Timberlane Partners

An Institutional
Approach to Real Estate

An Institutional
Approach to
Real Estate

The Timberlane Difference

Thoughtful Investing

A Nimble, Flexible Approach

Timberlane has built a track record of forward-looking investing, leveraging markets as they evolve. This has allowed us to deliver strong returns across a variety of economic climates, primarily through value-added strategies with multi-family and mixed-use product, but also with new construction, commercial, and hospitality projects.

Risk-Reward Assessment

Understanding Risk

Timberlane evaluates each deal with a keen appreciation of risk vs. reward. Our offerings range from highly stabilized cash-flowing properties to out-of-the-ground construction, and returns vary accordingly.

Open-Book Investing


Timberlane seeks to be as transparent as possible on every deal, and we provide frequent, detailed, and realistic communications to our investors.

Portfolio Highlights

About Us

Founded in 2011, Timberlane Partners is a Seattle-based real estate investment, development, and asset management company with a focus on multifamily real estate. The firm, led by Dave Enslow and John Chaffetz , acquires, improves, and manages properties with a focus on providing superior returns to their capital partners and investing in compelling projects.

Timberlane has acquired and built more than $1 billion worth of assets in key markets along the West Coast and Mountain West regions of the US. The firm’s rigorous approach to investing is designed to deliver outsized returns without taking outsized risks. Timberlane prides itself on being a responsible steward of investor capital.

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Two apartment buyers find double-digit discounts in Seattle market

Originally published: therealdeal.com Investors have picked up two apartment complexes in Seattle’s South Lake Union in separate deals for double-digit discounts. San Francisco-based Carmel Properties bought a seven-story, two-building complex with 275 apartments at 1212 Harrison Street for $92 million, or $22 million less than what it traded for five years ago, the Puget Sound Business […]

278 SLU units trade at a loss for $115M

Originally published: djc.com The Stack House apartment complex, at 1280 Harrison St. and related addresses, has sold for $115 million. Local buyer Timberlane Partners announced the deal before the county recorded two related sales on Thursday. The seller was an LLC associated with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, which acquired the full-block development in 2015 for […]

Property in Seattle Near Amazon Headquarters Trades at Double-Digit Discount

Originally published: costar.com A multifamily investor bought an office and apartment property in Seattle’s South Lake Union at a discount in what appears to be the region’s biggest commercial property sale of the year ranked by price. Timberlane Partners, one of the most active apartment investors in the Pacific Northwest over the past year, bought […]

Full-block South Lake Union property sells at 25% discount

Originally published: bizjournals.com A South Lake Union apartment and office property partially leased to Amazon has sold for $115 million in an off-market deal, buyer Timberlane Partners said Wednesday. The price is around a quarter less than the property’s assessed value of nearly $154 million, and about $35 million less than what project developer Vulcan Real Estate sold […]

South Lake Union Apartment, Office Property Sells at Discount

Originally published: ConnectCRE A South Lake Union apartment and office property partially leased to Amazon has sold for $115 million in an off-market deal. Timberlane Partners, a Seattle-based real estate investment, development, and asset management company with a focus on multifamily, was the buyer, reported the Puget Sound Business Journal. The price is roughly a quarter less than the […]

Timberlane Partners Acquires ‘Stack House’ in Seattle’s South Lake Union for $115MM

Originally published: news.theregistryps.com Seattle-based Timberlane Partners announced today that their closed-end private fund, Timberlane Acquisition Fund (TAF), along with an equity partner, has acquired Stack House Apartments and the Supply Laundry Building for $115 million (Ed. Note: $413,670 per unit gross, including the commercial property). According to King County records, J.P. Morgan bought Stack House in 2015 […]

Timberlane closes $100M fund

Originally Published: djc.com SEATTLE — Timberlane Partners launched a new value-add acquisition fund last year, but never announced the goal — even as some of the money was being spent up and down the West Coast on older multifamily properties. Earlier this month, the investor/developer said the fund had closed with $100 million in contributions. Timberlane says that […]

