Why Join DSA?

We’re a nonprofit membership organization focused on creating a healthy, vibrant downtown. We believe when downtown thrives, the whole city flourishes. Our membership includes 1,700 businesses, nonprofits and downtown residents. While our members join DSA for different reasons, they all share a love of downtown and a desire to help shape our city. Membership in DSA gives you access, influence and opportunity: access to member-only events, information, business experts and political leaders; a chance to influence critical public policy issues; and countless opportunities to network and grow your business.

What Our Members Are Saying

As a DSA member, you’re part of a community of people who love downtown and care about the future of this city. Join us and become a City Maker.

New Members

CMRE Partners is a premier commercial real estate advisory firm based in the Pacific Northwest. Campbell Mathewson, Founder and Managing Partner, has over 25 years of experience representing high-net-worth families and their companies on a myriad of real estate acquisition, disposition, lease, development and value-enhancement strategies.

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include Cannes Lions Grand Prix awards for PR (2016) and the Entertainment Lions for Sport (2021); Cannes Lions Independent Agency of the Year for the Entertainment Track (2021); Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952 by Dan Edelman, we have remained an independent, family-run company. We use our profits to strengthen our business, provide our employees with opportunities to grow, advance our industry, and serve as a responsible citizen of the world. Every day, we strive to live and work by a long-held set of core values: the pursuit of excellence, the freedom to be curious, the courage to do the right thing, and a commitment to improving society.

The Jacobson Company is a private real estate investment company with a 50-year tradition of successfully acquiring and operating conventional multi-family, student housing and commercial properties. The company is committed to providing its investors with superior risk adjusted returns in the form of distributable cash flow, optimizing the operating performance of its assets, and realizing appreciation over time, all the while remaining steadfast in its adherence to the unwavering ethical principles of Norman Jacobson, the company’s founder

Founded in 1970, Langan provides integrated geotechnical, seismic, environmental, and site/civil engineering consulting services for private developers, property owners, energy companies, and public sector clients. Langan employs over 1,300 professionals nationwide, including a local office in downtown Seattle. With more than 125 LEED APs, the firm ranks among the top Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record and has consistently ranked among the Best Engineering Firms to Work For by CE News.

NELSON Worldwide is an award-winning firm, transforming all dimensions of the human experience through architecture, interior design, graphic design, and brand strategy services. With more than 800 teammates spread across 20 offices, the firm’s collective network provides strategic and creative solutions that positively impact where people work, serve, play, and thrive. The team combines industry knowledge, service expertise, and geographic reach to deliver projects across the country and around the world. Client partnerships across the NELSON network include: Hilton, Macy’s, Comcast, Simon Property Group, Prologis, Yum! Brands, Boston Consulting Group, T-Mobile, Emory Healthcare, SAP Fieldglass, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Kroger, Hyatt, Bayer, Target, and many more.

An accessible, independent approach to financial planning allows us to develop and implement a strategy that works for you. We adhere to three main principles: strong client-consultant relationships; sound, independent guidance; and a personalized approach to planning. Our goal has never been to be the biggest firm in town. By choosing to work with a select number of clients, we can deliver an altogether different level of support. And that is something we are passionate about.

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is a professional construction consultancy firm providing clients with independent management and unbiased, expert advice for all aspects of the feasibility, cost and time of construction projects, from project conception and site acquisition to final completion and commissioning. Our goal is to help our clients and their projects succeed. Tracing our roots back to 1785, RLB has become a truly global practice with over 3,500 staff in more than 120 offices throughout North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. For more than 230 years, our professionals have been adding value by managing total project cost, schedule, and risk while transforming projects into tangible results. RLB’s expertise and wide array of project management, cost management, and quantity surveying, as well as advisory services has enabled us to be one of the most recognized firms in the property and construction industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide our clients with local knowledge and expertise backed by a network of readily available global resources.

Unispace is a global design firm with integrated construction capabilities. We deliver a seamless methodology with globally recognized talent collaborating on local projects from strategy to design and delivery.

We are a multifamily real estate development firm creating some of the most community-driven, livable and leading-edge buildings in Seattle and Portland. Our mission is to not only create high-quality and affordable buildings but to construct beautiful spaces our residents feel proud to call home.

West Coast Commercial Realty is a 30+ year old Seattle-based boutique real estate brokerage firm. We specialize in retail, office and development commercial real estate, including all manner of projects from first and second-generation leasing and sales, legacy projects, suburban and urban applications, and strategic landlord, agency and principal representation. We are locally founded and locally owned, led by women officers with a diverse brokerage roster. We offer market-leading real estate consulting, brokerage and transaction services throughout the State of WA with offices in downtown Seattle at Fourth & Blanchard.

Our downtown parks have become safe, lively, active destinations. DSA has led and managed the transformation to vibrant areas for all to enjoy.

— Bob Donegan, Ivar's

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If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of DSA membership, please contact our Member Relations team: