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Jun 23, 2022
Kidder Mathews announced its recent hiring of Heidi Ray. She becomes senior VP and director of engineering and sustainability in the firm's asset services division. She makes the move from Silverback Therapeutics. Kidder Mathews' Paul Klink said in a statement, “She possesses the technical and people skills that will help her lead our in-house engineering teams, and at the same time be a resource to our clients as they continue to reposition assets, especially in the life science sector.” Ray added, “I chose Kidder Mathews because it is clear they are focused on becoming best in class asset management professionals.”
Over three years back, ScanlanKemperBard of Portland paid over $38 million for the Original Rainier Brewery in Georgetown, at 5624 - 6004 Airport Way S. Now JLL has announced that it secured a nearly $36.5 million bridge loan last month. JLL's Tom Wilson and Zachary Kersten led the effort. Public records indicate the lender is UBS Bank. The new money replaces the original 2018 loan from Marathon Asset Management. JLL says the floating-rate loan has a three-year initial term, with two one-year extensions. The four-building complex has about 193,908 square feet, with some 39 small tenants including Fran's Chocolates. The oldest portions of the complex date to 1903, with many subsequent additions and alterations. CBRE represents the space.
NAIOP's July property tour will provide an advance look at the downtown convention center expansion, aka Summit, and the just-opened high-rise Ovation apartments on the nearby Town Hall block. NAIOP warns that it'll be a full hard-hat tour for two sites still under construction. LMC's Ovation is now leasing and opening in phases. (Perkins Will and JTM Construction are behind that effort.) Summit is expected to open in January; that team includes Pine Street Group, LMN, Clark Construction Group and Lease Crutcher Lewis.) NAIOP says additional stops will be added; and the tour ends with a happy hour at Two Union Square. The event begins at Ovation at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Details and registration: naiopwa.org.
The city of SeaTac is hosting its first Scrub Down event to pick up litter and remove graffiti. The Washington state Department of Ecology provided SeaTac with a grant to remove litter from on and off-ramps. SeaTac collected 1,700 bags of litter within the last year. A new Adopt-A-Street program was also created this year to encourage residents to partner together and clean their neighborhoods, with nine groups currently participating. The city also launched a GIS map that lets people track how much litter SeaTac crews and adopt-a-street groups have collected. The Great SeaTac Scrub Down will provide people with the opportunity to remove litter and graffiti from multiple places in the city. The event is a day of community service and starts at 9 a.m. on July 9 at Angle Lake Park. Volunteers will receive donuts, coffee, a free lunch from the local Kulan Halal Deli, a free T-shirt and live music by the Triple Treat Band. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/ScrubDown2022.
The Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) announced that Battle Motors will sponsor its 11th annual show from Aug. 16-18 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Green Transportation Summit & Expo is one of the West Coast's premier fleet modernization and sustainable transportation events. GTSE offers attendees an inside look at the latest in fleet technologies and innovation. Battle Motors, based in New Philadelphia, Ohio, is a leader in the development of electric vehicle technology and in the vocational truck industry, and produces work-ready diesel, compressed natural gas and fully electric chassis designed and manufactured in America.
Remitly Global, a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families in over 160 countries around the world, appointed Rina Hahn as chief marketing officer. Hahn came to Remitly from Blue Nile where she served as the director of acquisition, overseeing global marketing for the company. She joined Remitly as director of digital marketing, and later becoming vice president of growth. Rob Singer, Remitly's previous CMO, will continue to serve in an advisory role through September 2022. Founded in 2011, Remitly is headquartered in Seattle and has seven global offices, including London, Cork, Singapore, Manila and Managua.
Glowforge, a Seattle-based company that created the 3D laser printer, announced it has raised $43 million in funding led by DFJ Growth, with participation from existing investors Foundry Group, True Ventures, and Revolution Growth. The funds will be used to increase investment in research and development and to expand its user base. Glowforge's technology helps crafters and handcraft entrepreneurs transform materials from wood to acrylic to leather into objects for the home, for gifts, or for sale. Glowforge was founded in 2015 by CEO Dan Shapiro and CTO Mark Gosselin.
Jun 22, 2022
ALSC Architects of Spokane has promoted Kim Phelps to principal and Sheila Boyce to associate principal. Serving as ALSC's director of technical design, Phelps consistently provides leadership and serves as a mentor to her teammates, collaborates with general contractors, and crafts beautiful architecture for clients. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Idaho and is a member of AIA Spokane. She is also a graduate of Leadership Spokane's Class of 2021.
Boyce is an experienced interior designer with a focus on serving ALSC's health care clients. She brings comprehensive experience in medical and dental project planning and design. Boyce is committed to using a collaborative approach to create cost effective creative design solutions. Her educational background includes California Polytechnic University (Architectural Studies) and an Associate Arts Degree (Interior Design) from the Art Institute of Seattle. She is ASHE Certified.
Erin Spaulding has been promoted to communications manager in the Seattle office. Since joining the firm, Spaulding has established her role as a corporate brand strategist and storyteller, contributing various copy, video content, social media posts, and photography for multiple marketing campaigns, plus digital and print material. Her accomplishments include staff highlight videos for the “DCI is ME” Instagram account, The Grand promotion video, the corporate sustainability brochure, and numerous internal communication platforms. She has published articles in Modern Steel Construction and STRUCTURE magazines. She is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, Washington chapter and a FAA-certified drone pilot.
Holmes is growing its Seattle team with three new members; Elisa Chen, Evan Speer, and Dan Bech. Chen, senior structural engineer, joins Holmes with a decade of experience in the industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge in new and existing cultural work alongside high-rise design and creative renovations/retrofits.
