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Bosa Launches Downtown’s First Condo Tower Since 2007

Bosa Launches Downtown’s First Condo Tower Since 2007

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Downtown Seattle’s first high-rise condominium project in more than five years is getting under way in the Denny Triangle this month as Bosa Development Corp. starts work on the Insignia, a pair of 41-story towers that will include as many as 700 units between them, the Seattle Times reported.…

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Kilroy’s $330M Buying Spree Expands Puget Sound Footprint

Kilroy’s $330M Buying Spree Expands Puget Sound Footprint

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor With $330 million in acquisitions closed or under contract, Kilroy Realty Corp. is cementing its status as a leading Puget Sound office owner. Last week the Los Angeles-based investement firm reported that it spent $145 million in two separate transactions to assemble a 417,000-square-foot campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union district, where Amazon’s…

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Plaza 600 Trades for $55M as Amazon Plans Create Buzz

Plaza 600 Trades for $55M as Amazon Plans Create Buzz

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Amazon’s proposed 3 million-square-foot campus in South Lake Union is generating increased activity from investors and developers. Joshua Green Corp. paid $54.9 million for the Plaza 600 Building, a 209,256-square-foot, 20-story office tower near the future site of the Amazon campus, the Puget Sound Business…

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Stadium Place Tower Wins Key Approval From City Panel

Stadium Place Tower Wins Key Approval From City Panel

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The $180 million Stadium Place development got a a major boost when the Pioneer Square Preservation Board unanimously approved the controversial design for the project’s second apartment tower. Designed by ZGF architects, the 333-unit South Tower will reach an elevation of 240 feet, only 30 feet lower than CenturyLink Field, which…

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Smith Tower Gets Five New Leases on Life

Smith Tower Gets Five New Leases on Life

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A few months after coming under the ownership of CBRE Capital Partners, the historic Smith Tower in Downtown Seattle is taking the first small steps toward rebounding from years of decline. A CBRE leasing team  of first vice president Christian Shevchenko, vice president Cavan O’Keefe,…

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$480 Million Deal for Russell Investments Center is West’s Biggest Since 2006

$480 Million Deal for Russell Investments Center is West’s Biggest Since 2006

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor In the western U.S.’s largest single-asset office sale since 2006, CommonWealth Partners paid $480 million for Russell Investments Center in Seattle’s central business district.  A CBRE Group Inc. team led by Kevin Shannon represented the seller, Northwestern Mutual. The transaction adds the property to another nearby CommonWealth…

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Sea-Tac’s $350M Green Rental Car Facility to Debut May 17

Sea-Tac’s $350M Green Rental Car Facility to Debut May 17

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor After four years of construction, a $350 million parking structure designed to streamline car rentals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will debut on May 17. The project’s sustainable  features earned Silver LEED certification late last month—the biggest consolidated rental car facility to be so recognized by the…

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Clarion Buys 1600 Seventh Ave. Tower in $137M Sale-Leaseback

Clarion Buys 1600 Seventh Ave. Tower in $137M Sale-Leaseback

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor In a $137 million sale-leaseback deal, Clarion Partners L.L.C. has taken ownership of 1600 Seventh Ave., a 598,000-square-foot office tower in Downtown Seattle. CenturyLink, the telecommunications company formerly known as Qwest Communications,  sold the property it has occupied for 36 years and will remain in 260,000 square feet of…

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Financial Distress Relieved, Smith Tower Seeks To Build Occupancy

Financial Distress Relieved, Smith Tower Seeks To Build Occupancy

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor, and Paul Rosta, Senior Editor Closing a chapter of financial distress for Seattle’s first high-rise office building, the Smith Tower has come under ownership of CBRE Capital Partners.  The firm was the sole bidder for the century-old building and offered $36.8 million at a King County…

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Ashkenazy Makes Regional Debut With $79M Bellevue Retail Buy

Ashkenazy Makes Regional Debut With $79M Bellevue Retail Buy

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Making its Pacific Northwest debut, Ashkenazy Investment Corp. has paid $79 million for the retail portion of the Bravern, the 1.6 million-square-foot Bellevue mixed-use complex. Ashkenazy, whose portfolio includes high-profile properties like Union Station in Washington, D.C. and Boston’s Fanueil Hall Marketplace, beat out at least…

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As Merger Looms, Harbor Properties Sells Two Multi-Family Assets to AREA for $41M

As Merger Looms, Harbor Properties Sells Two Multi-Family Assets to AREA for $41M

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Harbor Properties, Inc. has closed the sale of two multi-family complexes to affiliates of AREA Property Partners, the Seattle Times reported. AREA paid $40.9 million for the Mural apartment complex in West Seattle as well as with the Greenhouse complex in Columbia City. The 136-unit, seven-story Mural…

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Vulcan Moves Ahead on Cascade, South Lake Union Projects

Vulcan Moves Ahead on Cascade, South Lake Union Projects

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Making the latest additions to its prolific Seattle development portfolio, Vulcan Real Estate recently kicked off construction of two major residential projects and the conversion of an historic building. Last month Vulcan broke ground on Stack House (pictured below), a 278-unit residential complex that will occupy an entire block…

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