Hunters Capital Announces Ballou Wright Tenants
Historic Capitol Hill Location Reaches 93 Percent Occupancy
Sep 22, 2011, 07:34 ET
SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based development and restoration firm, Hunters Capital, announced four more companies that have taken up residence in its most recent Capitol Hill restoration located at 1517 Twelfth Avenue. Creature, LLC; Goose Networks; Johan Liedgren and Branson Veal's "Uncle Bob" occupy 18,527 square feet of the Ballou Wright Building's 28,000 rentable square feet, bringing the historic property to 93 percent leased with one vacancy remaining and establishing the landmark as the community's first all-media-exclusive office building.
"We are pleased to provide cost-effective office solutions for the community's creative agencies and tech start-ups, while preserving the character of Seattle's historic commercial and residential neighborhoods," says Michael Malone, founder and principal of Hunters Capital LLC. "It's the emotion and romance of the old buildings that is catching on with younger 30- and 40-somethings."
Hunters' leasing success in a challenging commercial real estate market is attributed in large to the company's deep commitment to the communities it serves and is confirmed by its tenants and their employees, most who live, work and socialize in these same neighborhoods and appreciate the eclectic collision of creativity and commerce.
"We like the mix of old and modern in these buildings," says Matt Peterson, founder and principal of Creature, LLC, a small advertising firm founded by former Wieden + Kennedy employees whose clients include HBO, Jansport, Kraft, and Sierra Mist. "We modernized it with light, color, and palette. Since these spaces are so raw, we can put our own touch to it and get a richer feel from the environment."
To date, Hunters Capital has restored four Capitol Hill and Pike/Pine buildings as part of its commitment to preserve Seattle's historic neighborhoods and has repurposed them to meet the growing needs of today's technology-driven startups and creatives. Built in 1917, the Ballou Wright Auto Parts Distribution Company building is Hunters' latest effort to preserve what was once Seattle's "auto row" and to build a broader base of commercial business for a neighborhood known more for its nightlife.
About Hunters Capital LLC
Hunters Capital LLC is a multi-faceted, boutique real estate firm committed to the preservation and revitalization of Seattle's most historic neighborhoods through the development, ownership and management of commercial and residential properties. For more information, visit www.hunterscapital.com.
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