May 12, 2022
CBRE announced the recent hiring of Tom Rogers, who specializes in office occupier representation, often on the Eastside. He makes the move from Flinn Ferguson. CBRE's John R. Miller said in a statement, “Tom is a respected expert among both tenants and brokers on the Eastside with a reputation for the highest levels of client service.”
The 41-story, 457-unit REN apartment tower, at 2014 Fairview Ave. in the Denny Triangle, has fully opened to renters, according to developer Bosa Family Cos. (The first residents began moving there in January.) About 40% of the apartments have been leased, with monthly rents in a range from about $2,514 to $9,343. Greystar manages the building, and its Shannon Hammond said in a statement, “The combination between art, architecture and nature has created something truly special for this growing neighborhood, and we're excited for our residents to move in and begin to experience all that this community has to offer.” The building features 23,000 square feet of amenity space, a curated art program, roof terrace, gym, co-working space and dog spa. Local artist Brent Comber created the lobby art installation. Tech features include the Brevvie kiosk system, Fetch delivery service, the STRATIS IoT OneApp, an all-in-one digital hub, plus free building-wide WiFi from a WhiteSky. ZGF Architects designed the project, which was built by Bosa (not to be confused with Bosa Development).
What do you do with an empty building before knocking it down to redevelop? Interim development or interim occupancy. That's the topic to be addressed at NAIOP's May breakfast meeting, at 8:30 a.m. next Wednesday, at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. A panel discussion will feature Kris Curtis of JLL, Jessie Clawson of McCullough Hill Leary, King County Assessor John Wilson and Amazon's chief honcho of real estate, John Schoettler. Details and registration: naiopwa.org.
Pacific Program Management announced earlier this month the recent hiring of Ann Tirrell-Burton. She'll join the advisory firm's workplace consulting group, and brings some 20 years' experience with firms including Amazon and Google. PPM's Clark Lindsay said in a statement, “Her international experience and her background leading strategy for Fortune 500 firms in technology and life sciences will give us added depth of experience for a practice area that many businesses see as a must-have in their strategic planning moving forward.”
Boise Cascade announced that Craig Dawson and Amy Humphreys were elected to its board of directors following the company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting. In addition, Richard Fleming retired from the board after nine years. Dawson currently serves as president of Retail Lockbox, a industry leader in remittance processing, credit card payments, and document management services, which he co-founded in Seattle. Prior to this role, he held a number of senior positions with Unisys. Dawson is the past chair and board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle Branch. He is the past president of Tabor 100, a non-profit organization which focuses on creating initiatives for CEOs of minority-owned businesses. Humphreys has 25 years of experience in manufacturing, commodities, global marketing and distribution, including holding executive leadership positions with large privately held companies. She has served on multiple boards, including directorships with Red Lion Hotels and Philly Shipyard. Fleming joined the board in 2013 when the company completed its IPO. He was the chief financial officer of USG for 18 years and was its EVP, CFO from 1999 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that, he was employed by Masonite, which was acquired by USG in 1984. Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America.
Bellevue-based DigniFi, an inclusive financing platform whose credit branded products are issued by WebBank, announced that Pagaya has joined the platform as a credit analysis partner. By supplementing the standard underwriting for DigniFi-branded loans with Pagaya's credit analysis model, Pagaya supports DigniFi's efforts to fund up to $80 billion worth of repairs that might otherwise be deferred and supports up to 80 million people with inadequate access to the financial resources they need to stay safe while driving. Pagaya uses a proprietary AI to help partners, like DigniFi, better serve their customers. DigniFi is a FinTech company that helps auto dealers and small businesses grow their revenue through inclusive financing. Its technology simplifies the loan application process and enables small businesses to offer on-the-spot financing, for auto repairs, parts and accessory purchases, and maintenance packages.
Office Ally, a provider of healthcare software solutions, has acquired Bluemark, a provider of specialized healthcare software. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, Bluemark provides specialized healthcare software and adaptive technology, including revenue integrity and Medicaid enrollment solutions, for hospitals, health systems, nursing homes and community-based organizations. Bluemark offers four unique products that span Payer Audit Management and Assistance Program Enrollment, enabling healthcare professionals to both enhance reimbursement processes and achieve workflow efficiencies. With the acquisition of Bluemark, Office Ally will be able to expand its product set and add new health information handler credentials. In addition, the complementary nature of the two businesses will allow Office Ally to better serve existing customers with an integrated suite of healthcare software solutions now spanning self-pay management and Medicaid enrollment. Office Ally is headquartered in Vancouver.
May 11, 2022
Coughlin Porter Lundeen announced the promotion of three team members. Will Andres has been promoted to civil project manager. Andres is a project leader and liaison for educational, commercial, and healthcare clients. He has previous experience with foundation design-build and powerline infrastructure projects across North America and building infrastructure for the commercial and education markets.
Laura Lindeman is now a structural project manager. Lindeman uses analytical and design skills to provide effective and appropriate solutions for unique aspects of each project, from new construction to the seismic upgrade of historic buildings. In support of the firm's commitment to the SE2050 Challenge, Lindeman manages the assessment and calculation of the embodied carbon footprint for current projects and is responsible for setting future reduction goals.
William Stone has also been promoted to structural project manager. Hailing from New Zealand, William brings unique experiences and knowledge to his Pacific Northwest clients, equally proficient in completing one of the largest high schools in the state as he is in the full transformation of a historic boutique hotel in downtown Seattle. His areas of specialization — education facilities and a passion for mass timber structures— have merged into two projects where CLT and DLT complement the district's vision for a cleaner, sustainable future, yet fit within budget and schedule restraints.
