News & Press

Port of Bellingham: Harcourt can start to rebuild waterfront site, Granary


Since 2012, Heartland has served as strategic real estate advisor for the Port of Bellingham’s Waterfront District, a 137-acre former Georgia Pacific pulp mill adjacent to downtown Bellingham.  With the Port and City collaborating on regulatory approvals, infrastructure costs, and environmental cleanup, the stage has been set for creation of an entirely new neighborhood of the City.  Heartland was engaged to develop and implement a market outreach plan to secure private investment into the District, key to helping transform the vision a reality.   With a focus on securing a master developer for the 20-acre initial phase, Heartland engaged in a two-stage marketing process, with the Port ultimately selecting Harcourt Developments from among nine (9) proposals. Heartland then assisted the Port in negotiation of a Master Development Agreement with Harcourt, which was executed March 2015.

Source: The Bellingham Herald

Deva Dawson named Board Member at Bellwether Housing


Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

Big new skyscraper planned for Second and University designed to look like a forest


Since 2012, Heartland has been working with the Samis Foundation to leverage one of its largest assets at Second and University in downtown Seattle to better serve the Foundation’s educational mission for generations to come. After extensive negotiation, the Samis Foundation executed a 99-year ground lease with Skanska USA, who is planning to build an  iconic +/-725,000 square foot office building with a projected opening in 2019.

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

Housing Authority Land Sale Helps Revitalize Yesler Terrace



Heartland’s work for Seattle Housing Authority on the Yesler Terrace Project has included technical market analysis, financial modeling, and high-level strategic direction. Heartland’s work helped to negotiate the $20 million sale of three blocks of land to Vulcan Real Estate which will help to catalyze the transformation of the property.

Source: Press Release Seattle Housing Authority

Weyerhaeuser moving HQ to Pioneer Square


Heartland LLC was engaged to represent Weyerhaeuser Company as both consultant and broker on the recently announced relocation of the company’s headquarters from Federal Way to 200 Occidental Avenue S in Seattle. Heartland has also been retained by Weyerhaeuser to assist with the disposition of the company’s Federal Way campus.

Source: Daily Journal of Commerce