In a move that was of little surprise to commercial real estate experts, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the third time in six months.read more
A surprising number of the apartments that developers planned to build back in 2014 still haven’t begun leasing in 2017.read more
The nation’s largest owner of student apartment properties has paid $112.1 million for a 283-unit complex next to the University of Washington’s Seattle campus.read more
Though May was the third consecutive month national multifamily rents increased, the rate at which rents grew continued to cool.read more
The Seattle City Council is proposing another ordinance putting yet another requirement on landlords in the city this time to provide information to tenants about how to register to vote and how to update voter registration information.read more
According to a new Credit Suisse study, between 20 percent and 25 percent of America’s shopping malls will close in the next five years.read more
Bellevue, not Seattle, tops new list of toughest places to build
The perception is that Seattle is the most challenging place in the Puget Sound region to develop real estate, but new data suggest this is not the case.
Seattle’s most patient developers plan “Missing Middle Housing”
Land in the city is too expensive to build affordable housing. Or is it? They’ve got a plan—and it could mean 1,000 new apartments for the workers who keep Seattle running.
Why Isn’t Inflation Rising Faster?
Consumer prices have been remarkably stable throughout the economic recovery, and they continue to defy expectations. In searching for an explanation, the global commodities markets may provide some clues.