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Posted on: December 14, 2015

New Ownership for Bellwether on the Bay Buildings

The Port of Bellingham announced a change in ownership for three mixed-use office buildings and the last developable parcel in the Bellwether on the Bay development area. The Port assigned leases for 21 Bellwether Way (Building A), 19 Bellwether Way, (Building B), 25 Bellwether Way (Building C) and 20 Bellwether Way (Parcel D) to the Cohanim family.

“The Port of Bellingham welcomes the new ownership of the Cohanim family” said Port Commission President Dan Robbins. “The Cohamims have been involved in a number of exciting and successful projects throughout the region, and their experience and resources will help us as we continue to strengthen our vibrant, local economy.”

The Cohanim family has a strong track record of developing successful mixed-use, multi-family, and hotel projects in the Pacific Northwest since the 1970’s. When asked about their recent acquisition, the Cohanim’s stated “we are very excited to be part of the Bellingham community and look forward to growing and enhancing Bellwether.” The Cohanim family also acknowledged Shropshire Law Office and Glacier Real Estate Finance for helping them successfully acquire the properties.

One of the buildings under new ownership includes office space being vacated by CH2M Hill. The Cohanim family is exploring the possibility of converting some of this space into residential units.

The Bellwether on the Bay development offers spectacular, 360 degree panoramic views to some of Whatcom County’s most scenic backdrops. The development area includes a mixture of waterfront offices, the Hotel Bellwether, several restaurants and cafes, retail shops and services. Hotel Bellwether was recently voted the best luxury hotel in the Northwest in a competition sponsored by KING 5.

Bellwether on the Bay is also a popular destination for weddings, corporate retreats and business conferences with unique meeting venues which can accommodate both small and large gatherings. These events draw visitors to Whatcom County who spend money and further enhance the local economy.

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