Seattle en Are These 11 Seattle Tall Buildings Made to Withstand the Coming Mega-Quake? <div class="node-body gallery-body">San Francisco-based seismic engineer Peter Yanev, writing in an op-ed in the New York Times in response to the 2010 earthquake in Chile, says there is, essentially, no such thing as an earthquake-proof building. So, how does Seattle look, in light of such information? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Office Seattle Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1786351 at Is the Pacific Northwest Ready for the Cascadia Mega-Quake? <div class="node-body article-body">Not only is the next Cascadia earthquake overdue, but the buildings and infrastructures of the cities it will hit along the coastline—including Portland and Seattle—are nowhere near ready for it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California News Office Seattle Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1786391 at Emergency workers prop up a collapsed building in the Marina district disaster zone after the earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the richter scale on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco. Photo: Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images Seattle's Amazonian Lending Scene <div class="node-body article-body">The real estate boom in Seattle, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, is causing many to sit up and take notice. The latest sign? Two of the largest loans (or at least largest CMBS loans) nationally in 2015 were made to Seattle.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Finance & Investment News Office Seattle Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1785951 at Investors Want Grocery-Anchored Centers, Urban Retail <div class="node-body article-body">Although grocery-anchored centers will continue to attract investor interest in 2015, the appetite for urban retail is growing. Additionally, experts expect investors to continue to broaden their horizons beyond primary markets to secondary markets.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chicago News Phoenix REITs Retail Seattle Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:12:00 +0000 1600601 at Recent Cases Affirm Tax-Exempt Status of Intangible Value <div class="field-byline"> By Norm Bruns, Esq., and Michelle DeLappe, Esq. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether a business is a seniors housing facility, a racetrack or other service-oriented operation—or even a manufacturing plant—part of the business’ value may be intangible and exempt from property tax. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Finance & Investment News Seattle Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:21:00 +0000 1495831 at 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 15, 2014) <div class="node-body article-body">Seattle shopping center Pacific Place was sold Monday for $271 million, or more than $774 a square foot. With new legislation shifting the rules for real estate investment trusts in Mexico, Morgan Stanley recommends being overweight three of them. The Chicago area's retail vacancy rate fell for the first time in more than a year in the second quarter, dropping to 10.1 percent, down from 10.4 percent in the first quarter, according to CBRE Inc. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California NREI Wire REITs Retail Seattle Freemium Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 1035091 at 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 11, 2014) <div class="node-body article-body">Sam Zell identified Seattle, San Francisco and New York as the three “really hot markets” in the U.S. when it comes to commercial real estate. The crowdfunding trend continues to develop with firms raising sizable equity stakes and making new hires. Blackstone’s investors will begin to cash in on the Hilton IPO. RadioShack may be headed for Chapter 11. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance & Investment Hotel Investment NREI Wire Seattle Freemium Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:46:00 +0000 936571 at The Bike Path: Smart Cities' Latest Amenity <div class="node-body gallery-body">America is enjoying a bicycling boom.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative Properties Boston Chicago Denver Development Los Angeles New York News Philadelphia Phoenix San Francisco Seattle Tennessee Washington D.C. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:02:00 +0000 508721 at Boston Company Pays $43.4M for Bellevue Office Campus <div class="node-body syndicated_content-body">A four-building office park in Bellevue has been sold for $43.4 million, according to public records.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investment NREI Wire Office Seattle Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:10:00 +0000 526221 at Convention Center Pays $56.5M for Downtown Seattle Property <div class="node-body syndicated_content-body">The possible expansion of the Washington State Convention Center has taken a big step forward with the center's purchase of the Honda of Seattle property.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investment NREI Wire Seattle Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:26:00 +0000 490341 at