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Barry Blanton - Senior Vice President

Barry Blanton, CPM
IREM Senior Vice President
Blanton Turner, AMO
Seattle, WA

Barry Blanton, CPM, is a Senior Vice President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Blanton is “Chief Problem Solver” and a founding Principal of Blanton Turner, AMO, a real estate management and consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington.  Since beginning his career in 1980, Blanton has become one of the most influential property management professionals in the Pacific Northwest.  With his down-to-earth communications approach, Blanton is a widely considered a leading authority on the ever-changing real estate management industry. 

Since its inception in 2011, Blanton Turner has been recognized nationally as the 2014 Management Company of the Year by Multifamily Housing News and was awarded an IREM REME Award as “AMO of the Year” in 2016.

Blanton has his CPM designation and is a Designated (Principal) Broker in both Washington and Oregon. Blanton was named CPM of the Year for Chapter 27 in 2009, was 2010 President of IREM Chapter 27.  He served as Regional Vice President of IREM Region 12 (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska) in 2017/2018, and serves on IREM’s National Board of Governors.

Outside of the real estate management industry, Barry currently serves on a number of community Boards and Committees, including Alliance for Pioneer Square, Pioneer Square Business Improvement Area (BIA), Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (BIA), Ballard Improvement Area, Seattle Investment Fund and New Market Tax Credit Advisory Committee. Blanton met his wife, Sherri, in 1978, and they’ve been married since 1982.  They have one son, Aaron, a Peabody-award winning independent filmmaker.

Blanton is a member of the IREM Western Washington Chapter.

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