Oct 17

Spooktacular Halloween Events from 3 Spectacular Cities

Spooktacular Halloween Events from 3 Spectacular Cities
Spooktacular Halloween Events from 3 Spectacular Cities

You’ve found the perfect Halloween costume – now you need a place to wear it. Here’s a sampling of 5 spooktacular Halloween events from 3 spectacular cities:


The Haunt at MoPOP– Billed as Seattle’s most anticipated Halloween bash of the year, enjoy dancing, libations, and costume contests with 2,000 of your closest friends.

Wild Waves Theme Park Fright Fest – This nightly festival runs through October 29th and features a Parade of Ghouls and more than 25 rides in the dark. Includes events for kids at Booville.

Georgetown Morgue Haunted House Tour – If spooky macabre is your style, this tour is for you.

Collide-o-Scope Movie Show – Nothing says Halloween like hours of harrowingly scary movies. Prizes for the best costume.

Zombie Crawl – Watching The Walking Dead on your T.V. is not nearly as much fun as joining your fellow Zombies at this free event.


PoeFest – Actors perform a collection of Poe’s most gruesome tales at their 9th annual event.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Party – This movie must be seen at least once during the Halloween season. Now you can enjoy this classic movie with your friends and neighbors at this movie party.

Haunted Storyline Collective –  True tales of horror and woe at this slam-style storytelling event should keep you laughing, cringing, and looking over your shoulder.

Hal-O-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo – Spooktacular events for all ages, but be careful to read the fine print, as some events might be too scary for kids.

Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular – 20 hot air balloons, a costume contest and 4,000 pounds of candy. Now that’s scary.


Halloween Festival at Castle Muskogee – 14 acres of arts, crafts, and shows with 11 haunted attractions. There’s something for everyone here from amusing to frightening.

The Asylum – This event ranked #1 in Oklahoma Haunted House Reviews and features an interactive experience of horror. Not for kids…or the faint of heart.

Pumpkin Town Farms – Enjoy fun with the family in the 5-acre pumpkin maze. Pony rides, crafts, gifts and horse-drawn hay rides.

HallowZOOeen – Take the kids trick-or-treating at the Tulsa Zoo with a Haunted Train, Pumpkin Patch and eek-o-friendly candy made from palm oil.

Psycho Path – Multilevel and multitasking screams at Oklahoma’s largest haunted attraction, covering more than 40 acres, transformed for scary.

Whether you prefer strolling through a pumpkin patch or limping along with zombies, we wish you a very happy and safe Halloween!

-The Weidner Team


Oct 17

Weidner Apartments Homes Acquires Tower 12 Apartments

(Seattle, WA) — One of Seattle’s premier urban residential buildings was purchased today by Weidner Apartment Homes, a northwest company with more than 40 years of experience as a leader in the apartment industry across North America.

Tower12 was developed and built by local companies and now the 313-unit apartment building located at 2nd and Virginia will stay in northwest hands. Located near Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Tower12 opened in mid-2017 with sweeping views of Elliott Bay, both the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges and the Seattle skyline.

The acquisition is the largest to-date in its home market for Weidner Apartment Homes, a Kirkland, WA-based company with more than 50,000 units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“Weidner is committed to the northwest and we are thrilled to acquire and manage Seattle’s foremost downtown apartment building,” said Greg Cerbana, vice president. “The Tower12 building will be the flagship property for Weidner in the northwest. Local building ownership is important to the long-term economic health of the Seattle rental housing market. Weidner’s reinvestment in its own backyard keeps resources in the Pacific Northwest.”

Weidner is a recognized leader in providing a wide variety of quality rental housing options in each of the communities it serves.

Tower12 was developed by Bellevue, WA- based Continental Properties LLC, known for setting the standard for quality apartment communities over four decades with more than 3,000 multi-family units in the northwest.

