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Jeff Lyon, Kidder Mathews featured in NAIOP video December 5, 2011

Posted by Erik Swanson in Articles, Blogs, Development, Research/Data, Uncategorized, Video.
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KM’s CEO Jeff Lyon hosted NAIOPs 2011 Night of the Stars awards gala last month. Jeff’s appears in a short promotional video with some pretty cool animation featuring Kidder Mathews. You can check out the video here.  

Here are the 2011 NAIOP WINNERS with some links below:  

Public Project of the Year: UW Foster School of Business – Paccar Hall

Public Project of the Year: Pike Place Market Renovation

Community Impact of the Year: Compass Veterans Center

Hospitality Development of the Year: The Alaska Building – Marriott Hotel

Private Education Development of the Year: Seattle University – Lemieux Library & Expansion and Renovation

Technology/Life Sciences (Non-Public) Development of the Year: Swedish Issaquah Hospital and Medical Center

Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year: Terry Avenue Building

Commercial Interior of the Year: Nuance Communications

Multi-Family Development of the Year: LINK Apartments

Mixed Use Development of the Year: The Landing – Renton

Industrial Development of the Year: Harbor Wholesale Grocery Headquarters: Warehouse and Distribution Center at Hawks Prairie 111 Corporate Park

Office Development of the Year: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus

Market Adaptation of the Year: Stadium Nissan of Seattle

Deal of the Year: Seventh & Madison Building – Polyclinic

Developer of the Year: Vulcan Real Estate

SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year: Wilma Warshak

SIOR Office Broker of the Year: Jesse Ottele

SIOR Investment Sales Broker of the Year: Jon Hallgrimson


Weekend Reading – Happy 4th! July 1, 2011

Posted by Erik Swanson in Articles, Blogs, Development, Puget Sound Investment Review, Research/Data, Retail News, Video.
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We’ve blogged recently about the improvements in lending conditions in for CRE. It appears that we’ll see more banks with available capital to lend on CRE. With loss provisions falling for the sixth straight quarter, banks are freeing up dollars for new loans. In addition, foreclosures have increased while the total amount of delinquent balances (delinquencies, foreclosures, and restructured loans) has decreased. Costar digs into the numbers in a recent article:  LESS DISTRESS: CRE Taking Less of Toll on Nations’ Banks .

New Kind of Mall?  – A quick article from RetailTrafficmag.com discusses a Czech developers mall concept that caters specifically to men. Check out the property’s Facebook page here.  I don’t read Czech, but judging by the photos he might be onto something. Over the holiday weekend, I’ll be putting together my wish list of retail categories and potential tenants…Developer and equity partner wanted.

Technology has changed the way we experience media, shop, and communicate with each other. Increasingly, it is at the expense of retailers and shopping center owners that lease to them. Now, some bricks and mortar retailers are fighting back. Retailers have begun to utilize technology to improve the physical shopping experience and increase sales both online and at the store. Check out 7 Innovative Ways the IPAD is Used in Retail – Mashable.com . And check out this video: Korean Grocery Store uses Clever Marketing Campaign –Wimp.com

Have a very happy and safe Independence Day!

Video: Jamie Woodwell, Mortgage Bankers Association April 1, 2011

Posted by Erik Swanson in Research/Data, Video.
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Jamie Woodwell, vice president of Commercial and Multifamily Research at the Mortgage Bankers Association, provides his outlook for commercial real estate. He asserts that differing lease terms are a key reason why some sectors are recovering more quickly than others.

Video: “A rolling loan gathers no loss” – Russel Bernard on CNBC August 31, 2010

Posted by Erik Swanson in Research/Data, Uncategorized, Video.
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Russel Bernard, of Westport Capital Partners on CNBC’s Strategy Session with David Faber and Ron Insana discusses note purchases, distressed assets, REO, and the buying opportunities available in commercial real estate.  The interview begins at roughly the 1:00 mark.