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Douglaston Development is building a 47-story tower at Fifth and Virginia in Seattle.
Building a new urban fabric
Improving downtown Seattle's public realm starts with a better walking and cycling experience.
By HEIDI BULLINGA and BRIAN MCCARTER
A balancing act: development, transportation, place making
As our cities grow, the challenge is to build denser and equitable cityscapes while driving down the carbon footprint.
By RICO QUIRINDONGO
Seattle retools for the future at Fifth and Virginia
A 500-foot-tall tower planned for the site will provide a shared urban experience more common to older U.S. cities.
By MICHAEL KAYE
Yesler: a model for inclusive urban development
Redevelopment of the neighborhood is a partnership between SHA, the city and private developers.
By ADA M. HEALEY
Vulcan Real Estate
Workplace 2.0 for millennials and Gen Z
Creating an attractive and sustainable workplace is one of the best ways to secure and retain top talent.
By KIP SPENCER
Reimagining the urban edge along Aurora
Desirable, replicable neighborhoods can be created along Seattle's critical transit arteries.
By EVA TALBOT
We need to tackle our top public safety concern: URM buildings
One solution uses private financing to retrofit old unreinforced brick and masonry buildings.
By PETER A. NITZE
Nitze-Stagen & Co.
Moratorium has Bainbridge projects at a standstill
No one really understands it or how it will resolve within the next six months.
By MATTHEW COATES
Coates Design Architects
Neighborhood hub emerging from old shopping center
The Promenade 23 shopping center in Seattle’s Central Area is being redeveloped into 532 apartments and 44,000 square feet of retail.
By BRIAN RUNBERG and SUSAN BUSCH
Runberg Architecture Group
Here’s how to solve the condominium conundrum
Changes to the Washington Condominium Act are sorely needed to incentivize developers to build more affordable condominiums.
By BLAINE WEBER
Institutions take over the industrial market
Average rents are about 60 percent over the last peak, back in 2007.
By THAD MALLORY
Don’t get too comfortable with hotels
Occupancy in downtown Seattle finished 2017 in the low 80 percent range; the national average was just over 65 percent.
By CHRIS BURDETT
Office market tightening, demand keeps rising
The Seattle vacancy rate is expected to drop to 3.2 percent by the end of 2018.
By CONNOR MCCLAIN
100,000 apartment units are coming — now what?
With over 4.5 million square feet of signed office leases in Seattle and Bellevue, the resulting new workers will push apartment demand until 2020.
By DYLAN SIMON
Retailers adapt to millennials, e-commerce
E-commerce is growing at a steady pace, yet over 93 percent of retail sales still occur in a brick-and-mortar store.
By ANN MARIE KOEHLER and ERIKA KOEHLER
Real Estate Marketplace Northwest 2018 team
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