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Smart Growth Seattle

P.O. Box 2912

Seattle, Washington 98111

United States

Company Description

Smart Growth Seattle is a partnership promoting a fresh land use code to manage neighborhood growth. We collaborate with homebuilders and other stakeholders to help City government adopt codes that are appropriate for meeting housing demand and preserving ... more

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Soleil Development

Board Member
Master Builders Seattle Council

Board Member
Seattle Builder Council

Seattle Homebuilders Association

Blueprint Capital LLC

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Blueprint | Team [cached]

Dan Duffus - Co-Founder and Director of Builder Services - Seattle Market

Dan is responsible for new business development in Seattle including sourcing and underwriting new development opportunities for member builders. Dan has been involved in real estate for over 25 years including 11 years in the title business and 14 years in development. While at Fidelity National Title Company he was instrumental in starting and growing the company's Washington State operation. In 1997 he founded Soleil Development, a leading developer of over 1,000 residential units in Seattle. In 1999 he co-founded the Seattle Homebuilders Association (now the Master Builders Association of King County Seattle Builder Council), and served on the Council board for 7 years. In 2009 he co-founded Blueprint Capital and in 2012 he co-founded

Smart Growth Seattle to Promote Neighborhood Density at Downtown Events - Smart Growth Seattle : Smart Growth Seattle [cached]

First, Dan Duffus will be a panelist at an event on Wednesday, January 23rd sponsored by the Urban Land Institutes Northwest Young Leaders Group. The Neighborhood Density Panel will start at 4pm with networking and the panel discussion starts at 4:30.

The discussion will include backyard cottages, cottage housing, multi-unit lots, and new development in Seattle's single-family neighborhoods. Additionally, the panel will cover new legislation, how to successfully build new housing in single-family neighborhoods, and strategies for engaging neighborhoods.
Along with Smart Growth Seattle's Dan Duffus the panelists include Richard Conlin, Seattle City Councilmember and Chair of the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee, Mike Podowski with the City's Department of Planning & Development, and Gabe Rosenshine, Owner, Alchemy Real Estate.

Company - Blueprint Capital [cached]

Blueprint was founded in 2009 by Seattle real estate veterans Mark Knoll and Dan Duffus to help local builders develop and finance small-scale residential housing.

Dan is responsible for Blueprint's new business development, including sourcing and underwriting new projects for member builders. Dan has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years.
In 2009 he co-founded Blueprint and has directed the sourcing and underwriting of over 500 residential projects for Blueprint builders. In 1997 he founded Soleil Development, a leading developer of over 1,000 residential units in Seattle. Prior to development, Dan spent 11 years in the title insurance business, including starting and growing Fidelity National Title Company's Washington operation. Dan served on the Master Builders Association / Seattle Builder Council board of directors for 7 years.

About – Soleil Development [cached]

Dan Duffus

With over 20 years of experience in the real estate field in the Seattle-metro region, Dan Duffus serves on the Board of the Master Builders Seattle Council. He was also Seattle Chair of the Master Builders in 2005 and Co-Chair in 2008. Understanding the complexity of Seattle's land-use code, he frequently participates in focus groups for the City of Seattle as well as with the Department of Planning and Development. Passionate about both the benefits of environmentally sensitive practices as well as retaining the character of a property, Dan is proud of Soleil's commitment to deliver affordable, high-quality, Built Green™ homes in keeping with the history, flavor and feel of the neighboring community.


With 30 years of experience in the Real Estate field in the Seattle-Metro area, Dan Duffus founded Soleil Development in 1997. Between 1997 and 2015 Soleil developed over 2,000 housing units in the Seattle urban core. Understanding Seattle's Complex Land Use Codes along with his desire to make Seattle a better place to live, Dan now continues to Source, Develop and Finance other Builders through Blueprint Capital REIT.

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