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With decades of construction and legal experience, we are a full-service real estate developer committed to improving organizations and communities through the built environment.

We consult, we construct and we raise project capital.

Cobalt Development successfully develops and manages construction and real estate change. We thus enable our clients to focus on their core competencies- becoming stronger and more successful, while we shepherd their development projects from conceptual design to the groundbreaking.

Our technical expertise, broad-based experience, and streamlined communications will support you, whatever phase of development you are in.


Bart C Dickson, J.D., LEED AP, DBIA

Bart C. Dickson J.D. LEED AP, DBIA

Founder & Shareholder

20+ years in the A/E/C Industry

Bart has personally managed or overseen construction and development of $1B+ and 3mm SF of real estate. He has experience with office, multi-family housing, mixed use, higher education, industrial, and data center construction.

Bart’s multifaceted experience as a Developer and General Contractor, and the high value he places on collaborative relationships, inform his perspective about client satisfaction and what makes a project successful.

Contact Bart – Email
971.998.5203

“As an investor, we look for a project manager and partner who can deliver a project on time and on budget without any major surprises. Bart Dickson showed us that he has the background, organizational skills, and work ethic to bring a large scale project to fruition. In addition, his people skills were very helpful when we needed them to overcome a couple of major issues during the project. We would partner with Bart again without hesitation.”

Bruce Burns, CEO, Real Estate Investment Company

Todd Woodley, P.E.

Todd Woodley

Managing Director & Shareholder

30+ years in the A/E/C Industry

Todd has extensive experience with management and delivery, capital planning, and lending / bonding indemnification, with special emphasis on administration of Alternative Delivery projects in the Industrial, Commercial, and Civil construction arenas. Todd served as President of Slayden Construction from 1997 – 2010, overseeing all financial and logistical aspects of operating a $100 million annual volume construction business.

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503.931.3894

“Todd Woodley has decades of construction and development work history. His knowledge about all phases of a major project were on display at all times. His ability to take charge of the project and oversee the GC are likely without peer. His cost containment skills, estimating, and project accounting were stellar. We would partner with Todd on any future project.”

Bruce Burns, CEO, Real Estate Investment Company


Joe Sandahl

Joe Sandahl CPM, CCIM

Advisory Board Member

25+ years in the commercial real estate industry

Joe has served as an advisor to numerous investors and developers to create the proper structures that lead to successful commercial real estate investments. He is currently engaged in numerous developments in the Pacific NW as an advisor and in some instances, a principal as well. In addition, Joe has represented dozens of clients in either the placement of new loans, refinance existing loans or the arrangement of construction financing. Through his extensive network of lending sources, he can arrange the specific loan that ideally meets your unique requirement.

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503.310.9973

“Joe Sandahl has superb financial acumen for any large scale project, which was sorely needed by our investor team. His on-going accounting and finance skills were impeccable. He worked hand-in-hand with our construction financier, and then our permanent financier, providing them with the necessary layers of charts, and answers to their every question. We would not want anyone else other than Joe to provide finance and cost accounting to a future project.”

Bruce Burns, CEO, Real Estate Investment Company


Daniel Griffiths

Daniel Griffiths

Advisory Board Member

13+ years in the A/E/C Industry

Daniel has constructed or developed $4B+ and 6mm SF of real estate in the Pacific Northwest and SF Bay Area. He has significant expertise with large tech corporate campuses, university housing, data centers, emergency operation facilities, correctional facilities and various mission critical facilities.

Daniel’s technical expertise and personal skills allow him to effectively lead project teams and stakeholders to successful project outcomes both as a builder and developer. Daniel places his highest priority on integrity, honestest and collaboration.

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650.404.7178