News & Press

Reopening: New at Chophouse Row — Light Sleeper ‘terroir bar’ and a new Capitol Hill outdoor dining street closure


In this challenging environment, landlords and retail tenants are flexing their creative powers. By example, Liz Dunn and her team at Dunn & Hobbes is working hard to activate and energize (in a safe way) a mixed-use assemblage in the heart of Capitol Hill amidst a pandemic, challenging economic times and ongoing protests and social unrest. See the articles below for all of the awesome examples of a proactive building owner rallying in partnership with her community and tenants to bridge these times.

Reopening: New at Chophouse Row — Light Sleeper ‘terroir bar’ and a new Capitol Hill outdoor dining street closure –Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
More Seattle Blocks Join Restaurant-Related Street Closures –Eater Seattle
Chophouse Row today announced the launch of an exciting line up of new pop ups… –Eat Seattle (Facebook Post)

Heartland is the asset manager for both 12th Avenue Marketplace (Chophouse Row) and the Baker Linen Building and in 2014 and 2015, respectively, brought long-term aligned capital to the projects.

REI to sell its never-used Bellevue headquarters and shift office work to multiple Seattle-area sites


COVID-19 is affecting the way the whole word does business and thinks about personal and professional space. REI is just one of many large companies that are making moves to adapt to this changing landscape. Learn more about their decision to sell their headquarters campus in the Bellevue Spring District in this article from the Seattle Times linked below.
REI to sell its never-used Bellevue headquarters and shift office work to multiple Seattle-area sites –Seattle Times

Kai Ryssdal, host of the Marketplace Business News podcast, recently highlighted REI’s announcement to sell its’ HQ building in the Spring District as one of the top stories. Listen to the segment about REI through the link below.
REI wants to sell its new headquarters before it moves in –Marketplace Podcast

Heartland is proud to have REI as a long-standing client, having represented the company in their initial move to the Spring District, the disposition of their original HQ in Kent, WA, and now in the sale of their Spring District building. Heartland is also currently helping REI secure satellite office space on the Eastside and the south end.

New Shepard Fairey Banner “American Rage” Installed at 9th & Thomas in Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood


In support of shining light on issues of inequity and stimulating dialogue that results in change, Heartland’s partners at 9th & Thomas recently unveiled an 8-story banner of Shepard Fairey’s new work, “American Rage.”

Heartland is the long-term asset manager of 9th & Thomas and has worked with the Redman Family and investors since the inception of this change-making development in the heart of South Lake Union.

Click “Learn More” below to read about the inspiration behind this piece by checking out this article from the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Photo by Lance Mercer


The University of Washington’s Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program is now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 session!


Heartland is proud to have been involved in various ways with this program from the very beginning, first by sharing knowledge as instructors and now by working in partnership with the UW Professional & Continuing Education (“PCE”), to provide ongoing management of the program. Now in its 33rd year, this extremely successful multidisciplinary professional educational offering will begin on October 6, 2020. Members of the commercial real estate industry with anywhere from 3 to 30 years of experience coming from a wide range of disciplines (including architecture, planning, finance, marketing, development, property management, law, investment and all related disciplines) participate in the program to extend their own professional education, become more multidisciplinary, expand their network with other professionals, and access a very broad faculty of local industry leaders.

If you are interested in applying, head to the UW PCE site to learn more about the program and sign up for one of the upcoming online informational sessions.

Two industrial buildings planned for REI’s Kent HQ property


REI has been a Heartland client since 2015. We represented them in their property acquisition search for a new headquarters location and now the sale of their existing campus in Kent.