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NAIOPWA Celebrates First Recipients of DEI Scholarship

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NAIOP Washington State has partnered with University of Washington (UW) to create the NAIOPWA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship to support women and underrepresented minorities seeking ways to strengthen their place in the CRE industry. This scholarship provides financial aid to students enrolled in UW's Commercial Real Estate Certification Program, an eight-month course that prepares students for a career in CRE by providing insight into best practices and trends and helping them build industry connections. 

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Navigating the Carbon Offset Market: Sustainable Development Event Recap

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During the NAIOPWA event, “Navigating the Carbon Offset Market” attendees met in a cozy lounge space at MG2 to network and listen to four diverse local industry experts talk about a timely topic: carbon offsets.

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Concrete & Carbon Reduction: Challenges, Innovations, and a Sustainable Future

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Across the AEC Industry, many are focusing on how to reduce the embodied carbon in our projects. With concrete and steel being the biggest culprits in ground-up projects, it’s only fitting that they get the most press. In this piece we’re focusing on the cement component of concrete.

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NAIOPWA Foundation: Building Community, Advancing the Industry, and Supporting the Future of CRE

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Through the NAIOP Washington State Foundation, NAIOPWA is able to apply the skills and resources of our membership to initiatives that give back to our community, engage students and foster their careers, and help create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive commercial real estate industry. These initiatives are possible because of the generous support of our Foundation Committee Sponsors. Click on any committee name below to learn more about these sponsorship opportunities:

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2024 Legislative Report - Week 3

Major Week for Priority Bills: Housing Affordability, REET, Energy Efficiency, Rent Control. 

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Congratulations 2023 Night of the Stars Award Winners!

SEATTLE – Presented on Friday night at the NAIOPWA 2023 Night of the Stars Gala, the awards honored an impressive slate of commercial real estate projects that serve the community with innovations in retail, office, industrial and multi-family development.

The projects, and the developers who engaged them, demonstrate the flexibility and ingenuity of the CRE community. Additionally, NAIOPWA’s 2023 Night of the Stars finalists highlight important strides made in sustainable development, unique historical renovation, and a continued commitment to world-class development in the Greater Puget Sound area. 

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NAIOPWA Honors Legislators of the Year: Sen. Mark Mullet & Rep. Strom Peterson

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NAIOP Washington State is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Legislator of the Year Awards: Senator Mark Mullet and Representative Strom Peterson.

Senator Mullet, a Democrat representing the 5th Legislative District, showed a commendable commitment to understanding the concerns of the commercial real estate industry during this year's legislative session. His leadership on bills to streamline and expedite the land use review and permitting process has better positioned our industry to address our pressing housing crisis and will enable greater investment in Washington. Senator Mullet also sponsored legislation that, if passed, would have greatly expanded allowable density near high-capacity public transit and would have required deeper study of anticipated costs associated with the state energy performance standards prior to code implementation.

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Sustainability Case Study: Verde Esterra Park


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Adaptive Reuse: Sustainable Development Event Recap

Adaptive Reuse

NAIOP Washington State’s Sustainable Development Committee elected to undertake a hot topic for 2023: Adaptive Reuse. The buzz is everywhere, so how do we synthesize that broad topic into bite size chunks? On April 6, 78 attendees took on that task with great energy.

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Protecting Your Industry: Substantial Wins for NAIOPWA Members this Legislative Session

The 105-Day 2023 legislative session wrapped up as scheduled on April 23, with legislators approving a final budget and related policy bills before session adjourned sine die. NAIOP Washington State defended against numerous bills that would have negatively impacted the commercial real estate market. In fact, no bill that NAIOPWA opposed passed into law.

To read more, click below. You must be logged in to your NAIOPWA member profile to access the full report. For more details about membership, email Danielle Duvall, [email protected].

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Celebrating Women in Construction


NAIOP Washington State is excited to celebrate Women in Construction week. This holiday is linked with the founding of the National Association of Women in Construction (1953) and is observed to appreciate the women who have made huge impacts to the industry.  

In the construction industry women, make up less than 11% of the workforce. At NAIOPWA, we are honored to have several of these women in leadership positions on our Board of Directors, on our member committees, and at our member companies. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee took the time to ask four prominent members of our industry to share their journeys and experiences as women in construction 

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NAIOP Washington State 2023 Legislative Report - Feb 24

Today, February 24, 2023, is the final day for consideration of bills in the fiscal committees (unless necessary to implement the budget). Starting Monday and until March 8, legislators will be focused on floor debate in each chamber. By March 8, bills from the original chamber need to be passed to the other chamber.

To view NAIOP's bill tracking report and the full legislative update, log in to your NAIOPWA member profile by clicking below. 

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For more information about becoming a member, contact Danielle Duvall, [email protected].

NAIOPWA Real Estate Challenge Partners with LIHI and Onni Group for 2023 Competition

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NAIOP Washington State is excited to partner with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and Onni Group for the 2023 Real Estate Challenge.

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A Rainy Season Discussion on Stormwater

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Stormwater Goals: Slow, Clean, and Cold

Development projects in the Puget Sound region are generating more conversations about stormwater management than ever before. In many ways the Pacific Northwest is on the leading edge in terms of both regulatory updates and elective sustainable design measures implemented by local developers. Every year projects look more progressive than the prior year, and stormwater has become a much more integral part of site design for urban infill projects.

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NAIOPWA Real Estate Challenge Announces 2022 Site Sponsor: Unico Properties

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The NAIOPWA Real Estate Challenge is proud to announce the 2022 Site Sponsor: Unico Properties 

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2021 Community Enhancement - Auburn Valley YMCA


NAIOP Washington State would like to thank all the financial and in-kind sponsors who made 2021 Community Enhancement at Auburn Valley YMCA possible, as well as the Community Enhancement Committee members who supported this project for over the last two years.

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Sustainability Interview: Matt Elley, AMLI Residential

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AMLI Residential is a market leader in sustainability whose projects include over 44 LEED and 42 Energy Star certifications and was named 2020’s LEED Outstanding Developer of the year. This spring the NAIOPWA Sustainable Development Committee sat down with Matt Elley of AMLI Residential to get his thoughts on the current market in terms of sustainability and what the future could and should bring for multi-family development.

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