Every member of our team understands that our reputation is bound by the homes we produce and the experience our homebuyers will have in their homes for many decades to come.
Sage Homes Northwest is the result of experience and vision. Having spent most of my career in the real estate and land development community of Seattle, I witnessed missteps that evolved into business failures. Todd Leabman and I launched our homebuilding business during the economic downturn, despite the many construction companies failing at the time. We did not see it as a risky endeavor, but the opportunity to change the way homes are built and sold. Quite simply, do the right thing. Do not wait to be asked. Explore the opportunities and pursue positive change and mitigate risk with every design.
The easiest and cheapest thing to do is not part of our culture. We have built a team of professionals who consistently focus on excellence. As a result, our warranty claims, and costs are extremely low—and we never have to hide from the inspectors.
We have overcome the challenges of building in Seattle. There is nothing that cannot be done and no goal that cannot be achieved when you have a solid plan, accurate information, a strong work ethic, and a passion to get there. I am proud of how we have successfully followed a carefully laid-out business plan over the past 10 years while remaining open that the assumptions around our plan must always be tested.
My business partner, Jesse Molnick, and I founded Sage Homes Northwest in 2007, a year some might consider a challenging one to start a home building company, given the state of the economy and housing market at that time. Instead, what we saw was an opportunity to step onto the field with a new approach – one founded on integrity, the building of strong relationships, maintaining transparency, and by the firm implementation of industry best practices.
My experiences since have affirmed the importance of these early decisions in our company’s history. I have seen that it takes consistently exceptional efforts to deliver consistently exceptional results. I have seen our company not only grow from the ground up, but also excel and surpass many others in the region – and beyond. I believe it is due to our strong foundational principals, as well as our vigilant application of clearly defined short and long-term objectives, that our company has come to thrive. Over the years, we have developed a nuanced understanding of Seattle’s housing market, and we continue to keep a judicious finger on its pulse, while maintaining our central emphasis on teamwork, sustainability, value building, and – above all – quality.
Sage Homes Northwest has designed and built hundreds of homes in the Seattle market since we began building in the city. We have cultivated a team of dedicated and highly qualified professionals whom we are proud to have amongst us. We always strive to go above and beyond to deliver first-class homes to our customers on budget, on time, every time, while also keeping a close eye on the long and exciting road ahead.
Alan joined Sage Homes in 2019 after serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Connor Homes. Alan sets strategic direction for executive staff including land acquisition, planning & entitlements, development, purchasing, home building, quality assurance and warranty. He is a co-author of the company’s annual business plan. He is responsible for seeking out and evaluating market data to inform individual acquisitions as well as production targets and has primary responsibility for management of new home designs.
I have been in the homebuilding industry for approximately 18 years…previously with two local homebuilders in the Bellevue area. Prior to that I was in the baking business (Oroweat Bread / Thomas English Muffins) and public accounting. I am very happy to be at here and look forward to working with all the talented people at Sage Homes Northwest.
Nariko brings more than 17 years of vast purchasing experience to Sage Homes. She has worked in both commercial and residential projects, and for several local and national builders over the years. She is a calm and confident leader, with superior communication skills, and a strong background in vendor negotiations and management. In Nariko’s free time, she enjoys golfing, listening to classical music, and watching football. Go Hawks!
Larry leads the land acquisition, planning and entitlement for the company by providing key strategic guidance and mentoring to the team. He has held similar positions in the industry with Pacific Ridge Homes and Triad Engineering.
My entire family is involved in some facet of homebuilding or development and have been involved with the industry much of my life. I am excited to be with Sage because I love the industry and enjoy working with companies on the rise!
I joined Sage back in February after stints at a couple national builders, Toll Brothers and DR Horton working as a land entitlement manager. At Sage I am continuing my residential development path working on the land development team. Prior to my experience in residential development, I spent the last 18 years in the public sector as a senior planner and private sector as a land development consultant.
Megan joins the Sage team with over 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, with time spent at D.R. Horton, Pacific Ridge Homes, and Thomas James Homes. She has been responsible for brand implementation and management, development and execution of sales and marketing efforts and campaigns, community and site planning, interior and exterior design selections, model home staging and set up, and much more. She is proud to say that she has been responsible for the grand opening of more than 50 communities in the Puget Sound area and looks forward to many more successful community launches with Sage Homes. Megan was born and raised in Los Angeles, loves travel, her family, and, more than anything else – BASEBALL! Go Dodgers!
Sunshine was first introduced to the real estate industry as a weekend receptionist during high school. Over the last 25 years she has worked for several local homebuilding companies providing oversight and leadership in acquisition, entitlements, operations, and property management. She was instrumental in the formation and organization of Sage Commercial in her current role as General Manager of Sage Homes Northwest. Sunshine serves on several non-profit and homebuilding association boards and committees in support of her belief that creating a healthy community extends beyond the new homes that are built.