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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

The socialist-oriented Seattle City Council passed a “Head Tax” to fund homeless services. It was reduced from a proposed $500 per employee, to only $275 per employee, and thenRead 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

In a recent article we discussed the demand for industrial property close to the Central Business District of downtown Seattle.  This premise was never made more clear than whenRead 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

The Arts are not generally considered as a major player in commercial real estate, but perhaps, that needs reconsideration. This is a $70M industry in Seattle. For example, “Hamilton”Read more

In a recent article in the Puget Sound Business Journal the dynamics of the growth in Bothell industrial and Tech/Flex real estate was hi-lighted. At the same time Amazon asRead more

The new catch phrase in multi-family development is TOD (Transit Oriented Development). In a recent article (link to above article) Seattle Commercial Real Estate pointed out the case studyRead more

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