Who We Are

Our Story

Originally a division of The Rush Companies, Edison47 was created to provide a diversified array of services to meet the requirements of real estate owners and developers. Through our connections to The Rush Companies, we’ve gained familiarity with all aspects of construction and leasing of multifamily, commercial business, retail, and more. Our portfolio of managed properties includes residential projects, long term hold, older renovated properties, pre-construction, and lease up of class A urban midrise.

Edison47’s unique relationship with The Rush Companies allows for access to award-winning design, engineering, development, commercial management, and investment opportunities.

Meet Our Team

Our talented, experienced team makes us who we are. Edison47’s unique relationship with The Rush Companies allows for access to award-winning design, engineering, development, commercial management, and investment opportunities. This means you’ll always get the best of the best. Meet the people that make up our incredible Edison47 team.

Senior Vice President

Lindy Harvey

With Edison47 Since 2012

With over 30 years managing multi-state portfolios, Lindy’s experience is unmatched. Having come to Edison47 managing large portfolios of up to 4000 units in multiple states and oversight of previous property management rms, Lindy provides multi-level operational experience.

For Lindy, it’s always been about the people. Her drive and passion stems from a desire to go above and beyond to meet the practical and emotional needs of both property employees and residents. In Lindy’s opinion, Edison47 is different because, “We are kind to each other which has translated into incredible recruitment of highly skilled staff from large national firms. Respect for each associate and their talent is missing in today’s corporate environment but plays a monumental role in how Edison has structured its working environment.”

It’s Lindy’s goal to create an experience that can’t be beat—which is why she works so hard to create a haven for residents, listen when they need to be heard, and above all, make the process fun.

After A Long day, Lindy likes to...

follow her love of art and binge watch crime shows.

Lindy's words to live by:

Don’t take life or your work too seriously; stress is just the mismanagement of your imagination. In life you’ll never stop learning, but it’s important to be open to the opportunity.

Sr. Portfolio Manager

Tom Dodson

With edison47 since 2015

Tom comes to Edison47 with 13 years of experience from the southern California region. He has guided 8 communities totaling 1,850 units as a Regional Manager in Los Angeles with MG Properties. Tom’s experience also includes a vast background with Alliant Real Estate Investments where he handled the re-positioning of poor performing properties, stabilized income growth, oversaw third-party management, created and started capital projects and was responsible for the overall financial viability of these assets. These focuses were spread across 11 states with a total of 22 communities that consisted of tax credit, multi-family, and single-family homes. In these roles, he was able to gain many perspectives of ownership and investment strategies, providing insight to maximizing profitability in multi-family assets.

In all areas of daily operation, Tom’s attention to financial responsibility and cost control is evident in high performance year over year NOI growth. In Tom’s opinion, Edison47 is different because, “We’ve cut out the red tape so we can accomplish more in a short period. There is no bureaucracy to slow things down. We all work as a team and can react quickly to any situation on any property regardless of who is assigned to manage it.” 

Tom is a native of Washington State and has been elated to be back in the Pacific Northwest doing what he does best.

After a Long day, Tom likes to...

work on home improvement projects, and play PS4.

Tom's words to Live by:

Keep your head down and work hard. It will pay off someday.

Portfolio Manager

Jacky Nelson

With Edison47 Since 2014

Jacky comes to Edison47 with over two decades of experience as a proven multifamily management professional. Jacky specializes in the management of both lease-up and stabilized properties. Under the Edison47 brand, she has managed and been a part of several Class A multifamily properties totaling 672 units.

A natural problem solver, Jacky thrives on setting and achieving goals. Jacky enjoys the dynamic of working with both renters and investors because of the different challenges that each group brings to the table. With renters, Jacky most enjoys working with people from different walks of life and discovering their unique perspectives. With investors, Jacky likes looking at the business through their eyes.

In Jacky’s opinion, Edison47 is different because, “Our company is always evolving. We embrace the elements of change and value our team members. Our team is the center point of all that we do and help guide the decisions we make every day.”

After A Long day, Jacky likes to...

entertain. Jacky’s idea of paradise is being in the kitchen cooking for her friends and family, entertaining is what makes her happiest.

Jacky's words to live by:

Every person you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity—personally or professionally. Build good bridges even in that just-for-now job, because you never know how they’ll weave into the larger picture of your life.

Business Development

Jered Lerum

With edison47 since 2010

Jered brings more than 15 years of company and division building experience to his role as the Director of Business Development. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight for Edison47’s tech initiatives, asset development, and resident solutions. Jered also serves as a consultant to commercial construction for multi-family projects in multiple areas, including but not limited to, amenity design, communications, fitness equipment and property access control systems.

