Local knowledge, market-driven insights and a wealth of expertise consistenly produces real estate of enduring value.

InSODO is a diversified real estate firm dedicated to creating value from untapped potential. Meet the team of creative, talented and credentialed “placemakers” who work together to make that happen. In SODO.

Henry Liebman

Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the Board

As CEO, Henry oversees company operations and strategic planning. In 1994, he recognized Seattle’s SODO neighborhood as an area ripe for change and developed an investment strategy executed over 25 years to acquire and manage strategically located properties for future development. In 1996, Henry founded American Life, Inc. — one of the first companies in the United States to employ the EB-5 visa category to finance real estate development.

Henry has more than 20 years of experience in real estate law and immigration law and more than 30 years experience in commercial real estate management and investment. He has served as Managing Partner of Coe Nordwall Liebman, LLC. Henry also founded the Northwest International Bank and served as its first board chairman.

Henry is frequently invited to speak on business and immigration topics at organizations throughout the United States and abroad. Additionally, he authored The Immigration Handbook, which has been published in the U.S., Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Henry earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1973 and received his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Puget Sound in 1980. His experience in immigration law, finance, and real estate is both extensive and eclectic and provides particular value to InSODO and its investors.

Donald Ayers

Senior Vice President Property Management

Donald Ayres brings 30 years of management and development experience to InSODO. Prior to joining the company, he was with Health Force Partners as a founding member and served as senior VP of 12 physical therapy clinics and 4 regional occupational medicine clinics in King and Snohomish Counties. Don has been working in the Seattle business community for 30 years. He was a founding partner in Eagle Rehab in 1992, a 40-office group of clinics through Washington State. There he served as regional manager in charge of operations, facility development, and property management and oversaw budgeting and business development for 17 clinics. Prior to that, Don founded Therapy Network Services, a 175-member IPA in 3 states that contracted with insurance companies to provide rehabilitation.

Don received his BS in Athletic Training from Washington State University and his post-graduate degree in physical therapy in 1976 from Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He has served as board chair for Washington State Private Practice and Socioeconomic Chairman for The Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Don has also served as president of Everett Golf and Country Club in 2001. He currently serves on the board of directors and is vice chair of the Providence Everett Medical Center Foundation.

Yong Zhou

Chief Financial Officer

Yong Zhou, as CFO, directs finance, corporate accounting, portfolio accounting, tax and treasury functions. Prior to joining the firm, Yong was Director of International Accounting at DaVita Inc, a global dialysis company.  Before that, she worked for 12 years at Russell Investment Group, a worldwide financial services company, in increasingly responsible positions — concluding her career there as Director of Management Reporting and Planning Operations in Corporate Acquisitions.

Yong graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2003 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance. She also holds a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas. Yong is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Analyst. She is also an active member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and CFA Institute.

Dr. Heideh Eftehari

Director of Business Development and Marketing

Dr. Heideh Eftehari leads all business development and marketing efforts for InSODO, including market research, branding, public relations, advertising, social media and outreach efforts utilizing web and technology-based platforms. An innovative, highly successful entrepreneur, Heideh offers an extensive background in creating, operating and scaling businesses from the ground up. By training, she is a general dentist with degrees in business management from Seattle University and a DDS from the University of Washington. She closed her dental practice in 2015 to concentrate on real estate development. “You start with a raw piece of land where the possibilities seem endless, develop a vision and work with the right people to make concept a reality. It can be magical.” Heideh energizes and empowers everyone around her to be the best version of themselves, excel in their fields of interest and maintain a healthy balance between work and life.

Darrell Sanders

Managing Director of Investment Programs

Darrell Sanders manages InSODO’s real estate portfolio and oversees the company’s property management teams. He works to maximize the value of the company’s real estate developments on behalf of its nearly 2,000 investors and over 200 tenants.

Mr. Sanders has over 30 years of experience in commercial leasing and management of real estate. He has been affiliated with American Life, Inc. since its inception in 1996, focusing on real estate development in Seattle’s SODO sub market.  Prior to joining ALI, Mr. Sanders was the Founder and President of Pacific Rim Acquisitions, Inc. a U.S.-based consulting firm which assisted foreign investors who wished to acquire businesses and real estate in the United States.