Seattle area added 12,000 residential units in 2017—with a similar outlook for 2018


CURBED SEATTLE (January 26, 2018) – Seattle has been the construction crane capital of the world for a few years running now, and it shows. 2017 was a boom year for residential construction, with 12,008 new units sprouting up in the Seattle area, according to analysis by real estate data company Realpage.

That’s around 50 percent more than 2016, which saw 7,935 new units hit the market. And residential construction shows no signs of slowing down, with 11,999 units currently in the pipeline for 2018.

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