Jered’s experience expands across the Pacific Northwest and includes multiple lease-ups and repositioning projects. Prior to joining Edison47, Jered served various roles within the multifamily industry including Community Manager, Portfolio Manager and Director of Multifamily Systems. For Jered, fleshing out ideas and working with the Edison47 team to bring ideas to life is his favorite way to delight both renters and investors.

In Jered’s opinion, Edison47 is different because, “The attention to detail we give every aspect of our product management makes us stand out. Very few management companies have the wealth of individual knowledge that we are equipped with.”

After a Long day, Jered likes to...

spend time with his family, work on customizing motorcycles, and go on motorcycle rides.

Jered's words to Live by:

“Never miss an opportunity to rest a good horse.” I take this as a reminder to always remember those that provided assistance, mentorship, and opportunity along the way. Everybody has someone to thank, sometimes for reasons that don’t seem like a positive at the time.

"Edison47 has truly made all the difference for our apartment communities. Their team is exceptional and their commitment to residents is a huge part of why we're so thrilled to partner with them. Edison47 goes above and beyond at every step of the customer experience."
--Matt Smith, President, The Rush Companies

Controller

Carolyn Bilyeu

With Edison47 Since 2010

Carolyn was recruited for the Edison47 Controller due in large part to her outstanding leadership skills and ability to provide accurate financial accountability, and prompt follow-through in all aspects of reporting to ownership, banking, and agency identities. Carolyn most enjoys problem solving, finding efficiencies, and making things work better. As the overseer of the accounting AP staff, Carolyn has provided direction for day-to-day operational support of onsite management as well as short and long-term forecast preparation for the department supervisors and ownership.

In Carolyn’s opinion, Edison47 is different because, “Edison47 cares about people. Our customers and our employees are more than the bottom line.”

After A Long day, Carolyn likes to...

enjoy coffee or dessert with friends, or play a board game or puzzle.

Carolyn's words to live by:

Do what you love. 

Engagement Manager

Joanne Mendenhall

With edison47 since 2014

Joanne finds joy in the variety. For Joanne, no two days are the same and she thrives on the unexpected. After 7 years in the industry, Joanne continues to be surprised by the sheer range of individuals she has the pleasure of interacting with. She enjoys working with people from all backgrounds and creating the solutions necessary to meet their needs.

Prior to joining Edison47, Joanne worked
 for CLASS, a nationally recognized apartment leasing company that focuses on occupancy strategies and leasing training. Thanks in large part to Joanne, training at Edison47 is varied and extensive in order to maintain the highest standard of experience and customer service. Joanne is responsible for ensuring that the structured training program at Edison47 is adhered to, and followed up on, for optimal performance results.

In Joanne’s opinion, Edison47 is different because “Of our commitment to our people…and not just when they’re succeeding at work. We have high expectations of our crew and demand excellence. We put a lot into training, particularly if they want to grow with the company. But we’re also very real about letting team members have lives outside of work and making sure they have the time and space to handle their personal life too. This is a rarity in an industry where many are expected to be on call 24 hours a day. We treat our team well so that they will treat their residents well.”

After a Long day, Joanne likes to...

read, explore new things/places, decorate cakes, and even ghost hunt!

Joanne's words to Live by:

Don’t let yourself slip into complacency. Always keep your eyes on the future, the next step.

Accounting Assistant

Alicia Kidd

With Edison47 Since 2010

Alicia’s a people person. She most enjoys the people she works with and makes time to connect everyday—whether it’s “lunch with the ladies” or just working together as a team. Alicia counts her dad as her primary inspiration for being a hard worker and encouraging others.

In Alicia’s opinion, it’s the people that truly make the difference at Edison47. For her, the Edison47 team is really what makes the company different.

After A Long day, Alicia likes to...

garden, cook, and craft.

Alicia's words to live by:

The sky is the limit. 

Senior Accountant

Jennifer Rech

With edison47 since 2016

With an MBA in Managerial Accounting, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. Jennifer most enjoys the team environment at Edison47 and her favorite part about her job is her coworkers. Something that Jennifer wishes more people knew about her job? “My job is actually fun! Most people don’t realize that accounting can be a fun career.”

In Jennifer’s opinion, it’s the Edison47 team that truly makes the company different. “Our team is like a family and every member of that team is equally as important.

After a Long day, Jennifer likes to...

read, garden, and craft!

Jennifer's words to Live by:

Live up to your potential.

Executive Assistant

Susan Hendrix

with Edison47 since 1994

Susan is in it for the long haul! After getting her start working with Larry Melsness at South Sound Management in 1994, Susan remained part of the team that later grew into Edison47. Susan finds joy in her work each day and is always learning something new.

In Susan’s opinion, it is the employees that truly make Edison47 different!

After A Long day, Susan likes to...

Hike, read, and cook!

Susan's words to live by:

If you’re not having fun at your job, move on.

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