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Jan 09, 2018

Lane Powell








Seven attorneys from Lane Powell's Seattle and Portland offices have been elected shareholders. The Seattle office includes David W. Howenstine, Daniel A. Kittle and Jessica N. Walder. New shareholders in Portland are Jeff Duncan Brecht, Garrett W. Crawshaw, Lisa D. Poplawski and Skyler M. Tanner.

U.S. Attorney

Joseph Harrington was named interim U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington. Harrington became acting U.S. Attorney in March, when then-U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby was asked to resign. Harrington has been a federal prosecutor since 1990.

Hermanson Co.


Hermanson Co. hired Mark Shannon as preventative maintenance solutions specialist in the Owner Direct Solutions department, which provides maintenance, equipment change-outs and retrofits of mechanical systems. Shannon has 17 years of HVAC industry experience, mostly in the Seattle area.

Jan 05, 2018

Ogletree Deakins

The Seattle office of Ogletree Deakins hired Laurence Shapero as a shareholder. Shapero has practiced employment law locally for more than 15 years, most recently with Fox Rothschild. Ogletree Deakins is a large labor and employment law firm representing management.

Union Bank

Bjorn Stehr joined Union Bank in Seattle as a director and private wealth advisor. Stehr is working in The Private Bank, an arm of the company that consults with high-net-worth individuals, nonprofits, business owners and executives. He has over 15 years of financial services experience, and has held senior positions at U.S. Trust and J.F. Shea Inc. in Seattle.

Send Around the Northwest announcements to Ben Minnick, ben.minnick@djc.com

Jan 04, 2018

State Board of Education

Dr. Randy Spaulding is the new executive director of the State Board of Education. Spaulding previously was director of academic affairs and policy for the Washington Student Achievement Council, and worked in education policy in Washington state for over 20 years.

Life Science Washington

Life Science Washington, the state's life science trade association, has seven new board members and a new chair. Caitlin Cameron, chair and CEO of OtoNexus Medical Technologies, is board chair. Cameron succeeds Martin Simonetti. New board members are: Robin Andrulevich, senior vice president of people at Juno Therapeutics; Alice Chen, Ph.D., vice president at Accelerator Corp.; Mike Gallatin, senior advisor at Frazier Healthcare Partners; Mitchell Parrish, vice president of legal and regulatory affairs at Kinetiq; Jennifer Olsen, CEO of Resourceful HR; Niki Robinson, vice president of industry relations and business development at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and Nancy Whiting, senior vice president of global medical affairs at Seattle Genetics.

Send Around the Northwest announcements to Ben Minnick, ben.minnick@djc.com

CBRE secures $76M in multifamily financing

Stazione: 25

CBRE's Seattle office announced that it has arranged $76 million in construction financing for the two-building, 301-unit Stazione: 25, which broke ground last summer near Mount Baker Station. CBRE's John Taylor and James Bach arranged the HUD loan for the ownership group, which is led by Michael Ross and Rob Spitzer. Ross said in a statement, “Seattle needs quality and affordable housing, especially close to downtown and along the light rail line, and we are glad to join the growing and diverse Mount Baker neighborhood. We appreciate the support of CBRE and HUD.” Scheduled to open in 2019, Stazione: 25 is being built by Osborne Construction Co., and was designed by Morgan Design Group.

Talon adds to staff


Talon Private Capital announced last month the addition of Lori Noto to its staff. A registered architect and Harvard graduate, she has 25 years of experience in the field. She joins Talon as its director of design and construction. She was recently an independent consultant and, before that, with Bentall Kennedy. Talon's current roster of projects includes Kirkland Urban and the redevelopment of 90 North in the Eastgate area of Bellevue.

Tech talk for CREW

The January lunch talk for CREW will tackle the thorny topic of technology. Matthew Shaffer of Radical Galaxy Studios will discuss how VR is affecting CRE; and there will be a demonstration booth where you don the VR goggles! Jenny Moshea of Sellen Construction will explain how that company has partnered with Ekso Bionics, which makes exoskeleton vests that lessen arm fatigue in workers, thereby reducing potential injuries and increasing worker efficiency. Also on the panel is Marlo Dowell of Katerra. The event is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 11 at Motif's Emerald Ball Room, 1415 Fifth Ave. Info and registration: crewnetwork.org.

ULI promotes putts and pints

The ULI's Young Leaders Group is hosting what it calls “Putts & Pints,” meaning the annual mixer at Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square (240 Second Ave. S.). The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 11. Details and registration at: northwest.uli.org.

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