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July 10, 2023

Orenda Named One of World’s Best Affordable Projects

Orenda at Othello Square has been named one of the world's three most outstanding affordable housing developments by the U.S. GreenBuilding Council.  announced in July. Developed in partnership with  Spectrum Development Solutions, with additional support by Seattle Children's, Orenda "authentically represents a community-centered design and supports the health and wellness of a resilient neighborhood," (2023 LEED HomesAwards).

Located in South Seattle near the Othello light rail station, our seven-story mixed-use development includes 176 affordable apartments, Seattle Children's Odessa Brown clinic and a Tiny Tots child care center.

Exterior view of the work force housing project, Orenda, located in Seattle, WA.

May 29, 2024

Welcome to the Team!

Please join us in welcoming Graham Eccles to the Laird Norton Properties team! Graham joined LNP earlier this month as our Portfolio & Investment Manager, bringing 12 years of expertise in commercial real estate management, underwriting, and debt placement.

In this new role, Graham collaborates with the LNP President to manage and grow our real estate investments, aligning with long-range objectives, risk profile, and cash flow needs.


Deva Hasson, President of Laird Norton Properties.

April 9, 2024

Deva Hasson Appointed to Samis Foundation Board

We are thrilled to announce that Deva Hasson, our President of Real Estate, has been appointed to the board of the Samis Foundation. With a longstanding commitment to fostering community and educational opportunities, Deva's expertise will undoubtedly advance the foundation's noble mission.


December 14, 2023

Laird Norton partners with SMB Climate

We are excited to announce our partnership with SMB Climate, investing together in companies that are decarbonizing commercial buildings. Our partnership focuses on buying businesses for the long-term, partnering with strong management teams to drive sustained growth, and investing for financial returns and climate impact.


October 26, 2023

Giving Back with EarthCorp

This week we were able to give back to our community while partnering once again with EarthCorps, an organization focused on cultivating leaders and community partnerships to advance environmental justice. 


June 12, 2023

Laird Norton Real Estate project recognized for enhancing the community

LNP's Orenda project was listed as one of ten international residential developments recognized as strengthening the urban fabric and providing density through equitable development.


Trevor Parris, LNC’s Chief Financial Officer.

June 5, 2023

We are excited to welcome a new member to the Laird Norton team!

Trevor Parris, LNC’s new Chief Financial Officer, brings over 20 years of experience driving transformative growth while continuously improving financial management. As CFO, Trevor will have oversight of the company’s accounting, finance, tax, and administrative functions.


A person walking down a hallway past the Laird Norton Company logo.

April 13, 2023

LNC is named a top corporate philanthropist

We are proud to once again be listed among PSBJ's top corporate philanthropists! See the full list here.


Brian McGuigan, Laird Norton Company CEO.

December 8, 2022

Brian McGuigan appointed as Laird Norton CEO

We are excited to announce the appointment of Brian McGuigan as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2023. McGuigan will follow our current CEO, Jeff Vincent, who is retiring after 22 years as the company’s leader. Congratulations to both Brian and Jeff as they begin this next transition!


Deva Hasson, President of Laird Norton Properties.

November 3, 2022

Deva Hasson selected as the next president of Laird Norton Properties

LNC has selected Deva Hasson as the next president of Laird Norton Properties (LNP), the company’s real estate investment firm. She will succeed outgoing President Jim Reinhardsen who is retiring next year. As the incoming President, Hasson will oversee the company’s extensive national real estate portfolio.


Laird Norton Yards certificate of incorporation and a wooden gavel.

December 31, 2021

The Laird Norton Legacy

Laird Norton began in 1855 as a frontier logging operation in the Midwest and has evolved into one of the longest-standing family companies in the United States. Built upon generations of success in the lumber and building materials industry, we have transformed ourselves into a diversified family enterprise that invests in promising private companies and real estate.


Cans of Zevia Zero Sugar Soda.

July 23, 2021

Zevia is now publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange

Zevia completed its IPO on Thursday, July 22, 2021! Its shares are now traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ZVIA. This is very exciting for the business and for us as investors.


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