Meet the Team

A world-class design and development team has been assembled to elevate this historic collection of twenty-six homes with inspired interiors and perfectly preserved architecture that befit a national treasure.

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Rise Properties Trust

Rise is a team of highly-regarded development professionals creating quality communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. With decades of experience and  dedication to our core principles of doing the right thing, work to be proud of, and being the best, we work collaboratively to deliver homes of excellent design, quality, and value for people to enjoy. 

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+ Gary Blakeslee - Vice President & Principal

Throughout his 28-year career, Gary has been privileged to work for regional and national leaders such as Avalon Bay Communities, Harbor Properties and Opus. During this time, his greatest satisfaction has come not from the excellent properties he’s helped build, but from his collaborations with gifted designers who artfully illustrate the vision for these properties, and his leadership to skilled contractors who embrace a disciplined approach to executing that vision. Gary’s experience involves over 3,000 residences and his scope of responsibility has ranged from management of the design, permitting and pre-construction phases, through construction management, marketing and sales. Gary earned a Construction Management degree from California State University at Fresno, is a licensed real estate broker and a member of the Urban Land Institute.

+ Seth Gary - Senior Project Manager

Seth Gary joined in 2014 as Senior Project Manager to oversee the restoration and preservation of The Homes at Fort Lawton in Discovery Park. He brings an outstanding background in development to this project, which includes overseeing the renovation of five world class resorts for the Four Seasons. His education includes degrees in design, business administration, and construction management. In addition to his exceptional resume, Seth also demonstrates a commitment to his community by serving actively in organizations such as the Puget Sound Leadership Council of Medical Teams International and King County Board of Youth for Christ.


Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is a leading global sales and marketing brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest. The Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes RSIR among the top ten largest brokerages in the region by total dollar volume. The boutique real estate firm of 120+ brokers and employees consistently ranks among the top producing within the markets that they serve with branches in downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Kirkland and coming soon to Issaquah.

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+ Stephanie McMahon - Community Sales Director

For more than twenty years, Stephanie McMahon has been developing and launching luxury brands across the real estate, travel, and hospitality industries. As an early adopter of lifestyle marketing, her breadth of experience at the helm of numerous sales and marketing teams reveals upscale projects in some of the nation’s most coveted “ski and sun” destinations.

Stephanie’s approach bridges the development process and its priorities and the buyer’s sensibilities, true needs and deepest desires. Her methodology, fully integrating sales and marketing efforts, has resulted in record-breaking project launches and accelerated sales velocity for clients including Agassi-Graf Development, Tamarack Resort, Four Seasons, Verge, and Golf Odyssey Elite Hotels, among others.

Her passion for real estate stems from the belief that a home is so much more than just a shelter, offering refuge, inspiration, reprieve, and most importantly, memories. It is the nexus of one’s lifestyle, encompassing locale, convenience, community, and more, which is why Stephanie is delighted to be involved with The Homes at Fort Lawton as the community’s Sales Director .


GGLO

Founded in 1986, GGLO started out designing custom, luxury single family homes and hospitality projects in the Pacific Northwest.  Today, GGLO designs distinct places where communities of people connect and thrive.  We seek to bring the essence of community alive in each of our projects – believing the fundamental desire to interact and feel a part of something can be evoked through design. 
 
Our architects, interior designers, landscape architects and urban designers work across scales and project types to create holistic neighborhoods, blocks, buildings, public places and homes.  GGLO’s four disciples work both collaboratively and independently with national and international reputations, awards and accolades recognized throughout its portfolio. In 2014, GGLO was named, by members of the USGBC, the Best Residential Design Firm.

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+ Michael Wishkoski, AIA NCARB LEED® AP BD+C - Principal

Through his interest in and experience with housing design for various populations, including seniors, university students, and high-end condominium residents, Michael understands the housing needs of different types of people. His project design and management skills paired with his approachable manner make him a true team leader.

While not at the drawing board or leading his team at work, Michael enjoys playing the accordian in the backyard with mandolin-playing partner Linda. Not limited to home, his love of music makes him the perfect lead for the GGLO Jinglers in our annual Figgy Pudding choir, supporting the Pike Place Market Senior Center and the Downtown Food Bank.

+ Kimberly Frank, IIDA, LEED® AP - Principal

It wasn't until the results of a personality test in college demonstrated how her organization, creativity, and attention to detail could pave the way for a successful career in interior design. Her commitment to collaboration and communication and her realistic approach to project budgets and deadlines provide GGLO clients with the quality of service they deserve.

Over the last 10 years, Kimberly's work has spanned myriad project types and market segments, including multifamily, hospitality, commercial, retail, and custom residences. Her expertise in custom FF&E design, FF&E specifications, and turn-key procurement services has added value to many GGLO multifamily and hospitality projects.

For Kimberly, the challenge in design, and in her life, is finding that balance between creativity and realism.

