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Faul Acquires Historic Site in Belltown for Adaptive Re-Use Project

Seattle-based Faul acquired the historic Seattle Labor Temple building at 2800 First Ave. in Belltown. The developer plans an adaptive reuse of the property that will honor and preserve the building’s history while incorporating updates to create a new, full-service insightful workplace.

Faul’s Chris Faul says, “We intend to honor the building’s history while creating a community-focused, multi-use building where talented, creative minds and culture converge to connect professionally and personally.”

The half-block site includes a two-story, 24,270-square-foot building, a three-story, 40,115-square-foot building and 102-stall parking garage.

Built in 1942 during the Seattle labor movement, the building’s exterior facades, with its noted green Art Deco terra-cotta character elements, and the interior lobby spaces were historically landmarked in 2010.

Beyond exterior preservation, plans include updated building systems and a new elevator. Office suites will be refreshed, and the building will offer new conference rooms, bike room with showers and lockers, a podcast room and gathering spaces.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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