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Sustainable Development in Fremont [October 2017 Breakfast Recap]

October breakfast headshotsThe October 2017 breakfast focused on the development of Fremont, one of Seattle's up-and-coming commercial hubs, and the great strides already made in the sustainability of this neighborhood.

President Kristin Jensen opened the meeting by thanking our sponsors, Rushing, Baylis Architects, Venture GC, and Vulcan Real Estate. Kristin reported that we currently have 924 members and are the fourth-largest NAIOP chapter. Kristin also reported that the Community Enhancement Project at Farmer Frog was a success. Good work everyone!

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Innovations in Industrial Real Estate [September 2017 Breakfast Recap]

September breakfast headshotsNAIOP’s September 20 breakfast meeting convened in Southcenter near the epicenter of King County’s industrial area. This meeting on Innovation in Industrial Real Estate was sponsored by Centerpoint and Rushing. We sincerely thank them for their support.

President Kristin Jensen opened the meeting; our annual business meeting included election of our 2018 officers and ratification of the actions of the 2017 board.

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It’s All About the Experience [June 2017 Breakfast Recap]

presenter headshots - June 2017 breakfastOur June Breakfast Meeting, It’s All About the Experience, explored the design drivers for residential, retail and commercial. The breakfast was sponsored by Juniper Capital, Rushing and Graphite Design. We sincerely thank them for their support.

President Kristin Jensen related information about a NAIOP Washington State PAC fundraiser on June 28. She also spoke about the real estate excise tax potential increase. We had a new member update and heard about the Property Tour that will take place in Bellevue on July 20.

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Solving Our Region's Homelessness Problem [May 2017 Breakfast Recap]

This was a tough one! We have participated in and to a large extent driven the tremendous real estate expansion in Seattle and that’s a good thing! However, there can be unintended consequences and in our May Breakfast we explored one of those consequences: Homelessness. The Breakfast was sponsored by Lake Union Partners, Runberg Architecture Group, and Rushing. We sincerely thank them for their continued support.

President Kristin Jensen related information about the annual NAIOP Washington State PAC fundraiser on June 28. She also welcomed our new members. We heard about the Summer Social on August 14 at The Golf Club at Newcastle and received a presentation on the 2017 Real Estate Challenge, which was held in British Columbia.

Richard Kendall, General Manager, Allison+Partners moderated our panel which included:

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2017 Broker Forecast [April Breakfast Recap]

panel_headshotsIn a very highly attended event, the annual Broker’s Forecast was presented to our Breakfast attendees on April 26. The breakfast was sponsored by Rushing, LBA Realty, O’Keefe Development and Sellen Construction - we sincerely thank them for their continued support. President Kristin Jensen began the meeting and gave the assembly an update on new members and introduced Kris Beason who gave some background on Sellen. John Swanson from Umpqua Bank also made a short presentation. We heard about the Community Enhancement Project which will be on September 30 at Farmer Frog in Woodinville.

Rob Swartz, Senior VP of Kilroy Realty, moderated our panel and introduced our esteemed panelists:

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Zillow's Crystal Ball on Seattle Real Estate [March 2017 Breakfast Meeting Recap]

On Wednesday, March 15, breakfast meeting attendees were treated to a lively discussion of the Seattle residential real estate market. The breakfast was sponsored by Moss Adams and Pyatt/Broadmark Management - we sincerely thank them for their continued support. President Kristin Jensen gave the assembly an update on the latest economic impact numbers from the commercial real estate industry in Washington State and across the country, and we also met new members. Additionally, we heard an update on the national board of directors from our local liaisons to that board.

Seattle Insignia Towers

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Capital Markets Forecast 2017 [February Breakfast Recap]

On Wednesday, February 15, attendees of the monthly Breakfast meeting were treated to the annual Capital Markets Forecast, sponsored by JLL, Andersen Construction, and Umpqua Bank. We sincerely thank our sponsors for their continued support.

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Lessons from Auckland with the Runstad Fellows [January 2017 Breakfast Recap]

Happy New Year! The attendees for the January Breakfast Meeting were treated to travel across the Pacific courtesy of the Runstad Fellows with a program entitled Lessons from Auckland.

Outgoing President John Teutsch opened the meeting with thanks to JPC Architects for sponsoring the breakfast. We sincerely appreciate their support. And we sincerely thank John for his leadership.

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Defining Moments: Lincoln Square [December 2016 Breakfast Recap]

That which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger! Attendees at the December Breakfast meeting for NAIOP were treated to a vivid example of this at our Fifth Annual Defining Moments program.

Outgoing President John Teutsch began the meeting with a very nice rendition of Silver Bells. This was John’s last Breakfast meeting as President and we thank him for his great service and singing voice! John also thanked our sponsors, Venture General Contracting, GLY and The Broderick Group. We thank them for their continuing support.

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Thriving Neighborhoods in Seattle [Nov. 2016 Breakfast Recap]

We all know that Seattle is booming. In our November breakfast we heard about three neighborhoods that are contributing to that boom—in fact, they’re thriving!

