Frank’s development work began in 1989, when he acquired and redeveloped a 100,000 square foot retail center in Yakima, WA which subsequently was sold for a profit. In 1999, Frank entered the senior housing industry when he identified a potential site in Sonoma, CA and took it from agricultural zoning to completion as Vintage Sonoma. Frank is currently the Managing Partner for Vintage Sonoma which is operated by Vintage Senior Living.


In 2003, Frank became involved with development full-time when he co-founded Lewis-Pipgras with Tom Lewis in Sacramento. The firm focused on Northern California opportunities including office, retail and senior housing. Frank and his partner also offered consulting services to investors and development companies.