Sep 26, 2017
In Seattle, Lease Crutcher Lewis promoted Joe Adair to superintendent and hired Jim Lalanne as project manager; Kelli Dixon as senior project engineer; Gavin Klein, Waltz Tsang, James MacQuarrie, Annaliza Mariscal and Duncan Howard as project engineers; Jay Merlan as VDC coordinator; and MacKenzie Junor as marketing coordinator. Adair has been with Lewis for nearly 10 years, including five years as foreman. He has been in the industry for more than 15 years. Lalanne has 15 years of general contracting experience and once owned a millwork company. He holds an MBA from Dominican University of California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Dixon has 18 years of quality control and project engineering experience. She holds a certificate in construction management from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix. Klein holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Washington State University. Tsang, EIT, has four years of experience as a design engineer and field engineer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. MacQuarrie was an intern last year at Lewis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering management from Oregon State University. Mariscal holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from WSU. Howard, EIT, has three years of experience building a nuclear treatment plant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gonzaga University. Merlan has 10 years of BIM leadership experience. He has studied at the University of Colorado, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and the College of San Mateo. Junor earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Washington University. She most recently worked for the 30/30 Project, a nonprofit that is building 30 medical facilities worldwide.
Airports Council International-North America, the trade association for commercial airports, elected Lance Lyttle, managing director of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to its board of directors for 2018. He joined the Port of Seattle as airport managing director in January 2016, and now is leading a major revitalization program that includes the International Arrivals Facility, North Satellite modernization and baggage handling system upgrade.
Michael Breish, a senior utility analyst at the Oregon Public Utility Commission, will join NW Energy Coalition in Seattle as a policy analyst. He has also worked at Boston Pacific Co. on wind energy generation.
Sep 22, 2017
Ignition Partners, an early stage, business software venture capital firm, added Cameron Borumand to its investment team in Bellevue. Borumand was with Seattle-based Curious Capital, and also worked at Vaquero Capital.
Orbit Law, a Seattle firm that focuses on immigration, has expanded to offer business and employment law with the addition of two partners as affiliated/of-counsel: Linda Fang and Jeff Liang. They have more than 10 years of experience. Orbit Law is now also offering flat-fee general counsel services.
Seattle-based HomeStreet named Mark Ruh executive vice president and CFO if the $6.6 billion institution. He has been interim CFO since April. Before joining HomeStreet, he was with Commerce Street Investment Management in Dallas and Mission Community Bancorp in San Luis Obispo, California.
Sep 21, 2017
Ann Graves, who has been Seattle Animal Shelter's acting director for the past year, has been named executive director. Graves was the shelter's manager of field services, which is the regulatory and investigations unit. She joined Seattle Animal Shelter in 2000 as an animal care officer, and previously worked at what is now Seattle Humane.
Neurilink, an audio visual integrator based in Boise, is acquiring Seattle's Blue Sky Integrated Technologies. The company provides audio visual collaboration services for conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums and training rooms. The combined staff of 46 will work in Seattle and Boise. Blue Sky principals Laura Moorhead and Greg Tazioli are Neurilink vice presidents.
New Seasons’ Mercer Island store was its first in this area.
Lake Union Partners has signed Portland-based New Seasons Market for an 18,000-square-foot space in East Union, a mixed-use building at 2220 E. Union St. in the Central District. In a statement, CEO Wendy Collie said, “The Central District is such a wonderful neighborhood, rich in history and culture. We are honored to join and serve this community.” New Seasons operates a store on Mercer Island and plans to open one in Ballard next year.
(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the store would be in MidTown Center at 23rd and East Union Street.)
Seattle Housing Authority said that its 83-unit Raven Terrace at Yesler Terrace was named 2017's best public housing redevelopment by readers of Affordable Housing Finance magazine. It opened in December 2015, and was designed by Weber Thompson and built by Walsh Construction Co. SHA Director Andrew Lofton said it provides a long-term housing for people at the lowest income levels. Redeveloping the 30-acre Yesler Terrace includes a mix of market-rate and affordable housing.
The Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board is seeking nine new members to serve two-year terms. The city wants members with legal experience as well as finance, construction or development, accounting and real estate. Information is at cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication.
The International Special Review District (ISRD) board has three vacancies to fill. Nominations are due by Oct. 24, and the election is Nov. 21, at the Bush Hotel. The seven-member board approves new development and historic preservation projects in the ISRD. Information is at: seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/id.htm.
NAIOP's Oct. 18 breakfast meeting will focus on sustainable development in Fremont. Speakers will include Mark Grey of Stephen C. Grey & Associates, Stefan Riedl of Google and Mike Ross of Tableau. Google and Tableau are major tenants in the booming tech neighborhood. The event starts at 7 a.m. in the Hyatt at Olive 8. Registration and details: naiopwa.org.
Chicago-based Level Office formally opened the historic 1892 Pioneer Building as a co-work facility last fall. Now it's introducing Pioneer Park, a new ground-floor amenity and event space, with an opening party at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Pioneer Park has 5,100 square feet and 17-foot lofted ceilings. The space was once home to Doc Maynard's bar and night club, which closed over a decade ago. The new Doc Maynard's Public House is next door at 614 First Ave. Level Office bought the landmarked Pioneer Building for $20 million in late 2015.
Capital Pacific isn't changing its name. But the 20-year-old company, which has offices in Seattle, Portland and the Bay Area, announced a new rebranding effort and a new interactive website. The company says it wants to highlight its client support system and family-like culture.