Joe Coakey

Joe Coakley

Builder & Developer Land Services, CNE

Joe specializes in land of any kind. Primary clients include private land owners, large and small, builders and developers. Joe is a member of the Commercial Broker’s Association and also designated as a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). As Vice President of Residential Development for Port Blakely Communities, developers of Issaquah Highlands, Joe was responsible for all aspects of residential development positioning this unique master planned community to be the #1 selling community in Puget Sound. Joe has also overseen construction operations for both housing and land development in a multi-state environment with direct bottom line responsibility of 10,500 homes and apartments built over a period extending 35 years. This includes serving as Vice President of Construction for Del Webb Corporation, building 825 homes per year at their Sun City Las Vegas community. He also spent 17 years in the San Francisco area in production homebuilding, overseeing construction operations in a multi-state environment. Joe considers himself a builder by background, having built his first home 36 years ago and with supervision of over 10,500 homes in his career to date.

In 2007, Joe created The Coakley Development Group LLC, with the mission to assist builders and developers find land and create vibrant and sustainable communities. Joe’s mission is to bring buyers and sellers of land together and create win-win transactions


Awards and Achievements

  • Negotiated over $500 million in cumulative sales transactions to date.

  • From 1999-2007 Joe served as Vice President of Development for Port Blakely Communities where he positioned Issaquah Highlands as the #1 selling master planned community in Puget Sound for three consecutive years, 2004-2006.

  • Joe was Co-creator of the first “Built Green Idea Home,” recognized at the Pacific Coast Builder’s conference (PCBC) in 2005 for “Best Sustainable/Green Residential Project.”

  • Recognized at PCBC in 2006 as “finalist” for Issaquah Highlands as “Community of the Year/Best Master Planned Community.”

  • Successfully completed “Woodside” project, 487 homes, and the first 4:1 project in King County. Recipient of Grand Award for MAME, (Marketing and Merchandising Excellence), and “Community of the Year”, 2001.

  • Master Builders of King and Snohomish County Board of Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, 1999 to 2004.

  • Executive Committee, MBA Built Green Program, 2002 to 2007.

  • Board of Directors: Eastside Business Coalition, 2004-2006.

  • Kirkland Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors, 2008-2011.

  • Chair: Governmental Affairs Committee, 2007-2009.

  • Member: National Association of Realtors, Commercial Broker’s Association

  • Member: Developer and Builders Issues Committee, MBA, Snohomish County, 2009-2015.

  • Delegate: Building Industry Association of Washington, (BIAW), representing the MBA 2011-2015