Who We Are
Blanton Turner is a Seattle–based property management firm providing multi–family and student housing developers and owners with real estate solutions for a new economy. We're a proven team that has been working together for years. We think like owners, run properties like the multi-million dollar businesses they are, apply insight gained through our extensive background in development, and enjoy having a little fun while we're at it.
Chief Problem Solver | Principal
Since beginning his career in 1980 in Eugene, Oregon, Barry has become one of the most influential (and well-loved!) property management professionals in the Pacific Northwest. In his role as Chief Problem Solver, Barry works with clients to turn challenges into opportunities on a daily basis.
Prior to founding Blanton Turner, Barry was a partner in two real estate management companies in Eugene, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. He is a Certified Property Manager and a Principal Broker in Washington and Oregon. Barry is highly active in the industry locally as well as at the state and federal levels. He served in 2010 as the President of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chapter 27 (Western Washington) and was honored as CPM of the year in 2009.
Director of Intangible Assets | Principal
Heidi Turner has nearly 20 years of experience in property management. As a principal, her role is to oversee all residential property management operations; professional employee development, training and keeping the corporate culture…well, not corporate!
Heidi specializes in student housing and enjoys the challenge and fulfillment of creating a meaningful experience for students in their first home away from home. Her own formal education occurred at Vanguard University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude before earning an MBA from Seattle University. Heidi also serves as Dean of BTU (Blanton Turner University), where we educate the highest energy, brightest people in the industry.
Heidi is a Certified Property Manager, and served as 2004 President of IREM Chapter 27 (Western Washington), and was awarded CPM of the Year in 2005.
Creative Innovator | Principal
Chasten has ten years of experience in portfolio management and asset management, specializing in urban mixed-use and student housing. As one of the founding principals of Blanton Turner, Chasten commissions newly developed and acquired properties and oversees marketing and technology. He also manages a portfolio of properties.
Chasten was recently elected President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chapter 27 (Western Washington) for 2012-2013. He was named CPM Candidate of the Year in 2005.
Chasten graduated from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.
Success Navigator | Principal
Krista began her real estate career in 1991 as an agent with Kidder Mathews, and she has extensive background in commercial real estate management and in real estate project management and development.
As one of Blanton Turner's founding principals, Krista oversees daily commercial management services as well as capital projects, property repositioning and tenant improvements. Krista is passionate about project management and enjoys the creative process of maximizing TI budgets for great results.
Krista's past professional experience includes providing appraisal quality control for Palmer Groth and serving as a project manager for Resource Group International and Barclays North as well as numerous other entitlement and construction projects. She also served as Economic Development Director at the City of Oak Harbor for eight years.
Krista earned her BA from Pacific Lutheran University in Communications and Business.
Head of Legume Inventory | Principal
Alan has focused on real estate for the past seven years of his 13-year finance and accounting career. As a founding principal of Blanton Turner, Alan leads the finance side of the company's objective – to run properties like the multi-million dollar businesses they are. He excels at explaining the details of accounting as well as the broader strategy of managing real estate at an asset management level.
Alan has been active in the Urban Land Institute since 2005 and is a past Board Fellow with Habitat for Humanity of Seattle & South King County.
Alan earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting from Texas Christian University, and his MBA with a real estate concentration from the University of Washington.
THE PROFIT | ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Gwen is responsible for the accounting practices of Blanton Turner's managed projects as well as the company itself. After graduating from college, Gwen worked as a trading analyst at Frank Russell Investments. In 2009, Gwen shifted her focus to real estate, and worked for two years as a financial accountant for a regional management firm. Gwen joined Blanton Turner in July, 2011, and as one of the first team members at Blanton Turner, Gwen has played an integral role in setting up leading edge accounting systems that provide accurate and timely reporting for our clients.
Gwen graduated from Pacific Lutheran University (in three years), earning her BA in Finance and Accounting. Gwen also holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.