Who We Are

Welcome to Vandervert Developments & Hotels and thank you for visiting our site. Established in the early 1970’s, Vandervert Developments & Hotels has expanded exponentially in most recent years, now owning and managing dozens of development properties throughout the region. It is no surprise to us that Vandervert has seen such growing popularity due to the commitment to excellence and quality we deliver. We urge you to find out why so many businesses have chosen to lease their office, retail and tech space from Vandervert Developments.

Mitch Hillman - Maintenance

Mitch was in construction and then  the trucking industry for 20 years prior to joining the Vandervert Team. With over 300 tenants - his job description is varied, and he never knows from day to day what he might be asked to do, but he will always do it with a smile.  He  likes the interaction with the tenants and vendors - its what keeps the job interesting. Mitch's hobbies include construction, woodworking and fishing. 

Fun fact - he is an animal whisperer and cats love him!

Richard A Vandervert - owner

Dick Vandervert got his start in the Real Estate business, working as a residential Realtor and owning his own firm - Provincial Properties - for over 15 years.  Commercial building became his passion, and he successfully owned and operated Vandervert Construction for over 28 years.  Many of the sub-contractors working with Dick over the years consider him not just a client but a friend.  Eventually the Development side of the business became a full time endeavor, and he sold Vandervert Construction in 2014 to concentrate on Vandervert Developments.  His portfolio of office buildings, retail centers, hotels, and land currently amount to over 2 million square feet of leasable space.  

D. Jason Strain - Director of Leasing

With over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Jason’s knowledge, skills and relationships throughout the industry have made him an invaluable asset. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jason began his career in commercial real estate in the late 90’s. He obtained both a Washington and Idaho real estate license and started working for SDS Commercial. He joined the Vandervert team in 2002 where he took on the roles of leasing, development and property management. As the company grew and property managers were hired, Jason transitioned to his current position of Director of Leasing for the companies portfolio which has grown to nearly 300 tenants and 2 million square feet of space.

Rick Bertholf - Property Manager

A lifelong resident of Spokane, Rick started his property management career over 20 years ago at WEB Properties, right after getting his Real Estate license.  He has been a property manager for Vandervert Developments for over 10 years, managing both office and retail space.  He says property management brings a different challenge every day, and you never stop learning in this business. 

Tracey Benjamin

I've worked for Vandervert Developments LLC, and the AP/AR department for the past 11-1/2 years performing a myriad of duties from payments and vendor relations to deposits and tenant relations.  I also tend to the delinquency collections and most things related to Real Estate Taxes and Income Taxes, along with serving as a back-up receptionist.

In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, baking, and spending time with my cats, horse, and goats. 

*Fun Fact: I've broken my tail bone twice and had to place my own dislocated thumb.  I am a tattoo enthusiast and have four of my own. I am also a published author.

Heather Bursch

Heather is the Accounting Assistant and CAM specialist for Vandervert Developments.  She was a legal assistant for 15 years and picked up accounting along the way.  Some of Heather's responsibilities include preparing tenant CAM billings, assisting with financial entries and lease administration.

Nikki Carroll - Property Manager

Nikki started her career in commercial real estate in Seattle in 2003, but after relocating to Spokane in 2008, she began working for Vandervert Developments.

In her free time, she enjoys camping, softball, rooting for the Seahawks, and spending time with her three children, husband, and their super energetic dog.

Sandy Weise - Controller

Sandy began her career with Vandervert Developments in April 2007.  Sandy met Dick Vandervert in the early 90's while employed with an Electrical Contractor.  She always told herself that one day she hoped to work for Mr. Vandervert.  Sandy has over 28 years of experience as an Accounting Controller.  Her responsiblities include overseeing all phases of the Accounting Department and the Financials, Mortgages, CAM's and Lease Administration for all  LLC's.    She works closely with Dick Vandervert on all projects and interacts with the CPA's, Attorney, Lenders, Investors, and occasional tenants. 

Debbie Cozzetto - Marketing

Debbie started her career  working for Marriott, and fell in love with the hospitality industry.  After graduating from Washington State University with a Hotel-Restaurant Management degree, she came back to Spokane to “temporarily” help out the family business open the Hampton Inn Spokane. Six hotels and over 26 years later, she moved over to the leasing side of Vandervert Developments to learn something new.  She enjoys the constantly changing real estate market and leasing industry.  In her spare time she enjoys adventures with her family, hiking, skiing or snowshoeing, and travelling.  *Fun fact - she is an only child!