Social Impact

Civic Engagement

Our Team is deeply committed to our community, and collectively involved by serving on many local Boards and Civic Work Groups, including:

  • Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
  • Northern Rainier Valley Partnership (Founder)
  • Downtown Seattle Association Policy Committee
  • Building Owners and Managers Assocation Seattle King County (BOMA)
  • CRECI – Commercial Real Estate Certification Institute
  • SCIDpda
  • SODO BIA
  • Metropolitan Improvement District Advisory Committee
  • Alliance for Safety, Affordability, and Preservation (ASAP!) (Co-Founder)
  • Othello Central Square Stakeholders Group (Founder)
  • Pioneer Square Safety and Security Group (Founder)
  • Runstad School of Real Estate at University of Washington
  • Historic Seattle Foundation
  • Ryther
  • Weld Seattle

Affordable Housing

Nitze-Stagen is committed to develop, own, and manage high-quality, affordable, mixed-use housing to residents in Seattle earning a wide range of median incomes (AMI). Its housing is located along transit-oriented-development corridors in order to leverage the City of Seattle and King County’s expenditures on public transportation and to support climate change goals for the Puget Sound Region.

Historic Preservation & Adaptation

1980s
  • Merrill Place: A full block of early 20th-century, brick and beam buildings in Pioneer Square turned into tech office space.
1990s
  • Starbucks Center: Sears catalog distribution center in SoDo was Acquired by Nitze-Stagen.
  • Union Station: A Partnership of Nitze-Stagen and Vulcan Inc., includes restoration of the 111-year-old station in the CID, now the headquarters of Sound Transit, plus development of over 1.1 million square feet of office space.
2000s
  • Cadillac Hotel in Pioneer Square was repaired and reopened by Nitze-Stagen, in partnership with Historic Seattle PDA, following the Nisqually earthquake.
2020s
  • 760 Aloha Street: Originally housing a paint manufacturing company on two floors, this mid-century warehouse in South Lake Union has had four floors added and been fully converted to office space through historic adaptation.
  • 1130 Rainier Avenue S:The original Black Manufacturing Building, built in 1914, has been restored to three floors of commercial office space.