Leadership

HAL FERRIS Principal

Hal founded Spectrum Development Solutions in 2008 with an emphasis on community focused development. Since then, Hal has developed over 12,000 beds of student housing for 10 public and private Universities in the Pacific Northwest. His experience includes a variety of project types from the historic adaptive reuse and new multifamily housing for Publix to developing over 16 acres of mixed-use, urban student housing at the University of Washington. Whether he is working to increase housing options, improve neighborhood environments or build additional health care facilities, Hal is committed to strengthening the community as a whole.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering | University of Washington
  • Master of Business Administration | University of Portland

Honors & Involvements

  • ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing Advisory Board
  • Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Board
  • Chair City of Bellevue Planning Commission
  • Chair ULI Seattle District Council
  • Board Chair, Common Ground
  • Forterra Enterprises Board Member

Experience

  • The Publix | Seattle, WA
  • University of Washington West Campus Student Village | Seattle, WA
  • Uwajimaya Village | Seattle, WA
  • Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma | Tacoma, WA
  • Meridian Center for Health | Seattle, WA
  • The Gem at Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR
  • Court 17 | Tacoma, WA
  • University of Washington North Campus | Seattle, WA
  • The Douglas Student Apartments at Seattle University | Seattle, WA

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JAKE MCKINSTRY Principal

As a Principal of Spectrum Development Solutions, Jake’s expertise spans complex land use issues, transit oriented mixed-use development, healthcare and historic renovations. Jake began his career developing affordable housing projects in New York City and currently oversees a variety of projects and clients throughout the greater Seattle area including Northwest Kidney Centers, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

 

Throughout Jake’s career, he has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the community in developing mixed-use and multifamily housing. Recent examples include Anthem, Decibel, and Reverb which created nearly 300 apartments of workforce housing for young professionals, teachers, nurses, and civil servants. Jake’s passion is evident in his desire to always keep what’s best for the community at the forefront of his decisions.

 

Education

  • Lakeside School | Seattle
  • Bachelor of Arts in English | Boston College
  • Master of Science in Urban Planning | Columbia University

Accreditations

  • LEED Accredited Professional

Honors & Involvements

  • “40 Under 40” Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Seattle Planning Commission
  • Urban Land Institute’s National Transit Oriented Development Council (TODC)
  • King County Affordable Housing Bonds & Strategy Advisory Group
  • Seattle Housing Levy Technical Advisory Committee
  • French American School of Puget Sound – Board Member

Experience

  • Anthem | Seattle, WA
  • Decibel | Seattle, WA
  • Reverb | Seattle, WA
  • St. Mark’s Cathedral | Seattle, WA
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital | Multiple Locations & Projects
  • Northwest Kidney Centers | Multiple Locations & Projects
  • University of Washington Real Estate Office | Multiple
    Locations & Projects
  • The Douglas Student Apartments at Seattle University* | Seattle, WA
  • Greenfire Campus* | Seattle, WA
  • Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)* | Seattle, WA
*Projects completed prior to joining Spectrum Development

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GABRIEL GRANT Principal

Gabe is a Principal at Spectrum Development Solutions. He brings a passion for creating great places, a deep commitment to civic affairs, and a strong multi-disciplinary approach to real estate. His extensive experience managing complex real estate transactions combined with a creative and collaborative approach allow Gabe to effectively lead development projects that result in long-term value for diverse stakeholders. Gabe is currently leading a number of workforce and student housing development projects.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts | University of Washington
  • Master in Public Policy | Harvard Kennedy School
  • Certificate from the Program on Negotiation | Harvard Law School

Honors & Involvements

  • “40 Under 40” Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Bellwether Housing Board Member
  • Former Member of Mayor’s Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA)
  • Former Member of Historic Seattle Public Development Authority
  • Former Member of Downtown Seattle Design Review Board

Experience

  • Canton Lofts | Seattle, WA
  • North State Street | Bellingham, WA
  • Shoreline Community College | Shoreline, WA
  • Pacific Commercial Building* | Seattle, WA
  • Polyclinic Madison Center* | Seattle, WA
  • CityTarget* | Seattle, WA
*Projects completed prior to joining Spectrum Development

