Shelsea Voigt assists nonprofit organizations and for-profit developers with acquisition, financing development, and disposition of real estate, including multifamily, retail shopping centers, office, and affordable housing projects.

Shelsea works extensively with institutional clients on multi-state leveraged acquisition financings, and refinancings for senior and mezzanine debt.

Before attending law school, Shelsea spent nearly ten years working in finance on a bond-trading desk. During law school, Shelsea served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Christopher M. Alston of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington; and a legal extern for FINRA Enforcement and for the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic.


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2021; Corporate and Business Law Society; Banking and Securities Law Society; Award for Pro Bono Work

Gonzaga University, B.A., Criminal Justice




  • Represented White Center Community Development Association, a King County-based nonprofit organization, on closing a $49.3 million development financing for the construction of a 76-unit affordable housing project in White Center, Washington. The financing included tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits, and public funding. The structure of the transaction included a condominium regime and a long-term ground lease.
  • Represented client in a $29.3 million acquisition and development financing of a former senior living facility in Bellevue, Washington, that will be converted to affordable housing. The project, funded with tax-exempt bonds and a significant loan, involved a joint development with a nonprofit affordable housing organization.
  • Represented low-income housing provider on its acquisition of a 93-unit, market-rate apartment project in Seattle using the Rapid Acquisition Program of the Washington State Department of Commerce.
  • Assisted for-profit real estate developer and investor with the $28.5 million acquisition of a 128,000-square-foot shopping center in Redmond, Washington.
  • Advised institutional asset manager on the financing of a $136 million loan secured by over 8,300 acres of agricultural land in six different counties in California.
  • Drafted a variety of agreements for real estate or business transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, financing agreements, leases and easements for commercial property, corporate governance agreements, professional service agreements, security agreements, and licenses.



  • NAIOP Washington State Chapter, Member


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