After decades of working in commercial real estate development and financing, Laura Bachman decided to strike out on her own. Laura knows every facet of the development process, from project acquisition to marketing and lease-up, and she has worked in property financing, real estate investment, and hands-on project management across the city.
Every neighborhood in Seattle features at least one project on which Laura has worked, and she has been an engaged Seattle resident since 1987. She’s a Board Member and Chair of the Resource Development Committee for the Metrocenter YMCA, and she is an active supporter of the Plymouth Housing Group, an organization that combats homelessness in Seattle. Her passion is evident in every project she touches, and she is well-respected in the commercial real estate industry for her leadership and her talent.
Laura also brings passion to her life outside the office: she competes in squash tournaments nationwide, she’s a Parisian-trained pastry chef, and after learning the lindy hop during Plymouth Housing Group’s Seattle Dances! competition, she is an eager-to-learn swing dancer.
THE BACHMAN GROUP LLC
December 2013 – Present
Real estate development and financing consulting.
Real Estate Investment Professional
July 2009 – November 2013
Real estate investment portfolio management; management of a lending fund, including the sourcing, structuring, closing and ongoing monitoring of loans across a range of property types; pre-development design and permitting of a 119-unit multi family project; loan workouts including foreclosures and subsequent renovation and re-positioning of the properties for subsequent sale.
October 2005 – June 2009
Full project management for the development of multi-family housing projects (both apartments and condominiums), from the acquisition of property through design, permitting, construction, lease-up, marketing and sale. In addition, construction and permanent loan financing and equity raising.
Construction and permanent loan financing; property sales; property marketing, investor relations, project management.
1993 – 2000
Commercial loan portfolio management, for companies ranging in size from multi-nationals to small businesses; Commercial construction loan financing for projects ranging in size from $90 million to $5 million; credit administration and credit policy development.
1982 – 1987