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SweatWorking at the Urban Land Institutes (ULI) Fall Meeting

The ULI conference offered plenty of organized opportunities to network with other industry professionals, but one of the best was the SweatWorking event. SweatWorking is business networking while exercising (breaking a sweat). This event came in the form of a 6:30 am 3-mile run around the National Mall. It…Read More

8 things every seller should consider before listing their vacant land

There is a repetitive phrase used in many vacant land listings that states “buyer to verify’.  Upon reading this the Buyer always wonders if this is because the Seller really doesn’t know about their land or whether they might be trying to hide something?  This highlights that land sales…Read More

Helping buyers understand and successfully purchase vacant land

Purchasing land is inherently more challenging than buying an improved property with a home on it.  With an existing home, the broker is working with the client to obtain a good home and a fair value.  The designation of a “good home” relies a lot on the home inspector…Read More

Tops Sales Award x 3

I have been privileged to be the recipient ofboth the Top Sales and Top Listing Broker in my office for three consecutive years.  These awards resulted from extensive hours of dedicated work on behalf of my clients and the support of a top-notch team who worked along my…Read More

Public Private Partnership: Adopt a Park

In a unique joint endeavor, the Maple Valley Rotary Club worked collaboratively with King County to transform a largely overgrown area near the Cedar River. Together, this private and public partnership resulted in the creation of a park that the entire community enjoys.   After years of planning, the…Read More

A Precedent in Okanogan County

In March 2008, I helped a client complete the first Development Agreement in Okanogan County.   The development agreement was a voluntary contract between Okanogan County and Okanogan View Estates LLC, detailing the obligations of both parties and specifying the standards and conditions that would govern development of the property.  The development agreement provided assurances…Read More

The Owner’s Advocate

The opposition against Jeff McCann and McKinley LLC’s (“McCann”) endeavor to short plat a property near Ravensdale WA, King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, (“County“), denied their short plat application. The King County Superior Court stated McCann met the burden to establish that the county’s land use decision…Read More

No skeletons in the closet

The power of the pen! (Or, “The pen is mightier than the sword”.) We’ve heard these clichés before—there is power in the pen and there are benefits of good note taking!  Jotting down key points during meetings keeps us alert, engages our minds, emphasizes and organizes information for us…Read More

Understanding Transfer of Development Rights

The TDR program is a voluntary, incentive-based, and market-driven approach to preserve land and steer development growth away from rural and resource lands into King County’s Urban Area. The Program is based on free-market principles and prices that would motivate landowner and developer participation. Click here to download a…Read More

Liquidation sale

Liquidation sale **PRICE REDUCED** on this cozy studio igloo. Call today before it’s…Read More

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What our clients have to say

“I worked with Jeff on a recent multimillion dollar real estate transaction. The deal required a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise as the entitlement issues are significant. While Jeff represented the counter party to the transaction, he always held the highest ethical standards. I would definitely recommend his work.”

Jack Hedge

Director, Real Estate and Industrial Development

Port of Tacoma