News & Press

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.

Homebuilders buy development sites in Redmond, Bothell and near Maple Valley


Heartland led a team comprised of ESM (Civil Engineering) and GeoEngineers (Geotechnical Consultants), performing development feasibility analysis and land brokerage services for the Cadman property in Redmond, WA.

Together the team assessed the property’s physical, regulatory and market conditions resulting in the planned disposition of a 12.8-acre residential portion of the site for $22 million to Bellevue-based homebuilder Polygon Northwest.

Amazon Leases New Office Building in South Lake Union

01.12.2018 has leased the entire 159,000 square foot office portion of 9th/Thomas, a new mixed use building in South Lake Union. 9th/Thomas is a legacy project developed by Scott Redman, President of Sellen Construction, on the site where his grandfather, John Sellen, started the company. Heartland assisted the Redman family in the project’s implementation from conception to delivery, and will provide long-term asset management to its ownership group.

REI buys headquarters property in Bellevue. Here’s how much the co-op paid.


REI closed on their acquisition of 7.8 acres of property in the emerging Spring District neighborhood of Bellevue on October 2nd.  Heartland was pleased to represent REI in this transaction, the implementation of a strategic plan we developed for them after considering a range of alternatives to accommodate their growth needs.

Video tour gives sneak peek inside Bellingham’s Granary Building


Granary taking shape!  Heartland assisted the Port of Bellingham to select Harcourt as its master developer for the Waterfront project in 2015.  The Granary Building is the first project in the initial 20-acre development phase.  It will be a wonderful addition to the fabric of the City of Bellingham.