When can I get more info on the Alex?

Much has been blogged about the Alex in Belltown by the real estate bloggers who likely get briefed on these projects:

600 to 1200 square feet for $500,000 to $2 million. Concrete and steel. Sounds like my kind of project.

Intrigued I visited the site and emailed them to set up an appointment and it looks like it will be awhile before we get more info:

We have just started announcing Alex to the public, and at this point we have very little specific information to offer. I actually just commenced my own training on the building :) What I can offer to you is the assurance that I will contact you via email or telephone with any information/literature that becomes available shortly after the first of the year. Likewise, I will start meeting with prospective buyers after the first of the year, providing hard hat tours and selling the units around May.

You may or may not know that we have broken ground and are scheduled for completion in the fall of 2008. There will be 34 homes in a very intimate and elegant, classic building located at First and Bell. The finishes will be Four Seasons quality…..and arguably better – truly unprecedented materials in the Seattle market. It is going to be fabulous and I will share more information with you, as it becomes available.

Smart of them to wait until the spring.

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  • jo

    600 sq feet at 500k translates into $830 sq/ft. wow, and thats probably a second or third floor unit.

    and the reason people buy at four seasons arent the finishes, its the service. stupid analogy.

    if i see “unprecedented” in marketing blabber again im going to puke

    awesome location however

  • jo

    600 sq feet at 500k translates into $830 sq/ft. wow, and thats probably a second or third floor unit.

    and the reason people buy at four seasons arent the finishes, its the service. stupid analogy.

    if i see “unprecedented” in marketing blabber again im going to puke

    awesome location however

  • nitsuj

    but, but, but, but it’s fabulous!

  • nitsuj

    (uhh….remove the , above)

  • nitsuj

    but, but, but, but it’s fabulous!

  • nitsuj

    (uhh….remove the , above)

  • http://www.TheSeattleSpecialist.com Jim Reppond

    Just as a side note, Leann wrote a post about Alex on our blog site – TheSeattleSpecialist.com if anyone is interested.

    http://www.theseattlespecialist.com/seattle-real-estate/belltown-living-alex-condominiums

  • http://www.TheSeattleSpecialist.com Jim Reppond

    Just as a side note, Leann wrote a post about Alex on our blog site – TheSeattleSpecialist.com if anyone is interested.

    http://www.theseattlespecialist.com/seattle-real-estate/belltown-living-alex-condominiums

  • Ben K

    There’s no insider briefing…I spoke with the developer about the project. This is his first condo project as both the developer & contractor he seems very passionate about Alex. I also like the fact he’s elected to utilize an individual agent rather than a condo marketing firm. In essence, he’s the little guy who wants to provide a project that fits the scale and character of Belltown, rather than build a 40-story monstrosity in the heart of Belltown, while taking a personalized approach.

    Granted, the pricing is out of reach for many with the average PSF around $850.

    Though, compare that with the 8th & Seneca building where studios will probably go for $765/sf. And, that project is fairly underwhelming.

  • Ben K

    There’s no insider briefing…I spoke with the developer about the project. This is his first condo project as both the developer & contractor he seems very passionate about Alex. I also like the fact he’s elected to utilize an individual agent rather than a condo marketing firm. In essence, he’s the little guy who wants to provide a project that fits the scale and character of Belltown, rather than build a 40-story monstrosity in the heart of Belltown, while taking a personalized approach.

    Granted, the pricing is out of reach for many with the average PSF around $850.

    Though, compare that with the 8th & Seneca building where studios will probably go for $765/sf. And, that project is fairly underwhelming.

  • ssilvy

    Weird. A friend who works in marketing mentioned the Saltaire guy recently made the rounds of condo marketing firms and none would touch this job. That seems odd–did they not like his pricing plan, or does he have reputation problems? Suppose it could explain why the dude “elected to utilize an individual agent.” Can anybody with connections find out on the QT?
    Matt I love your site! “Sounds like my kind of project”…you crack me up.

  • ssilvy

    Weird. A friend who works in marketing mentioned the Saltaire guy recently made the rounds of condo marketing firms and none would touch this job. That seems odd–did they not like his pricing plan, or does he have reputation problems? Suppose it could explain why the dude “elected to utilize an individual agent.” Can anybody with connections find out on the QT?
    Matt I love your site! “Sounds like my kind of project”…you crack me up.

  • Ben K

    Yeah, I’d be interested to know, too. My guess would be that this project is just too small for the marketing firms with only 34 units. The cost/benefit to market and staff on-site personnel may not have panned out.

  • Ben K

    Yeah, I’d be interested to know, too. My guess would be that this project is just too small for the marketing firms with only 34 units. The cost/benefit to market and staff on-site personnel may not have panned out.

  • Adam

    A bit odd to put a Four Seasons quality building next to the unmovable Bell Tower. I guess the Pomeroy is just down the block…but after living in Belltown Lofts (Bell & Western) for a bit I’d be hard pressed to pay north of $800/sqft on that block…and I love urbanity. Perhaps he does have a bit of a marketing challenge.

  • Adam

    A bit odd to put a Four Seasons quality building next to the unmovable Bell Tower. I guess the Pomeroy is just down the block…but after living in Belltown Lofts (Bell & Western) for a bit I’d be hard pressed to pay north of $800/sqft on that block…and I love urbanity. Perhaps he does have a bit of a marketing challenge.

  • jcricket

    Not only is the unmovable Bell Tower two doors down, the Apex (co-ops, funky types) are right next door. There’s also other low-slung low-income housing nearby.

    But that’s city living.

    I’m not paying $800 (or even $700) per sq. ft. any time soon, but good luck to those that do. Sign me up for parking lots becoming condos or apartments in any form.

  • jcricket

    Not only is the unmovable Bell Tower two doors down, the Apex (co-ops, funky types) are right next door. There’s also other low-slung low-income housing nearby.

    But that’s city living.

    I’m not paying $800 (or even $700) per sq. ft. any time soon, but good luck to those that do. Sign me up for parking lots becoming condos or apartments in any form.