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Seattle’s Demographics, Economy Make It Attractive to Industrial Users

Seattle has always been a strong industrial market, known for its busy ports and, more recently, its position as one of the most successful tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley. As the global economy continues to shift toward the Internet of things (IoT), Seattle industrial space is catapulting into a new category of demand. That growth is spurred on by companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google, which continue to expand their footprints here and generate a growing inflow of technology, …

Seattle’s Multifamily Market Is Firing on All Cylinders

Notions of Seattle as a grunge-rock town with logging roots are in the rear-view mirror. While Seattle’s past is marked by the 1850s Klondike Gold Rush, 1970s Boeing Bust and 1990s Microsoft Millionaires run, today’s economy is dotted with news of exceptional growth from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Salesforce. To say that Seattle’s economy is both booming and diversified is an understatement. A benefactor of such continued growth is the regional rental market. Jobs, Jobs, …

Lack of New Office Supply Pushes Large Users to Tertiary Puget Sound Markets

A decade ago, the Seattle office market was still reeling from the effects of the global recession. Total downtown vacancy had reached 14.9 percent with nearly every submarket from the Central Business District (CBD) to Lake Union experiencing some form of negative absorption. Total vacancy today is slightly more than half of what it was back then, hovering at around 7.7 percent. This is despite the total net rentable area growing by more than 11 million square feet. Seattle has also shifted …

Pembroke Acquires 14-Story Office Building in Seattle for $338.4M

SEATTLE — Pembroke Real Estate has acquired the 400 Fairview Building in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle for $338.4 million. The 14-story, Class A office building was constructed in 2015 and is currently 98 percent leased. Pembroke purchased the property from a joint partnership between TH Real Estate and Swedish development and construction company Skanska, as well as Skanska’s financial partner, TIAA. TH Real Estate acquired a 90 percent stake in the property for $235 …

Takenaka Corp. Buys 290,573 SF Office Building in Seattle for $268.5M

SEATTLE — Takenaka Corp. has purchased Tilt49, a 290,573-square-foot office building in Seattle, for $268.5 million. The Class A building is located at 1812 Boren Ave. in the Denny Triangle area of the city. Tilt49 is triple-net leased to Amazon through 2033. The newly constructed project includes 1,646 square feet of retail leased to Mighty-O Donuts. NKF represented the seller, a joint venture between Principal Real Estate Investors and Touchstone. The firm’s Kevin Shannon, Ken …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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" …

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 …

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