Bryan Kardos has rejoined Parametrix as a senior construction manager based in Seattle. He has 29 years of industry experience in public works inspection, quality assurance, zoning administration, plan reviews and planning meetings, landscape design, and construction. Kardos comes to Parametrix most recently from O'Neill Service Group where he served as lead construction inspector. He was previously with Parametrix in 2013. His project experience includes overseeing bridges, roundabouts, construction of community parks, community centers, subdivision infrastructure installations, roadways, streetscapes, and water treatment plants. At Parametrix, he will provide construction management services in support the Washington State Department of Transportation's SR 520 project.
Perteet announced that Denise Cieri has joined its board of directors. Until two years ago, when she began a consulting firm, Cieri worked for WSDOT as a program administrator on some of the state's most significant projects, including SR 520 Bridge Replacement, Alaskan Way Viaduct, and I-405 Express Toll Lanes. She is a University of Washington graduate and a champion of public infrastructure and its role in our community.
Perteet is a 100% employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering firm focused on enhancing the quality of life in Washington by solving transportation and infrastructure challenges that make our communities function more efficiently, safer and better.
Integrus Architecture announced the advancement of five team members to senior associate and six to associate. TJ Hoving, SEGD (experiential graphic designer), Megan Onley, NCIDQ, IIDA (interior designer), Brian Rezentes, AIA, NCARB (project architect), Anton Toth, RA (project architect) and Sara Wilder, AIA, LEED AP (project manager) have been promoted to senior associate.
Jason Bond, AIA (project architect), Tina Campanella (business development specialist), Steve Lee, MBA, CMP (director of information technology), Erik Peterson, RA (project architect), Brian Piippo, AIA, NCARB (senior project manager) and Bridgette Tinsley (architectural associate) have been promoted to associate.
Angela Gelfer joined RGI's team as a project geologist in the company's geotechnical department. She brings over six years of experience supporting geotechnical engineering projects, performing water rights work, hydrogeologic studies and construction monitoring. Gelfer earned her Bachelor of Science in Geology while attending Western Washington University, and her Master of Environmental Science from the Hydrology and Water Securities Program at the University of Oklahoma.
Jessica Babb joined RGI's team as a project geologist in the environmental department. She brings approximately seven years of professional experience. Most of her career has focused on completing environmental phase I site assessments and due diligence investigations, as well as the management and oversight of remediation of soil and groundwater for local gas stations and dry cleaners. Babb earned her Bachelor of Science in Geology while attending Western Washington University.
Darigold has hired Kristi Kangas as its chief operating officer, and promoted Duane Naluai to chief customer officer. The moves come as the 104-year-old dairy producer looks to accelerate some transformative initiatives aimed at modernizing and globalizing the co-op, including the construction of a new processing facility in Pasco, and the rebuilding of a fire-damaged facility in Caldwell, Idaho. Kangas served as president and chief operating officer at Readington Farms, a multi-product line producer of dairy products and other packaged goods for its parent company, Wakefern Food. Before joining Readington, she held senior leadership positions in manufacturing with one of the nation's largest dairy producers, and operational leadership positions with a global food production company. Naluai joined Darigold in 2017 as senior vice president for sales and marketing, and head of the co-op's consumer products division. He was promoted to president of the consumer products division in 2020. In his role as chief customer officer, Naluai oversees the co-op's business planning, customer experience, partner development, and domestic and global sales functions. Prior to joining Darigold, Naluai held senior leadership positions in the consumer-packaged goods space, and in professional services, including marketing and investment banking. Headquartered in Seattle, Darigold is the marketing and processing subsidiary of Northwest Dairy Association, which is owned by nearly 350 dairy farm families in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
David Lawson has joined Perkins Coie's Trust & Estate Planning practice as a partner in the Seattle office. Lawson focuses his practice on advising tax-exempt organizations, philanthropists, and companies engaged in philanthropy and social-impact efforts. He provides tax advice to tax-exempt organizations, and counsels clients on matters related to nonprofit governance, philanthropic structuring, and charitable trust and solicitation compliance. Lawson also has experience handling investigations and examinations by the IRS and state attorneys general, and he frequently works closely with federal and state agencies that oversee tax-exempt organizations and nonprofits. Lawson received his J.D. from Harvard University. He serves as the chair of the Washington State Bar Association Nonprofit Corporations Committee. Lawson joins Perkins Coie from Davis Wright Tremaine.
Seattle-based Mason appointed industry veterans Trevor Pagliara as vice president of sales and Samuel Northway as head of product design. Pagliara and Northway bring to Mason their collective expertise in global sales strategy and product design, enabling Mason to continue on its mission to empower innovators to quickly develop and deliver connected smart devices across industries including healthcare, government, retail and hospitality. Mason also announced that the Mason Smart Device Platform has been recognized as a Bronze Stevie Winner in the “Emerging Technology” category of The 20th Annual American Business Awards. Pagliara has 20 years of experience executing rapid revenue growth for companies in the SaaS, security, hardware, and enterprise software space. Northway has a broad background across industries in data-driven design systems, software and hardware development, as well as product and brand strategy. In his career, Northway has built products and brands for companies such as Goldman Sachs, AT&T, HBO, Time Warner and Google.