Seattle Firm Closes First Acquisition Fund To Buy Apartments at Discount Prices

Originally Published: costar.com Seattle-based Timberlane Partners closed its first multifamily investment fund with more than $100 million intended to buy discounted apartments as investors capitalize on a sales slowdown that has shaken up property values. The company said it closed its Timberlane Acquisition Fund backed by ultra-high-net-worth investors, family offices and registered investment adviser fi […]

Seattle multifamily company closes $100 million fund as market bumps along the bottom

Originally Published: bizjournals.com Seattle-based Timberlane Partners has announced the successful closure of its multifamily real estate investment fund with over $100 million in equity. Backed by ultra-high-net-worth investors, family offices, and RIA (registered investment adviser) firms, the Timberlane Acquisition Fund is building on the track record of Timberlane, which says it has delivered returns averaging […]

Timberlane Partners Closes First Multifamily Real Estate Investment Fund with More Than $100MM in Equity Commitments

Originally Published: The Registry Timberlane Partners today announced the successful closure of their multifamily real estate investment fund, TAF (Timberlane Acquisition Fund), with equity commitments surpassing $100 million. TAF represents a closed-end private real estate fund designed for the acquisition of institutional multi-family assets across the West Coast and Mountain West regions. The fund, backed […]

Timberlane Closes Fund with $100M in Equity Commitments

Originally Published: ConnectCRE Seattle-based Timberlane Partners has closed its multifamily real estate investment fund, Timberlane Acquisition Fund (TAF), with equity commitments surpassing $100 million. TAF represents a closed-end private real estate fund designed for the acquisition of institutional multi-family assets across the West Coast and Mountain West regions. The fund, backed by ultra-high-net-worth investors, family offices, and RIA […]

Sumner Mill Opening Celebration

Today we had an onsite celebration to recognize the team behind the brand new Sumner Mill Apartments! Thank you to The Rush Companies, Avenue5 Residential, & Casey + Dechant Architects for your hard work in bringing this project to fruition. Learn more about Sumner Mill: sumnermill.com

Los Angeles Design Stays to Visit in 2024

Originally Published: estliving.com Los Angeles is celebrated for its vibrant design scene, which fuses myriad influences – from old Hollywood glamour to Desert Modernism – and is home to a notable collection of design stays and boutique hotels. In this roundup, we explore four distinctive destinations, from an elevated motel in Silver Lake to a tranquil […]

Timberlane Partners, Rush Cos. Open Sumner Mills Apartments

Originally Published: ConnectCRE The Rush Companies and Timberlane Partners have recently completed the construction of Sumner Mill, a new 162-unit, three-story apartment complex. Timberlane Partners developed the 5.7-acre project, with nine buildings designed by Casey + DeChant Architects. Located at 5816 162nd Ave E, Sumner, Washington, Sumner Mill features 162 studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments. Developed on 5.7 […]

Sumner apartment complex opens to tenants

Originally Published: Puget Sound Business Journal Timberlane Partners has opened the first phase of Sumner Mills, a 162-unit apartment complex recently completed in east Sumner. The Seattle-based company says it’s already seeing strong lease-up activity. “We’ve seen significant leasing momentum, with the initial phase of the community already achieving 30% occupancy,” Jorden Mellergaard, development manager […]

Timberlane and Rush open 162 Sumner units

Originally published: Daily Journal of Commerce Rush Cos. announced that it recently completed the construction of Sumner Mill, a new 162-unit, three-story apartment complex at 5816 162nd Ave. E. in Pierce County . That’s a little east of downtown Sumner, and north of Highway 410. Timberlane Partners developed the 5.7-acre project, with nine buildings designed by Casey + […]

Joint Venture Adds to Seattle Portfolio Through Discounted Apartment Acquisition

Originally published: CoStar A joint venture bought its second Seattle apartment complex in less than two months at a discount as investors capitalize on a sales slowdown that has shaken up property values. Seattle-based Timberlane Partners’ acquisition fund and Stars REI, based in Chile, paid $55 million, or about $334,000 per unit, for the 166-unit […]

