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Schnitzer Northwest is developing Madison Centre, a 750,000-square-foot office building in downtown Seattle.
Empty strip mall? Here’s how to fill it
Six industries are set to quickly expand during the next five years and represent promising tenant targets for lessors.
By AGATA KACZANOWSKA
Commercial property owners deal with rising flood insurance
For many years, flood insurance was essentially a “throw-in” with earthquake insurance. That has changed due to local and national events in recent years.
By ERIK KUHN
40-year-old plan could amp up downtown livability
Drawing from the Denny Regrade Development Plan, city leaders could encourage property and business owners to improve their sidewalks with amenities such as trees, planters, benches, tables, chairs and awnings.
By DENNIS HASKELL
Easements: Not just for highways and driveways
Easements can be creative, less-expensive alternatives to fee simple real estate transactions.
By FAITH A. ROLAND
State of the Market: Multifamily rides Seattle’s strong job market
Investors are paying premiums to enter core Seattle neighborhoods, while still achieving yields that are better than the San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C., markets.
By TRAVIS ANDREWS and ERIC SMITH
Paragon Real Estate Advisors
State of the Market: Retailers cash in on strong local market
Puget Sound regional malls have consistently reported sales increases above the national average and for many tenants, some of their best performing locations are in the Pacific Northwest.
By SUSIE DETMER
Cushman & Wakefield
State of the Market: Is a banner year on tap for industrial properties?
With most of the low-cost space options off the market, 2014 could see a push by landlords on rates and a downward trend on concessions.
By THAD MALLORY
State of the Market: Fledgling tech likes ‘gritty’ office buildings
Some tenants see office space as a way to hire and retain talent while others treat it as a commodity.
By DAN DAHL
Real Estate Marketplace Northwest 2013 team
Section editor: Benjamin Minnick
Section design: Jeffrey Miller
Web design: Lisa Lannigan
Advertising: Matt Brown
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