The BDR Team

OVER 400 YEARS OF BUILDING INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES

The award winning BDR Team is led by Todd Bennett, a highly respected leader in the residential development community. Throughout his career, Todd Bennett has been recognized with major industry awards including the Master Builders Associations Builder of the Year Award (twice), over 100 industry wide MAME Awards, National Gold Nugget Awards for building excellence, JD Power Service Awards and numerous Built Green recognitions, (including the coveted Built Green Hammer and Pioneer Awards). BDR Fine Homes has been voted as 425 Magazine’s Best Builder three times in a row, in 2018, 2019 & 2020, and has been awarded 22 New Home Tribute Awards, including Best Builder, recognizing excellence in home design, sales, and marketing. The communities that the BDR Team has built are among the most successful, exceptionally designed and highly recognized new home communities in the greater Seattle region.

Todd R. Bennett

Founder & Chairman

Todd Bennett is the Founder & Chairman of BDR, a diversified real estate development company specializing in innovative housing communities throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Bennett manages the formation of independent LLC’s to acquire real estate investment projects. Value is added to each project through a combination of development improvements and management efficiencies.

James Dwyer

Vice President – Architecture

James Dwyer is Vice President of Architecture for the BDR family of Companies. Mr. Dwyer manages the process of designing homes for speculative construction, custom home construction and homes built in resort communities. Once homes are designed, Mr. Dwyer coordinates the process of completing working drawings for each home and manages the process of submitting homes for building permit. In addition, Mr. Dwyer is responsible for completing new plans for the BDR Companies extensive plans library, incorporating the latest in design concepts.

William Fort

President – Custom Homes

William Fort is the President of BDR Custom Homes. From project formulation and development, to the construction phase and home completion, Mr. Fort is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the BDR Custom Homes process.

Kieleann Cordon

Project & Design Manager – BDR Urban

Kieleann Cordon is the Project & Design Manager for BDR Urban. In her role, Ms. Cordon oversees the process of home design through product and material selections for all BDR Urban projects. In addition, she oversees the project as a whole from feasibility through project completion in her role as Project Manager. 

Michelle Shur

Design Manager – BDR Homes

Michelle Shur is Design Manager for BDR Homes. Ms. Shur oversees the process of home design and product selections for each BDR Homes project. Working with each home client on a one-on-one basis, Ms. Shur specializes in personalizing each home to a client’s unique specifications.

Gerry Perkins

Project Manager

Gerry Perkins is a Project Manager for a variety of BDR Fine Homes projects. Mr. Perkins is responsible for managing all field activities for projects that he oversees, including managing client relationships as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Perkins is also involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes for BDR Fine Homes projects.

Jeff Fraser

Project Manager

Jeff Fraser is a Project Manager for a variety of BDR Fine Homes projects. Mr. Fraser is responsible for managing all field activities for projects that he oversees, including managing client relationships as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Fraser is also involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes for BDR Fine Homes projects.

Kevin Hilpert

Customer Care Manager

Kevin Hilpert is the Customer Care Manager for the BDR Family of Companies. Mr. Hilpert oversees customer satisfaction and warranty items for all BDR Homes customers.

Joanie Topacio

Office Manager

Joanie Topacio is the Office Manager for the BDR Family of Companies. Ms. Topacio organizes office operations and procedures, ensuring that BDR is always running smoothly.

Jennifer Geyer

Controller – BDR Homes

Jennifer Geyer is the Controller for BDR Homes. She is responsible for preparing financial statements, budgets, taxes, compliance certificates and special projects. 

Shin Han

Controller – BDR Urban

Shin Han is the Controller for BDR Urban. He is responsible for preparing financial statements, budgets, taxes, compliance certificates and special projects. 

Lara Melki

Finance Assistant

Lara Melki is the Finance Assistant for BDR Companies. She assists with financial reporting and investor reports for all BDR projects.