Dylan Simon -- Colliers International
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Dylan Simon -- Colliers International
I specialize in the sale of apartment buildings in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. I focus on the sale of both apartment buildings and developable land ranging from $3M to $100M. I am passionate about real estate investment and development, economics, technology and urbanism. Through brokerage I assist apartment investors and developers in achieving the highest possible levels of return and build an advisory relationship that lasts ownership life-cycles instead of just a transaction.
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Legislation Proposed to Bring Condominium Developments Back to Seattle

Legislation Proposed to Bring Condominium Developments Back to Seattle | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
As the market continues to mature, condominiums have become more profitable, but a gap in the market still exists. Why?
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"As the market continues to mature, condominiums have become more profitable, but a gap in the market still exists. Why?"

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Tech Growth Fuels Leasing And Development In Northwest Washington Submarkets

Tech Growth Fuels Leasing And Development In Northwest Washington Submarkets | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Over the last 12 months, five of the top seven submarkets by rent growth were on the east side of Lake Washington
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Over the last 12 months, five of the top seven submarkets by rent growth were on the east side of Lake Washington.

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CRE Investors Expect Eventual Downturn to Be Mild

CRE Investors Expect Eventual Downturn to Be Mild | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
There is persistent optimism that this late cycle still has room to run. The current year has exceeded expectations in terms of steady, and even increasing, investment sales activity in some sectors.
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There is persistent optimism that this late cycle still has room to run. The current year has exceeded expectations in terms of steady, and even increasing, investment sales activity in some sectors.

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Who Says You Can’t Get Workforce Housing Deals Done?

Who Says You Can’t Get Workforce Housing Deals Done? | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Innovative forward rate-lock loan helps finance new multifamily project on tribal lands.
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The need for workforce housing continues to grow, and it is becoming increasingly important to look for innovated financing solutions to get these deals done.

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Recent Apartment Deals Highlight Investors’ Appetite for Suburban Seattle Properties

Recent Apartment Deals Highlight Investors’ Appetite for Suburban Seattle Properties | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Multifamily investors are eyeing several fast-growing communities in the Seattle suburbs such as Everett
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Multifamily investors are eyeing several fast-growing communities in the Seattle suburbs such as Everett, which is quickly becoming to-go to market for investors seeking higher returns.

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Four Tips for HNW Investors Who Want to Buy Multifamily

Four Tips for HNW Investors Who Want to Buy Multifamily | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Workforce housing promises to be a driving force in 2019 for high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) pursuing investments in the multifamily sector.
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Workforce housing promises to be a driving force in 2019 for high-net-worth individuals pursuing investments in the multifamily sector.

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What’s Trending in Class A Amenities?

What’s Trending in Class A Amenities? | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Regardless of their age or budget, renters today place high value on speed, convenience, and  a sense of community, and will pay more to have it all.
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Regardless of their age or budget, renters today place high value on speed, convenience, and  a sense of community, and will pay more to have it all.

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Apple to top 1,000 employees in Seattle, add new site in city as part of broader national expansion

Apple to top 1,000 employees in Seattle, add new site in city as part of broader national expansion | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Seattle is among three other U.S. cities where the tech giant says it will significantly expand its operations over the next three years.
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Seattle is among three other U.S. cities where the tech giant says it will significantly expand its operations over the next three years.

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18 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Dominate In 2019

18 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Dominate In 2019 | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Experts anticipate these 18 trends to dominate in the new year.
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As 2018 comes to an end, here are 18 Commercial Real Estate Trends to dominate in 2019.

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Microsoft tops Forbes list of most responsible companies

Microsoft tops Forbes list of most responsible companies | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Social responsibility appeared to help, not hurt, the financial performance of most firms. Those that made the list reported 5 percent higher return-on-equity than the average of Russell 1000 companies.
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"Social responsibility appeared to help, not hurt, the financial performance of most firms. Those that made the list reported 5 percent higher return-on-equity than the average of Russell 1000 companies."

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New Investor Makes Big Splash with First Seattle Deal

New Investor Makes Big Splash with First Seattle Deal | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it

AGI Publishing Scoops up Sparc Apartments in Bellevue, Washington, for $150 Million

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AGI Publishing purchases Sparc Apartments in Bellevue, Washington, for $150 Million

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Arbutus Properties Spends Combined $20MM on Three Parcels in Seattle at Site of Planned 44-Story Tower

Arbutus Properties Spends Combined $20MM on Three Parcels in Seattle at Site of Planned 44-Story Tower | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Seattle, Arbutus Properties, Perkins+Will, South lake Union, King County records, BB Barden LLC , Camano Island Washington
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According to the project plans, the development—designed by Perkins+Will—will ultimately include 340 apartment units above commercial space.

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Seattle Metro Report: November 2018

Seattle Metro Report: November 2018 | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it

Check out the latest Seattle Metro Rent Report for November 2018 to see the most and least expensive cities and cities with the fastest growing rents.

