Apr 14, 2017
Garvey Schubert Barer said Alex Golubitsky has joined the firm as of counsel in the Seattle office. Golubitsky will advise clients on tax matters. He has more than a decade of experience, focusing on complex cases, and is knowledgeable about programs in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as well as cross-border transactions. He worked in the office of Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C. on the island of Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands with hedge funds, banks, high net worth individuals and businesses.
Itron of Liberty Lake said Mark Schmitz, executive vice president and CFO since 2014, will step down from the position and Robert Farrow, Itron's current vice president for strategic planning and treasury, will serve as interim CFO during the search for a replacement. Itron is a technology and services company focused on energy and water.
Apr 13, 2017
Barbara Shickich was elected chair of the board of directors for Neighborcare Health, a nonprofit community health center that has been operating for nearly 50 years. It is the largest primary health care home in Seattle and Vashon Island for low-income, homeless and uninsured families and individuals, and last year served nearly 70,000 people in 28 clinics. Shickich is with Riddell Williams law firm.
Four business and civic leaders will be honored by Junior Achievement of Washington on May 4 for their impact on the local economy and communities: Carl G. Behnke, former president of Alpac Corp. and co-owner of Sur la Table; Artie Buerk, chair of the UW Foster School of Business advisory board; Donald P. Nielsen, former president of Hazelton Corp.; and Judith M. Runstad, former co-managing partner with Foster Pepper.
The Bonney-Watson Funeral Home site isn't the only valuable Broadway parcel on the market. Capital Pacific has been selected as the exclusive listing agent for the Highline Tavern site at 206 Broadway E. The 12,800-square-foot property is just north of East John Street and the light rail station. Capital Pacific says the two-story 1987 retail structure is a likely tear-down. (Subway is also a tenant.) Ankrom Moisan Architects has prepared feasibility studies for Capital Pacific on developing the skinny, through-block site into a 75-foot apartment building, assuming HALA incentives. Capital Pacific's listing team consists of Sean Tufts, Kevin Adatto, Michael Horwitz and David Gellner.
Dunn & Hobbes has announced a new restaurant tenant for its 12th Avenue Marketplace. Bai Tong Street Cafe had its soft opening last weekend. The family-run eatery was established near Sea-Tac Airport in 1989 by Chanpen Lapangkura, who was then working for Thai Airlines. A second generation of her family now operates the restaurant chain, with locations in Tukwila, Issaquah and Redmond. (“Bai Tong” means banana leaf in Thai.) Bai Tong joins the constellation of other related Dunn & Hobbes developments on Capitol Hill, which include Chophouse Row, the Pacific Supply Building and the Piston & Ring Building, which are all fully leased. Individual food and beverage tenants include Amandine Bake Shop, Empire Espresso, and Bar Ferdinand.
Stores are closing and retail employment numbers are down. Amazon and its online ilk are sweeping all the chips off the table. What does it mean for the bricks-and-mortar end of the retail spectrum? The Urban Land Institute will address just that question in next Thursday's presentation on “Innovation in Retail.” The panel discussion is part of the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative. Speakers will include Erin Bombacie from Nordstrom, Dennis McGrath of Starbucks and Myra Vaughn of MG2. The moderator will be Midge McCauley of Downtown Works. The event takes place at 7:30 a.m. April 20 at MG2, 1101 Second Ave. Details and registration: northwest.uli.org.
Apr 12, 2017
In Edmonds, Landau Associates promoted Eric Zick to graphics III, Darlene Ruth to accounting and human resources specialist, Jeovani Huerta-Avila to staff scientist, Stephanie Renando to senior staff scientist, Amy Maule and Rosemary Trimmer to project scientists, Brandon Duncan to senior project engineer, and Katherine Saltanovitz and Kathryn Hartley to associates. Zick is a senior-level CAD/GIS technician who is the lead and primary interface for the graphics department, and provides CAD training and support. Ruth does accounts receivable and payroll and provides human resources support. Huerta-Avila assists with environmental remediation and groundwater monitoring projects. Renando coordinates and participates in field activities and supports routine environmental monitoring and cleanup projects. Maule provides environmental due diligence research and permitting and compliance support. Trimmer plans and implements environmental investigations and cleanups and stormwater permit compliance services for industrial clients. Duncan designs and implements groundwater and soil remediation systems. Saltanovitz provides civil engineering and project management to industrial clients for managing stormwater, wastewater and solid waste. Hartley provides environmental due diligence services to help clients evaluate environmental risk associated with property transactions. Landau provides environmental site management and engineering, geotechnical engineering, and permitting and compliance services in support of site and infrastructure development.
Seattle-based Rolluda Architects hired Dennis Glynn as a senior project architect, Mark McCarter as a project manager, Jess Lentner, Yue Chen and Conrado Moran as project designers and Tyler Arndt in the administrative department. Glynn has over 30 years of experience in Hawaii and the Northwest with new structure, renovation, adaptive reuse, commercial, retail and skilled nursing projects and interior architecture. McCarter has a bachelor's in architectural studies and master of architecture from the University of Washington. His work includes renovations to Cascade View Elementary School in the Tukwila School District. Lentner was with a Seattle residential firm. She has contributed to studios and projects in Switzerland, Italy, Japan and France and is working on a Tukwila School District project. Chen holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She assists in the design of the NOAA Science Lab in Mukilteo. Moran holds a bachelor's in architecture from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras. He has done retail, office and housing projects and is working on Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link. Arndt studied English literature at the University of Washington. He assists with marketing and administrative tasks.
Ernst & Young LLP appointed Tim Tasker managing partner of the Seattle office. Tasker has over 27 years of experience providing audit services to public and private companies. He succeeds Dan Smith, who is planning to retire in 2018, after 38 years with the firm.
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling said it wants to expand in the Seattle area and open five new franchise locations. Nationally it has 74 franchise locations, including one in Lakewood, Pierce County. JDog said it awards franchises to military veterans and veteran family members.