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M. Shannon Underwood


Gartland Development

Launched Gartland Development in 1993

Seved as president of NAIOP Washington State on as a NAIOP national board member

M. Shannon Underwood launched Gartland Development in 1993 and was joined by her husband in 1997. A boutique firm with limited staff, the company manages each development, from land acquisition to stabilization. Gartland builds its portfolio and generally holds properties long-term. The project size ranges from 27,000 to 450,000 square feet.

The company has been ahead of the curve in submarkets, including Everett, WA.

Underwood’s practice is to go “all-in” with organizations she commits to and serves on the boards of most organizations she joins. Roles have included president of NAIOP Washington State and a NAIOP national organization board member. She has also served as Advisory Board Chair at the University of Washington Runstad Department of Real Estate.

These are a few reasons we chose M. Shannon Underwood as one of the Seattle & Northwest Connect CRE’s 2023 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected leadership positions and play key mentorship roles for others.


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Gartland Development's M. Shannon Underwood

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