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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.



On Rent Control and the Power of the Market

This morning I’ll be presenting at an educational conference of the Institute of Real Estate Management. My topic is rent control and Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ). Here’s what my power point looks like. It’s a reprise of my post from a couple years ago about rent control.


Move In Rules More Rent Control Through the Back Door

The Seattle City Council continues to consider an pass legislation that is, essentially, piecemeal rent control. The proposed legislation is full of unintended consequences and won’t work. Here’s a comprehensive explanation of why from the Rental Housing Association of Washington shared at today’s Council hearing on the legislation.  Re: CB 118756 – caps on rental […]


Panel: Density, Displacement and Policy in a Growing Seattle

Next week, on Monday, September 19th, I’ll be on a panel to discuss density, growth, and displacement. As I’ve pointed out, we really don’t know what displacement is or how to measure it. Here’s the details on the panel: 6:00PM – 8:00PM CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 1010 WESTERN AVENUE, SEATTLE WA 98104 This event […]