• 2017 Recap: 25 Deals & $269M

    The Seattle Multifamily Team had its best year ever in 2017 — and we have each of you to thank! We are truly grateful to have the best clients in the industry. Additionally, we would like to thank all the lenders, architects, attorneys, engineers and appraisers who contributed to the success of our clients in

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  • In 2018, Seattle Will Prove Its Mettle

    Welcome to 2018 – time to buckle up for a fast-paced year! Looking back, 2017 was a banner year for Seattle and the Puget Sound region. In Spring 2017, it was announced that Seattle was the fastest growing city in the country. Following was a string of equally impressive accolades: Seattle is the fastest growing

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  • Citywalk Apartments in Northgate Sells for $26.9 Million

    December 20, 2017, Seattle, WA – Dylan Simon and Jerrid Anderson of Colliers’ Seattle Multifamily Team closed the sale of Citywalk Apartments in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The sales price of the apartment community was $26,900,000, equating to $263,725 per unit and approximately $292 per net rentable square foot. Built in

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  • Predictions from 3 Years Ago

    Way, way back in December 2014, I wrote the blog post 2015 Planning: Key Concepts for Apartment Investments in 2015, discussing market conditions and predictions for the future. Well, the future is now – how did we do? Back in that post we covered four key concepts: Where we were in the real estate cycle Low

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  • Workers, Wages & Rents – Who’s Winning

    Seattle remains basking in the glow of its recent announcement as ULI’s #1 Investment Market for 2018.  Given the breadth and depth of ULI’s analysis, this is quite an accolade.  Of course, rankings are relative, so an understanding of the greater context of both the broad US economy and competitive cohort of comparable investment markets

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  • The Recession Ain’t Coming Soon!

    Investing is truly about predicting the future better than anyone else.  And predictions are difficult.  They are so difficult that they are wrong more often than they are right.  So, when it comes to predicting the future – at least in the near term – taking a good hard look at data is often the

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  • Seattle Ranked # 1 for Investment in 2018

    The world of commercial real estate is incredibly self-referencing.  So, when 1,600 real estate professionals come together and decide upon the best investment market in the nation, that is meaningful. And this week it was announced in ULI’s 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate that Seattle is the #1 investment market in the nation for

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  • 5 Things I Heard at RealShare

    This past week I spent several days in Los Angeles as the RealShare Apartments 2017 conference.  Attendance was in the thousands and among participants were investors, developers, lenders, brokers – and just about every other possible participant in the apartment investment market ecosystem. It was yet another vibrant event, full of cautious optimism and sharing

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  • Vacancy Isn’t Rising Everywhere, Where to Invest

    The topic of apartments permeates Seattle news headlines these days.  One article espouses that the boom is soon-to-be-over with escalating vacancy rates, while the next day the Seattle Times reports record absorption of new apartment units newly delivered to the market. Which way is up?  Or more importantly, where should I invest? It is in

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  • Seattle Rent & Vacancy; the Latest Truths

    For those of you closely following news headlines, earlier this week you woke to the startling headline “Apartment vacancies climb in Seattle and the Puget Sound”.  Dupre + Scott published its latest bi-annual rent and vacancy data and journalists took to their keyboards decrying a seven-year spike in vacancy! To show the heralded carnage in

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