S2 Ep. 9: Seattle Real Estate Trends and Effect of Sonics Arena by Seattle Growth Podcast published on 2017-04-04T04:59:03Z Sonic Boom Day is coming April 17th! People from around the city will be sharing their voice with City Council on the same day so that wishes of Seattle residents can be heard loud and clear. Prepare with today’s episode, which focuses on how the arena location decision would affect your wallet through its effect on rents, home values, and further development. In this episode: Craig Kinzer, Founder and CEO of Kinzer Partners, explains the real estate development that should occur around a new arena. Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate describes current trends in Seattle Real Estate and how they would be affected by a return of the Sonics and the arena location they call home. Realtors Tyler Davis Jones and Phil Greely discuss what a return of the Sonics would mean to them and their work.