Founder & CEO
The Stratford Company
Mr. Webb graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and History. He worked in the technology industry in Seattle for Accenture and Microsoft between 1990 and 2005, while simultaneously founding The Stratford Company as a means to expand his personal real estate investing. While at Microsoft Mr. Webb held Director level leadership roles in a variety of product development and business teams.
During this fifteen year period, Mr. Webb acquired, actively managed and improved, and eventually sold single family homes and multi family properties. Mr. Webb learned the real estate business “from the ground up”, actively managing properties personally during these formative years. All investments were personally or “friends and family” funded during this time.
In 2005 Mr. Webb left Microsoft to focus on growing his real estate holdings full-time and simultaneously launched The Stratford Fund I, a discretionary private equity real estate fund. Mr. Webb has continued to significantly participate as an investor in all company projects and remains by far the largest aggregate investor in the company’s cumulative project history.
Over the years, Stratford subsidiaries have been created to optimize risk-adjusted returns to investors through the active management of risk in various critical functions, including Stratford Fund Management Company, Stratford Management Company, Stratford Development Company, and Stratford Construction Company.
Stratford’s early efforts were focused on multi-family assets, but over the years have grown to include successful projects in office, senior housing, retail, and land development. The company focuses its efforts exclusively on the greater Seattle area.