Timberlane Partners, STARS REI Acquire Ballard MF for $55M

Originally published: ConnectCRE A joint venture between Timberlane’s Acquisition Fund and STARS REI purchased the Koi apartments, a six-story, 166-unit building in the Ballard district of Seattle for $55.5 million. The transaction, which equates to approximately $334,000 per unit, represents the joint venture’s second Ballard acquisition in the past two months, following The Wilcox. JLL’s Senior Managing Directors David Young and […]

Ballard multifamily asset trades for well below replacement cost

Originally published: Puget Sound Business Journal A joint venture of Timberlane Partners and STARS REI is the new owner of Ballard’s Koi Apartments, a 166-unit asset at 1139 NW Market St. The $55.5 million price is well below replacement cost, and $1.5 million less than what the then newly opened six-story property sold for 10 years […]

Timberlane pays over $55M for 166 Ballard units

Originally published: Daily Journal of Commerce The Koi Apartments, at 1139 N.W. Market St., sold this week for a little over $55.4 million, according to King County records. The seller was HLI Koi LLC, a REIT managed by CBRE, which acquired the property in 2014 for $57 million. That represents a small but not terrible loss. […]

Timberlane Partners Buys 132-Unit Multifamily Community in Seattle for $45.2MM

Originally published: news.theregistryps.com An apartment complex in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood traded hands recently at a loss for the seller. The Wilcox was purchased by an entity affiliated with Timberlane Partners for $45.2 million, or approximately $342,045 per unit, according to King County public records. The seller was an entity affiliated with J.P. Morgan.  Located at […]

Ballard apartment building sells for less than it did in 2018

Originally published: bizjournals.com The Wilcox apartment building in Ballard traded for $45.2 million in a deal recorded Thursday by King County. The 132-unit, 144,000-square-foot building is at 2003 NW 57th St. The buyers are a joint venture between Seattle-based Timberlane Partners’ acquisition fund TAF and Santiago, Chile-based Stars REI. The seller is affiliated with J.P. […]

West Coast Cities Slam Brakes on Housing Production Amid Worsening Crisis

Originally published: costar.comJack Witthaus, Katie Burke, Randyl Drummer and Lou Hirsh Up and down the West Coast apartment construction sites are falling quiet despite high demand in a worsening housing shortage. Fewer multifamily projects have broken ground this year from Seattle to San Diego in one of the slowest starts to apartment construction in a […]

Amazon asks some workers to relocate as return-to-office push continues

Originally published: bizjournals.comAlex Halverson Less than three months after Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) enacted its return-to-office guidelines, the company is asking some employees to relocate to certain hubs so they can be closer to their teams. Amazon set May 1 as the date when employees would be expected to return to the office at least […]

Seattle lands No. 2 spot as best North America market for tech talent

Originally published: bizjournals.comCassidy Ritter A new report ranked Seattle as the No. 2 market in North America for tech talent, placing the city in the same spot it was last year. This ranking from CBRE’s Scoring Tech Talent report looks at the top 50 North American markets and their ability to attract and develop tech talent. It […]

Seattle’s Timberlane Partners Lands Top-Producing Real Estate Veteran From CBRE, Key Leaders From Northmarq and Security Properties

Originally published: costar.com Multifamily real estate company Timberlane Partners hired a top producer from CBRE and two other real estate executives to help with its West Coast expansion, even as apartment sales slow in the region. Timberlane Partners, an alternative investment manager based in Seattle that is focused on buying and developing multifamily properties, hired Jon Hallgrimson, […]

Seattle real estate investment company lures heavy hitter from CBRE

Originally published: bizjournals.com Multifamily investment company Timberlane Partners last week announced JonHallgrimson is one of the Seattle company’s new directors of acquisitions. Previously with CBRE, Hallgrimson is 35-year industry veteran who has brokered over $27 billion in deals. He started working at Timberlane on May 15. His appointment, along with two other key hires earlier […]

“Little Tuscany” Multifamily Asset Acquired by Timberlane Partners in Olympia for $37M

Originally published: connectcre.com Timberlane Partners, a leading Seattle real estate investment manager, purchased the 143-unit three-story multifamily building known as Little Tuscany from Fern Street Partners LLC dba Commercial Property Services Inc. Situated in Olympia’s South Westside neighborhood, the building occupies a 5.8-acre plot, including studios, multi-bedroom and townhome-style apartments. The $37-million purchase represents a […]

