Founded in 2008, Spectrum Development Solutions is a mission-driven for-profit real estate development and advisory company based in Seattle, WA. Our company has a diverse, cross-sector focus spanning workforce housing, student housing, healthcare, and civic-oriented projects. All of our projects have a strong community focus with an emphasis on transit-oriented and environmentally sustainable development. We embrace complexity and challenging development opportunities.

Our Community Impact

  • Over 10,000 beds of student housing delivered across 10 higher education campuses in the Northwest

  • Over 1,000 new mixed-income apartments created for our workforce

  • Over 60,000 square feet of new health care clinic space for low-income families

  • Over 20 sustainably focused projects with LEED Certification:

    • Platinum Certification: 2

    • Gold Certification: 14

    • Silver Certification: 7

  • Over $1 Billion in total development value created

Our Expertise

  • Student Housing

  • Mixed-use Multifamily

  • Community Health Centers

  • Historic Renovations & Adaptive Reuse

  • Civic Projects

Our Tools

  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3’s), Joint Ventures, Ground Leases

  • Innovative Financing Structures:

    • Bonds

    • New Market Tax Credits

    • Historic Tax Credits

    • Low Income Housing Tax Credits

    • Debt & Equity Structures


We offer an expansive range of real estate advisory and development management services to a variety of public and private sector clients.

We utilize our experience and holistic understanding of the development process to offer the optimal solutions that will help our clients realize their long-term as well as short-term goals.

Advisory Services

•   Project Communications & Decision Making Structure

•   Community Relations Strategy & Outreach

•   Sustainability Goals & Strategy

•   Financial Goals & Financing Strategy

•   Real Estate Structure & Guidance

•   Feasibility Analysis

•   Financial Analysis

•   Master Schedule Development & Implementation

•   Board & Community Presentations

Development Management Services

  • Selection of Project Team

    • Architects, specialty consultants, general contractor, and subcontractors

  • Financing Management

    • Debt: tax-exempt bonds, conventional bank and institutional lenders, tax exemptions

    • Equity: private investors, new market, historic and low-income housing tax credits

  • Project Management

    • Design and construction management, scheduling, budget preparation, and management, construct-ability review and value analysis, sustainability implementation

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Some of our past and current clients/partners include: