Gabriel Grant

Principal, Spectrum Development Solutions

Gabe is a Seattle native with a passion for creating great places and a deep commitment to civic affairs, and brings a strong multi-disciplinary approach to real estate. He has extensive experience identifying investment opportunities, structuring and negotiating complex real estate transactions, and managing the creative repositioning of a variety of asset types.

At Spectrum, Gabe is currently leading the development of a new 216-bed student housing project on the campus of Shoreline Community College, an 80-unit loft style apartment project in Pioneer Square which will include a long-term home for arts non-profit Path with Art, and a 492-bed student-focused housing project in Bellingham, between Western Washington University and downtown.

Prior to joining Spectrum, Gabe was Vice President of HAL Real Estate Investments where he was responsible for the financial performance of a diverse portfolio of commercial real estate assets totaling over 1 million square feet located in the Seattle metro area and overseeing acquisitions and dispositions totaling over $350 million. Representative projects include: repositioning the Pike Plaza building in downtown Seattle into a new City Target store; the acquisition via short-sale, lease to Polyclinic and subsequent re-sale of the Polyclinic Madison Center on First Hill (winner of NAIOP “Deal of the Year”) ; the acquisition, entitlement and sale of numerous land sites throughout the city, including a 40-story residential apartment site in downtown Seattle; the off-market acquisition of distressed debt and transition to ownership of 45,000 square Pacific Commercial Building in Pioneer Square, including full lease up to a variety of creative class tenants. Gabe began his real estate career at Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) in Boston, working on complex mixed-income multi-family acquisition and renovation projects.

Gabe was a member of the HALA committee that presented a broad set of recommendations, called the “Grand Bargain,” to the Mayor for how to create more affordable and market rate housing in the city. He is a board member of Bellwether Housing and has served on numerous non-profit and civic boards, including Historic Seattle and the Downtown Seattle Design Review Board, and was honored as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.” Gabe is a former Fulbright scholar, has a BA from the University of Washington, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.