Subway Rolls Out New Restaurant Design in 12 Pilot Locations

VANCOUVER, WASH. — Subway is rolling out its new Subway Fresh Forward design. Currently, 12 pilot locations are now open, including two in the Pacific Northwest and one in California. FRCH Design Worldwide designed the space using a new color palette inspired by fresh vegetables. Highlights include: • Self-order kiosks in select locations, digital menu boards and Apple and Samsung Pay options. • Fresh vegetable display with whole tomatoes, green peppers, onions and cucumbers..

July 18, 2017

Vista Investment Group Acquires Seattle Mart Creative Office Building for $14.6M

SEATTLE — Vista Investment Group has acquired Seattle Mart, an 82,218-square-foot creative office building in Seattle, for $14.6 million. The building is located at 200 S.W. Michigan St. in the Georgetown neighborhood south of Seattle’s Central Business District. Seattle Mart was built in 1929. It previously served as Boeing’s first headquarters. The space was renovated in 2015. Andy Miller and Evan Lugar of Kidder Mathews represented the seller, Lift Real Estate Partners, in this..

July 17, 2017

Koelsch to Break Ground on $24M Memory Care Community Near Seattle

KIRKLAND, WASH. — Koelsch Communities will break ground July 19 on Jefferson House, an 80-bed memory care community in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland. The three-story project will be located adjacent to Madison House, another Koelsch community, which offers independent living and assisted living. Development costs for Jefferson House are estimated at $24 million. Madrona Point Development partnering with RJ Development, both based in Olympia, are developing the new project. Koelsch..

July 13, 2017

The Changing Face Of Puget Sound Retail

The Puget Sound region is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. We are seeing that reflected in the retail landscape, with innovation and expansion throughout the area. We are at the forefront of retail evolution, thanks to having some of the best-known retail innovators in our back yard who have turned the world of retail upside down by giving every consumer access to virtually every product available via home delivery. And yet, they are also innovating into brick and mortar..

July 11, 2017

Kennedy Wilson Sells 576-Unit Multifamily Asset in Metro Seattle for $109M

KENT, WASHINGTON — Real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) has sold Rock Creek Landing, a 576-unit apartment community in Kent, about 20 miles south of Seattle, for $109 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The cash proceeds of $73 million from the transaction will be used to fund the company’s recent acquisition of 90 East, a 573,000-square-foot, Class A office development in the Bellevue, Washington, area. Rock Creek Landing is located at 1024 Central Ave. North in..

July 10, 2017

Berkadia Arranges Sale of Two Student Housing Properties in California, Washington for $146M

SEATTLE AND FULLERTON, CALIF. — Berkadia has arranged the sale of two student housing properties located in Washington and California for an aggregate price of $146 million. The two properties are AVA University District, located near the University of Washington in Seattle, and Fullerton University Village, located near California State University – Fullerton in Fullerton, roughly 26 miles outside Los Angeles. Kevin Larimer, Greg Gonzalez, Kenny Dudunakis, David Sorensen and Ben..

July 6, 2017

Columbia Pacific Advisors to Acquire Hawthorn Retirement Group

SEATTLE AND VANCOUVER, WASH. — Columbia Pacific Advisors, a real estate investment fund manager, has agreed to acquire Hawthorn Retirement Group, a seniors housing owner-operator, for an undisclosed price. Both firms are based in Washington state, Columbia Pacific in Seattle and Hawthorn in Vancouver. Hawthorn’s portfolio includes 55 communities in operation and 24 under construction or in pre-development across 20 states and two Canadian provinces. The acquisition includes the portfolio..

June 20, 2017

Chinese Investor Purchases Uptown 11 Apartments in Seattle for $32.3M

SEATTLE – China-based Xaio Investment Co. has acquired the 34-unit Uptown 11 apartment complex in Seattle for $32.3 million. The community is located at 11 W. Mercer St. CVS occupies the ground-floor retail space. Units range from studios to two-bedroom units. The seller was Velmeir Cos.

June 19, 2017

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7B

SEATTLE — Online retail giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has agreed to acquire high-end grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) for $13.7 billion. The all-cash transaction amounts to $42 per share and includes the Austin, Texas-based grocer’s net debt. Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand. John Mackey will remain CEO of Whole Foods Market, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin. “This partnership..

June 16, 2017

Union Investment Acquires Midtown21 Office Building in Seattle for $330M

SEATTLE — Union Investment has purchased the Midtown21 office building in Seattle for approximately $330 million. The 21-story building is located at 1007 Stewart St. in Denny Triangle within the South Lake Union submarket. Amazon is leasing the entire 35,000-square-foot office space. A joint venture between MetLife Real Estate and Trammell Crow Co. developed the property.

June 15, 2017