Your resource for A/E/C/RE market research and analysis

In commercial construction, design, and development, you need to stay ahead of the market and opportunities.

I track Seattle and Puget Sound area projects, watch trends, and get you personalized data and analysis.

Consider me an extension of your BD and Marketing team, for staying on top of a key sector, strategic planning, or providing market intelligence for a specific pursuit.

I also enjoy selected writing assignments

Let’s talk!

Matt Hays





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About Matt

I’ve been fascinated by Seattle, the Northwest, and our built environment for as long as I can remember. Maybe a little obsessed actually!


In 1993, this passion turned into a profession with a research position for the Committee for the Seattle Commons, a proposed park in South Lake Union. Next came over two decades in marketing with Lease Crutcher Lewis, with a research, market-analysis, and writing focus, helping grow the company into one of the largest general contractors in the region. At the same time, I blogged for several years about urban issues, development, and alternative transportation for the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.


In 2021, I began offering my research and analysis services to commercial construction, architecture, and development clients on a consulting basis...doing what I love full time!


I also enjoy writing and helping others write. For many years I’ve consulted occasionally as copy editor for construction and design firms, focusing on clarity and impact. I still save time for small editing assignments.