Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, here is an interesting report that analyzes the last two complete Seattle and Eastside commercial real estate cycles going back to 2000 and includes the “causes and effects” of the events that precipitated each down cycle, as well as the actions that ultimately assisted in the recovery of these markets. I spoke with Jason about how he is using this research to help his current client base. Like similar challenges that have multiple moving parts, there is not one silver bullet solution – rather a range of concepts and strategies he said he is employing dependent on the particular situation. Jason has worked with many of my emerging growth clients; feel free to reach out to him directly if you have any questions.