Please see the following KUOW article, which quotes Kevin Daniels. In the photo, Kevin Daniels is to the far right. Have you heard speculation about Daniels’ funding sources for the St. Ed’s project? While this article does not confirm overseas investors as his source, it looks probable.
Looks like Daniels definitely depends on outside investors and would likely do so for St. Edward State Park. We would imagine that assuming ownership of the state park land would be far more enticing to his investors than merely obtaining a lease.