The 14th Annual South Sound Real Estate Forum was on September 22, 2022, showcasing Thurston County real estate trends while providing a forum for information sharing and networking. This in-person event was held at The Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake and displayed our community’s commercial, retail, residential, and industrial properties in a forum ripe for expanding networks and discovering new opportunities. Industry experts addressed the status of development in Thurston County and the South Puget Sound region.
The Real Estate Forum included data and trends related to real estate development in the South Sound, providing attendees with the latest projections for commercial, industrial, retail and residential properties. Experts will address what makes Thurston County such a unique market and why it is one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States. Attendees gained a better understanding of how the pandemic of 2020 through 2022 impacted development, both residential and commercial, including the knowledge that:
The pandemic pushed residential markets and confirmed the reality of remote and telework that extended new market access to many buyers.
The pandemic pushed the “development bubble” out of the central core of Seattle-based distribution networks driving new commercial development into a regional goods and freight mobility market.