Hal Ferris


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.


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

Honors and 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


  • Stateside | Bellingham, WA
  • Shoreline Community College Student Apartments | Shoreline, WA
  • The Publix | Seattle, WA
  • University of Washington North Campus Residence Halls | 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
  • The Douglas Student Apartments at Seattle University | Seattle, WA