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Team

NICOLE FERRING Finance Manager

With more than 16 years of experience in real estate financial management and advisory service, Nicole is responsible for the financial performance of Spectrum Development Solution’s projects. Her day-to-day activities include financial reporting, overseeing acquisitions, development, asset management, and dispositions. Nicole’s expertise includes mixed-finance tools ranging from HUD loans to Historic, New Market, and Low Income Housing Tax credits. She focuses on customizing financial solutions that suit each project while obtaining a strong investor return. She is committed to Spectrum’s mission to create communities available to residents at various income levels and finds the complex financing and ownership structures an exciting challenge.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting | California State University Northridge

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JACQUALYNN KARSTEN Senior Development Manager

Jacqualynn comes to Spectrum Development Solutions with over 17 years of industry experience. Her background includes serving as the owner’s representative as well as the general contractor on a variety of project types. As a result, she understands the complexities in development and how to keep both sides working together towards a common goal.
Jacqualynn’s expertise in due diligence, feasibility, budgeting, value engineering, complex, phased and occupied tenant improvements as well as significant building renovations allow her to successfully manage projects for Spectrum. As Spectrum’s lead for Seattle Children’s Hospital ongoing developments across the Puget Sound, Jacqualynn is able to keep projects moving on time and on budget.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design | Highline College

Honors & Involvements

  • Volunteer for The Special Olympics

Experience

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital | Seattle, WA
  • St. Mark’s Cathedral | Seattle, WA
  • Group Health* | Seattle, WA
  • Franciscan Healthcare* | Tacoma, WA
  • Eroba Redevelopment* | Bellevue, WA
  • Commonwealth Building* | Portland, OR
  • Russell Investment Center* | Seattle, WA
  • 6th & Yamhill* |Portland, OR
  • NV* | Portland, OR
  • 1600 7th Avenue* | Seattle, WA
  • Westlake Tower* | Seattle, WA
  • Key Bank* | Seattle, WA and Portland, OR
  • Washington Mutual* | Seattle, WA
*Projects completed prior to joining Spectrum Development

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JHOMAR SMALL Development Manager

Jhomar’s passion for development is derived from the strategic and positive impact he is able to create within the environments he works in. Whether the project is providing homes for students, working professionals or is enhancing a community, Jhomar takes pride in the accomplishments of Spectrum’s developments. Jhomar has been instrumental in successfully leading overall planning, site assessment, cost analysis, design, scheduling, and construction oversight for projects at Shoreline Community College, the University of Washington and in Bellingham, Washington.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management | University of Washington

Honors & Involvements

  • Seattle Design Review Board Member

Experience

  • University of Washington North Campus Residence Halls |
    Seattle, WA
  • Shoreline Community College Student Apartments | Shoreline, WA
  • North State Street | Bellingham, WA
  • AVVO* | Seattle, WA
  • Car Toys Wireless Advocates* | Seattle, WA
  • Accenture* | Redmond, WA
  • Moss Adams* | Bellingham and Everett, WA
  • CBRE* | Seattle, WA
  • DaVita* | Boise and Pocatello, ID
  • 400 Fairview* | Seattle, WA
  • Boeing Delivery Center* | Everett, WA
  • 200 West Pump and Treat Water Facility* | Hanford, WA
  • University of Washington Medical Center Expansion Project* | Seattle, WA
  • Snoqualmie Casino* | Snoqualmie, WA
*Projects completed prior to joining Spectrum Development

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KAITLIN BOYCE Development Manager

Kaitlin is involved in all facets of development with a focus on entitlement, feasibility, financial analysis, design, and the overall management of the development process from site acquisition through completion. She directs the project team, coordinates with lenders and city officials, reports to investors, and works closely with the construction team as the owner’s representative. Kaitlin is currently managing the development of Canton Lofts and Othello and recently completed the development of Decibel and Reverb on First Hill in Seattle.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration | University of Alaska Anchorage

Honors & Involvements

  • Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group
  • 2016 Center for Sustainable Leadership Program

