the globe.

Dan Schaeffer

Superintendent

Dan has over 30 years of experience developing commercial and multi-family properties. Prior to joining GRE in 2017, he worked with SRM Development building Merrill Gardens retirement complexes from San Diego to Spokane. As Superintendent, he manages the relationships with all subcontractors and trade partners. He is also responsible for the schedule, budget, and overall project success.

Dan has great people skills and enjoys working at GRE because of the people he works with and the emphasis the company places on relationships. He fits in well at GRE because the company’s core values of collaboration, generosity, honesty, and integrity are core values that he incorporates into his work every day.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys going to concerts and sporting events, BBQing, hunting and fishing, and spending time at the beach.

Jennifer Tofte

Accounting Manager / Accounting Controller

Jennifer came to GRE from Ernst & Young in 2008. Having worked with a property management company in her previous role, she was drawn to the industry and the fun atmosphere. Jennifer has a BA in Accounting and Finance from Seattle University.

As the Accounting Manager, Jennifer is the chief problem solver. She loves to suss out issues proactively, and is known for having a knack in finding and addressing problems quickly. She is passionate about professional growth, both for herself and her team. She ensures that she and her team are continually learning and improving.

Personally, Jennifer is a big supporter of the Seattle Children's Museum. She is inspired by their mission statement to teach young children and get them excited about learning about the world around them.

Jennifer has a close family who is the center of her life. She is passionate about food and fitness; she and her husband are always looking for a fun restaurant to try and are enjoying turning their daughter into a foodie. On evenings and weekends, you can often find Jennifer having fun cheering on her daughter at her soccer games.

Titus Uomoto

Project Engineer

Titus went to school for Architecture, getting his undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of Washington. After working several years for architecture firms in Seattle he made the switch to Construction Management translating architecture background to the construction site. He is currently involved in all aspects of the building process for Goodman Real Estate.

Titus is a great team player that likes to get things done, whether it is on the jobsite or in the office. Having architectural experience allows him to easily communicate with the design team and the team in the field. His experience with institutional, commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, and single family residential makes is a valuable member of the construction team.

In between remodeling their home, Titus and his wife love to travel, with recent trips to India and SE Asia, they have many more on their bucket list. Titus loves being active by playing basketball and breakdancing. He can often be found in his garage doing his latest woodworking project for his house.

Shannon Vail

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant for the multi-family team, Shannon joined GRE in 2016 and supports the Asset Managers and their properties. While working full-time, she is also pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the UW. One of her favorite things about working for GRE is the spirit of collaboration and the supportive environment that welcomes new ideas. She enjoys having her ideas embraced and knowing she can make a difference within the company and the community it serves.

Shannon is always the first to volunteer to try new things in the office. Her analytical and creative skills make her the perfect person to bounce new ideas off, and she’s always game to brainstorm with her colleagues. Her background working in retail sales gives her a competitive sales mindset and she is always looking for new ways to give the company an innovative edge.

An active participant of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program, Shannon enjoys volunteering her time to support that important program. In her spare time, she can be found practicing yoga and rock climbing. During the summer, she enjoys completing day hikes with her dog, Rebel. Shannon is an avid reader always searching for a new book to read, and a foodie who loves checking out new restaurants with friends.

Victor Vo

Senior Project Manager

Victor has more than 20 years of experience working in the construction industry, most recently working for Exxel Pacific before joining Goodman Real Estate in 2017. As the Senior Project Manager, his focus is managing project teams and subcontractors during construction, budgeting and pre-construction on new properties. Victor holds a BS in Construction Management from the University of Washington.

Known for his “get it done” attitude, Victor has the ability to quickly and efficiently complete projects and move on to the next one with enthusiasm and momentum. His team enjoys working with him because he keeps his work fun and interesting. He takes pride in turning over a great product and in embodying GRE’s core value of rewarding hard work.

Victor believes that safety is his number one priority, and establishes high standards to keep everyone safe and ensure the team is performing to their best ability.

Outside of work, Victor is most often found spending time with his family. He enjoys fishing, archery, shooting sports, and classic cars.

Ray Warrick

Business Operations Coordinator

Ray was hired by Pinnacle in 2001 to help with renovation work needed after the Nisqually Earthquake, and moved over to GRE in 2005. He works on Business Operations projects big and small relating to the day-to-day operations of the company, and supports the business platform.

Finding stimulation in discovering the unique challenges in each new project, Ray loves the variety of his role. His strengths lie in his adaptability and ability to streamline processes to make them more efficient. Ray seamlessly jumps in to any project and his versatile talents ensure a successful completion.

Born and raised in Seattle, Ray has moved away three times but family ties and the love of this city have never kept him away very long. He is a graduate of Whitman College, and worked as a stage manager in many different Seattle theatre venues, from the “big houses” to quirky fringe productions in dive bars. Ray has welcomed his new theatre niche of being an avid supporter, subscriber, and audience member, always looking for new productions to bring a group of friends to.