SEATTLE — Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets experts today announced the sale of 206 Bell, a new 122-unit apartment community in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Invesco Real Estate purchased the property, which opened in June and was developed by HB Management.
“This property will prove to be a tremendous purchase,” Young said. “It’s located in the heart of Seattle’s booming job market, and it features the environmentally friendly design and offers the urban lifestyle so in demand from apartment residents in the Pacific Northwest.”
The LEED-certified 206 Bell offers studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Designed to maximize natural daylight, it features views of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound. 206 Bell also is located within walking distance of public transit; dozens of eateries; and the offices of such major employers as Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Google and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. The property has a Walk Score of 98 and a Transit Score of 100, both out of a possible 100. Amenities include high-end finishes; an open-concept community room complete with dining and entertainment areas; an expansive 24-hour fitness center; a large rooftop deck with expansive views, ample landscaping and grilling area; charging stations for electric cars; high-speed elevators; and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Belltown’s 206 Bell is located in a strong employment and apartment market. Seattle’s unemployment rate is only 4.4 percent, and the multifamily vacancy rate for the Belltown submarket is just 3.8 percent. The average household income in Belltown exceeds $83,000.
Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2012 alone, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed $63 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s dealmakers completed $60 billion in global investment sales and buy-side transactions, equating to nearly $240 million of investment trades completed every working day around the globe. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,300 specialists, operating all over the globe.
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