Experience

  • Canton Lofts | Seattle, WA
  • Decibel | Seattle, WA
  • Reverb | Seattle, WA
  • Othello | Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Kidney Centers | Federal Way and Sea-Tac, WA

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DAVE HILGERS Development Manager

David brings a diverse background to Spectrum Development Solutions in both design and construction that includes over 20 years of experience in development and project management. Dave began his career as a landscape architect and transitioned to construction to become a project manager and pursue his passion for development. Throughout Dave’s career, he has managed a diverse portfolio from restaurants to commercial projects overseeing all elements of the design and delivery process. His strategic ability to keep projects moving forward, on time and on budget, have afforded him successful project delivery for notable clients including Microsoft, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Northwest Kidney Centers.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture | Washington State University
  • Master of Environmental Management | University of Denver

Accreditation

  • LEED Accredited Professional

Honors & Involvements

  • American Society of Landscape Architects Washington Branch Executive Committee Member (2009 – 2010) Committee on the Environment Chair (2010)
  • Association of Builders and Contractors Green Building Council Steering Committee Member (2008 – 2010)
  • Cascadia Region Green Building Council Eastside LEED Users Group Steering Committee Member (2009, 2010)
  • Washington State University Landscape Architecture Course Instructor (2011 – 2015)
  • University of Washington Green Infrastructure Certification Program Guest Lecturer (2011, 2013)

Experience

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital | Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Kidney Centers | Seattle, WA
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)* | Seattle, WA
  • Microsoft* | Puget Sound, WA
  • Microsoft Café 36* | Redmond, WA
*Projects completed prior to joining Spectrum Development

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MATT WILEY Development Associate

Matt’s primary focus at Spectrum Development Solutions is site acquisition, due diligence, and development support. He works closely with the team to manage day-to-day operations of Spectrum’s active development projects. These responsibilities include preparation and processing of development entitlements and permits, schedule and budget management along with coordination of the efforts of contractors, design professionals, and other project consultants.

 

Matt is currently working on a 355 unit mixed-use multifamily project in Issaquah, a high-rise 150 key hotel in downtown Seattle, and a substantial alteration of a dialysis clinic in Bellevue. He is also pursuing his Master’s in Real Estate Finance at Georgetown University.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | Loyola Marymount University
  • Certificate in Construction Management | University of Washington

Honors & Involvements

  • Urban Land Institute Member

Experience

  • Northwest Kidney Centers | Issaquah and Bellevue, WA
  • Issaquah TOD | Issaquah, WA
  • Marketview Place Hotel | Seattle, WA

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KELLY GILL Development Associate

Kelly comes to Spectrum Development Solutions with over seven years of experience in the corporate real estate industry. As a Development Associate, Kelly assists with the daily operations of projects including site acquisition, due diligence, entitlements, and full construction management including scope, schedule and budget management. Kelly’s experience ranges from Microsoft tenant improvement projects across the Puget Sound to ground-up clinics throughout the greater Seattle area for Northwest Kidney Center.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology | Western Washington University

Experience

  • Northwest Kidney Center | Seattle and Burien, WA
  • Microsoft TI Projects* | Multiple locations, WA
*Projects completed prior to joining Spectrum Development

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KAY LIN Accounting Associate

As an Accounting Associate, Kay assists with construction accounting draw processes, tracking of project costs, and account reconciliation. Her innate attention to detail, coupled with her proactive working style allows her to support Spectrum’s Finance Manager in the monthly and annual accounting cycle and associated projects. Kay’s background includes several years of public accounting experience which focused on mixed-financing multi-family housing projects using Historic, New Market, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting | Portland State University

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SALLY NORRIS Marketing & Project Coordinator

Sally first identified her interest in writing working as an editorial intern for Seattle’s Where Magazine. She combined this love for writing with her passion for design, marketing, and branding developing a career in creating memorable pieces of collateral and assembling design packages for projects. Through her experience working for Where, Nordstrom, and an architecture firm, Sally creates impactful materials that combine brand identity and functionality. This background provides Sally with a unique perspective, where she leads the marketing and branding efforts as well as assists in the project coordination for Spectrum and their projects.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in English | University of Washington
  • Certificate in Publishing | New York University

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