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News and Recognition


Tudor Manor

Redmond Reporter

City recognized by Governor’s Smart Communities Awards:
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Vision 5

Daily Journal of Commerce

Developer says there’s demand for more mini-suite apartments on the Eastside:
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Kirkland Reporter

City of Kirkland looks at affordable housing options:
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Former Kirkland councilman hopes new developments spark excellence:
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Multi-Housing News

Hunt Finances 2 Multifamily Properties in Seattle-Area “Areté is an unsubsidized, affordable, high-quality living experience that is walking distance to many employers and neighborhood services. If every city built projects like Areté there would be no affordable housing crisis in this country”:
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425 Business

Downtown Kirkland’s Arete earns smart growth award:
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Seattle Times

Kirkland takes creative approach to help city employees live where they work:
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  • Washington Governor’s Smart Communities Award 2017 (Arete)
  • LEED Outstanding Multifamily Project-Worldwide 2016 (Arete)
  • ARCH 2016 Community Recognition Award (NABE)
  • QBW (Quality Builders Warranty) Builder of Integrity Award 2013 (NABE)
  • Washington Governor’s Smart Communities Award 2012 (Tudor Manor)
  • Built Green Hammer Award 2011 (NABE)
  • Redmond 2009 Chamber Champion Award (A Better Way)
  • LEED International “Power Builder” one of 25 world wide (167 countries) 2016


  • First LEED Platinum certification in Kirkland
  • First LEED Platinum certification on Lake Washington
  • First LEED Platinum certification in Redmond
  • Most LEED Platinum certifications in Washington
  • First and only residential suite communities on the Eastside
  • First Built Green V Star residential suite community
  • First LEED Platinum residential suite community Nationally
  • First residential suite community to receive Fannie Mae lending Nationally
  • First residential suite community to receive Freddie Mac lending Nationally
  • Largest private sector provider of new affordable housing on the Eastside