Jake McKinstry

Managing Partner

Jake McKinstry

As Managing Partner of Spectrum, Jake’s expertise spans a broad range of real estate asset classes from mixed-use multifamily to student housing, education, and healthcare. Jake began his career developing affordable housing projects in New York City and currently oversees a variety of projects and clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

Jake currently serves on the national Urban Land Institute’s Transit Oriented Development Council (TODC) and is a past member of the City of Seattle Planning Commission. 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.


  • 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