Success Stories

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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

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

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

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

University of Washington 2019 Awards Luncheon

College of Built Environments It’s powerful to witness the support from the Real Estate industry investing in those pursuing deeper knowledge in our business. I’m blessed to have been among the recipients at the 2019 College of Built Environments Scholarship & Awards Event at the University of…Read More

Dials, Miles and Smiles

According to the NWMLS, Brokers added the largest monthly number of new listings during July since May 2019, but pent-up demand from buyers meant inventory remained low.  An unprecedented eight counties in the NWMLS report had less than one month’s supply of homes and condos for sale at the end…Read More

Was it the original World’s toughest race?

Today’s unprecedented times require us all to reflect, innovate and collaborate. The hardships on us vary, but the desire to navigate the challenges successfully is something we all share.  The confidence I have in my ability to succeed grows out of past experiences that include my participation in the…Read More

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What our clients have to say

“The business of speculative real estate development demands professionalism, effective straightforward communication and attention to detail, which are qualities intrinsic to Jeff. Working with Jeff has proved to be a fair, upfront and honest experience; which are qualities that are often hard to come by in our industry”

Erik Peterson

VP of Land Acquisition and Operations

Crescent Construction/Crescent Homes