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IN THE NEWS

Amazon’s big Bellevue ambition: 15,000 employees within a few years

February 07, 2020

Amazon said it expects to have at least 15,000 employees in Bellevue in the next few years as the company expands from its Seattle headquarters to tap the Eastside labor pool.

PMF Investments Submits Plans For 4.8-Acre Development Near Bellevue Light Rail Hub

February 05, 2020

Plans for a 4.8-acre redevelopment project near the Bellevue East Main Light Rail Station were recently submitted, making it the first East Main Bellevue Transit Oriented Development to begin construction.
 

Edgar Martinez’s Penthouse at One Lincoln Tower Sells for $6M

January 01, 2020

The penthouse at One Lincoln Tower, which was formerly home to Edgar Martinez, recently sold for $6 million. The 4,058 square-foot condominium is two stories and is located on the 41st floor. Offering soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, the home features beautiful views of the lake, city and mountains.

Proposed 33-Story Mixed-Use Building in Bellevue to Include Hotel and Condos

January 01, 2020

An application for design review has been submitted by Fana Group of Companies, a real estate investment and development company, to the City of Bellevue. The proposed project, “FANA 305”, is a 33-story, mixed-use tower on 108th Avenue Northeast, where Compass Real Estate currently resides at Plaza 305.

Bravern Office Commons Sells For $585M

January 01, 2020

Invesco Real Estate has recently acquired Bravern Office Commons, which is fully leased to Microsoft, for $585M! The 750K SF Class-A portfolio, built in 2009, includes a 12 and 23-story building, retail occupied by those such as Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton, as well as residential towers including 455 units.

Waterfront penthouse, Tesla included: $11 million

January 01, 2020

As the last pieces of the Alaskan Way Viaduct disappear into the pockets of nostalgic Seattleites, developers continue to mine the potential of chicer-than-ever properties along Seattle’s waterfront.

Seattle finally sells vacant block across from City Hall to developer planning tower, public plaza...

January 01, 2020

Seattle has at long last sold a vacant block on prime real estate across from City Hall where plans for a tower and public plaza have been mired in problems for 15 years.

2019 Most Expensive and Least Expensive Residential Real Estate Sales in Downtown Bellevue

January 01, 2020

Check out the highs and lows!

Eastside Ambitions

January 01, 2020

Vulcan Real Estate’s Scott Matthews believes the timing was, and still is, perfect for the company Paul Allen founded to begin — and continue — focusing on Eastside projects. 

Is the Neighborhood Going Condo? ​As Urban density thickens, some Eastsiders are opting for city living versus life in the Suburbs

January 01, 2020

Fortress Development Breaks Ground On Two-Tower Avenue Bellevue Condo, Hotel And Retail Project

September 18, 2019

Seattle Mag: Next-level Amenities Emerge in Seattle and Bellevue's Newest Condo High Rises

August 09, 2019

The Seattle Times: Washington condo reform gains steam amid shortage of affordable homeownership options

February 25, 2019

NYT: The New ‘Dream Home’ Should Be a Condo

February 28, 2019

PSBJ: Condo builder Bosa buys another Bellevue site, this time paying $36 million

February 06, 2019

Realtor.com: Baseball Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez Selling $9.7M Bellevue Penthouse

January 28, 2019

GeekWire: The Condo Comeback – A New Condominium Showcase Debuts at BISNOW Multifamily Annual Conference; Reservations Offered for Priority Presales on September 15th

September 11, 2018

PSBJ: Three Seattle apartment projects will instead open soon as condos

August 09, 2018

Crosscut: Don’t call it a comeback, but condos are returning to Seattle

July 10, 2018

Long dormant, the condo market finally shows signs of life. But who will be living in those towers?

Fastcompany: The “for sale” sign gets its first major makeover in nearly 50 years

July 18, 2018

The real estate unicorn Compass, worth $2.2 billion, wants to connect front-lawn signage to the digital world.

PSBJ: Apartment tower near Space Needle will instead be built as condominiums

June 19, 2018

Seattle Times: 7 tips for picking a great real estate agent

April 27, 2018

PSBJ: $2.2 billion real estate tech company enters the Puget Sound region market

April 25, 2018

The Tech Tribune: 10 Best Tech Startups in Bellevue

April 24, 2018

Curbed: Gridiron condos open their doors in the stadium district

March 14, 2018

The Daniels Real Estate project combines modern condos with historic preservation

PSBJ: Strong condo sales at Bellevue's One88 as rival Elev8 waits for financing

March 13, 2018

Curbed: Condos make up 7% of downtown Seattle’s residential construction pipeline

March 07, 2018

New, luxury towers have become the norm in Seattle—but most of them are for rent

Seattle pi: Here's your last chance to buy one of the brand new Lake Union condos

March 01, 2018

Right on Lake Union, this industrial, luxury condo is the last one for sale in this complex. Even priced at $1,799,000, these units are flying off the shelf. Or in this case, the lake.

PSBJ: First look inside the Gridiron, where no two condos are the same

February 23, 2018

DJC: Here’s how to solve the condominium conundrum

February 22, 2018

Changes to the Washington Condominium Act are sorely needed to incentivize developers to build more affordable condominiums.

