News & Press

Laird Norton Properties and Heartland Merge to Form an Integrated Real Estate Enterprise


Heartland LLC is pleased to announce today a merger with Laird Norton Properties (LNP) that will position both firms with a unique, multi-faceted and fully integrated business and real estate enterprise. Heartland and LNP will continue with their respective client portfolios and joint venture partnerships and will now have a combined set of expertise to provide a broader reach of real estate and business advisory services and execution capabilities in real estate investment, brokerage, relationship alignment, capital markets and asset management across all real estate product types.

Laird Norton Properties acquires majority interest in Heartland —Puget Sound Business Journal

Laird Norton, Heartland join forces on real estate —Daily Journal of Commerce

Laird Norton Properties and Heartland Merge to Form an Integrated Real Estate Enterprise —The Registry Puget Sound Real Estate

Laird Norton Properties and Heartland LLC Look to New Markets Amid Strategic Merger —The Registry Puget Sound Real Estate

Port Blakely named PSBJ Family Business of the Year


Heartland is excited to learn that Port Blakely has been named the PSBJ Family Business of the Year. Heartland has had the pleasure of working with Port Blakely on the Issaquah Highlands master planned community since 2009, and continues to work in support of remaining development activities, key community agreements, obligations and relationships (including the Custom Home Architectural Review Committee).

Arbutus buys SLU site for $21M


Heartland represented the Barden Family in sale of a prime land development site in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, which the family had held for over 100 years.

Local investor group pays $19M for University Book Store site in Bellevue


Heartland was pleased to represent The University Book Store in the sale of its Bellevue property. Heartland has worked with The Book Store since 2015 in developing and stewarding an asset management strategy for its portfolio of owned properties. This sale marks the latest implementation step in the execution of the strategy developed for The Book Store’s portfolio.

KNKX builds a new home in downtown Tacoma


KNKX (88.5 MHz) is a public radio station in Tacoma, Washington. As a National Public Radio affiliate, it airs a jazz and news format for the Seattle metropolitan area. Formerly a part of Pacific Lutheran University, the station is now owned by Friends of 88.5 FM, a community-based non-profit group, who purchased the radio station and its network of translators and rebroadcasters from the university in 2015.  KNKX currently broadcasts from an on-campus location, but desired a new location independent of the university as part of its new corporate identity.  The station hired Doug Larson with Heartland to assist them in securing relocation office and broadcast space in downtown Tacoma.  After a comprehensive search, the station recently leased a property in the Theater District and looks forward to beginning broadcast operations there in 2019.