Who We Are

About Us

We put people first so great experiences follow.
About Us - Blanton Turner

About Us

We put people first so great experiences follow.

Our Story

We formed Blanton Turner to reimagine property management through a people-centric lens. For our clients, we build legacies and market growth. For our customers, we build meaningful places to call home. For our employees, we build a warm and welcoming environment where people matter as much as the work.

That focus and nearly a century of combined experience behind our leadership, allows each building, much like its inhabitants, to tell a unique story of its own. That’s how we change the landscape for the better.

Our Story

We formed Blanton Turner to reimagine property management through a people-centric lens. For our clients, we build legacies and market growth. For our customers, we build meaningful places to call home. For our employees, we build a warm and welcoming environment where people matter as much as the work.

That focus and nearly a century of combined experience behind our leadership, allows each building, much like its inhabitants, to tell a unique story of its own. That’s how we change the landscape for the better.

We Believe ...

We believe you have the right to live your best life, and that the space you take up deserves care and attention.

We believe neighborhoods and communities are the heartbeat of our cities. Each shop owner, school teacher, and resident contributes to its story. We see it on the walls of buildings, through the lines outside of a restaurant, and during times of challenge.

We believe our homes and the spaces we visit are fundamental to our well being. They inspire, provide us shelter, allow us to relax, and serve as a place to gather.

We value personal connection and honoring one another’s humanity. Whether it’s a simple greeting with a smile, birthday hugs, or commiserating over a tasty beverage, we acknowledge one another as thinking and feeling beings full of life’s experiences that we can all learn from. If we only had one kind of donut our whole lives, how boring would that be? Real. Boring. We all have something amazing to offer.

We support working together towards a more just and equitable society where everyone’s voice is heard and has a seat at the table. For only then can we truly all be equal and live up to our full potential as individuals and as a society.

We Believe …

We believe you have the right to live your best life, and that the space you take up deserves care and attention.

We believe neighborhoods and communities are the heartbeat of our cities. Each shop owner, school teacher, and resident contributes to its story. We see it on the walls of buildings, through the lines outside of a restaurant, and during times of challenge.

We believe our homes and the spaces we visit are fundamental to our well being. They inspire, provide us shelter, allow us to relax, and serve as a place to gather.

We value personal connection and honoring one another’s humanity. Whether it’s a simple greeting with a smile, birthday hugs, or commiserating over a tasty beverage, we acknowledge one another as thinking and feeling beings full of life’s experiences that we can all learn from. If we only had one kind of donut our whole lives, how boring would that be? Real. Boring. We all have something amazing to offer.

We support working together towards a more just and equitable society where everyone’s voice is heard and has a seat at the table. For only then can we truly all be equal and live up to our full potential as individuals and as a society.

Our Directors

Our Directors

Karolina Simons, CPM

Director of Residential ServicesKarolina is our Director of Residential Services, which means she faces property concerns day-in and day-out. Those concerns often become lessons learned, lessons we help our clients learn on every project. Karolina is a LEED Green Associate.

Gwen Ha, CPA

Director of AccountingAfter a career in finance with Russell Investment, Gwen took a different path in real estate accounting and has been at BT since its infancy. She oversees accounting and financial reporting across the portfolio. Her attention to detail ensures every penny has been accounted for, and she keeps owners informed with customized financial reports. When she is away from numbers and reports, Gwen enjoys spending time with her family.

Elliot Sun

Commercial DirectorElliot holds a BS in Economics & Info Technology from the University of Hawai’i., is a Licensed Broker and holds his CPM. Elliot joined Blanton Turner in late 2016 and is our Commercial Director, providing asset management and strategic planning. He is on Advisory Board for North Seattle College’s BAS Program in Property Management and serves on the Executive Board for the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority.

Tamra Godfrey

Director of HRTamra collaborates with managers and the HR team to develop, implement and administer processes and solutions on all HR subject matters. She joined Blanton Turner in 2016 and comes to us with a diverse background in Senior Living, HRIS and contract work abroad in Antarctica. She holds a BA from University of Washington in Sociology and Art History and is a certified SHRM-SCP. She works with leaders at multiple levels and their teams on organizational design, strategic staffing, succession planning, and employee development. Outside of work, she is an avid tennis player and loves to cook and travel.

Danielle Elliott

Creative DirectorDanielle leads BT Creative, our internal marketing and creative agency. She leads brand development, creative production and strategy of all marketing efforts. She has an MA from UCLA and a BA from Loyola Marymount University. She has over 20 years of experience across production, advertising, content development, and brand strategy. She’s also an avid photographer and can frequently be found snapping photos at her favorite local restaurants and bars.

Karolina Simons, CPM

Director of Residential ServicesKarolina is our Director of Residential Services, which means she faces property concerns day-in and day-out. Those concerns often become lessons learned, lessons we help our clients learn on every project. Karolina is a LEED Green Associate.

Gwen Ha, CPA

Director of AccountingAfter a career in finance with Russell Investment, Gwen took a different path in real estate accounting and has been at BT since its infancy. She oversees accounting and financial reporting across the portfolio. Her attention to detail ensures every penny has been accounted for, and she keeps owners informed with customized financial reports. When she is away from numbers and reports, Gwen enjoys spending time with her family.

Elliot Sun

Commercial DirectorElliot holds a BS in Economics & Info Technology from the University of Hawai’i., is a Licensed Broker and holds his CPM. Elliot joined Blanton Turner in late 2016 and is our Commercial Director, providing asset management and strategic planning. He is on Advisory Board for North Seattle College’s BAS Program in Property Management and serves on the Executive Board for the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority.

