Who are we?

Since 2002, Redside has managed multi-family and commercial buildings in the Seattle area. The firm has grown to be a leading Puget Sound management company, especially for twenty to one hundred unit apartment buildings. Our hands-on approach enables high resident satisfaction, while also increasing building values one month at a time.

Today, Redside manages about 5,000 apartments in the Seattle area with a truly exceptional rapport with vendors as well as in-house maintenance and office staff.

Some people have asked “where did the name Redside come from?” Back in May 2002, the two founders had recently returned from forty mile float and and fly-fishing trip on Oregon’s Deschutes River, Craig Swanson had, in many ways, learned to fly fish there. The Deschutes trout are a unique subspecies of rainbow trout and are frequently called “Redsides”…

Redside’s Maintenance Team

Our team has varied and wide-ranging interests, which strengthen their relationships with residents and building owners. The team’s shared interests include sports, food, performing arts and college rivalries.

Some of Redside’s accounting and property operational staff

Our team has varied and wide-ranging interests, strengthing our relationships with residents and building owners. Our team’s shared interests include sports, food, performing arts, and college rivalries.

Some of the unique backgrounds include:

  • A former collegiate soccer, baseball, cross country runner, and volleyball player.
  • A part-time raspberry and blueberry farmer.
  • A few serious Mariner fans.
  • A couple of hard-core live theatre fans.
  • Graduates of universities with mascots named Huskies, Wildcats, Cougars, Blues, Broncos, Redbirds, Sun Devils, Maroons, Wildcats, Wolfpack, and Anteaters.


Craig Swanson

Craig Swanson

Redside’s founder and owner, Craig is a Northwest native. Originally from Portland, he graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and later received his Masters of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. After graduating from Duke in 1995, he began getting more involved in real estate while also managing various marketing and sales initiatives at Sprint. He founded Redside in 2002 and through a continued focus on building property value, has organically built the firm through its reputation and referrals. He has helped Redside’s clients build property values through multiple residential and commercial building renovations, or more simply, carefully attending to details. Craig is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington and lives in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.

Jennifer Schwartz, Controller

Jennifer Schwartz, Controller

Jennifer oversees Redside’s accounting team and focuses on general ledger accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, owner distributions, payroll and several areas of reporting.

Originally from Illinois, she graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Financial Accounting. Jennifer spent 11 years gaining experience across several accounting positions at AIMCO, a Real Estate Investment Trust headquartered in Denver, before moving to Seattle and joining Redside in 2014. Since then, she has learned the details of property management while managing various accounting and HR needs of a growing company, enabling her to carefully handle the accounting needs for different properties and ownership structures.

Jennifer recently moved to Burien where she has more outdoor space to enjoy free time with her two active children BBQing, playing baseball, swimming and visiting Seattle’s beautiful parks and beaches!

Justin Weeks, Sr. Director of Operations

Justin Weeks, Sr. Director of Operations

Originally from Los Angeles, Justin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Whitman College in 2013 where he also played varsity baseball for 4 years. After graduating from Whitman College, Justin joined AmeriCorps where he taught 4th grade in Seattle.

Prior to joining Redside full-time in 2014, Justin began his property management work as a resident manager. Since then, he has grown into multiple roles and has helped Redside grow significantly. He has managed a wide range of property types and projects, including new construction, rehabilitation, student housing, lease-ups, garden style, and historic buildings. He is also proficient with Appfolio, a varierty of apartment marketing platforms, and is a licensed real estate broker.

Justin lives in Columbia City, Seattle with his wife, and their dog. He enjoys playing golf, exploring Seattle/PNW, and traveling.

Andy Wyatt, Maintenance Director

Andy Wyatt, Maintenance Director

Andy grew up in Omak, WA, where his mother’s family settled in the late 1880’s. After serving four years as a Nuclear Missile Systems Analyst for the USAF, Andy moved to Seattle in 1985.

For the next twenty-three years, he spent time at PEMCO insurance and then as a systems engineer in telecommunications working for DHL and Swedish Health System. Always interested in maintenance and construction, in 2009 he started working for a Seattle-based, family business managing and maintaining apartments. Since 2017 he has played an integral role in growing, training, and managing Redside’s maintenance team.

Andy regularly travels around the state with “Rusty” his three-legged dog. He also cherishes time with lifelong friends, family, hiking, and everything the PNW has to offer!