Author: Mike Meisenbach

 

Blackstone’s Head of Real Estate Talks Tech

In a recent interview, Jon Gray, the head of real estate for private equity giant Blackstone, spoke about the role technology is playing in the commercial real estate world. Gray stated that despite expectations, technology actually plays a major role in how capital is deployed. One major shift Gray identified was the rise in online […]

Uptown Rezoned by City Council for MHA, Cultural Use

The Seattle City council has passed a bill that will allow the Uptown neighborhood, alternatively called Lower Queen Anne, to be rezoned for mandatory housing affordability. The bill features a trade-off in building height for housing affordability. Most of the height increases are modest, though they will more than double in a few select areas […]

Seattle Construction Firms Using Technology to Make Labor More Efficient

Seattle is no doubt in the middle of a construction boom. This means that while thousands of local construction jobs have become available, many go unfulfilled. It should be now surprise then that in a city as tech saturated as Seattle, construction companies are turning to mobile apps and cloud-based software to make better use […]

South Seattle Community Prepares for Future Light Rail Expansion.

The Graham Street station in South Seattle is not expected to go online until 2031. But community organizers are already anticipating new development and evaluating the potential effects of gentrification in the area. In particular, SouthCore, a coalition of 24 organizations that was active in lobbying for the new station, is trying to start a […]

Beacon Hill Grocery Transforms into Arts Space

A 1929 building on 21st Avenue South and Stevens Street that began life as a corner grocery store has now been transformed into a multi-use space for the arts and community events. Married couple Janet Galore and Demi Raven bought the space two years ago while still dating. Though the building is no longer zoned for commercial […]

City Evacuates Unfinished Micro Apartments.

On Thursday, residents of the Cubix micro apartment complex on 95th St had to evacuate after a stop work order from the City of Seattle revealed that the building was never given a legal occupancy permit. Building inspectors stated that the 41-unit complex was never even inspected. The site included many hazardous unfinished areas such […]

South Lake Union Restaurateurs Struggle Despite Amazon Boom

When Amazon established a new headquarters in the previously rundown South Lake Union neighborhood earlier in the decade, many restaurateurs flocked to the downtown district to take advantage of the new crowds. Now, though, many of theses restaurants claim to be struggling. Though Amazon employees flock to eateries and bars for lunch and happy hour, […]

Amazon set to lease forthcoming Rainier Square

Amazon already occupies nearly a fifth of Seattle office space. And according to commercial real estate watchers, that slice of the pie is about to get even bigger. The company is rumored to have a pending lease on the office portion forthcoming Rainier Square project, a 58-story structure set to open in 2019 next to […]

Seattle Attorney’s Office Weighs in on Proposed Taxes on Foreign Buyers.

Taxing overseas buyers of vacant homes in order to cool the city’s housing market has been on the agenda for some Seattle politicians since British Columbia took similar measures in Vancouver last year. The issue is a key part of the platform of mayoral finalist Cary Moon. But the City Attorney’s Office recently declared both […]

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