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, in spite of the many construction companies failing at the time. We didn’t see it as a risky endeavor, but the opportunity to change the way homes are built and sold. Quite simply, do the right thing. Don’t 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’ve 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 can’t be done and no goal that can’t be achieved when you have a solid plan, accurate information, a strong work ethic, and a passion to get there. I’m 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’ve seen that it takes consistently exceptional efforts to deliver consistently exceptional results. I’ve 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’ve 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 coauthor of the company’s annual business plan. Ye 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. Prior to working at Connor Homes, Alan was President of Port Blakely Communities where he assumed leadership of a 4,000 lot mixed use master planned development. Alan also served as President Standard Pacific Homes (now Lennar) where he founded the Los Angeles division focused on high density infill. He holds and MBA with Real Estate Development from National University.
I’ve 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’m very happy to be at here and look forward to working with all the talented people at Sage Homes Northwest.
Drew is responsible for the management of the design, purchasing and construction of the projects for Sage Homes. He has a demonstrated history of designing and building high quality projects on time and on budget while maintaining high standards and customer satisfaction.
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 the majority 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.
Holly has deep appreciation for sustainable design and quadruple bottom line business structure (Profit, People, Place, & Purpose). She received her Bachelors Degree in Art History Cum Laude from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2006, and received her Masters Degree in Architecture Cum Laude from the New School of Architecture & Design in 2008. In 2013, Holly received her MBA in from Bainbridge Graduate Institute with an emphasis on Sustainable Business Systems and Marketing.
Holly has many skills that range from customer service, project management, branding design, 2D/3D design skills, material and finish consultation, a strong attention to detail, a relaxed fun outlook on design, and strong event coordination skills. Holly has designed a range of objects from logos, magazine page advertisements, letterhead, line sheets, invitations, to the entire layout of a self-published cookbook and memoire autobiography. Holly manages Sage Homes marketing activities including branding, staging, social media, print, web presence, and much more.
Sunshine is responsible for the management of land use and entitlements for Sage Commercial. She previously worked as Director of Entitlement and Land Acquisition of Sage Homes Northwest and as the Entitlement Manager of Polygon Northwest Homes.