Jan 31, 2019
West Monroe Partners promoted Tom Bolger to chief strategy officer. Bolger joined the business and technology consulting firm in 2005 to open the Seattle office, and later led expansions into Los Angeles and San Francisco. He remains in Seattle. West Monroe has nine offices across the country.
John Dippold was re-elected president and managing partner at Carney Badley Spellman in Seattle. The law firm also re-elected Kenneth Hart as director of associates.
Seattle-based asset manager Russell Investments announced Peter Gunning will remain as global chief investment officer, a role he assumed on an interim basis after Jeff Hussey left the firm in October. Gunning has extensive investment leadership experience, including 23 years at Russell. He was global chief investment officer from 2008 to 2013, and has been Asia-Pacific CEO since then.
In Bellevue, DreamBox Learning hired Lance Ludman as CFO, Jamie Gier as senior vice president of marketing and Meghan Browne as senior vice president of client experience and success. Ludman was CFO of Enterprise Markets Group for Blackbaud, a developer of philanthropic software. Gier led communications and marketing for SCI Solutions, a maker of patient access and care coordination software. Browne was COO at NewSchools Venture Fund. DreamBox developed a K-8 digital math program that adapts to students' answers and how they solve problems.
Liberty Lake-based Family Resource Home Care bought Arlington-based Cascade In-Home Care. Cascade has served King, Snohomish, Skagit and Island counties since 2010 under the ownership of Linda and Jon Senn. Linda Senn will remain with the company in accounting and quality assurance. Long-time Cascade administrator Caroleen Chiorah will continue as regional manager. Family Resource Home Care now has nine offices across Washington and Idaho, with 850 staff. It provides non-medical in-home care services.
The local development firm BarrientosRYAN, led by Maria Barrientos and Kristin Ryan, has a new partner: Charlie Bauman. He has been with the firm for two years, and will focus on business development, structuring new projects and managing multifamily projects. The firm is working on a 24-story apartment tower on 45th in the U District, and redeveloping the Safeway on Upper Queen Anne.
Goodman Real Estate has long partnered with Dallas-based Pinnacle Property Management Services to manage its large apartment portfolio, both in and out of state. Now Goodman has announced that it will add 280 staff members to manage its in-state portfolio, which totals 9,472 units. Pinnacle will continue to manage Goodman's 6,012 units in eight other states. Pinnacle manages over 2.1 million square feet for clients. Goodman values its overall portfolio, mostly apartments, at over $2.5 billion. It is planning a 235-unit building near Northgate Mall.
Colliers represented owner Eastgate RE Ventures in almost doubling the amount of space occupied by tenant extraSlice, which provides short-term and flexible office space. It now has 39,000 square feet in Benaroya I-90 Center South, at 3600 136th Pl. S.E. in East Bellevue. Colliers' Jeff Livingston, Derek Heed and Laura Ford represented the owner, an LLC associated with Bellevue entrepreneur and investor Gary Rubens. The complex traded last September for $24 million, but has retained the Benaroya name. Bryan Oliver of Washington Partners represented extraSlice. Livingston said renovation of T-Mobile's headquarters is having an effect on nearby buildings.
Cushman & Wakefield added Scott Alan and Patrick Mullin to its industrial brokerage team. They come from Colliers, and will focus on south Puget Sound and Kent Valley.
Neighborhoods for all is the topic for the next AIA Urban Design Forum, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the AIA Seattle Center for Architecture & Design, 1010 Western Ave. Members of the Seattle Planning Commission will discuss the history and future of single-family zoning. Speakers include Tim Parham of Plymouth Housing and Michael Austin of Perkins + Will. Details and registration: aiaseattle.org.
Seattle-based apartment manager Thrive Communities is expanding into Oregon. It will manage and renovate the 285-unit Landmark at Tanasbourne Apartments in Hillsboro, near Portland. The company has renovated more than 4,000 units in the last five years, increasing net operating income by an average of 24 percent. Thrive currently manages about 10,000 units. Thrive is part of Rise Properties Trust, a Canadian REIT, which shares its Seattle office.