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  • Tyler Barmore staff photoTyler Barmore has joined PSF as HVAC Service Technician. Tyler has 21 years of experience in the industry and is a member of UA Local 32. He is also licensed as a Grade 3 Steam Engineer for the City of Seattle.

  • Sarah Lo staff photo
    PSF welcomes Sarah Lo as Accounting Assistant. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa. We look forward to her contributions to our remarkable accounting team.

  • Dylan Emde staff photoDylan Emde has joined PSF as Project Design Engineer. Dylan is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. We look forward to his contributions to a well-established team.

  • Dec 23 2014

    december-header_02Every year my wife asks me what my New Year’s resolutions are going to be and I answer that I don’t believe in them. I do believe in making positive changes but I feel that if there is truly a desire to make something happen, why wait until January 1st? I also know that most resolutions fail when there isn’t a solid commitment to make a change. Change can be hard.

    The reality is change is important and necessary, and our industry is experiencing as much change now as any other time previously. Though the design and construction industry is continuing to recover and industry forecasts are positive, there appears to be a shortage of quality people available to design, manage, and execute the work. Additionally, construction costs are increasing, and project margins have not recovered from the great recession. The feedback we hear from our owner, developer, and GC partners is that if costs increase, the deals they are working on won’t pencil out and may not get built. This leads us in one of two directions: do we simply accept this and roll with the punches, or do we go back to the drawing board and find ways to transform this new reality?

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  • On November 7th, the Washington State Chapter of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association held its annual Night of the Stars awards gala at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Each November, this event honors outstanding local real estate projects and companies from around the Northwest for their impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity, and local contributions. Follow this link for a complete list of winners.