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Urban Visions Launches Modern Heritage Development in Seattle’s Pioneer Square

Seattle-based Urban Visions broke ground on The Jack, a 145,000-square-foot creative office building in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square District. The nearly half-acre site at 74 South Jackson lies along the newly-created waterfront that’s emerged now that the viaduct’s been demolished.

Urban Visions’ Greg Smith says, “We designed a building that is going to be a showpiece for Pioneer Square and the city. It is a beautiful structure. It is a piece of art and responds to the surrounding historic district. It complements the historic district but is a new building. That is tricky to do, not to feel out of place. I think we’ve set the bar for others to try to achieve that same beauty.”

The seven-story building will offer a rooftop penthouse deck and amenity space, as well as street-level retail when it delivers in Q4 2021. The modern heritage design by Seattle-based Olson Kundig features brick façades inspired by the neighborhood’s defining historic buildings.

NKF’s Cavan O’Keefe, David Marks, Jesse Ottele and Daniel Seger are handling the leasing.


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About Dennis Kaiser

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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