Nov 19, 2021
Sustainable Seattle (S2) named Dr. Natalie Garcia as its new co-director, joining former executive director and now co-director Em Piro at the helm of the sustainability nonprofit, now in its 30th year. Piro joined the organization in 2018, succeeding local environmentalist BJ Cummings. In her three years as executive director, Piro built upon S2's legacy of community-centered sustainability initiatives. Programmatic shifts included the introduction of Interweave, S2's community-led sustainability accelerator program. Garcia is a former organizer of Black Star Farmers, one of the first members of Interweave. Of the over $1.2 million in grant funding that S2 worked with Interweave organizers to secure for local environmental initiatives, nearly half were authored by Garcia. Garcia also helped lead COVID-19 equity forums focused on food access and vaccine education. Over the past year, Garcia has focused on food sovereignty for BIPOC communities by partnering with the Indigenous women-led Na'ah Illahee Fund (NIF), an organization dedicated to the ongoing regeneration of Indigenous communities. Sustainable Seattle has assembled community members from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and sectors to align, amplify, and activate a more sustainable Seattle.
Redmond-based Data I/O, a global provider of advanced security and data deployment solutions for microcontrollers, security ICs and memory devices, announced that it received a 2021 GLOBAL Technology Award in the category of Programming for its SentriX Product Creator tool suite. The award was presented during a ceremony that took place Tuesday at the Productronica trade show in Munich, Germany. The GLOBAL Technology Awards have recognized the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005. SentriX secures the global electronics supply chain and protects IoT device intellectual property from point of inception to deployment in the field.
Nominations for the city of Tacoma's City of Destiny Awards, which has been honoring local volunteers for the past 36 years, are due on Feb. 7, 2022. “The City of Destiny Awards Ceremony provides a place to recognize those who create vibrancy in our community and make the City of Destiny what it is,” said city Events and Recognitions Committee Chair Jessica Johnston. The CERC spends months planning and producing the City of Destiny Awards event. The committee is comprised of volunteers. For more information, visit http://www.cityoftacoma.org/CityofDestiny.
Tarragon has promoted Katelin Carter to director of marketing, Keith Comery to site operations manager, Jim Goodgion to director of land management, Andrew Krzyzanowski to construction manager, and Mark Steed to site operations manager.
Katelin joined Tarragon in 2020 as marketing manager. She also serves on the ULI Young Leaders Board.
Since starting at Tarragon in May of 2018, Keith is currently working on Tarragon’s latest multi-family project in Bremerton.
Jim brings over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and manages over 30 pre-development properties for Tarragon. Andrew most recently was a key contributor to the completion of Glacier Run Apartments in Puyallup.
Mark has been with Tarragon since 2014 and has been a key contributor to several projects from ground-breaking through occupancy.
Tarragon was founded in 1995 and is recognized as one of the Puget Sound’s most active and influential real estate developers. Tarragon develops Class A industrial, retail, office, and multi-family projects throughout Washington State. Tarragon’s projects are known for their quality construction and community focus.
Nov 18, 2021
Akshay Prabhu, Electrical Engineer and Project Manager, and Peregrin Jones, Mechanical Design Engineer and Project Manager, with P2S Inc. have successfully completed the Design-Build Institute of America's comprehensive education and certification testing program to achieve the design-build industry's highest designation as a nationally certified Design-Build Professional®. Two to six years of substantial, documented direct project experiences in design-build project delivery experience is an additional prerequisite for Designated Design-Build Professional® certification.
Both Prabhu and Jones work with clients from the P2S office in Seattle. Prabhu is an electrical engineer and project manager with over seven years of experience designing and assessing projects in municipal, higher education, healthcare, commercial and industrial fields. Jones is an accomplished project manager and mechanical design engineer with 24 years of experience working in municipal, government, healthcare, education, and industrial facilities, providing energy code studies and designing new mechanical systems, remodels, and upgrades.
Rolluda Architects hired Jill Pierson as an Assistant Bookkeeper. Pierson was born and raised in Washington. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Puget Sound. Before joining Rolluda Architects, Pierson worked for a combined 17 years in accounting with Howard S. Wright Construction (a Balfour Beatty company) and the EC company.
Beyond the apartments, cinema, restaurants, retail and grocery stores, the almost completely revamped Village at Totem Lake also includes about 15,000 square feet of office space. That has been claimed by Compass, the residential brokerage recently announced. About 125 brokers will be based there, beginning around Jan. 20 in the new year. Jason Mesnick said in a statement, “As a lifelong Kirkland resident and Compass broker, I could not be more excited for Compass to be opening a Kirkland location! I am proud to be part of a company that puts an emphasis on creating relationships and celebrating community.” The office will be the 13th location for Compass in the Pacific Northwest. Joe Lynch and Dan Harden of Newmark represented owner CenterCal Properties. Compass entered our market three years ago, and has since closed over 19,000 deals worth over $19 billion. During the current year to date, it's closed on nearly $5 billion in sales. The Compass team is relocating from a downtown Bellevue building, once owned by Fana Group, that Capstone Partners will redevelop with a new office building.
Heartland has announced three new hires. Karlis Rubenis joins the firm as an asset management analyst; he makes the move from Wright Runstad. Fresh out of the UW's Runstad Department of Real Estate, with a new master's degree, James Stanton will work in areas including strategy development, financial feasibility, site selection and execution. Patrice Bishop-Foster, now Heartland's controller, previously worked for several nonprofits and businesses.
Lane Powell announced the hiring of several attorneys in its Seattle office. Karla Martinez White is an associate on the Commercial Litigation team. Martinez White is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses extensively on commercial general liability and property claims. Prior to joining Lane Powell, Martinez White assisted domestic and international insurer clients on insurance coverage and defense issues. Isaac Shin is an associate on the Private Client Services team. Shin works with high net worth families and individuals to accomplish their goals through customized estate planning strategies. Prior to joining Lane Powell, Shin assisted clients with a broad range of state and local tax matters. He also assisted clients with strategic planning, transaction, audit defense, refunds and administrative appeals. Aleksander (Sascha) Schilbach is an associate on the Private Client Services and Fiduciary Litigation teams. Schilbach focuses his practice on estate planning and estate-related litigation, including TEDRA litigation for high net worth families and individuals. Betty Wong joins Lane Powell as counsel to the firm on the Immigration team. Wong provides consultation and representation of immigration-related matters to a diverse client base, including startups and established companies, investors and entrepreneurs, artists and entertainers, researchers and academic scholars. Kai Subic-Skattum is an associate on the Private Client Services team. Subic-Skattum counsels high net worth families and individuals on estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, and probate and trust administration. Prior to joining Lane Powell, Subic-Skattum worked as a legal intern drafting, revising, and reviewing LLC agreements and related documents, with a focus on Opportunity Zone projects and regulations, COVID-19 legislation, advantages of different entity structures and estate planning techniques, and planning opportunities for tax savings. Finally, Lachlan Huck is an associate on the Corporate, Securities and M&A team. Huck is a corporate attorney who helps startups, technology, and SaaS companies reach their full potential. Prior to joining private practice, Huck served as an in-house attorney for both a biopharmaceutical company and clean water technology company.