Burrard Group and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting a series of events, entitled “At the NEXUS of It All,” on Thursday, April 11th, from 11 AM until 10 PM at the Kinects Apartment Tower at Steward Street and Minor Avenue. The sky-high venue is located directly across from the iconic, 41-story NEXUS Condominiums tower. The events will include a broker open house to showcase the “topping off” of NEXUS construction, a live podcast with Geekwire and members of the FutureCast Forum to discuss Seattle’s burgeoning neighborhood and the evolution of high-tech high-rises, and a celebratory reception for current and prospective homebuyers with catering and libations.
The event series will take place 400 feet above the bustling northeast corner of downtown Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, providing not only an intimate view of NEXUS but also comparable views afforded to its homeowners. This elevated perch also offers a bird’s eye view of the extraordinary developments taking place in the immediate neighborhood. Informative exhibits will include a virtual perspective of the planned and permitted projects in the city’s pipeline, NHL Seattle’s plan for Key Arena, downtown Seattle’s new waterfront, the $1.8 billion Washington State Convention Center expansion, the Lid I-5 initiative, the Sound Transit 3 expansion, and more. Event hosts and project representatives will be available to answer questions and share perspective on how more than $6 billion in capital investment is reshaping the northeast corner of downtown Seattle. Remarkably, NEXUS is the only new condominium tower offered for sale in the neighborhood and will deliver at least a year before others in the downtown Seattle development pipeline.
“The NEXUS of It All” will begin with a broker’s open house and luncheon at 11 AM, followed at 3 PM by the much anticipated Geekwire podcast event “The High-Tech, High-Rise.” The panel will be moderated by Brian Westbrook with guests Real Estate Economist Brian O’Connor, Home Automation Expert Lee Travis of Wipliance, Vice President of Strategy for Burrard Group Billy Mainguy, and high-rise living specialist Julie McAvoy with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.
In addition to the urban development trends, Westbrook will explore how Seattle is progressing as a “tech town” on the rise and how Burrard Group is leading the conversation about the integration of technology with lifestyles, amenities, and conveniences.
NEXUS was billed as not just a new place to live but a new way to live. Among the many transformative decisions in the development process was the objective to design homes more efficiently while enhancing common living spaces, shared by all. Demonstrative of this fact, the entire penthouse level is actually a full floor of thoughtfully curated amenities. The building’s co-working lounge is yet another unique feature for self-employed business persons living at NEXUS to enjoy an elevator ride as their commute to work, reducing the need for a commercial office elsewhere or dependence on an automobile.
“At the Burrard Group, it’s our mission to create engaging places that meaningfully improve quality of life, said Christian Chan, Executive Vice President, Burrard Group. “Our human-centered design and technology principles merge bespoke physical and digital lifestyles that engage homeowners in an elevated way, raising the bar among new condominium developments in Seattle. It’s not just about technology and automation, but also creating interactive environments to encourage community-building among homeowners.”
To date 361 of the 389 homes have been presold. NEXUS homeowners will come together to enjoy an exclusive “topping off” champagne reception between 6 PM and 7 PM followed by an evening celebration to be attended by prospective homebuyers. All registered guests are offered daytime Lyft cards for convenient access to and from the venue as well as evening valet services.
“This showcase will help accelerate the vision of what’s going to be one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic urban neighborhoods on the West Coast,” said Dean Jones, President and CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s remarkable how quickly these low-rise buildings, surface parking lots, and arterial streets are being transformed – what used to be a gateway to get to downtown Seattle is now becoming a city in the city.”
Much of what is now being redeveloped in the Denny Triangle was formerly known as “Denny Hill” over a century ago before the land was famously regraded to allow for Seattle’s growth. Interestingly, the present-day city is experiencing residents living again at the same elevation—albeit populated with concrete, steel, and glass structures.
Jones says Burrard Group is credited for having the foresight not only to build an iconic tower that proudly now stands front and center as a progressive landmark in the Seattle skyline but also the savvy to offer NEXUS for-sale rather than for rent. According to research by RSIR and O’Connor Consulting Group, an estimated 27,000 housing units will be delivered in the current decade and 93% of this new supply was purposed for lease, not for individual ownership. Current NEXUS homeowners were equally savvy to acquire their homes two years ago, enjoying introductory pricing and staking a claim in the rising market. Today, only 28 homes remain, which were recently reintroduced for sale priced from $1 million to more than $2.7 million.
For more information regarding “The NEXUS of It All”: nexusseattle.com