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Check out the latest Seattle Metro Rent Report for November 2018 to see the most and least expensive cities and cities with the fastest growing rents.

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Value-Add Apartment Buildings Still Offer Strong Upside

Value-Add Apartment Buildings Still Offer Strong Upside | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Investors spent $31.9 billion to buy apartment properties in value-add transactions in the 12 months that ended in the third quarter of 2018
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Investors spent $31.9 billion to buy apartment properties in value-add transactions in the 12 months that ended in the third quarter of 2018. Overall, that has been roughly one-fifth of all the dollars spent to buy apartment properties over the past few years.

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Real-Estate Stocks Beating S&P 500 for First Time Since 2015

Real-Estate Stocks Beating S&P 500 for First Time Since 2015 | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Apartment and manufactured-housing REITs have rallied in recent weeks: AvalonBay Communities Inc., Essex Property Trust and Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. are each up more than 5% since mid-October.
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"Apartment and manufactured-housing REITs have rallied in recent weeks: AvalonBay Communities Inc., Essex Property Trust and Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. are each up more than 5% since mid-October."

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Don’t Evaluate Smart Tech With a Consumer Mindset

Don’t Evaluate Smart Tech With a Consumer Mindset | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
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"When considering innovations for their apartment communities, developers should focus on enterprise-first technologies that generate indirect and direct value for property owners."

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Seattle Apartments are the Smallest in US

Seattle Apartments are the Smallest in US | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
The average size of apartments regardless of year built is 882 square feet with the largest apartments in the Southeast at 975 square feet and the smallest in Seattle with an average size of 711 square feet.
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The average size of apartments regardless of year built is 882 square feet, with the largest apartments in the Southeast at 975 square feet and the smallest in Seattle, with an average size of 711 square feet.

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186-Unit Mixed-Use Development Approved in Growing South Seattle

186-Unit Mixed-Use Development Approved in Growing South Seattle | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Seattle, MAS Architecture, Capitol Hill, U District, Mercer Island, Jabooda Homes, Southeast Design Review Board, Mt. Baker
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With the approval of the 186 unit development, the Mt Baker neighborhood continues to be favorable for investors looking for growing markets within Seattle.

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Office Buyers Respond to Hot Tech Market

Office Buyers Respond to Hot Tech Market | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Seattle’s Eastside has experienced a healthy increase in sales volume that can largely be attributed to the market’s leasing performance and attractive returns compared to downtown Seattle investment opportunities.
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Seattle’s Eastside has experienced a healthy increase in sales volume that can largely be attributed to the market’s leasing performance and attractive returns compared to downtown Seattle investment opportunities.

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Su Development plans Yesler Terrace apartment tower

Su Development plans Yesler Terrace apartment tower | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Su Development is the latest private company to plan a big project at Yesler, joining Vulcan Real Estate and others.
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"Su Development, which is known for building architecturally distinct apartment towers in its hometown of Bellevue, is proposing Yesler Terrace's first high-rise"

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WeWork unveils first companies at new Labs incubator in Seattle, aims to spur startup activity

WeWork unveils first companies at new Labs incubator in Seattle, aims to spur startup activity | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
WeWork Labs is off and running with its first West Coast location where the co-working giant is aiming to help spur startup activity in Seattle.
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Wework Labs is off and running with its first West Coast location where the co-working giant is aiming to help spur startup activity in Seattle.

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Mortenson Takes Its First Steps Into Modular Hotel Construction in Seattle

Mortenson Takes Its First Steps Into Modular Hotel Construction in Seattle | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Mortenson recently installed modular hotel rooms at the seven-story citizenM hotel, which is currently under construction in South Lake Union.
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"The use of modular units in commercial construction helps mitigate the lack of skilled labor in the Seattle market, which is driving up construction costs during the current building boom"

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How to Increase Multi-Purpose Functionality In Small Apartments

How to Increase Multi-Purpose Functionality In Small Apartments | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
People today get by with less space thanks to multi-purpose functionality, options for multifunctional components and a decluttering trend across the nation
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As the average apartment size continues to decrease, the importance of space maximization and multi-purpose functionality becomes even more crucial.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Multifamily

5 Reasons to Invest in Multifamily | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
The apartment sector is one of the most actively traded sectors in real estate, pushing past office buildings in the third quarter of 2018
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"The apartment sector is one of the most actively traded sectors in real estate, pushing past office buildings in the third quarter of 2018."

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US Opportunity Zones: A Baseline

US Opportunity Zones: A Baseline | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
The newly-designated "opportunity zones" account for 10% of the investable universe in the U.S. and have averaged $50 billion in annual acquisition volume in recent years, a new RCA report shows
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Development site sales in opportunity zones have surged, and in certain areas, are already  beginning to outperform the rest of the market.

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