• Seattle Apartment Dynamics- North End versus South End

                        Return on investment serves as the fundamental hallmark of analyzing the strength of a particular real estate investment.  However, in order to adjust return to the market (“risk-adjusted return”), investors most often look at overall market fundamentals and trends.  It is during this process that

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  • Part 3 of 3: The Retail Experience in Apartments

                [If you haven’t yet read Part 1 or Part 2 of this Series, please take a moment to give them a read.] I am writing the third and final installment of my series on retail strategy for the apartment investor from Los Angeles while attending RealShare: Apartments 2014 –

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  • Big Week in Apartment [related] Data; Seattle vs. US

                  Big Week in Apartment [related] Data; Seattle vs. US The past week provides a great amount of significant data from a litany of important sources. The apartment development, investment and ownership community has no shortage of key fundamentals and indices to watch – here are few recently released

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  • Saturday Mornings & the Urban Myth

                  When it comes to developing apartment projects, as well as investing in stabilized apartments, a litany of factors are considered – size of project, location, amenities, unit mix, et certera ad infinitum. As is often the case in sustained and important analysis, the granular often takes precedent to

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  • Where to invest in urban Seattle: points of continuity.

                  In seeking the highest level of return in any given investment, a bet on future performance is always placed. Investing in apartments, existing buildings or new development, is no different. To that end, having a greater degree of certainty of rising rents or income, neighborhood desirability or proximity/access

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  • Carbon Fiber

                  Approximately 180 miles due east of Seattle lies Moses Lake, the location of the largest carbon fiber production plant on Earth. Within the city of Seattle, and more specifically located underneath the University of Washington, exists a special lab dedicated to the advancement of the use of carbon

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  • What happened to the two-bedroom apartment unit?

                    What happened to all of the two bedroom apartment units? There was a time, way back when, when architects and developers had pretty standard unit mixes that were balanced with a 1/3 of each unit type – one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms and three-bedrooms. With a shift away from garden-court

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