+ Jennifer Stormont, AIA, LEED® Green Associate - Associate

Rhoda holds a B. Environmental Design from North Carolina State University and a M. A. Architecture from the University of Florida. She has experience in all phases of design and construction, and with community and public agency interaction. Her 29 years of practice reflect strong technical, programming, and design skills.

A founding partner of BOLA in 2000 with Susan Boyle, she actively leads many of the firm's preservation design and adaptive projects. Her work includes planning, condition analysis, and technical specifications, and incorporates her interest in rehabilitation strategies that enhance the unique qualities of existing buildings while integrating new functions and programs.

She is an active, founding member of the local chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, and past member and design chair of the Seattle Pike Place Market Historic Commission.


Caliber Home Loans

Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is a full-service national mortgage lender and agency direct seller/servicer. Caliber originates loans through various channels and transaction types, including a network of retail branches, wholesale and correspondent lending, and a consumer-direct centralized operation specializing in a variety of loan programs for purchase and refinance such as conforming, jumbo, and government products. Caliber also offers innovative servicing solutions for both conforming and non-conforming loans. Caliber is led by a veteran senior management team that consists of mortgage banking professionals with a history of building successful national mortgage operations.

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+ Keith Lashley - Preferred Lender NMLS-505341

Mortgage Planner Keith Lashley is well equipped to meet the needs of discriminating borrowers. With 13 years of experience in mortgage banking Keith keeps up to date on ever-changing industry regulations. He takes the time to educate you about your loan options to help ensure that you make a confident, informed decision. Backed by the strength of Caliber Home Loans, Keith can help you select a loan that caters to both your short- and long-term mortgage financing needs.

As a former marketing executive with large corporations, Keith uses his strategic planning experience to guide clients through the lending process. He has a passion for helping borrowers navigate Jumbo loans and financing for new construction. A Seattle native, Keith holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Contact Keith today to learn how he can earn your trust by matching you with a mortgage customized to help meet your home purchase or refinancing goals.


BOLA Architecture + Planning

BOLA was formed in 2000 by Susan Boyle and Rhoda Lawrence. BOLA designs successful public and community facilities, provides design and planning for historic preservation rehabilitations and restorations as well as offer landmark reviews, and historical/cultural surveys. BOLA’s leadership and professional staff have served on civic commissions and boards, and are effective facilitators of decisions for community-based projects.  Organized as a studio, the two principals are involved in all phases of work, providing first-hand creativity seeing the project from project programming through completion.  
 
After the Fort Lawton Historic District was acquired by the City of Seattle, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its local historic significance in 1988. In 2009, BOLA updated the nominations which expanded the District’s area and revised its boundaries to include additional historic residences. The site is significant for its association with the development and history of Seattle, and its embodiment of historic military forts and building design. This Fort Lawton Residence project is an example of BOLA’s integrated planning and design process. 

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+ Susan Boyle, AIA - Principal

Before forming BOLA with Rhoda Lawrence, Susan was a founding principal of Boyle Wagoner Architects for 14 years. She holds a B. A. Art History and an M. Architecture, both from the University of Washington. She leads multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects, and provides the strong management, insights and communication skills required for public and community-based work.

Susan enjoys involvement in design consultation and strategic planning for historic development projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is the primary contact on many of the firm's historic survey and assessment projects for both public and private owners and project managers.

She is a former member and chair of Seattle's Landmark Preservation Board, past board member and president of the Seattle Architectural Foundation, and an active member of the local chapter of DoCoMoMo (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement).

+ Rhoda Lawrence, AIA - Principal

Rhoda holds a B. Environmental Design from North Carolina State University and a M. A. Architecture from the University of Florida. She has experience in all phases of design and construction, and with community and public agency interaction. Her 29 years of practice reflect strong technical, programming, and design skills.

A founding partner of BOLA in 2000 with Susan Boyle, she actively leads many of the firm's preservation design and adaptive projects. Her work includes planning, condition analysis, and technical specifications, and incorporates her interest in rehabilitation strategies that enhance the unique qualities of existing buildings while integrating new functions and programs.

She is an active, founding member of the local chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, and past member and design chair of the Seattle Pike Place Market Historic Commission.


KPFF Consulting Engineers

Partnering with the world’s most thoughtful professionals to engineer extraordinary places. KPFF is a multi-office, multi-discipline engineering firm. We’re driven by a commitment to our core values of Excellence, Trust, Relationships, Stability, and Passion; defining our professional practice, how we are organized and our commitment to our clients and employees. 

+ Jeremy Febus - Associate, Civil Engineer

Jeremy is an Associate with KPFF Consulting Engineers. With over 15 years of experience, he has worked extensively with private land owners, real estate professionals, and land developers in the entitlement and development of properties throughout the Puget Sound region. Jeremy has designed stormwater management systems throughout the northwest. Most recently his work included the Infrastructure and short platting improvements at Discovery Park.