Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Downtown Seattle's historic Rainier Club hosts a monthly Real Estate Roundtable. The guest speaker for November's Roundtable was John Brian Losh, Designated Broker of Ewing & Clark Inc. and Chairman/Publisher of LuxuryRealEstate.com, the most viewed luxury real estate website in the world. Recognized as one of the "25 Most Influential People in Real Estate" by Realtor Magazine, Brian began his real estate career when he joined Ewing & Clark nearly 40 years ago in 1971. John Brian Losh spoke about the luxury real estate market in the Greater Seattle area and the histories of different neighborhoods including those of West Seattle, Downtown, Belltown, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Laurelhurst, The Highlands, Bellevue and Mercer Island. Brian drew from his experiences as well as his knowledge of the local history to give insight on the luxury market in Seattle. For example, he showed illustrations of how the opening of the canal dropped the level of Lake Washington, significantly adding waterfront real estate to Lake Washington. For those of you that weren't as privileged as I was to have the chance to listen to John Brian Losh speak, then you may want to read about some of the things he discussed in his republished book Seattle Memories. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.