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Gerding Edlen Acquires Property in Seattle, Washington.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gerding Edlen today announces the acquisition of a property in Seattle, Washington, that, upon completion, will be a mixed-use development to include approximately 118 residential rental units, 20% of which will be designated affordable and 6,500 SF of retail space.

Gerding Edlen, which just recently commenced projects in West Los Angeles and downtown San Francisco continues to increase their portfolio of urban mixed-use real estate investments. Upon completion in September of 2012, this project, located at 412 Broadway, with an anticipated LEED Gold certification will integrate and demonstrate Gerding Edlen's ongoing commitment to sustainability and community.

Reinforcing Gerding Edlen's concept of 20-minute living, 412 Broadway, a fully-entitled property was selected, among its many strengths, for its central location on First Hill. Adjacent to Seattle University, Swedish Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center, 412 Broadway is in close proximity to the shopping and financial districts of downtown Seattle. Municipal plans for an extended light rail system from downtown to the Capitol Hill, as well as a streetcar line that will connect this light rail to Union Station in the International District/Pioneer Square will offer direct access to a multi-modal transportation system for the residents of 412 Broadway. These attributes, combined with green building strategies and a holistic approach to community, exemplify Gerding Edlen's philosophy, "Principles of Place."

"Combining a thoughtful program and design that is high sustainable with this location and the capital investment that has already been made, represents a great investment opportunity," states Kelly Saito, President of Gerding Edlen.

Gerding Edlen Investment Management, representing one of the four major areas of expertise within the company including fee-based development, Sustainable Solutions, and Asset/Property Management, led the acquisition. Jim Klinger and Ross Klinger of GVA Kidder Mathews represented Gerding Edlen and Jeff Williams of Moran & Company represented the seller in the transaction.

The architect is Ankrom Moisan Architects. Construction is expected to begin in August of 2011, led by Howard S. Wright Construction.

Gerding Edlen

Considered one of the nation's leading experts in developing and managing green buildings, Gerding Edlen is a full service real estate investment, development and property management firm with a depth of experience in sustainable development, renewable energy and creative financing structures. Recognized for their socially responsible approach to real estate investment, Gerding Edlen is one of the world's leading developers of LEED Certified properties with over 40 certified or registered LEED projects. Since 1996, the firm has developed more than 60 green projects totaling nearly $5 Billion in real estate value throughout the Western United States. (www.gerdingedlen.com)
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