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$968,000,000, or just under $1 billion. Quite a sum of money, but that is only the projected cost of the new International Arrivals Facility at SeaTac Airport. Forget theRead more

“Affordable” housing is a relative term. With the rapid increase in the costs of single-family housing in Seattle, alternative living spaces such as condominiums and high end multi-family housingRead more

A measure used by the commercial real estate business of the health of the economy is to monitor retail sales. The State of Washington reports quarterly taxable retail sales.Read more

The Greater Seattle economy is closely tied to world trade. Any native from this area who goes back historically clearly remembers the cycles of boom and bust tied toRead more

As the professionals of Seattle Commercial Real Estate LLC started predicting a couple of years ago, mixed use rents have stabilized, fallen slightly and vacancies in our market areRead more

In a recent article, the Puget Sound Business Journal devoted an entire section to corporate citizenship. The theme devolved around “corporate social responsibility,” which incorporates environmental issues, donations ofRead more

The City of Seattle Head Tax is intended to help solve the homeless problem. In previous articles we discussed the impact of governmental attempts to solve this issue, andRead more

The ultraliberal Seattle City Council, adverse to the wishes of the liberal Seattle Times and the business community in general, passed a dumbed down version of the so calledRead more

The joke in Seattle is that the crane is the new symbol of Seattle. We don’t mean Crane the Bird, but construction cranes. Seattle still leads the nation withRead more

In the movie, Forrest Gump offers the observation that “stupid is, as stupid does.” It doesn’t appear that the City Council of Seattle took this wisdom to heart. TheRead more

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