Heartland is welcoming a new member to the team!


Quennie Eslava will be joining Heartland as an Administrative Assistant, where she will provide support to the internal team as well as external clients, drawing from her experience working in a wide array of settings within the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Heartland, Quennie was enlisted as an Administrative Specialist in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her service.

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SRM secures construction loan for Microsoft-backed Bellevue workforce housing project


Heartland is proud to support Microsoft on this exciting project! Nuovo is a 135-unit apartment development that will be affordable to households with income of 80-100% of area median, and which will be developed by SRM. It is part of Microsoft’s $750M Affordable Housing Initiative, a multipronged effort to create innovative and replicable models to address housing affordability in the Puget Sound region.

Since 2020, Heartland has provided advice and implementation support to Microsoft on this initiative, including developer outreach, capital structuring, and opportunity underwriting and negotiation to facilitate the development and preservation of housing for people experiencing homelessness, low-income households (up to 60% of area median income), and middle-income households (60% to 120% of area median income).

South Seattle development named one of world’s best affordable projects – Orenda at Othello Square


Along with Spectrum and Laird Norton Properties, Heartland is proud to have been a part of the planning and development for Orenda. Congratulations to Spectrum, Laird Norton Properties and the entire team behind this project.

Following the 2019 merger, Heartland advised LNP throughout the development process on Orenda, providing predevelopment and development budget review, partnership document review, financial analysis, and representation at construction progress meetings. Heartland now provides Asset Management services along with the rest of the Laird Norton Properties’ real estate portfolio.

Welcome Emily Haines, the newest member of the Heartland team!


Emily has joined as an Associate Project Manager, where she will apply her knowledge and skills in market analysis, project feasibility and financial modeling across many different asset types.

Emily earned her Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of Washington with a focus in Development. Upon graduation she was honored to receive the “George Rolfe Outstanding Student” award. Emily is passionate about sustainability, placemaking and innovation in the built environment.

Prior to her work in real estate, Emily was a teacher in the Highline and Mercer Island School Districts. With ten years of professional experience as a teacher, Emily brings a unique perspective to every project.

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Development Opportunity – Atlas Waterfront, Coeur d’Alene, ID


As part of a consulting team led by Welch Comer Engineering, Heartland is managing a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) process for Area 5A, a 1.3 acre parcel at the Atlas Waterfront project in Coeur d’Alene, intended for high density mixed-use development.

The Atlas Waterfront neighborhood is anchored by a gorgeous public waterfront park, with close proximity to downtown and access to the Centennial Trail. ignite CDA, the Urban Renewal Agency (“URA”) of Coeur d’Alene, has brought the power of Tax Increment Financing (“TIF”) to bear in transforming an abandoned mill site into a stunning neighborhood with public amenities the people of Coeur d’Alene can enjoy forever. It is an example of the power of the Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) model and the strength of a collaborative City leadership team. Heartland has been honored to play a role in bringing this project to fruition.

Please reach out to Matt Anderson manderson@htland.com or Ben Wharton bwharton@htland.com with questions on this most recent RFP.

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