Michael Oaksmith - Director of Development
A Seattle native, Michael Oaksmith began his career in construction at an early age, starting with the residential construction company owned and operated by his family.
Upon graduation from the University of Washington in 1999, Schuchart Corporation, one of the region’s most renowned commercial and residential construction companies, hired Oaksmith as a project engineer. Given his innate talents, he quickly moved into a manager position, where he oversaw every aspect of distinctive commercial and high-end residential projects, including multi-million dollar mixed-use properties and condominiums throughout the Seattle area.
In 2003, Oaksmith founded Blueline Development LLC, followed in 2004 by co-founding Lakeview Development LLC. From 2003 to 2006 the companies developed several single family homes as well as a multi family building located on North Capitol Hill. In 2007, Oaksmith managed his first project with Hunters Capital: the 175,000 square feet Broadway Building. Since then he has gone on to manage multiple other projects for Hunters Capital Development including the recently constructed Dunn Motors Automotive Building. Oaksmith has helped expand Hunters Capital's portfolio from 90,000 to 600,000 square feet.
Along with staying busy in his professional life, Michael along with wife Kieran have three children (Beau, Estelle and Olive) who keep things very active at home. His family loves anything UW, spending time out on the boat and weekend getaways to Lake Roosevelt.