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 (Chair)
  • Alliance for Safety, Affordability, and Preservation (ASAP!) (Co-Founder)
  • Pioneer Square Safety and Security Group (Founder)
  • Bellwether Housing
  • Runstad School of Real Estate at University of Washington
  • Historic Seattle Foundation
  • Ryther
  • Weld Seattle

Affordable Housing

Nitze-Stagen is committed to providing high-quality, accessible, 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

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.
2010s
  • 760 Aloha Street: Originally built to accomodate a paint manufacturing operation, this mid-century warehouse in South Lake Union is being converted to office space.