Leading Change Through Green Development

October 10, 2019

The Pacific Northwest is known for its natural beauty and Seattle, with its views of the Puget Sound and lush greenery, is no exception. In this setting, Vulcan Real Estate was founded in 2001 with a novel approach to real estate development. At the center of this philosophy is the conviction that commercial development can achieve market rates of return and positively impact the community by leading with innovative sustainable design.

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South Lake Union Block Party Turns 15!

August 16, 2019

On August 9, the South Lake Union Block Party celebrated 15 years of music, food, and community with our largest event yet. Over 15,000 guests, 70 vendor booths, and 45 sponsors, including Amazon, Jack Daniel’s, and Anheuser-Busch, came together to raise a record-breaking $50,000 for Farestart and $7,500 for the SLU Chamber—bringing the total amount raised by the event since its inception to more than $200,000.

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How South Lake Union Became a World-Class Innovation Hub

June 5, 2019

Walking through the bustling streets of South Lake Union (SLU) today, it may be difficult to believe that the neighborhood was once filled with blocks of warehouses and parking lots. The small businesses, cutting-edge life science facilities and innovative tech headquarters that now characterize SLU are a part of a relatively recent transformation that began in the 1990s.

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A Treehouse? How Sitka Reimagined Apartment Design

May 9, 2019

With job growth at an all-time high in Seattle, apartment projects are being built at an astonishing pace as developers work to meet the demand for housing. This high volume poses a specific challenge: how do developers create memorable, unique spaces that stand out from the competition? Vulcan Real Estate’s vanguard approach to this challenge is on display at Sitka, a seven-story, mixed-use project with 384 residential homes, 33,345 square feet of residential amenities and 3,143 square feet of retail.

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Creating World-Class Spaces for Business in Bellevue

April 2, 2019

With sweeping vistas of Lake Washington and the Cascades, it’s easy to understand how Bellevue, which means "beautiful view" in French, earned its name. Of all the cities on the Eastside, Bellevue has seen the most growth in the shortest time—continuing to draw technology, creative and professional service firms to its downtown core.

Answering the demand for commercial business space, Vulcan Real Estate is designing more than two million square feet of office and retail development on property it owns in downtown Bellevue. 

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Helping Women- and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises Succeed

November 2, 2018

Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in America with real estate construction booming in all corners of the metropolitan landscape. Despite the upswing in large-scale real estate development projects, some subcontractor companies, including women and minority business enterprises (WMBE), are unable to bid on projects because the full scope of work is often too large for their capacity.
To help include more WMBE subcontractors, Vulcan works with our general contractor to create bid packages that allow our project scopes to be broken into smaller portions. This maximizes the potential for local WMBE businesses to participate.

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South Lake Union: A Success Story

September 8, 2018

The secret to South Lake Union’s success is the framework of inclusive development that we used to redevelop our 60-acre portfolio in ways that benefit as many stakeholders as possible. It required the cooperation and support of the city, various neighborhood groups, business and property owners, urbanists and environmentalists, future tenants and other strategic partners to work toward a common vision of transforming South Lake Union into a vibrant district.

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Creating Opportunity for All in Yesler Developments

September 8, 2018

Anyone who lives or works in Seattle is all too aware of the challenges that come with being America’s fastest growing city. As our economy continues to boom, Seattle struggles with housing affordability, the homeless crisis and issues of inequality. How do we manage the challenges of success and ensure that our city remains inclusive and welcoming to people of all income levels and cultures?

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Good to Be Green: Vulcan’s Progressive Building Philosophy

September 8, 2018

Vulcan Real Estate is constantly working to improve the planet through our leadership in sustainable, green building practices. From our inception, we have been committed to building lasting value through the development of places that are socially, economically and environmentally progressive.

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