The Gardner Report - Q1 2021

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REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEWIn the summer and fall of 2020, Western Washington regained some of the jobs lost due to COVID-19, but employment levels in the region have been in a holding pattern ever since. As of...
Seattle Ranks No. 1 for Tech Leases

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For the first time since 2013, Seattle has beat out the San Francisco Bay Area in terms of tech office space leases — becoming the nation’s leader in this niche. A report from CBRE identifies that...
New Bellevue Projects Promise a Busy Future

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It appears bustling Bellevue has an ever-busier future on the horizon. Already the site of a growing Amazon presence outside of Seattle, the city now has quite a few significant construction projects in the...
Incorporating Curved Elements in Your Space

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Creating balance with each vignette is important when styling or designing any space. Often, we find mostly sharp and angular lines whether it be from the kitchen cabinetry, windows, and wall treatments....
Apple Makes Moves in Seattle

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Nestled among office buildings owned by Amazon, Facebook and Google, Apple has unveiled its latest acquisition in the Emerald City. With the recent removal of construction fencing, a new sign bearing a bright...
Many Benefit from Major Rezone in Bellevue

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Downtown Bellevue is the star of the Eastside’s development play with plans for many skyscrapers up to 600 feet tall as well as a handful of proposed shorter towers just down the hill and to the...
Unconventional Design Solutions

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There is never one right answer to designing a space in every home. Understanding your space and its potential is key before you think about making any permanent changes (and spending $$$). If you are thinking...
The Gardner Report - Fourth Quarter 2020

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REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEWAfter the COVID-19-induced declines, employment levels in Western Washington continue to rebuild. Interestingly, the state re-benchmarked employment numbers, which showed that the...