Representative Experience

Fifth & Columbia

801 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Project Description

Fifth & Columbia is a 46-story mixed use tower consisting of office, hotel, parking and event space that was completed in 2018. The project involved a complete renovation of an historically significant church sanctuary and repurposing the building as a contemporary event space.


Our Role

Ryan Swanson represents the developer of Fifth & Columbia in all aspects of the project including leasing, financing, construction documentation and development.   Development of Fifth & Columbia included negotiation of a complex development agreement with the neighboring property owner, under which the parties exchanged various easement and lease rights necessary for financing and construction of the project. This project also involved creation of a legal “airspace parcel” required to accommodate the tower’s cantilever into the airspace of adjacent property.


Ryan Swanson Real Estate, Development & Finance Group

Ryan Swanson has been helping shape Seattle and the Pacific Northwest since the firm was founded in 1897. We’ve helped develop—and re‐develop—multiple historic properties ranging from iconic Union Station to Starbucks Center, the largest multi‐tenant building in Seattle.

Contact Brian Lewis, Chair of the Real Estate, Development & Finance Group for more information.

Brian Lewis
Direct Phone: 206.654.2206
Email: [email protected]

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