Terry Cook founded the firm in 1988 for the purpose of developing affordable housing for working families and special needs populations. His first development project in 1985, One Jefferson Parkway in Lake Oswego, Oregon provided his entrée to the upper-end, multi-family rental property market in this national award winning housing development.
From this all cash funded project of over $20 million built for a foreign investor, he graduated to the very difficult to finance, low-income housing industry. However, with the challenges of the difficult-to-finance market also came the satisfaction of knowing that working families could have a great looking home that they could actually afford. This is the continuing motivation for his work in this sector of the housing industry.