Timberlane Partners Acquires 143-Unit ‘Little Tuscany’ Apartment Building in Olympia for $37MM

Originally published: news.theregistryps.com Acquisition of 143-Unit Apartment Building in South Westside Neighborhood Marks Company’s First Purchase for New Timberlane Acquisition Fund Seattle, WA, June 1, 2023 — Timberlane Partners, a leading real estate investment manager based in Seattle, today announced their purchase of Little Tuscany apartments from Fern Street Partners LLC dba Commercial Property Services […]

Timberlane Partners Announces Three New Hires

Originally published: djc.com Timberlane Partners recently announced three new hires. Exiting CBRE is Jon Hallgrimson, who’ll become director of acquisitions. With the same title is Tad Johnson, who makes the move from Security Properties. Both are veterans in the multifamily sector, and both will be spending from a new acquisition fund, the size of which […]

Timberlane Partners Launches Acquisition Fund, Makes Key Hires

Originally published: connectcre.com Seattle-based real estate investment manager Timberlane Partners expanded its leadership team with three key executive hires. The new hires coincide with the firm’s launch of Timberlane Acquisition Fund, a product targeting institutional assets and designed to capitalize on the current disruption in commercial real estate markets in key Western states.  “We have […]

Seattle is once again the fastest-growing big city, census data shows

Originally published: seattletimes.comGene Balk Turns out, even a pandemic can’t keep Seattle down for long. Data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows the boom times aren’t over just yet: Seattle just reclaimed its title as the fastest-growing big city in the U.S. From July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2022, Seattle had a net gain […]

Inaugural Timberlane Advance

The Timberlane Team came together last week for our inaugural Timberlane Advance. In addition to using this time to connect and build upon our company culture, we also aligned ourselves on a set of key principles, the company’s vision, and opportunities for improvement and growth. Thank you to Russell Benaroya for leading us and The Lodge at St. […]

Palihouse West Hollywood Opens Its Doors

The doors are officially open at the all-new Palihouse West Hollywood! The property is one of the newest additions to Timberlane’s growing portfolio of boutique hotels. Join us in celebrating the completion of this “reincarnation and reimagination” of Palisociety’s first hotel.

Orca Vibes Mural Meditation

With the installment of the smart-plaque, made by PixelStix, which allows viewers to further engage with the mural, we are excited to share that Orca Vibes is the first mural on the West Coast to feature a mural meditation, and only the 6th in the country! Thank you to composer, Nate Connelly, as well as the […]

New Office Mural – Angelina Villalobos

Our new office had a canvas that couldn’t wait to celebrate the beauty of the PNW! Thank you Angelina Villalobos for sharing your talents with us. Check out her portfolio!

Travel & Leisure Magazine Loves Palihouse Santa Barbara

Palisociety’s most recent addition is seeing great press for its redesign. Travel & Leisure Magazine called this fresh take on the interior – “Gorgeous! Can’t wait till I can get there myself!”. Check out the model in our portfolio now.

The Morton is 2020 BEST Award Winner of IIDA’s Intermountain Chapter

The Morton multi-family residence takes home this year’s BEST Award from the Commercial Interior Design Association. With the AJC Architects team’s vision and Timberlane’s execution, this property went from good to gold. We are proud to provide residential spaces that are tasteful as well as efficient to the community of Salt Lake City.

Palisociety Broadens The Meaning of Bespoke

The word “bespoke” conjures up images of intimacy and a high degree of detail. Can it also be used to define a hotel group that’s in the midst of a significant expansion? Palisociety is rising to that challenge.

Palisociety Launches Recovery Fund

In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the hospitality industry worldwide, Palisociety has launched the Boutique and Independent Hotel Recovery Fund, designed to provide sub-100-key independent hotels with relief and recovery capital and direct access to the brand’s operational infrastructure and shared services platform to stabilize hotel operations, mitigate further operational losses during […]

Which Locations Are Drawing FinTech Companies?

In recent years, Salt Lake City has harnessed a strong mix of low costs, millennial magnetism, and tech expertise to spur significant growth — both demographically and economically.

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