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The Seattle Metro Area Ranked High Among of the 30 Largest Metro Areas in Smart Growth America/LOCUS Report “Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros”

The report was released and explained by Chris Leinberger, Research Professor and Chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business, and deliberated at great length with Calvin Gladney, President and CEO of Smart Growth America, and Doug Ressler, Research and Business Intelligence Manager at Yardi Matrix.

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Client Alert: New Real Estate Excise Tax Rules to Take Effect January 1, 2020

On May 21, 2019, Governor Inslee signed the recently passed Washington State Senate Bill 5998 (“SB 5998”), which will impose new rates and rules for real estate excise taxes (“REET”) in Washington State beginning January 1, 2020.

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Client Alert: Washington State Legislature Passes Law Tightening Restrictions on Noncompete Agreements

The Washington State Legislature has passed a new Bill that restricts noncompete agreements. The Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (“ESHB 1450” or the “Noncompete Bill”), ratified by Governor Inslee on May 8, 2019, places new parameters on noncompete agreements. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Supreme Court of Washington Issues Groundbreaking Ruling, Affirming One of the Largest Land Use-Related Damages Award in State History

The Supreme Court of Washington has issued an historic ruling, rejecting egregious procedures, and awarding $12 million in damages.

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Washington Convention Center Expansion Could Bring King County $275 Million

CH& is proud to support the ongoing efforts of our client King County, in their sale of the four-acre Convention Place Station site to the Washington State Convention Center

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