Team

Ernest P. Graham

Founder, CEO

A graduate of the University of Texas, Ernest P. Graham (Ernie) recognized the promise of California early, and moved to the state in 1973. Following a career in banking and commercial property underwriting, Ernie founded E.P. Graham & Company, a mortgage brokerage company in 1979. Within years, E.P. Graham evolved into a development firm with a focus on the rapid growth of the Bay Area. To date, Graham Development has brought to the market approximately three million square feet of commercial and residential space. Ernie brings his extensive experience to every project Graham Development takes on. His expertise extends from building strategic partnerships with investors and landowners and structuring financial packages to site acquisition and tenant move-in. After 39 years in the business, Ernie knows how to meet budgets and deliver projects on time. In his long career, Ernie is proud to say, “We’ve never failed to move a tenant in on time.”

Janice Smith

Property Manager/Project Manager

After graduating from Sonoma State University, Janice Smith joined Graham Development Company in 1978.  In her role as Property Manager and Project Manager Janice is responsible for budgeting, lease supervision, contract negotiations and tenant liaison. She works closely with city and county representatives throughout the permitting process to ensure all projects proceed smoothly and according to schedule. Janice has served as both Property Manager and Project Manager for multiple commercial developments including five office building projects totaling over 1,000,000 square feet. As Property Manager at Graham Development, Janice has managed properties totaling approximately 2,000,000 square feet. When Graham Development undertakes projects far from the Bay Area, Janice acts as a consultant to the contracted property management team, offering her expertise in budgeting, as well as conducting on-site property visits to ensure all work is performed to the consistently high quality Graham Development properties are known for.

Corbin Graham

Vice President

Corbin Graham is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a background in the real estate capital markets and commercial lending. As a real estate broker at Colliers International Corbin represented institutional and private capital clients in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate assets in Silicon Valley.  While at Colliers International Corbin was responsible for underwriting in excess of $400 million of office, R&D, retail, and industrial transactions, including assets in the coveted Stanford Research Park.  At Graham Development, Corbin deals with all facets of the development cycle from construction management through to capital structuring and asset management. Corbin lives in North Dakota where he serves as the secretary of the Bakken American Petroleum Institute while managing GDC’s Great Plains and Midwest developments.