HAL FERRIS Principal

Hal founded Spectrum Development Solutions in 2008 with an emphasis on community focused development. Hal has developed over 12,000 beds of student housing for 10 Public and Private Universities in the Pacific Northwest and his diverse experience includes a variety of project types. Notable recent projects include: The Publix, a historic adaptive reuse and new multifamily housing; University of Washington West Campus Student Village, an urban student housing mixed-use community; University of Washington North Campus Phase IVa and IVb; Uwajimaya Village; Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma; and the Meridian Center for Health, a community health center.

Hal serves on the advisory board for the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, the Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) Committee for the City of Seattle, is Vice Chair of the Seattle Housing Levy Oversight Committee, and a board member of Forterra Enterprises as well as Board member and past Chair of ULI Northwest and past Chair of the Bellevue Planning Commission. Prior to founding Spectrum, Hal was a partner with Lorig Associates and a partner with WG Clark Construction. Hal earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington, and an MBA from the University of Portland.





Jake’s development expertise spans both new transit oriented mixed-use development work as well as historic renovations and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Jake started his career developing affordable housing projects in New York City before returning home to Seattle. His current clients range from Saint Mark’s Cathedral, to Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. Most recently Jake led Spectrum’s development efforts for three new mixed-use use projects (Anthem, Decibel, and Reverb) which created almost 300 apartments of workforce housing for young professionals, teachers, nurses, and civil servants. Prior to Spectrum Jake worked for the Seneca Group managing complex projects ranging from the historic renovation of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), the Douglas Residence Hall at Seattle University, and other private developments.

Jake currently serves on the Seattle Planning Commission and the Urban Land Institute’s Transit Oriented Development Product Council. He has also served on a working group the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) as well as a Technical Advisory Panel for the Seattle Housing Levy and on the King County Affordable Housing Bonds and Strategies Advisory Group. In 2015 Jake was selected by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40” honorees spotlighting the top business leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.
He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the French American School of Puget Sound, chairing the Real Estate Committee, where his two children currently attend school.

Jake grew up in Seattle attending Lakeside School and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College and a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University.





Gabe is a Seattle native with a passion for creating great places and a deep commitment to civic affairs, and brings a strong multi-disciplinary approach to real estate. He has extensive experience identifying investment opportunities, structuring and negotiating complex real estate transactions, and managing the creative repositioning of a variety of asset types. Prior to Spectrum, Gabe was Vice President of HAL Real Estate Investments where he was responsible for the financial performance of a diverse portfolio of commercial real estate assets in the Seattle metro area and overseeing acquisitions and dispositions. Representative projects include: the downtown City Target store; Polyclinic Madison Center on First Hill (Winner of NAIOP “Deal of the Year”); and the Pacific Commercial Building in Pioneer Square. Gabe began his real estate career at Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) in Boston, working on complex mixed-income multifamily acquisition and renovation projects.

Gabe is a board member of Bellwether Housing, has served on numerous civic commissions, including the HALA Committee, Historic Seattle PDA and the Downtown Seattle Design Review Board, and has been honored as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40”. Gabe is a former Fulbright scholar, has a BA from the University of Washington, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.





NICOLE FERRING Finance Manager

Nicole has overall responsibility for the financial performance of Spectrum projects and day-to-day responsibility for financial reporting, overseeing acquisitions, development, asset management and dispositions. Her 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 the 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. Nicole has more than 14 years of experience in real estate financial management and advisory service.

Prior to Spectrum, she was a Senior Portfolio Accountant with Bentall Kennedy U.S and a Financial Accountant with Wright Runstad & Company. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University Northridge.




CHAD ZETTLE Development Manager

Chad has over 20 years of development and design experience. Projects have included preparation of capital planning requests, third-party negotiations and agreements, all phases of building design and project management of both building design and construction.

Chad is currently Development Manager for several projects at the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. The University of Washington is currently in design and construction of a two phase, five building development that will provide over 2800 new student beds for the campus. The University of Oregon has both new and renovation projects they are pursuing with Spectrum. A new residence hall is currently under construction that will provide over 500 beds, and the renovation of the 700 bed Bean Hall is currently in the design phase.

Chad recently completed development management on the 45,000 SF Meridian Center for Health for Neighborcare Health. The project provides integrated community healthcare between three providers.

Chad earned a Bachelor of Science Design from Clemson University, a Master of Architecture degree from University of Washington and has a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington. Chad is a licensed Architect and LEED accredited professional.




WILL LIPPITT Development Manager

Will’s ardent commitment to the diverse and sustainable growth of the region centers on building strong teams, resilient communities, and great places. Bringing over 12 years of construction experience to development, Will is driven to ensure high quality and efficient buildings. Embracing the complexity that comes with all phases of construction from predevelopment to post occupancy, Will has experience working on office, commercial, retail, restaurant, and residential building types.

A passionate learner, Will is a lifelong student of the built environment with an academic background at Brown University with both an Urban Studies BA, and Architectural Studies BA and an Architecture Certificate from Harvard GSD. Will is continuing with a Masters in Construction Management at the University of Washington expected to complete 2018, and has served as Chair of the School of the Built Environments Graduate Student Council.

As a board member of the College Club of Seattle, Will sits on the strategic planning committee helping to shape the future growth of the 107 year old social club. Will also volunteers with the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods as a grant reviewer for the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund.

Will loves spending time on, in, or near the water, sailing, rowing, swimming or just messing about on boats with his family, and their black lab Captain.




KAITLIN BOYCE Development Associate

Kaitlin is currently managing the development of Canton Lofts and recently finished managing the development of Decibel and Reverb, part of Spectrum’s trifecta of projects built in Seattle’s 12th Avenue Corridor. Kaitlin also assisted with Anthem on 12th, The Publix, and the Meridian Center for Health. Kaitlin has been passionate about real estate development from a young age, entering the residential construction and acquisition field at 18, concurrent to attending school. She is active with the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group and completed the 2016 Center for Sustainable Leadership Program. Kaitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2013.




MATT WILEY Development Associate

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

Recent Spectrum projects Matt worked on include The Publix, Anthem, Decibel, Reverb and the Meridian Center for Health.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and has a Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Washington.

Matt is a member of the Urban Land Institute.




JULIE TEPPER Office Administrator

Julie sustains a friendly and personable ambiance to both clients and the Spectrum team. She brings over 10 years of customer service and administrative support experience including flying all over the country as a flight attendant for the award winning airline, Virgin America, as well as supporting property managers as an Assistant Manager for a leading Homeowners Association management company. At Spectrum, Julie is responsible for maintaining the organizational flow of the office and providing support to the Principals, Financial Manager, Development Managers, and Development Associates. As a graduate of San Francisco State University, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, in line with a passion for communication and love for public speaking.