October 24, 2019

Smartsheet held its annual "ENGAGE" conference at the beginning of October at the Washington State Convention Center.  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR) is a cloud based service which functions as a "blank canvass" for creating organization of and structure to your information....

October 21, 2019

In September of 1999 I was fresh out of college looking for a job and my dad suggested that I talk to my cousin, Parker Ferguson, "who did something in commercial real estate".  I already had my real estate license from working onsite at condo projects over the summers...

As part of your company's operating expenses in late 2020, you will likely see a new line-item for "LID", which is the Local Improvement District tax.  Your landlord will likely pay this tax and pass it along proportionately to the tenants in the building.  It has the...

February 28, 2019

When my plug-in hybrid's lease expired at the end of 2017, I decided to conduct an experiment in transportation: life without a car.  On December 6, 2017, after 17 years of commuting downtown via a car and parking in a garage, with much anxiety, I gave notice to termin...

November 15, 2018

Follow this LINK to a great article on Lease Administration by my friend John Rice of Quarem.  Find out who needs it and what it is. 

November 13, 2018

Our office at Union Street has always had "sound issues".  With 11 foot ceilings and hard surfaces all around, it creates a bit of an echo chamber.  On phone calls, people would sometimes ask, "are you in the bathroom?!".  So, with the extra nudge from the construction...

October 30, 2018

Updated plans for Northgate Mall call for 1.1 million square feet of new office space! 

Hockey is now a part of the mix too. 

Photo courtesy of GGLO.  Click the image above for the whole DJC story.

October 23, 2018

It's tough to keep on top of putting out newsletters in this day of instant tweets, posts, and shares; but here you go! CLICK HERE for some great stuff that has occurred over the past few months. It's not boring; you should actually read the articles.

October 22, 2018


ITRA Global (International Tenant Representative Alliance) just concluded its Fall Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.  What a great city!  Representatives from as far as France (and Seattle!) attended the 2 day conference to discuss worl...

October 18, 2018

Check out my insights on the use of data and its visualization in commercial real estate.  This link will take you to the Commercial Real Estate Blog for Apto, which included my thoughts in its article about making data useful.  Enjoy! click here

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