CONSULTING SERVICES

WHAT WE DO

At Bellwether, we provide comprehensive real estate development services to non-profits and other organizations that need support developing mission-driven housing. We bring our first-hand experience developing, owning, and operating affordable housing to our clients. We'll manage your project with the same care and expertise we bring to our own developments.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

Our Services

Site Acquisition


We'll work with you to identify and acquire the right site for your development including:

  • Site Selection

  • Feasibility Analysis

  • Site Due Diligence

  • Site Acquisition Financing & Closing




Pre-Development


We'll work with you to plan a building that meets your mission and your budget.

  • Building Programming

  • Project Scheduling

  • Public Funding Feasibility

  • Assembling Project Teams

  • Hiring Architects and Design Consultants

  • Supervising Concept Design




Construction Management


We'll oversee construction of your project from groundbreaking to grand opening.

  • General Contractor Selection

  • Value Engineering

  • Construction Site Meetings

  • Construction Contract Administration

  • Budget Management

  • Change Order Approvals

  • Project Closeout

  • Withdrawal Requests

  • Lien Releases




Financing


We'll develop a financing plan that matches your development with appropriate funding sources.

  • Financing and Budgeting

  • Public Financing Applications

  • Tax Credit Applications

  • Lender and Investor Selection

  • Limited Partnership Agreements

  • Financial Models

  • Finance Closing





Our Areas of Expertise

Populations Served


We build homes that meets the needs of the specific populations you serve:

  • Workforce

  • Families

  • Seniors

  • Immigrant and refugees

  • Domestic violence survivors

  • People exiting homelessness

  • People transitioning out of incarceration

  • People with chronic medical or mental health conditions




Building Sizes


Whether it's a 8-unit rehab or a new 100+ unit mid-rise, we can bring your project to fruition, no matter the size or construction type.

  • Single Family

  • Low Rise

  • Mid Rise

  • High Rise

  • Townhomes

  • Multi-bedroom units

  • SROs




Project Types


As the largest non-profit developer of affordable housing in Seattle, we have decades of experience building for our portfolio and for our clients, including:

  • Affordable Housing

  • Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Emergency Shelters

  • Service Centers

  • Transit-Oriented Development

  • Mixed-Use Development

We've developed over 2000 units for our portfolio and nearly 10,000 units for clients since 1980.




Remodels


Whether it's a rehab or starting from scratch, we can take on:

  • New Construction

  • Historic Rehabs

  • Historic Preservation

  • Seismic Upgrade




Locations Served


We consult on projects in the Puget Sound Region.





Our Clients

Our Clients


Recent clients include:

  • Downtown Emergency Service Center

  • Compass Housing Alliance

  • Solid Ground

  • SouthEast Effective Development (SEED)

  • Community Supportive Housing

  • Plymouth Healing Communities

  • Plymouth Housing Group




Client Testimonials






Work With Us

Contact Us


What can we do for you? Let's talk. Richard Loo Director of Real Estate Development 206-957-2729 rloo@bellwetherhousing.org





LET'S CHAT

Richard Loo

Director of Real Estate Development

 

206-957-2729

rloo@bellwetherhousing.org

SELECTED CONSULTING WORK

If you need to contact these buildings or their residents, please contact the property owner directly. Bellwether does not manage these buildings. 

The Estelle

Downtown Emergency Service Center

Permanent Supportive Housing

Completed

Units

91

2018

Location

Columbia City

Providence John Gabriel House

Providence Health and Services

Affordable Housing for Seniors

Completed

Units

75

2016

Location

Redmond

Mason County Shelter and Shelton Creek Apartments

Mason County Shelter

Affordable Housing

Completed

Units

15

2015

Location

Shelton

Nueva Vista Apartments

Kennewick Housing Authority

Affordable Housing

Completed

Units

32

2015

Location

Kennewick

Sunnyview Village

Housing Authority of Island County

Affordable Housing

Completed

Units

24

2015

Location

Freeland

Argonaut II

Plymouth Healing Communities

Permanent Supportive Housing

Completed

Units

6

2014

Location

Central District

Caroline W. Apartments

Community House Mental Health Agency

Permanent Supportive Housing

Completed

Units

44

2014

Location

Capitol Hill

Everyone Deserves to be Safe

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Emergency Shelter and Service Center

Completed

Units

52

2013

Location

Snohomish County

Claremont Apartments

Southeast Effective Development (SEED)

Affordable Housing

Completed

Units

68

2011

Location

Rainier Valley

Brettler Family Place

Solid Ground

Affordable Housing

Completed

Units

52

2011

Location

Sand Point

Bellwether Housing

1651 Bellevue Avenue

Seattle WA, 98122

206-623-0506

bellwether@bellwetherhousing.org

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Bellwether Housing is a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

Tax ID 91-1116960.

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