The Stranger on conversions and Liz Dunn

Last week’s Stranger had three articles relating to condos but I missed posting them during my move…

Condo Crushed:

Last July, Breene and Carroll’s eight-unit building was indeed sold to a developer—Tony Mai—whom, they say, began work on their building, converting it to condos, weeks before residents were officially notified.

Genius Awards: Liz Dunn on the Political Genius shortlist:

Liz Dunn, 43, is our kind of developer. She’s not afraid to throw steel and glass and towers into the midst of the worn brick buildings on Capitol Hill. Dunn is pro-development and pro-density in neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill, and so are we. But rather than gutting existing urban shops and stores and shoehorning in awkward condo developments, Dunn’s kind of development—like the Agnes Lofts at 12th Avenue and Pike Street or the 1310 East Union lofts—fits in and brings more life to the street

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

You can also find me on Twitter, @MattGoyer, or LinkedIn.