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Heaton Dainard is an industry-leading real estate brokerage that offers clients the most lucrative market opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. We go beyond the traditional exchange of real estate by providing our customers incisive market knowledge and a dedicated point of contact for every step in the transaction. We use novel approaches yielded through constant industry innovation to enhance our clients’ success. Our team is committed to providing unparalleled expertise and unmatched creative energy to buyers and sellers in Washington State.

Our Founders

Will Heaton

Will Heaton is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Heaton Dainard. Will’s extensive background in real estate development and rehabilitation is essential to the operations of Heaton Dainard. Through the hundreds of transactions he has been involved in over the past ten years, Will delivers a comprehensive understanding of real estate origination, underwriting, investor relations, and execution of investment strategies. Prior to Heaton Dainard, Will directed the pre-foreclosure department at Vestus Foreclosure Group in Kirkland. He and Co-Founder James Dainard, currently own and operate their personal real estate portfolio and have adopted a successful method of investing in real estate in a down market by using expert market analysis to eliminate risk. Will attended Central Washington University and resides in Redmond, Washington. He was honored as the Co-Founder of one of Eastside’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2013, 2014, and 2015 and Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in America.

James Dainard

James Dainard is Co-Founder and Managing Principal at Heaton Dainard. As a Managing Principal, he is responsible for the development and execution of corporate strategies, marketing, and property acquisitions. James has been actively investing in multifamily and single family units in the Puget Sound region for over ten years, and leads a dynamic team that exceeded sales volumes in 2015 of over $143 million with over 400 closed transactions. During this time he purchased over $50 million worth of investment properties and sold over $93 million in listed properties with an average market time of 25 days. His business acumen adds value to Heaton Dainard by providing investors with inventory and multiple exit strategies. James graduated from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with a focus in finance and marketing, and was recently recognized as Co-Founder of one of the Washington’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2013, 2014, and 2015, as well as Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in America 2015.


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