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Dec 7

Seattle Economics Council


The SEC meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, will include a talk called “Housing Affordability in Seattle” by Skylar Olsen, chief economist at Zillow. The UW-trained Ph.D is the author of “A House Divided: How Race Colors the Path to Homeownership” and the creator of Zillow real estate indices and metrics including the Buyer-Seller Index and the Buy-Rent Breakeven Horizon. The event is at noon on the 40th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower. Registration and other info: SeattleEconomicsCouncil.org.

Dec 8


Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound will hold a December talk and networking event called “How to Pioneer Your Career in the 21st Century.” The speaker will be attorney Julie Benezet, formerly with the global real estate team at Amazon, now the author of “The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None.” The event will be at Washington Athletic Club starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Register at crewseattle.org or by calling (206) 417-5580.

Dec 14

NAIOP Washington State

Everything you always wanted to know about Lincoln Square but were afraid to ask — that's the gist of NAIOP's “Defining Moments” program for December. It is at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Bellevue Hyatt Regency, with a panel discussion by Tom Abbott of Colliers, Richard Leider of Trinity Real Estate and Jim Melby of Kemper Development. Kemper revived stalled plans for Lincoln Square in 2003. Those plans began in 1998 with a different name and developer (Westbank). Kemper Freeman is expanding the mixed-use project along Bellevue Way with office space, apartments, retail and a W Hotel in two new towers. Event registration and more info: naiopwa.org.