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Aug 15, 2019

Pike-Pine corridor walking tour

AIA Seattle will host a walking tour and Urban Design Forum featuring the work of Graham Baba Architects and others along the trendy Pike-Pine corridor. And, appropriately, it'll be led by Jim Graham himself. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courtyard of ChopHouse Row (a Graham Baba project). Details and registration: aiaseattle.org.

NAIOP DealMakers gathering

Sept. 10 marks the next DealMakers networking event, to be led by Marc Gearhart of Ryan Companies. The event takes place at 5 p.m. at DLR Group's headquarters (51 University St., Suite 600). Details and registration: naiopwa.org.

New wine bar in SLU

The new 400 Fairview building in South Lake Union has a new tenant, which opens for business today: Associated Vintners Tasting Room & Wine Bar. The announcement came from Pembroke Real Estate of Boston, which led last year's $338 million sale from Skanska to the new ownership group.

The wine bar joins other food and beverage tenants in the market hall. It'll feature brands also owned by local company Precept Wine. Those include Browne Family Vineyards, Gruet, Waterbrook Winery, Canoe Ridge Vineyard and Cavatappi Winery.

Andrew Browne of Precept said in a statement, “Being in the heart of South Lake Union surrounded by local, innovative businesses was important for us.”

Precept last year opened Browne Family Vineyards' Tasting Room at Hudson Pacific Properties' King Street Crossing complex in Pioneer Square. Other tenants in the 400 Fairview market hall include Bar Harbor, Caffe Ladro, Juicy Cafe, Kai Market, mBar, Meat & Bread, Trophy Cupcakes, Urban Optix and Verde & Co.

Ziemba jumps to JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle that it has hired Sam Ziemba as senior vice president. He'll join the Eastside office. He makes the move from Colliers. JLL's Chris Hughes said in a statement, “Sam is a great addition to the team. His experience representing corporations and institutional clients along with local and regional owners is both dynamic and far reaching.”

Greystar plans upgrades to Shorewood on M.I.

Two years ago, Greystar paid $210 million to a local group for the 645-unit Shorewood Apartments on Mercer Island, one of that city's first and oldest apartment complexes. It was developed on 44 acres in 1949 by Charles Clise, of the local real estate dynasty. Now the Charleston, South Carolina-based Greystar has announced a major new upgrade effort now underway for the 41 buildings at 3209 Shorewood Drive. The cost wasn't divulged.

Greystar's Karyn Grindstaff said in a statement, “We consider this project a wonderful reinvestment in the property.” The company recently renovated the community clubhouse and is now upgrading the apartments and sports pavilion.

Shorewood is close to Interstate 90, but also around six minutes by bike, or a 20-minute walk, to the park-and-ride lot, where Mercer Island Station will open to light rail service in 2023.

Aug 08, 2019

Tarragon names new division head


Tarragon Property Services has a new president, promoted from within: Tina Pappas, who will lead that division from its Sumner office. She'll oversee a portfolio that includes over 3,800 multifamily units, 2.8 million square feet of industrial and office, plus 600,000 square feet of retail. The 25-year industry veteran is also NAIOP's 2020 president-elect. Tarragon's Dennis Rattie said in a statement, “Tina's extensive background in leasing and management makes her a natural fit to lead TPS. Her leadership skills will elevate TPS's services and accelerate their growth.” Tarragon expects to develop 2 million square feet of industrial space and about 1,000 multifamily units in the near future.

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