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Still Relevant: Regional Office Space

Office space is still a relevant holding in the greater Puget Sound area, with two factors at play: Changes from the impacts of COVID-19 and Seattle’s recently-passed JumpStart payroll tax. Last week, news hit that REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) was selling its brand new, yet to be occupied 400,000-square-foot Bellevue campus to Facebook for $368 million. For Facebook, this was a double-down effort to establish a presence in the multiuse Spring District development, where the company had already had plans in motion to lease 850,000 square feet in buildings currently under construction. In the region, Facebook has more than 5,000 employees occupying about 3 million square feet across Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond (for the latter, it acquired office and light-industrial […]


2020 Economic Symposium Snapshot

If there’s anything close to looking into a financial crystal ball, it’s the insight that comes out of the annual The Economic Symposium. Held in late August in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this meeting is attended by central bankers, finance ministers, academics, and financial market participants from countries around the world; 2020 brought a digital meeting. The symposium’s commentary and speeches from central bankers and other influential officials have the power to affect Fed policy and significant market volatility–or stability. In typical years, this meeting of minds doesn’t make too many headlines, but 2020 hasn’t been a typical year. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell detailed a new policy approach to inflation—allowing it to rise higher than its typical 2% target, alongside […]


A Salute To All Those On The Frontline

So much happens so quickly. Since our last post, we’ve watched Seattle area residents and businesses rally together like never before amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Being in home lockdown, however, we don’t see what’s happening firsthand with the hardworking people on the frontlines. It seems appropriate to take a moment to salute all the grocery store workers, supply chain specialists, janitors, fire and police crews, nurses, doctors and health care workers, and sanitary workers. We can’t praise enough those attending to an overwhelming number of sick patients in clinics and hospitals, and those keeping our communities running safely and smoothly. We were inspired by Greater Seattle’s show of “joyful noise” last Thursday evening, when members of Seattle’s cultural community, along […]


A Message to our Community

Our Commitment We will continue to lend and to do what we do best; get people the funds they need to be successful. We are here and ready to help in a timely manner. We want to be a part of the solution. Adjusting to the sweeping change of a pandemic will certainly be a global effort, but we individually make an impact with our daily actions and interactions. The team at Juniper is flexing with its clients for timely adaptation now when they need it most. Giving Back The Juniper Capital mantra has been always been built on the cornerstone of community, and in “giving back, so everyone can move forward.” We apply this to the work we do […]


Tacoma’s Squeeze is an Investor’s Lemonade

While Seattle’s tight housing market has held the attention of the media since the tech industry has firmly taken root, the population spill-over into other parts of Greater Puget Sound is no more evident than the next major port city just south: Tacoma. Last week, Tacoma’s own daily newspaper, The News Tribune, reported on the swift real estate momentum in its backyard and cited how real estate company and industry tracker Redfin named Tacoma “fastest-selling metro market nationwide” as of January 2020. Further discussion from Tacoma’s own city council members identified a pain point in the dearth of affordable housing– specifically a lack of multifamily housing, duplexes, and townhomes. Tacoma was the fastest-selling national market, with half of all homes […]


Seizing Opportunity from Innovation’s Prosperity

At Juniper Capital, we aim to keep you informed about recent real estate developments and relevant news impacting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. As Northwest private money lenders, we specialize in commercial real estate loans, land development loans, and more. Contact us today for more information about market trends, a current market valuation of your specific development, or any questions you may have about the real estate loan process. Technology jobs and the economic prosperity that comes along with them are clustering in fewer US cities, states a new report from The Brookings Institution and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation that examined at U.S. innovation sector job patterns between 2005 and 2017. It should be no surprise Seattle is one of these prosperous […]


High-Density Real Estate Opportunities Mean High Values

At Juniper Capital, we aim to keep you informed about recent real estate developments and relevant news impacting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. As Northwest private money lenders, we specialize in commercial real estate loans, land development loans, and more. Contact us today for more information about market trends, a current market valuation of your specific development, or any questions you may have about the real estate loan process. To some, that red line running down Washington State’s I-5 and I-405’s traffic corridors on a traffic app are enough to heighten blood pressure on a commute, but on the flipside there’s a silver lining for investing in high-density, transit-oriented developments for this very reason. Industry experts note that as traffic continues to worsen […]


We’re Thankful for The Issaquah Turkey Trot

Our Issaquah community is proud to rally to serve our neighbors in need, and nowhere does that sense of doing for others come through more than on Thanksgiving Day. All of us at Juniper Capital are thrilled to spotlight The Issaquah Turkey Trot, a noble event with a vital community purpose: helping those in need of food and clothing. Even in the most prosperous communities, there is often an entire hidden population struggling. We are thankful for the Turkey Trot because it benefits The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, which is there to provide support to hundreds of local families each week.  Juniper Capital is headquartered in this town and our team applauds this community effort. We encourage everyone to […]


Coming in Hot: Multifamily Sales on the Eastside

We congratulate our friends Tim, Sam and Dan at Collier’s for recently closing the second largest deal of the year…and it happened right here in Issaquah, the hometown where Juniper Capital is located! All of us at Juniper tip our hat to this $125 million, off-market deal. As King County’s second-largest multifamily sale of 2019, the sale illustrates how the Eastside has endured as a highly desirable residential location and is resurging to become one of the Pacific Northwest’s most appealing investment markets. The Puget Sound Business Journal’s real estate reporter Marc Stiles noted the sale, citing in a recent headline “Issaquah is the region’s hottest apartment market.” It helps of course that top technology campuses (Microsoft, SpaceX, eBay, SAP […]


Community Land Trusts: Affordable Home Ownership

At Juniper Capital, we aim to keep you informed about recent real estate developments and relevant news impacting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. As Northwest private money lenders, we specialize in commercial real estate loans, land development loans, and more. Contact us today for more information about market trends, a current market valuation of your specific development, or any questions you may have about the real estate loan process. We may seem fixated lately on affordable housing, but only because in the greater Seattle area this issue begs for prompt problem-solving and action. One means to easing the burden of rising housing costs is to encourage the supply of affordable housing. A community land trust (CLT) can do just that. Recently the […]