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Executive Order: Construction Guidance Released on Washington State's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Order

NAIOP, along with AGC, requested clarification on Governor Inslee's recent “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order as it relates to construction activities. The newly released Construction Guidance Memo is online.

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Moved Online: April Sustainable Development Education Event

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With target dates for code implementation changing quickly, this webinar is a must for NAIOPWA members. Our experts will cover the three new pieces of legislation upping the ante for energy efficiency throughout Washington state for both new construction and retrofits: the Seattle Energy Code, the Washington State Energy Code commercial section, and the state's new Energy Performance Standard for [Existing] Commercial Buildings.

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NAIOPWA Requests Extension on Implementation of State Construction Code | MFTE Task Force

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In support of our 1,000+ association members, the commercial real estate business industry and the community at large, NAIOP Washington State has submitted an official request to Governor Jay Inslee and to the State Building Code Council requesting a 6-month delay in implementation of new building codes, to January 1, 2021.

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Seattle Construction Code Adoption Delayed to Nov 1

The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) has provided an important update to NAIOPWA to share with our commercial real estate community. Please distribute widely. 


SDCI is in the process of updating Seattle's construction codes to the 2018 versions of the building, residential, existing buildings, mechanical, energy, fuel gas, and plumbing codes. We have been aiming for an effective date of July 1, 2020, to align with the effective date of the Washington State building codes. However, due to many factors, including the impacts of COVID-19, the effective date of Seattle's codes will be delayed until November 1, 2020. If the 2018 Washington State construction codes effective date is delayed past November 1, we will align the effective date of our codes with the State.

Please visit our code update website for continued information and to review proposed code change documents.

If you have questions, please contact Micah Chappell, Technical Code Development Manager, at [email protected].

Creating a Virtual Reality [October Breakfast Recap]

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Programming Committee Co-Chair Ed Scherer introduced the October panel about augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies and how they are changing the commercial real estate industry. These technologies are becoming more and more seamlessly embedded and integrated into the design and delivery process, providing immersive experiences, and streamlined and more efficient construction and maintenance.

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Economic Impact of Commercial Real Estate in Washington State [NAIOP News]

Report: Commercial Real Estate in Washington State Supported 43,130 Jobs and $6.3 Billion of GDP in 2016

SEATTLE – In late February, the NAIOP Research Foundation released the NAIOP Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate report (2017 Edition). The report is conducted for purposes of estimating the annual economic contribution of commercial real estate development to the U.S. economy. 

National highlights from the 2017 report include:

  • Commercial real estate development supported 6.3* million American jobs in 2016 (a measure of both new and existing jobs).
  • Commercial real estate development contributed $465 billion to the GDP* in 2016.
  • There were 410.1 million square feet of commercial real estate space built in 2016, with capacity to house 1.1 million new workers.

Locally, 2016 economic impacts in Washington State included: 

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DPI Begins Construction of Seventh Building of 2015 [Member News]

Davis Property & Investment is pleased to announce that construction is underway for a new 36,237 square foot flex building located at 2750 Williamson Place NW, DuPont, WA. This will be DPI’s 7th building under construction in Washington State in 2015.

Located at the premier corner of DuPont-Steilacoom Road and Center Drive, Center Plaza Building 1 will have elegant glass store front entrances with grade-level loading doors and a typical suite size of 2,400 square feet. Center Plaza project is a six-building project consisting of approximately 180,000 square feet located within the 3,500 acre Northwest Landing campus.

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