Gregory Dunfield is President and Owner of GMD Development. Beginning his real estate career in resort brokerage and property management in 1991, he found his niche in 1994 with the young Low Income Housing Tax Credit program as a development associate with the direct corporate investor, PacifiCorp, a large northwest utility. By 1999 Greg was a Partner at Pacific Housing Advisors (later becoming Vitus Development). Greg is an expert in the financial structuring of a wide variety of affordable housing transactions and has personally initiated over 20 new developments and 40 property acquisitions comprising over 5,200 units in his career. For 25 years he has created a strong track record of working with community stakeholders and continues that work with GMD Development, the company he founded in 2011. Greg graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA Honors degree in the Real Estate Development Program and also attended the REDP program at Columbia University in New York City.
Steve Dymoke brings 20 years of experience in multifamily housing to his role developing projects for GMD Development. Steve joined the company in 2013 and has extensive experience in affordable housing, including low income housing tax credits, tax exempt bonds, HUD, FHLB and other grant funding. Prior to joining GMD, Steve was Vice President at Cascade Affordable Housing (affiliate of Pinnacle Management); and Vice President at Security Properties. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from St. Thomas University and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Emily Thompson has an expertise that spans the spectrum of real estate development having worked with non-profits, for-profits, and market rate developers on commercial and residential projects for the last 15 years. Prior to joining the company in 2013, Emily worked for Farmworker Housing Development in OR, and prior to this she worked at Vitus Development. Throughout Emily’s career in affordable housing, she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to the community with the development high quality housing in places of high need. Her work at GMD has focused on preservation and new construction in Alaska, and now new construction in the greater Seattle area. She attended the Master’s Degree Program in Urban Planning, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree, from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Jerome Burns joined the GMD team in 2018, bringing a broad range of experience and skill in multifamily affordable housing development. Before joining the company, Jerome worked 20 years in the affordable housing community developing and preserving new and existing housing. He worked as an independent consultant; development project manager with Common Ground, a nonprofit consulting firm; director of development for Imagine Housing, an affordable housing developer/owner; and project manager/director for Trilogy Construction, a general contractor specializing in acquisition/rehabs. Jerome graduated with a B.A. from Texas A&M in political science/economics and M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Tina was born and raised in Seattle and holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. After six years of working in accounting and administration in the healthcare industry, Tina was inspired to broaden and apply her skills to real estate. She has now been with GMD Development for two years where she assists with the management of the company’s finances and coordinates efforts with external tax accountants, auditors and property managers.
Lariah is a Montana native who moved to Seattle in 2016 after earning an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Though Lariah comes from a background in Human Resources Administration, she has found her niche at GMD Development in assisting the team with day to day operations. Lariah joined the team in 2017.