Sustainable Urban Development




Projects Done Right

PAAR Development, LLC is a boutique development company based in Seattle, Washington. Currently, the firm is focused on Built Green Four Star apartment communities. PAAR Development specializes in complex sites in great neighborhoods to create meaningful, community-oriented projects.

We believe that transit-oriented developments are the solution to density. This is why all of our apartments are build near Rapid Ride stops or Light Rail stations. We have experience in most size and types of projects and strongly value our relationships with business partners. We are dedicated to the sustainable development and all of our projects exceed Built Green Four Star standards.

Our Team

Joe Paar
Joe Paar
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Peter Ottele

Joe Paar is lead developer and owner of award-winning PAAR Development. He uses 20+ years’ knowledge and connection to Seattle commercial and residential real estate markets to manage entire project ecosystems and deliver complex projects within schedule and budget.

As a Puget Sound native and graduate of both bachelor- and masters-level programs at the University of Washington, Joe drove the creation of PAAR Development’s Affordability-Community-Sustainability vision. He has successfully closed and managed over $300 million dollars in transactions and projects. He has been a developer, general contractor, and real estate broker for both residential and commercial property, and he uses his breadth and depth of experience to maximize results and make PAAR Development’s vision a reality.

As the Partner who oversees day-to-day company and construction operations, Peter brings more than 20 years’ experience with some of the biggest names in Puget Sound construction companies, leading field and office teams through successful construction projects. He employs his ever-increasing knowledge of materials and methods, site logistics, estimating, and value engineering on PAAR Developments projects to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.

Peter is a Seattle native with a degree in Building Construction from the University of Washington. This community is his home. He joined Paar Development out of a passion for developing real estate and creating sustainable developments that improve the community.


Marion Green is a 2015 PSRC Vision 2040 Award Winner

Paar Development is proud to announce that Marion Green, our project in partnership with Neiman Taber, has won the 2015 PSRC Vision 2040 Award.

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Seattle Forecast 2017

Paar Development is proud to note that Peter Ottele was a moderator for Biznow’s Seattle Forecast 2017 on February 23rd at the Four Seasons Hotel. Peter (left) moderated the […]

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LIV Wallingford and Multifamily Tax Exemption

Take a look at our recent writeup in the Wallyhood neighborhood blog!

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Light Rail at LIV E. John

Have you tried your morning commute by Light Rail? PAAR Development is excited to announce that their newest property, LIV E. John, will be a block away from the […]

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News About Marion Green

Our collaboration with Neiman Taber Architects was featured on Architizer.

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