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Tech Growth Fuels Apartment Market All Around Puget Sound

From the hottest commercial submarkets, such as Downtown Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, to far-flung suburbs like Lynnwood, the Puget Sound multifamily market has been firing on all cylinders lately. [caption id="attachment_181873" align="alignright" width="100"] David Young, JLL Capital Markets[/caption] [caption id="attachment_181872" align="alignright" width="100"] Corey Marx, JLL Capital Markets[/caption] A major reason for this is the huge growth in tech employment..

July 25, 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

Seattle’s Office Market Remains Healthy

Seattle is on the rise, and companies are thriving in the downtown core and surrounding submarkets. Seattle’s office market is one of the healthiest in the country. Leasing continues to be led by a robust technology sector that’s fueled by both the expansion of homegrown companies and the addition of engineering offices from mostly California-based companies. These companies have established significant footprints in Seattle as they have been able to attract, hire and retain workers from a..

November 8, 2016

Seattle’s Retail Market Continues to Grow

The Puget Sound region may be home to the growing online retail giant of Amazon, but bricks and mortar retail development is in the best shape it’s been in since the beginning of the Great Recession. After five consecutive years of strong employment growth and resultant in-migration of highly paid tech workers, the Seattle market is continuing to enjoy gains in retail sales volumes, which are projected to grow 4.5 percent in 2016. [caption id="attachment_184047" align="alignright"..

November 1, 2016

Carey Watermark Investors 2 Buys Seattle Marriott Bellevue

BELLEVUE, WASH. — Carey Watermark Investors 2 has acquired the 384-room Seattle Marriott Bellevue for an undisclosed sum. The 17-story hotel is located at 200 110th Ave. NE. The property opened in July 2015. It includes 21,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a food and beverage outlet, lounge, fitness center and business center. "The opportunity to acquire a recently developed, high-quality urban asset in the Pacific Northwest is a unique opportunity to expand our portfolio into..

January 25, 2016

Seattle Tech Boom Creates Next-Generation, Culture-Focused Campuses

[caption id="attachment_144577" align="alignright" width="150"] Kip Spencer, SECO Development[/caption] Developers are doing everything they can to make their projects attractive to corporations and their brokers as competition in Seattle continues to increase for high-growth tech tenants. And they’re doing it with good reason: Seattle was recently ranked the No. 1 city in the country for technology jobs. Seattle’s tech industry has grown by 12 percent over the past two years, according..

December 1, 2015

Sound Market Fundamentals: The Source of Seattle’s Multifamily Strength

[caption id="attachment_143872" align="alignright" width="150"] Raymond Allen, Marcus & Millichap[/caption] The underlying forces bolstering the strength of the Seattle metro multifamily marketplace are robust job growth, new development projects and the short supply of single-family houses. While these factors also slightly impact vacancy levels, property prices and sales activity are expected to continue to rise. New and expanding companies, particularly in the tech sector, have..

November 17, 2015

The Sustainability of the Seattle Apartment Building Boom

[caption id="attachment_134559" align="alignright" width="150"] Allen N. Safer, Integra Realty Resources[/caption] With all the recent froth in the multifamily markets, knowledgeable observers are expressing concern regarding all of the cranes that are sprouting around Seattle. To assess the apartment market, we have compiled data recently published in the “March 2015 Apartment Development Report” by Dupre + Scott Apartment Advisors. The Seattle Metro area is in the midst of an..

June 30, 2015

Seattle’s CBD Gains in Popularity With Office Users

[caption id="attachment_133722" align="alignright" width="150"] Matt Christian, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce[/caption] The Seattle office market has been a shining example of strength and solidity. Compared to the U.S. job rate, which expanded by 2.4 percent over the past year to drop the unemployment rate to just 5.5 percent, the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area is looking good. Seattle added jobs at a rate of 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. It also saw..

June 16, 2015

Expedia to Purchase Amgen Campus in Seattle for New Headquarters

SEATTLE — Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) has announced its plan to purchase Amgen's waterfront campus in Seattle for $228.9 million. The online travel company will use the 40-acre campus for its new headquarters. Expedia plans to update the 750,000-square-foot space with a new modern design. The acquisition includes additional land that could be used for future expansion. The campus is located at 1201 Amgen Court W. The new headquarters features views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, the..

April 3, 2015