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Strong Local Job Market Drives Sale of Metro Seattle Mixed-Use Property

Jones Lang LaSalle closes sale of the new Slater 116 in suburban Seattle

SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2013  — Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets experts today announced the sale of Slater 116, a mixed-use property in suburban Seattle, that features 108 apartments and more than 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Essex Property Trust bought the recently completed property, which is located in Kirkland, from MainStreet Property Group for $29.6 million.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Managing Director David Young and Senior Vice Presidents Corey Marx and Seth Heikkila led the team on this transaction.

“When you combine the thriving job market of the surrounding area, the great demographics and the low apartment vacancy rates of Kirkland, it’s easy to see why this was such a desirable property in the marketplace,” Young said. “Gen Y workers in the area are fueling demand for newly constructed multifamily units that offer best-in-class amenities at premium rents. All of the dynamics truly are in place for Slater 116 to thrive and deliver very strong returns to the buyer for years to come.”

Slater 116 is in a prime location that provides residents with quick access to some of the most popular areas in metro Seattle’s Eastside, including Downtown Kirkland, Downtown Bellevue, Redmond and the Woodinville wine country. The property is near the campuses of many of the Seattle area’s major employers — such as Boeing, Microsoft, Google and Evergreen Hospital — and is located in a strong submarket. Kirkland’s estimated average household income is $101,164, and its apartment vacancy rate is just 4.2 percent.

The property features a variety of one-bedroom floorplans, with an average apartment size of 754 square feet. Amenities include a fitness center, a media/clubhouse room, a garden terrace with a barbecue area, an on-site management office, heated resident storage, bicycle storage, pet grooming room and a 2,000-square-foot off-leash dog park. The property has been endorsed by the city of Kirkland and the Quality Growth Alliance, and was a finalist for the Golden Nugget Award for Merit Winners for 2012.

Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2012 alone, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed $63 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s dealmakers completed $60 billion in global investment sales and buy-side transactions, equating to nearly $240 million of investment trades completed every working day around the globe. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,300 specialists, operating all over the globe.

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Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.3 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit​