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Monthly Seattle Events

Posted by Jordan Crouch on January 5, 2009

I’ve updated the list of events for January under the Events tab. If you know of something that is not listed, please let me know.


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Lender’s Attitudes Towards Property Types

Posted by Jordan Crouch on December 3, 2008

This is a quick summary of lending attitudes for each of the main property types specific to the Seattle area at this particular moment (Dec. 2008).

Apartments – Love them. People have to live somewhere. With rising interest rates and fewer condo developments, people are moving back into apartments.

Industrial – Good. Easy property to take care of; sweep the floor, maybe a new coat of paint, and its

Office – Ok, as long as it’s leased. It’s a tenant’s market, therefore if your building is fully leased, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Retail – No, unless it’s fully leased, long term tenants, grocery anchored, on a main arterial without other retail competition. In other words, not likely.

Hotel – No.

Condo – **Click** (as in the lender just hung up).

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We’re Number One!

Posted by Jordan Crouch on October 21, 2008

The Emerging Trends ULI report ranks Seattle the number one market for commercial real estate investment for 2009.

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Events Page updated

Posted by Jordan Crouch on September 2, 2008

I’ve updated the events page with local Seattle area real estate events for September. Not sure why the last couple months haven’t been updating but its fixed now.

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Market Watch

Posted by Jordan Crouch on August 11, 2008

I mentioned earlier that we have been working on a monthly newsletter. It is sent out at the beginning of each month. I’m happy to say that we now have a system in place to accomplish this every month. Here is August’s and July‘s newsletters. If you’d like to get next month’s in your inbox, email me: Jordan(at)jordancrouch(dot)com.

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