The $700 million transactions with Silverstein Capital Partners (SCP) is the largest construction loan in Bellevue’s history-and one of the largest recorded in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. SCP is the real estate lending platform for New York-based Silverstein Properties; the deal also marks SCP’s first construction financing loan on the West Coast. Construction on this scale has, of course, been put on hold due to the pandemic but luckily things are picking back up again to finally execute these developments. In some areas of construction, hotel companies have been looking at alternative methods to have their hotels built in a safer way with pre-fab modular buildings (https://bmarkostructures.com/modular-hotels/) that are built off-site then brought in so there is less disruption and it saves money during a time of uncertainty in the world. Whichever way hotels are built we are glad that construction has started again for this new adventure.

Avenue Bellevue is a two-tower mixed-use development currently under construction in Bellevue, Washington. Avenue will include 365 luxury homes, the Pacific Northwest’s first-ever InterContinental Hotel, and 85,000 square feet of retail space, including fine dining, nightlife, and shopping. For more information, visit www.liveatavenue.com.

An artist rendering of an “Estate Home” at Avenue Bellevue, a new luxury residential, hotel and retail development in downtown Bellevue. For more information, visit www.liveatavenue.com.

Located on the corner of NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way, Avenue Bellevue will feature more than 300 luxury homes spread across two towers, including 141 “Estate Homes” in the South Tower and 224 “Residences” in the West Tower. The property’s South Tower will also boast the Pacific Northwest’s first-ever luxury InterContinental Hotel, with 208 hotel rooms, event space, restaurants and bar, gym and spa, and a dedicated concierge team. For more information, visit www.liveatavenue.com.

“We are creating something that will set a new standard for hospitality and residential design in the region. As a Bellevue resident for more than 20 years, I am deeply committed to the future success of the community-and Avenue Bellevue is the most important project of my life,” said Andy Lakha, CEO and Principal of Avenue Bellevue, LLC and Fortress Development. “I am proud to have Silverstein back this dream project in my own backyard; it is a quintessential affirmation of the development and the hard work of many years as we continue construction and add Avenue to the skyline and fabric to the heart of downtown Bellevue.”

“SCP likes being involved in large-scale mixed-use construction projects consistent with many of Silverstein Property’s developments,” said Shawn Katz, Senior Managing Director of SCP. “We believe that Avenue Bellevue will be the premier residential, hotel, and retail project in an incredibly attractive market.”

Located on the corner of NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way, Avenue Bellevue will feature more than 300 luxury homes spread across two towers, including 141 “Estate Homes” in the South Tower and 224 “Residences” in the West Tower. The property’s South Tower will also boast the Pacific Northwest’s first-ever luxury InterContinental Hotel (www.intercontinental.com), with 208 hotel rooms, event space, restaurants and bar, gym and spa, and a dedicated concierge team.

The plaza connecting the two towers at Avenue Bellevue will feature high-end retail, food and nightlife, a fresh market and fine dining. Restaurants announced to date include a new sea-life focused restaurant from the three Michelin-star chef Joshua Skenes, as well as BUDDHAzen, a new contemporary Asian restaurant from the visionaries behind Buddakan, Tao, and China Grill.

Demolition for Avenue Bellevue began in the fall of 2019 and construction is currently underway. The development team is led by Fortress Development, with Silverstein Properties serving as a development advisor and JTM Construction as general contractor. Avenue’s design team includes Seattle-based Weber Thompson and CollinsWoerman, as well as Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the largest hospitality design firm in the world.

With delivery scheduled for early 2023, Avenue Bellevue is approximately 40% pre-sold. Interested buyers should reach out to info@liveatavenue.com to schedule a viewing appointment, or visit www.liveatavenue.com for more information.