Our sponsors were:

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Morton Kondracke's Inside Perspective on the Presidential Election & Policy [Oct. 2016 Breakfast Recap]

Those brave souls not fed up with the election were treated to a fascinating analysis by a true Washington insider, Morton Kondracke, at the October breakfast meeting.

The breakfast was sponsored by CREW Seattle & Puget Sound and we appreciate their continued support.

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A Tale of Two Cities [September '16 Breakfast Recap]

Data met Dickens in our September Breakfast, “A Tale of Two Cities,” dealing with how the haves and have-nots are faring in a changing commercial real estate market.

Teutsch Partners, Holberg Company, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and GeoEngineers sponsored the meeting and we appreciate their continued support.

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July Breakfast: Innovative Projects 2016 [July Breakfast Recap]

Innovation is the watchword of our industry. As a great sage from bygone days said, “He who is not busy being born is busy dying.” Our July Breakfast highlighted some innovative projects that have been completed in our area. John Teutsch began the meeting and outlined the new members, plus previewed our next Breakfast Meeting, A Tale of Two Cities on September 21, and the Property Tour on July 21. Kris Glandon spoke about the Community Enhancement Project at New Start High School on September 24. Finally, Kip Spencer from SECO outlined the new South Port development in Renton.

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Matt Griffin on WSCC Expansion [May Breakfast Recap]

In a continuing effort to bring to our members the latest news of the day, the May Breakfast explored the subject of the Washington State Convention Center Expansion. The breakfast was sponsored by Clark Nuber, PS, Auburn Mechanical, and VECA, and we sincerely thank them for their continued support. President John Teutsch began the meeting and gave the assembly an update on new members and we also received an update on the Summer Social. It sounds like a fun time will be had by all! John introduced Matt Griffin from Pine Street Group who is developing the Convention Center expansion.

Matt began by giving us some facts and figures on the current Convention Center. The addition will take place on an eight-acre site, essentially doubling the size. Matt talked about the uniqueness of a Public Facilities District which allows for targeted tax revenue to flow towards the Convention Center.

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Developing Leaders Happenings - Spring 2016

Over the past few months, the Developing Leaders have been busy experiencing varying aspects of the real estate world. In March, the group went on their first property tour of the year: Holland Partner Group’s South Lake Union multifamily development, JUXT. Developed and built by Holland, JUXT is a 361-unit apartment building located at 810 Dexter Ave N scheduled to open in May. Allison Shepard, Senior Development Manager at Holland Partner Group, lead the tour of JUXT, which features a large central courtyard, laptop lounge, rooftop gathering space, and a secret room referred to as the Speakeasy, among other amenities. The tour was a great opportunity for the group to ask questions and listen to the different angles from which each sector views a new development.

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Broker Panel: Diversity Boosts Seattle Real Estate Forecast [April Breakfast Recap]

In a very highly attended event, the annual Broker’s Forecast was presented to our Breakfast attendees on April 20. The breakfast was sponsored by Adolfson & Peterson, Norris, Beggs & Simpson, CBRE and Intervest - we sincerely thank them for their continued support. President John Teutsch began the meeting and gave the assembly an update on new members and introduced Kris Beason who gave some background on Adolfson & Peterson. Mike Wood also spoke a few words about Norris, Beggs & Simpson. We heard about the Community Enhancement Project which will be on September 24 at the New Start High School in Burien.

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UW Runstad MSRE Takes the 2016 Real Estate Challenge Trophy [March Breakfast Recap]

The winning team poses in Bellevue. Source: UW Think Runstad blog.

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Blue Skies Forecast for 2016 [February Breakfast Recap]

On Wednesday, February 17, attendees of the monthly Breakfast meeting were treated to the Capital Markets Forecast. The breakfast was sponsored by US Bank, JLL, and Intervest Mortgage Investment - we sincerely thank them for their continued support. President John Teutsch gave the assembly an update on the new members and watched a video regarding the Real Estate Challenge.

Mike Wood, Principal with Norris Beggs & Simpson, moderated the panel consisting of:

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Risks & Collaborations: A Discussion on the Future of Seattle [Recap]

On Wednesday, January 20, attendees of the monthly Breakfast Meeting were treated to our annual program with the Runstad Fellows from the University of Washington. The program, “Risks & Collaborations: A Discussion on the Future of Seattle,” was sponsored by Touchstone and Deutsche Asset Management - we sincerely thank them for their continued support. President John Teutsch gave the assembly an update on the new members. We also heard that nominations were open for the Community Enhancement project for 2016 and are due February 15 (click to download the nomination form).

 

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Defining Moments 2015: The Development and Land Assemblage of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

On Wednesday, December 16, attendees of the monthly Breakfast meeting were treated to our 4th annual “Defining Moments” program, which focused on the Development and Land Assemblage of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The breakfast was sponsored by Clark Construction - we sincerely thank them for their continued support. Sharon Coleman gave the assembly an update on the new members. We viewed a wonderful video presentation on the Community Enhancement project at YMCA’s Camp Terry and received heartfelt thanks from the YMCA. We also got an update on the Real Estate Challenge. Our neighbors to the south – Portland State University – will be in the challenge this year, along with University of British Columbia and University of Washington.

Cleita Harvey pinch hit as moderator and did a wonderful job! The panelists were:

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