Jake McKinstry


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.


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


  • LEED Accredited Professional

Honors and 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


  • Orenda at Othello Square | Seattle, WA
  • Ballard Food Bank | Seattle, WA
  • Anthem | Seattle, WA
  • Decibel | Seattle, WA
  • Reverb | Seattle, WA
  • Saint 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