In less than four months we are staring down the year 2020, a new Seattle City Council, and a Presidential Election. Locally, our “grow” metrics remain strong: job growth, income growth, rental rate growth. Nationally, the remainder of the country is not that far behind. Globally, not so much!

In our local apartment market, we see fewer cranes in the air, yet absorption of new apartment units remains strong, and the investment market continues to trade on strong economic tailwinds, cheap debt, and low cap rates.

What do we have in store for the year(s) to come?

A recession? A mild downturn? Neither?

Getting the best information about economic and investment markets remains essential to making critical decisions about when and how you invest in the Seattle and Puget Sound apartment market.

It’s September, both fall weather and football arrived…and so has events season!

This year we are in store for outstanding events, terrific speakers, and a tremendous amount of useful information (and networking) to make the most out of what remains of 2019.


9/18 – Lending Lunch & Learn

Hosted by Kidder Mathews’ Multifamily Investment Team

Debt financing expert Alex Mundy will provide a comprehensive lending update addressing all of the topics affecting apartment owners: changing loan rates, lender activity in the Puget Sound region, how life companies and CMBS view our market, and more.

To register, please email

9/24 – Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference Pacific Northwest

Dylan Simon is moderating a panel discussion with some of the most active investment investors and developers in the region – this is a seminal “Multifamily Event” not to be missed.


9/26 – Washington Apartment Outlook

Hosted by the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association

Dylan Simon is providing a presentation of insights on the local and regional apartment market – covering apartment sales, rental and vacancy rates, new development, and industry trends.



10/16 – Emerging Trends 2020

Hosted by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Northwest

At this event, the Urban Land Institute will release its Annual Report on Emerging Trends in commercial research. This is a terrific event for networking and getting your hands on the latest research from ULI.


To access past Emerging Trends reports, click here.

10/18 – Release of Fall Research: Rental & Vacancy Rates

By Kidder Mathews’ Multifamily Investment Team

This report is the third in our series of 2019 research reports on the King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap apartment markets.

To access all of our market research, CLICK HERE

To get an advanced copy of our research, you can email Dylan by clicking here.

10/29 – GlobeSt. APARTMENTS (formerly RealShare)

Largest West Coast Apartment Event – Los Angeles

This event is attended by over 1,000 apartment specialists and provides access to some of the best speakers and information available to apartment industry professionals.

For more information and to register for this event, CLICK HERE

To set up a meeting with us while in Los Angeles, you can email Dylan by clicking here.


11/8 – Release of 2019 Efficiency Market Study

By Kidder Mathews’ Multifamily Investment Team

Small apartment units have become a big deal in the last decade. Whether you’re already an efficiency aficionado or just curious about micros and SEDUs, this annual study covers rent, vacancy, development, and sales for efficiency units in Urban Seattle.

To access all of our market research, CLICK HERE

To join our distribution list, you can email Jerrid by clicking here.

11/13 – Battle of the Economists Breakfast

Hosted by NAIOP Washington

Dylan Simon is back moderating a fire-side chat with preeminent economists Matthew Gardner (Windermere) and Skylar Olsen (Zillow) to get your pressing “job growth/recession/market-cycle” questions answered!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Note: this event sells out fast!)

The Start of a New Decade

There is no better time to prepare for a new decade of investing in our region. Our team of seven professionals stands ready to assist you whether you plan to buy, sell, or refinance your apartment building or development site.

If you haven’t perused our new website, CLICK HERE to learn more about What We Do.

To contact any of us, CLICK HERE.

We are excited to help advise you through another decade of your investments. Let us Turn Our Expertise into Your Profit!