Over the past 30 years, Ms. Barrientos has become a respected leader in Seattle’s real estate development community. Project types include urban mixed-use, mixed-income, historic renovation and adaptive reuse, both market rate and affordable housing, as well as student housing properties. Maria brings in-depth knowledge of innovative development tools, sustainable development techniques, public/private partnerships, financing mechanisms that include tax-exempt bond financing as well as other sources of private equity and debt. Maria has always been active within the community and serves on several community based and civic organizations and is very involved in land use issues within the city of Seattle.
Ms. Barrientos has been named one of the most influential urban-infill developers in Seattle, a Puget Sound Business Journal “Woman of Influence”, a small business civic “Hero” and is categorized by her peers as innovative, thoughtful, and creative ~ creating housing that incorporates many forward-looking trends.