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Laird Norton Buys Two Capitol Hill Apartment Buildings for $42MM

Star Equity, Laird Norton, Colliers, Stream 15, Stream Belmont, Seattle, Capitol Hill
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(EDITOR’S NOTE: According to public records, the seller of the properties is associated with Star Equity Management, while the buyer is an LLC affiliated with Laird Norton.)

Rising rents and limited supply provide reason for optimism among investment community

Seattle, Wash. – Colliers today announced the successful sale of two multifamily communities known as Stream 15 and Stream Belmont in the Capitol Hill submarket.  The two properties sold to a single buyer in an off market transaction that closed for $42,150,000. Led by multifamily experts Tim McKay, Dan Chhan, Sam Wayne and Matt Kemper, the Collliers team represented both the buyer and the seller in the transaction. 

“This is a terrific transaction for both parties,” said Wayne. “The price for these properties signals renewed investor confidence in Seattle’s core submarkets.”  

The sale of Stream 15 and Stream Belmont provides another example of the city’s increasingly rapid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite ongoing problems with homelessness and civil unrest, Capitol Hill has seen both a marked increase in rent and a reduction in available supply that should give investors reason for optimism. 

“Rents in Capitol Hill are up 13% on average year to date, and just 429 units are currently under construction, marking a five-year low,” Wayne said. “With limited supply and high demand, the area is poised for outsized growth.” 

Stream 15 and Stream Belmont are located at 605 15th East and 500 Belmont Avenue East, respectively. The two properties feature a combined 97 units in addition to retail space and structured parking. Nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill, they also provide residents with unmatched access to neighborhood amenities. Both properties are just a short walk from Capitol Hill’s famed 15th Avenue retail corridor, which boasts dozens of dining and entertainment options. 

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