Mar 23, 2017
Kidder Mathews, the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, announced its expansion into Los Angeles. The new office brings KM's office count to over 20 in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The firm's headcount is now over 650.
BECU credit union will open two branches this year: in Everett at 132nd Street Southeast and Seattle Hill Road, serving an estimated 165,000 members in Mill Creek, Everett and Snohomish; and in Wallingford at North 43rd Street and Stone Way North. By year's end, BECU says it will have eight locations serving Seattle. BECU has 45 locations statewide.
Two events are on the spring schedule for Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle and Sound. A Dine Around meetup is set for Barolo Ristorante (1940 Westlake Ave.) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. CREW President Susan Stead will attend the networking event. CREW's April luncheon will be at Motif (1415 Fifth Ave.) at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13. The topic is S, Urban Visions' seven-acre campus east of SoDo that Greg Smith is planning. Smith and Urban Visions colleague Salone Habibuddin will speak at the luncheon, along with Sevara Khabibullaeva of NBBJ. Registration and details for both events: crewss.memberclicks.net.
Mar 16, 2017
Tim Hamann has been hired as a senior development manager for Tarragon. Previously director of construction at Kimco Realty, his future projects will include the 150,000-square-foot expansion of Sunrise Village retail complex in Puyallup. That property currently has 350,000 square feet.
Hamann has a certificate of commercial real estate development from the University of Washington.
The nonprofit housing developer Capitol Hill Housing, whose current projects include Liberty Bank Building, has announced its annual Top of the Town fundraiser will be Thursday, April 27 at the Sorrento Hotel. The speaker will be BRIDGE Housing CEO Cynthia Parker. She was the city's director of housing. For tickets and info, visit capitolhillhousing.org.
Skanska is doing demolition for the 38-story 2+U tower at 1201 Second Ave., which is expected to open in 2019. The law firm Perkins Coie said it represented the Samis Foundation on the 99-year ground lease for the site. The Perkins team was led by attorneys Heidi Beck and Katherine Wax.
The topic of the March 22 breakfast meeting of the local chapter of Urban Land Institute is “Developers Assemble! ST3 & Beyond.” Voters approved the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 measure last fall. Speakers will be Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff and planner Ric Ilgenfritz, Wright Runstad's Greg Johnson, and Barrientos + Ryan's Kristin Neil Ryan. The moderator will be Cairncross & Hempelmann's John Hempelmann. It starts at 7:30 a.m. at W Seattle Hotel, 1112 Fourth Ave. Details and registration: northwest.uli.org.
Jim Burnett and Chris Seaver have opened a new business called Caring Transitions of North Puget Sound. Caring Transitions is a national franchise specializing in helping seniors move and downsize, and handling estate liquidations. The company has 200 branches in the U.S. Burnett and Seaver will serve Everett and greater Snohomish County. Services will include organizing, packing, moving, liquidations and preparing homes for sale.