The technology industry continues to assert its dominance on the West Coast.
In a visit to Seattle over the summer, Shen Schulz, a Malibu-based real estate broker with the Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu Point Dume Brokerage, proclaimed that “the expansion of the tech scene and increase of foreign investment in Southern California real estate have exacerbated a series of price rises that are transforming life” in Malibu. His words echoed familiar to brokers at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, given similar market fundamentals felt in the Puget Sound region; tech giants such as Amazon and Microsoft have transformed Seattle’s economy, bringing wealth and top tech talent to the area. As Schulz outlined, both of our cities are home to a number of startups, while major businesses based elsewhere, such as Facebook and Google, have opened up regional offices to leverage local talent.
In a recent feature of Coastal Living, Marisa Spyker steps into five in-city homes that offer fabulous water views as they write, “you can have the best of both worlds – a bustling urban lifestyle with the serenity of an ocean breeze. One of their selected retreats is a stellar penthouse in the heart of Seattle, listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty founding directors Moira Holley and Scott Wasner. As the article outlines, be warned, “serious real estate envy ahead.”
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers Brian Hopper, Moira Holley & Anton Krivenyshev share their insights from the 2017 Geekwire Summit.
RSIR brokers Moira Holley, Anton Krivenyshev and Brian Hopper recently attended the 2017 GeekWire Summit, which took place in downtown Seattle October 10th and 11th. One of the country’s premier technology conferences, the annual Summit brings together over 900 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives, and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy. Given the influence technology continues to have on the evolving real estate industry and the Emerald City’s economy, it was an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best in tech.
This comprehensively remodeled 1 bedroom plus den, 1.5 bath unit in North Capitol Hill’s Shannon Condominium offers exquisitely executed design and modern detail to complement the building’s iconic brutalist architecture and breathtaking sunset views over Seattle and Puget Sound.
Stunning unit at Enso in South Lake Union offers 1 bedroom and 1 bath plus a den with exquisite designer finishes and dramatic Lake Union and city views. With almost 900 square feet of thoughtfully arranged living space and walls of glass, this home uses natural light and transparency to enhance its sense of volume and effortless flow, while exotic hardwoods, natural stone and a gourmet kitchen lend it a timeless sense of enveloping luxury, making this the ultimate in connected urban living in Seattle’s tech hub.
Thousands of affiliates from the Sotheby’s International Realty network ascended upon Las Vegas September 25th to 27th for the brand’s Global Networking Event, which brings brokers, owners, managers and sales associates together for exclusive networking and learning opportunities with keynote speeches, breakout panels and cocktail receptions. The event, which was held at the Wynn Las Vegas, was attended by a staggering 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide.
With 1,251 square feet of voluminous space two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this stunning unit at the Olympic Block in Pioneer Square represents modern minimalism at its most sublime, and frames iconic urban views of Seattle’s most historic neighborhood from every window. Recently remodeled with a Henry Built kitchen and sporting a refined palette of finishes, this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of only 15 residential units in this celebrated enclave designed by renowned architect Jim Olson.
With exquisite natural finishes, this sublime mid-century modern design offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms arranged across almost 2,000 square feet of flowing space. This condominium is the ultimate turn-key residence for those seeking elegance and easily living in a quintessentially Northwest setting! A wonderfully secluded, yet connected location above a green belt on Queen Anne affords iconic Puget Sound, marina and Olympic views from virtually every room, while the gourmet kitchen and opulent master complete this singular retreat..
Rarely available 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath residence at Merrill Court offers 3 floors and over 3,700 square feet of exquisitely designed and crafted space. One of only 10 units, this historic revival home is surrounded by lush grounds in a private enclave in the heart of the Harvard Belmont Historic District, and offers incredible architectural detail, as well as a gourmet kitchen, full-floor master and private elevator.
Curbed Seattle recently put together a list of “The 25 most expensive Seattle homes for sale right now,” which included a variety of properties, “from waterfront mansions to postcard-view condos.” Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) had five listings make the list, a $13.8 million penthouse in Belltown and a $9.4 million Market Place Tower residence listed by RSIR brokers Scott Wasner and Moira Holley, two NEXUS Seattle penthouses (one offered at $4.9 million and the other at $4.8 million), and Lawtonwood, a $4.89 million estate listed by RSIR brokers Jay Kipp and Jennie Robbs.