Tamra Godfrey

Director of HRTamra collaborates with managers and the HR team to develop, implement and administer processes and solutions on all HR subject matters. She joined Blanton Turner in 2016 and comes to us with a diverse background in Senior Living, HRIS and contract work abroad in Antarctica. She holds a BA from University of Washington in Sociology and Art History and is a certified SHRM-SCP. She works with leaders at multiple levels and their teams on organizational design, strategic staffing, succession planning, and employee development. Outside of work, she is an avid tennis player and loves to cook and travel.

Danielle Elliott

Creative DirectorDanielle leads BT Creative, our internal marketing and creative agency. She leads brand development, creative production and strategy of all marketing efforts. She has an MA from UCLA and a BA from Loyola Marymount University. She has over 20 years of experience across production, advertising, content development, and brand strategy. She’s also an avid photographer and can frequently be found snapping photos at her favorite local restaurants and bars.

Our Principals

Barry Blanton, CPM

Chief Problem SolverOver the course of four exciting decades, Barry has become one of the most influential — and some would argue most beloved! — property management professionals in the Pacific Northwest. In his role as Chief Problem Solver, Barry is truly in his element, working with clients to transform their challenges into opportunities each and every day.

Heidi Turner, CPM

Director of Intangible AssetsAs an experienced and exceptionally well- organized principal, Heidi ensures that the company is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. She oversees all the residential property management operations, professional employee development, and training executions. Her favorite part of the job, however, is making sure that the corporate culture is, well, not exactly corporate.

Our Principals

Barry Blanton, CPM

Chief Problem SolverOver the course of four exciting decades, Barry has become one of the most influential — and some would argue most beloved! — property management professionals in the Pacific Northwest. In his role as Chief Problem Solver, Barry is truly in his element, working with clients to transform their challenges into opportunities each and every day.

Heidi Turner, CPM

Director of Intangible AssetsAs an experienced and exceptionally well- organized principal, Heidi ensures that the company is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. She oversees all the residential property management operations, professional employee development, and training executions. Her favorite part of the job, however, is making sure that the corporate culture is, well, not exactly corporate.

Chasten Fulbright, CPM

Creative InnovatorBacked by a diverse history of portfolio and asset management, Chasten comes with a passion for sustainability, a dedication to transparency, and a specialized interest in urban mixed-use properties. Day to day, he puts his knowledge, know-how, and love for Seattle into overseeing the company’s marketing, development consulting, business development, and commercial projects. The phrase “good enough” is nowhere to be found in his vocabulary.

Alan Byars

Head of Legume InventoryWith an outstanding passion for keeping the books tidy, Alan utilizes his finance and accounting expertise to lead the numbers side of the company’s objective — to run properties like the multi-million-dollar businesses they are. One of his most welcome strengths, for which the team greatly appreciates him, is being able to explain all the details of accounting and asset management.

Chasten Fulbright, CPM

Creative InnovatorBacked by a diverse history of portfolio and asset management, Chasten comes with a passion for sustainability, a dedication to transparency, and a specialized interest in urban mixed-use properties. Day to day, he puts his knowledge, know-how, and love for Seattle into overseeing the company’s marketing, development consulting, business development, and commercial projects. The phrase “good enough” is nowhere to be found in his vocabulary.

Alan Byars

Head of Legume InventoryWith an outstanding passion for keeping the books tidy, Alan utilizes his finance and accounting expertise to lead the numbers side of the company’s objective — to run properties like the multi-million-dollar businesses they are. One of his most welcome strengths, for which the team greatly appreciates him, is being able to explain all the details of accounting and asset management.

Blanton Turner Team
Blanton Turner Team

Core Values

At Blanton Turner, we aren’t scared of personality. We want individuals who work hard and dream big. That’s why we maintain five core values in our approach to everything we do.

Core Values

At Blanton Turner, we aren’t scared of personality. We want individuals who work hard and dream big. That’s why we maintain five core values in our approach to everything we do.

PASSIONATE

We care — a lot. Whether we’re focusing on the next project, dedicating time to our favorite hobbies, or spending quality time with loved ones, we’re always fully invested.

AUTHENTIC

We keep it real. Our client communication is grounded, friendly, and direct, and our office is filled with laughter and support. We look to make each workday great.

STRATEGIC

We believe that the best ideas are grounded in research. Our success requires context, creativity, and imagination to be leveraged with robust data and analysis.

COLLABORATIVE

The simple truth is that ideas are made better by empowering every voice. No one person has all the answers, and each new perspective can be a game-changer.

TRAILBLAZING

We’re quick to realize when an outdated approach no longer works. With a reputation for innovation, we look for ways to push boundaries and discover inventive solutions.

PASSIONATE

We care — a lot. Whether we’re focusing on the next project, dedicating time to our favorite hobbies, or spending quality time with loved ones, we’re always fully invested.

AUTHENTIC

We keep it real. Our client communication is grounded, friendly, and direct, and our office is filled with laughter and support. We look to make each workday great.

STRATEGIC

We believe that the best ideas are grounded in research. Our success requires context, creativity, and imagination to be lever- aged with robust data and analysis.

COLLABORATIVE

The simple truth is that ideas are made better by empowering every voice. No one person has all the answers, and each new perspective can be a game-changer.

TRAILBLAZING

We’re quick to realize when an outdated approach no longer works. With a reputation for innovation, we look for ways to push bound- aries and discover inventive solutions.

Rent With Us

So you’re looking for a new place to call home? Fantastic! We’ve got a variety of available apartment homes we can tell you about. Let us know a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for and we’ll be back in touch soon.

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