Speer, structural project engineer, has a fresh take on seismic design informed by his time living in Nepal. With a passion for historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and retrofits, he will bolster Holmes' existing building portfolio. Bech, principal and technical director, is relocating to Seattle following 17+ years with Holmes in San Francisco and New Zealand. With more than 20 years in the industry, his areas of expertise include existing buildings, non-linear analysis, performance-based engineering, and code writing. Bech leads design strategy on some of Holmes' most complex projects.
Herrera welcomed its first outside member to its board, Amy Marasco. With over 30 years of experience in environmental policy and management, Marasco is a nationally recognized expert, working with clients on effective strategic planning, marketing, communications, and organizational re-designs. She coaches public, private, and nonprofit sector executives in developing business and communication strategies, M&A, and organizational and cultural transformations.
Marasco is currently the president of ReThinkIt Associates, a small, women-owned management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, communications, and organizational effectiveness. She is also known for her work mentoring small businesses and MWBE firms. Marasco co-founded and acted as CEO of a 350-person IT and environmental management company. In this role, she managed multi-million-dollar U.S. federal government contracts with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Transportation, Energy, Defense, Agriculture, and Interior. She has also spearheaded high profile acquisitions, successfully negotiating the sale of a $50 million firm to a Fortune 100 company. In addition to her experience as a management and organizational consultant, Marasco is the founder of The Nature Generation, an environmental nonprofit organization committed to educating youth on environmental stewardship. She also served as the vice mayor of the Town of Hillsboro, Virginia, where she focused on award-winning infrastructure projects including pedestrian safety and transportation, drinking water, stormwater and wastewater initiatives.
Herrera also welcomed Lisa Moore to the team as human resources director based out of the firm's Seattle office. Moore brings 15 years of HR experience, working with organizations in the US and internationally to execute business strategies and address individual needs. Throughout her career, Moore has worked within several industries including A/E/C, finance, government relations, and technology. She brings a vast knowledge of human resources best practices including compensation and benefits, recruitment, onboarding, and employee relations.
KPG Psomas' Seattle office welcomed Sean Dolan as a transportation planner, and their Tacoma office promoted Jake Williams and Drew Halverson to management positions. Dolan earned a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning and is a member of the Seattle chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation. He is passionate about expanding community access to safe and efficient mobility options and working on projects under the Safe Routes to School Program; currently he is supporting the City of Fife with grant writing efforts.
Williams advanced from project manager to construction services department manager. In addition to his Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Washington State University, he brings over 13 years of experience in the construction industry. He is currently managing a roadway improvement project, Prune Alley Street on Orcas Island.
Halverson was promoted to marketing department manager after two years with KPG Psomas as a Sr. marketing specialist. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising from Marquette University in Wisconsin and, alongside 20 years of professional graphic design experience, he brings a skillset for photography and videography.
Tacoma-based Pacific Civil & Infrastructure promoted Justin Sartell to vice president/senior project manager. Sartell has over 18 years in the civil construction industry, with experience ranging from highway and airport runway expansions, to major underground utility installations, to water and wastewater pumping stations. While continuing in his project management capacity, Sartell has additional leadership responsibilities, including planning PCI’s continued growth.
Bonneville Seattle announced the new “Bump & Stacy” show, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Seattle Sports. Michael Bumpus was a wide receiver at Washington State University before going on to a pro career with the Seattle Seahawks and BC Lions. Bumpus spent 5 years as the head football coach at Monroe high School, and now serves as the host of the Seahawks pregame, postgame and halftime shows and as a television analyst for the PAC12 Network. Stacy Rost is a native of SeaTac, Washington and a University of Washington graduate. She began her media career in 2014 and joined Seattle Sports as a staff writer and Seahawks Insider in 2017. She has spent the past three years as a talk show host with Seattle Sports and producing daily Seahawks Insider reports. Seattle Sports serves as the radio flagship station of the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks. In addition, Seattle Sports programming can be heard in Spokane, Tri Cities, and Yakima, Moses Lake and Wenatchee as part of the Seattle Sports Radio Network. Founded in 1964, Bonneville currently operates radio and TV stations, local websites, podcasts and other digital distribution assets in six western U.S. markets. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Bonneville is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, a for-profit arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Portland-based Eclypsium, an enterprise firmware security company, announced five new appointments to its executive team with hires across research, sales and marketing. The company was also recently named a Global Infosec winner for the “Best Solution in Firmware,” by Cyber Defense Magazine. The new hires are: Richard Wajsgras, president of federal sales and global channels & alliances; Ariella Robison, vice president of marketing; Nate Warfield, director of threat research and intelligence; Mark Finke, director of North America sales; and Paul Asadoorian, firmware security evangelist. Eclypsium also announced the addition of Ramy Houssaini to its Strategic Advisory Board. He brings more than two decades of global executive experience in building and leading business technology, cybersecurity, privacy and data management programs. Houssaini was the first global chief cyber and technology risk officer for BNP Paribas where he is currently serving as the group privacy officer.
The city of Puyallup will kick off its summer Concerts in the Park series on June 25th at Bradley Lake Park located at 531 31st Ave S, Puyallup. The event will feature three bands, starting at 1 pm. See puyallupparksandrec.com for complete concert schedule. Concerts are subject to cancellation due to weather. Movies in the Park will be presented at Bradley Lake Park at dusk on July 15th, July 29, August 12th and August 26th. The movies are free and no tickets are required.