Real Estate Advisory Services

We have a track record of success in solving large and complex regional challenges while protecting critical lands across the region. We match stakeholder objectives with funding realities.

Kayaking Devils Head in the South Puget Sound
Photo by Gregg Erickson
  • Kitsap Forest & Bay Project

    Forterra is partnering with Kitsap County, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe and Great Peninsula Conservancy to conserve up to 6,700 acres of forest, wetlands and shoreline surrounding Port Gamble Bay in north Kitsap County.

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  • Dead Man's Pond

    Forterra provided temporary funding for the City of Puyallup to purchase five acres of urban wildlife habitat in Puyallup, known locally as Dead Man’s Pond. Creative partnerships like these allow our conservation partners the time they need to raise funding for permanent conservation.

    Read about Dead Man’s Pond

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A Proud Partnership

Forterra is working to conserve Little Skookum Inlet, 816 acres of riparian habitat, wetland and forest with two miles of marine shoreline in Mason County. Generations of Native Americans, family foresters and shellfish farmers have tended to this inlet. Protecting this place will prevent the property from being developed while protecting critical habitat for shellfish and salmon. Our project partner, Port Blakely Tree Farms, has stewarded the forest at Little Skookum for over 150 years and was just named Puget Sound Business Journal’s Family Business of the Year.

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Mass Timber: The Innovative Future of our Built Environment

New building code changes in Washington to permit mid and high-rise mass timber buildings, allowing the state to take a huge step forward for the sustainable future of our built environment and will revolutionize the way we design, build and grow.

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Putting Down Roots

Almost 1,900 volunteers converged to celebrate Green City Days at parks and green spaces across Puget Sound this fall. They planted more than 11,500 native plants. There are now twelve cities in the Green City Partnerships—Everett, Kent, Kirkland, Puyallup, Redmond, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Tacoma, Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines—and these annual events give volunteers a wonderful opportunity to help restore their local natural areas while building community through stewardship.

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Saving Lake Serene

Forterra officially closed on the last-remaining privately owned section of the popular Lake Serene Trail in October 2018. Thanks to massive community support, the purchase of this 190-acre property preserved the trees along the trail and guaranteed permanent public access to Lake Serene Trail’s breathtaking views, waterfalls, and reflective alpine lake—forever.

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Saving Dead Man’s Pond

Forterra, a nonprofit formerly known as the Cascade Land Conservancy, purchased the 5-acre property in west Puyallup for $336,000. Forterra…

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Yakima Canyon center wins $800,000 grant

A longtime dream is closer to reality with the approval of a nearly $800,000 federal grant for the construction of…

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Forterra gets comfortable with cities and small towns alike

Ten years ago, the then Cascade Land Conservancy launched The Cascade Agenda, a bold plan to conserve 1.3 million acres…

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Teanaway purchase clears way for Washington’s first community forest

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and Forterra today announced the…

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