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2018 Real Estate Challenge Breakfast: Urban Growth in Tacoma and the South Sound
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
Category: South Sound Events

2018 Real Estate Challenge: Urban Growth in Tacoma & the South Sound

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NAIOPWA South Sound’s March Breakfast is the culminating event in the annual Real Estate Challenge, featuring short presentations from the three universities competing to develop this year’s project site and a moderated panel discussing real-world perspectives on growth in South Sound’s urban centers.

Sponsored by the City of Tacoma, the 2018 REC subject site is a mixed-use site in downtown Tacoma. Increasing population growth has lead to a recent increase in new, denser mixed-use developments, both already constructed and planned to come to market over the next few years in the area. The 2018 REC provided students an ideal site to focus on the opportunities, and challenges, of developing urban infill on a downtown Tacoma site with flexible zoning, close proximity to public transit and urban amenities, and neighborhood walkability.

From our panel, we'll hear perspectives on the South Sound market, including:

  • How are cities planning for this growth? 
  • How important is public transit and infrastructure to these areas? 
  • What are developers experiencing in these markets? 
  • Who is living, working and shopping here? 
  • What is bringing people to these centers? 

Panelists and moderator include:

  • Ben Mauk, Real Estate Manager, UW-Tacoma
  • Ian Munce, Assistant Director, City of Tacoma Planning Team
  • Su Downie, Foss Waterway Redevelopment (moderator)  
  • Loren Cohen, MC Construction, builders of Point Ruston
  • Conor McCarthy, Tacoma City Council 

Event details:

  • Thursday, March 15, 7:00–9:00 a.m.
  • Pacific Grill & Events Center | 1530 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • $30.00 Members | $45.00 Non-Members

Registration for this event is now sold out. 


2018 Real Estate Challenge Sponsors

Site Sponsor  

city of tacoma logo 

Gold Sponsor

Lake Union Partners logo

Silver Sponsors

 silver sponsors logos

Bronze Sponsors


For sponsorship information, contact Brooke Griffith, [email protected].