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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Multifamily starts take a dip, starting with apartments

Housing starts, which have been gaining upward momentum in recent months, took an unexpected dip in April, according to the Census Bureau.
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Seattle Apartment Investor Hamilton Urban Teams up with OneBuild to Deliver Modular Constructed Apartment Project on Capitol Hill

Seattle Apartment Investor Hamilton Urban Teams up with OneBuild to Deliver Modular Constructed Apartment Project on Capitol Hill | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
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Apartments at Melrose & Pine on Seattle's Capitol Hill approved by design review

Apartments at Melrose & Pine on Seattle's Capitol Hill approved by design review | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Community News For All the Hill
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Is Infill Tapped Out for Apartments? Is exurban (suburban) truly on the radar screen?

Is Infill Tapped Out for Apartments? Is exurban (suburban) truly on the radar screen? | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Multifamily Quarterly: Is Infill Tapped Out?
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Seattle unemployment rate at a stellar 5.1%...beating out WA @ 7% and US @ 7.5%

Seattle unemployment rate at a stellar 5.1%...beating out WA @ 7% and US @ 7.5% | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Washington’s jobless rate fell in April to 7 percent, the lowest rate in more than four years.
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Gen Y/Millennial Renters...what do you know about your renter demographic?

Gen Y/Millennial Renters...what do you know about your renter demographic? | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Gen Y is turning to rental housing as their most desirable residential option, and that demand is attracting investor capital flow as well as construction loans, and debt from various sources, says SL Residentials Greg Sadick.
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Seattle shows strong opposition to potential cuts in bus service

Seattle shows strong opposition to potential cuts in bus service | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
About 400 people turned out in Seattle Tuesday evening to push for new taxes without which public transit will be cut back.
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Apartment project on Capitol Hill going to design review tonight...building to incorporate iconic 96 year-old structure

Apartment project on Capitol Hill going to design review tonight...building to incorporate iconic 96 year-old structure | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
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Apartments destined for Capitol Hill 'wildflower' lot at 515 Harvard ... Design review on 5.15.2013

Apartments destined for Capitol Hill 'wildflower' lot at 515 Harvard ... Design review on 5.15.2013 | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
A long-empty Harvard Ave E lot just behind Broadway's mammoth Joule development is slated for a seven-story, workforce apartment project. The project at 515 Harvard Ave E is planned as a seven-stor...
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City of Seattle provides a development guide for TOD apartment sites on Capitol Hill

City of Seattle provides a development guide for TOD apartment sites on Capitol Hill | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
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Pioneer Square on the move -- Rain Shadow Meats has arrived

Pioneer Square on the move -- Rain Shadow Meats has arrived | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Rain Shadow Meats: meaty fare in Pioneer Square
The Seattle Times
Once beleaguered, Pioneer Square has gotten some hipster cred of late, thanks to a wave of restaurants popping up in this old 'hood. Rain Shadow Meats is one of those cool new kids.
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Finally, light at end of the tunnel for rules governing requirements for Capitol Hill Station development

Finally, light at end of the tunnel for rules governing requirements for Capitol Hill Station development | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Sometime in the next few hours, a Capitol Hill light rail trip about 18 months behind schedule -- depending on how you count it -- will finally leave the station. This week, a "Seattle Land Use Inf...
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Apartment Developers: Predictions of lumber shortages persist

Apartment Developers: Predictions of lumber shortages persist | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
With dimensional lumber predicted to experience continuing shortages and rising prices—thanks to increasing marketplace demand—industry observers are encouraging dealers to keep enough inventory on hand for jobs sold over the next quarter.
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Why invest in apartments on Capitol Hill...simply, because its cool! Check out all of these new retailers

Why invest in apartments on Capitol Hill...simply, because its cool!  Check out all of these new retailers | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
We mapped the many, many (many) new bars and restaurants (and pancake-on-a-stick trailers) opening on Capitol Hill.
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National CRE Outlook in 2013 Shows Improving Fundamentals...albeit modest, it spans all asset classes (even retail!)

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Opening Speakers at ULI Emphasize Need for Innovation...hurray! (finally)

Can developers be innovative? While it’s not the priority since developers need to focus on what their customers want and therefore what makes development profitable, they can benefit from use of innovation, affirmed James Waring, executive...
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How multifamily investors & developers forcast...a good look at data providers they use

How multifamily investors & developers forcast...a good look at data providers they use | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
After the Great Recession, economists are more careful about how they forecast the multifamily industry.
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Interested in next frontier of urban architecture? Event at Seattle Central Library May 29th @ 6:30 pm with BIG-Bjarke

Interested in next frontier of urban architecture?  Event at Seattle Central Library May 29th @ 6:30 pm with BIG-Bjarke | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
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Fantastic *FREE* Monthly Economic Outlook Reports from Wells Fargo Commercial

Wells Fargo’s monthly economic forecast gives you smart commentary and projections for the U.S. and international economic outlook.
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200 unit Capitol Hill apartment project at Melrose and Pine building reveals final proposed design

200 unit Capitol Hill apartment project at Melrose and Pine building reveals final proposed design | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
The final proposed design for the massive eight-story, 200+ unit mixed-use development set to incorporate two old auto-row era buildings and tower over a block of E Pine at Melrose has been unveile...
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Seattle Neighborhoods by the numbers ... a great look at local stats

Seattle Neighborhoods by the numbers ... a great look at local stats | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Our most detailed annual real estate review ever covers 138 neighborhoods in and around Seattle.
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Bike to Work Day is May 17...support sustainability or our urban enviroment

Bike to Work Day is May 17...support sustainability or our urban enviroment | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
Bike to Work Day is May 17
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Bike to Work Day is May 17 and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington is hosting an energizer station for Pioneer Square bike commuters from 6-9 am in front of their office at 314 First Ave S.
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Ground Shifts for Fannie, Freddie ... questions emerge as to guarantees for the GSEs

Ground Shifts for Fannie, Freddie ... questions emerge as to guarantees for the GSEs | Dylan Simon -- Colliers International | Scoop.it
But recent news, including a set of reports from the FHFA, the rising value of the GSEs and the strengthening market for single-family homes outline the large potential cost of stripping Fannie and Freddie of their government guarantee.
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