PSBJ: First look: Australian developer plans condos in First Hill tower

December 27, 2017

PSBJ: Here's how much they're asking for condos in new Bellevue tower

January 23, 2018

Curbed: New One88 renderings show Bellevue condo tower taking shape

November 27, 2017

New renderings released today of One88 give us a view of the entire building—including the layers of roof decks beginning at the third story.

WSJ Mansion: Seattle’s Bellevue Neighborhood Is a Haven for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Tech Employees

November 11, 2017

Just east of Seattle sits Bellevue, the fifth-largest city in Seattle’s metropolitan area, and with waterfront access, leafy neighborhoods and cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques, it attracts buyers looking for the total small-town package.

PSBJ: NYC has 388 condos for sale for less than $500K; Seattle has just five

November 10, 2017

Seattle Times: Additional residences, price points made available at Nexus

November 09, 2017

Design revisions between levels 28 and 35 have increased NEXUS’s total residences by eight to 389, and created a new price point that had previously been sold out.

DJC: Here's Bosa's Civic Square design, with 520 condos, retail and plazas

October 31, 2017

Bosa Development took over the long-stalled Civic Square project at 601 Fourth Ave. a year ago, and now the Vancouver, B.C.-based developer is ready to show its initial plans.

Seattle Times: Final 3 homes remain at boutique community on Lake Union

October 21, 2017

The developer of Residences at Fairview has released the final three homes for sale in the luxury townhome community located in the Wards Cove master-planned development on Lake Union.

Seattle Times: New Amazon-occupied office in Bellevue sells for record price

October 18, 2017

A new office building in downtown Bellevue that’s fully occupied by Amazon has sold for $313 million, the priciest property sale on the Eastside in five years.

Seattle Times: Amazon still growing here, taking over what will be 2nd-tallest skyscraper

October 03, 2017

Less than a month after opening up a hunt for a second headquarters, Amazon has agreed to expand in Seattle in a big way.

Seattle Times: Presales crest past 80 percent at downtown condo tower

September 15, 2017

Just one home remains available at NEXUS priced below $1 million, and a representative says a flurry of recent sales has demonstrated the rising demand for new condominiums in downtown Seattle.

Bellevue Reporter: Bellevue’s One88 breaks ground, first high-rise in nearly decade

September 13, 2017

Bellevue’s first high-rise in nearly 10 years broke ground Tuesday morning. With a design so unique that its rendering prompted a city planner to ask for the architect’s autograph, One88 is expected to be complete by 2020.

PSBJ: Construction starts on condo tower by Pike Place Market

July 20, 2019

Construction started on the 40-story Emerald condominium tower this week. The 265-unit project is going up by Pike Place Market at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Stewart Street, where a Caffe D'Arte store operated until this spring.

PSBJ: Taiwanese firm proposes market-rate condo tower in Seattle's Japantown

July 19, 2017

A condominium tower of around 18 stories is planned for an unexpected place in Seattle.

DJC: Australian firm plans 30-story condo tower on Trinity Parish site

July 11, 2017

Early plans for a 30-story condominium tower have been filed for a site owned by Trinity Episcopal Church at 609 Eighth Ave. on First Hill, just east of the freeway.

Seattle Times: Downtown Bellevue springs up, with visions of a Seattle-like urban hub

April 21, 2017

Downtown Bellevue is transforming into a dense residential neighborhood reminiscent of a mini-Seattle across the lake, with new apartment towers packing more residents into an area that was once just a place where visitors worked and shopped.

PSBJ (Patty Payne's Cool Pads): Angel investor's $14M Bellevue penthouse hits the market

March 31, 2017

A luxury penthouse that takes up the whole 42nd floor of Bellevue Towers’ north tower, at 106th Ave. N.E. in the heart of Bellevue, is on the market for $13.95 million. 

Curbed: Jason Mesnick talks post-‘Bachelor’ life, real estate, and being true to yourself

May 08, 2017

While most people know Jason Mesnick from his time on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, others, especially on the Eastside, know him as their real estate broker.

Seattle PI: Tour the most expensive condo ever listed in Seattle

February 03, 2017

The unit is undeniably stunning, said Scott Wasner, a founding director with Realogics Sotheby's and the home's co-listing agent. "The view is unparalleled -- from the Space Needle to the Sound and everything in between. [It] makes this home extremely unique," he said.

Seattle Times: Bellevue’s growth surge shows no signs of stopping

January 01, 2017

One of the remarkable stories of 2016 was the continued growth of downtown Bellevue. While Seattle’s Amazon-fueled construction boom drew most of the attention, Bellevue experienced it’s own surge of new office and apartment buildings.

Seattle Times: First Hill condo tower more than 90 percent sold

October 21, 2016

A dozen homes remain at LUMA Condominiums. The First Hill high-rise, which opened just over a month ago, has sold more than 90 percent of its 168 units.

PSBJ: With thousands of jobs coming, Bellevue homebuilders spring into action

November 22, 2016

Carpenters are breaking out the hammers east of Interstate 405 in Bellevue to start building hundreds of homes in and around the 36-acre Spring District development.