400 Westlake is ‘Blazing a new trail’ as one of the world’s greenest buildings comes to South Lake Union

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

April 22, 2020

Here comes 400 Westlake, a 15-story, solar-powered South Lake Union project that is designed to produce more energy than it uses. This, plus a robust water recycling program, will make it the most sustainable office building of its size in the world, according to the developer, Martin Selig Real Estate.

For Jordan Selig, the legendary developer’s environmentalist daughter, 400 Westlake is a passion project, but it still had to make economic sense. “We are not building this with bottomless pockets. This is a commercial venture for us,” she said.

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Martin Selig Real Estate and Perkins + Will Receive Design Approval for 800 Alaskan

Source: The Registry

November 12, 2019

As the last segments of the Alaskan Way Viaduct are coming down, a 14-story, 519,000 square foot project was given final design approval at a recommendation meeting on November 5th, ushering a new era for Seattle’s waterfront. Called 800 Alaskan Way, the project is proposed by Martin Selig Real Estate and Perkins + Will, and will serve as an anchor and example for future high-density development near Lake Union.

The project will include 209,000 square feet of commercial office space on seven levels, 136,000 square feet—or approximately 106 residential units—on six levels, a roof top residential amenity space, and 16,700 square feet of ground floor retail, which the team refers to as the Market Hall. The project will also include 278 below-grade parking stalls.

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Martin Selig Real Estate Has Ambitious Plans for Seattle

Source: Bloomberg

September 18, 2019

They’re the Seligs — Martin and Jordan — and on a rainy August morning, the two are sitting in purple velvet chairs around a black marble conference table in their downtown Seattle office, surrounded by glossy posters of the half-dozen developments they’re planning or already building.

The Seligs are banking on more than green cred to fill their new buildings. They also have a 36-story tower that’ll house WeWork and its co-living offshoot WeLive; a modern remake of a historic Federal Reserve building; an office-and-retail complex close to where the city’s National Hockey League expansion team will play; and a pair of developments on the city’s waterfront, which is getting a $724 million makeover.

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Martin Selig Honored with Puget Sound Business Journal’s Skyline Shaper Award

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

August 15, 2019

As the developer of the Pacific Northwest’s tallest building, Martin Selig was the obvious choice as the Skyline Shaper in the Business Journal’s inaugural Commercial Real Estate Leadership Awards.

Besides the 76-story Columbia Center, Selig has over the course of his company’s 61 years developed numerous other projects in and around Seattle’s urban core. He has four more under construction and two more planned.

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Seattle’s CRE Leaders See Opportunity in Waterfront Plans

Source: Bisnow Seattle

July 22, 2019

Martin Selig was a featured speaker at the recent Bisnow Seattle event where he discussed MSRE’s 800 Alaskan development. The property, slated to open in Spring 2022, is designed to be a core asset of Seattle’s new waterfront transformation. The 17-story, mixed-use tower includes 300K SF of office space, 25K SF of retail and 150 housing units. 800 Alaskan will overlook the waterfront park and have a panoramic view of Elliott Bay.

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End of Seattle’s Current Development Cycle Not Yet in Sight

Source: The Registry

January 25, 2019

Now considered a gateway market, the city is continuing to lure domestic and international companies, which are vying for space as developers strive to keep up with demand. However, one of Seattle’s long-established developers, Martin Selig Real Estate (MSRE), still sees time left in the current development cycle.

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504,000 SQFT Mixed-Use Development to Rise Along Seattle’s Waterfront

Source: The Registry

January 24, 2019

Seattle’s iconic waterfront is in the midst of a renaissance with several major infrastructure and development projects, including the Colman Dock renovation, making their way through the development pipeline. A new proposal, submitted by Seattle-based Martin Selig Real Estate and Perkins + Will, would add to the changing waterfront landscape with the construction of a 15-story, 504,000 square foot tower with seven levels of commercial office space and 106 residential units at 800 Alaskan Way in downtown Seattle, right near the Puget Sound.

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