“At the time of the ground breaking, if I could have picked one buyer then it would have been Weidner Apartment Homes because of our past transactional experience with them, their integrity, reputation and their local presence,” said Claudio Guincher, president of Continental Properties, LLC. “Weidner is an ideal buyer for this iconic building.”
About Tower12

Tower12 is an exceptional 34-story high rise residential tower, just one block from the historic Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. The location offers incredible water views and connects Tower12 to the best that Seattle has to offer: an expanding employment base, restaurants and retail, entertainment and recreation, transportation and stellar water and city views. Tower12 offers 313 apartment homes built to superior standards and finishes, including large units averaging 847 square feet, 9′ to 11′ ceiling heights, gas cooktops, and air conditioning.

Extensive amenities include an indoor/outdoor top-floor resident clubhouse offering multiple gathering areas, kitchen and bar, resident lounge, library, a fitness center and a yoga room. The rooftop garden provides a gas fire pit lounge area and barbeque grills with seating for dining. Water views are featured in nearly 70 percent of all apartments, as Tower12 is significantly taller than other buildings on the block. Other amenities include a theater and media room, board room, pet run and grooming station.

The following firms were instrumental in taking the Tower12 project from conception to completion: PCL Construction Services – general contractor, Cary Kopczynski & Company (CKC) – structural engineer, Avenue5 Residential – residential leasing and management team, Sechrist Design Associates, Inc.– interior design, Weber Thompson – design architect, MG2 – architect of record, Rushing – MEP, energy code compliance and LEED consultant, Pace – civil engineers, Morrison Hershfield – building envelope consultant, Thomas Rengstorf & Associates – landscape architect,
CBRE – listing brokers.

About Weidner Apartment Homes

Founded in 1977, Weidner Apartment Homes offers residents and associates stability in an ever-changing economic climate. Weidner is consistently ranked among the top apartment owners throughout the US and Canada. With more than 260 buildings, and 50,000 units owned and self-managed, Weidner is known for holding on to their properties for the long term, and is committed to excellent customer service, responsive management, and sustainable living practices.


Greg Cerbana
Weidner Apartment Homes

Oct 17

Weidner Welcomes Tower 12 in Seattle, WA!

Weidner Welcomes Tower 12 in Seattle, WA!
Weidner Welcomes Tower 12 in Seattle, WA!

Weidner Apartment Homes Welcomes Tower 12 in Seattle.

Weidner Apartment Homes is pleased to welcome the premiere high rise in Seattle, Tower 12, to our portfolio. The building name, “Tower12” pays homage to Seattle’s spirit of the ‘12th fan,’ a symbolic metaphor of fan pride and loyalty to their beloved sports teams here in the Pacific Northwest. Greg Cerbana, VP, Weidner echoes that pride in a recent statement regarding the acquisition, “Weidner is committed to the northwest and we are thrilled to acquire and manage Seattle’s foremost downtown apartment building. The Tower 12 building represents a flagship property for Weidner in the northwest. Local building ownership is important to the long-term economic health of the Seattle rental housing profile, and Weidner’s reinvestment in its own backyard keeps resources in the Pacific Northwest”.

Where Designer Style Meets Modern Convenience

The 34-story high rise features 313 luxury residential apartment homes with an average apartment size of 847 square feet and includes thoughtful amenities designed for comfort, style, convenience, and sustainability. These urban, elegant apartment homes feature a chef-inspired kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances and gas stoves, generous living spaces with vaulted ceilings, and expansive windows that showcase stunning skyline and water views. Each apartment home is also equipped with hardwood-style plank flooring, modern solar window shades, and a washer and dryer.

Community amenities include an indoor/outdoor sky lounge featuring breathtaking views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade and Olympia Mountain ranges, and the Seattle skyline. Inside, residents can enjoy an oversized catering kitchen, billiards, and a flat-screen TV. Additional community amenities include a gas fire pit, outdoor seating and barbeque area, a fitness center with yoga room, a resident lounge with library, and a theater and media room.

These stellar amenities, combined with picturesque views and experienced, professional management by Weidner, make Tower 12 the flagship property it is.

Best of all, Tower 12 is a pet-friendly community and features an on-site pet run and grooming station. Now residents can enjoy upscale apartment living with their furry friend by their side.

Location, Location Location

Tower 12 offers the best of locations, just one block from the historic Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, with easy access to public transportation, entertainment, dining, and shopping. This is a community where residents can indulge in the sanctuary of peaceful apartment living without sacrificing the excitement of one of America’s most beloved cities.

This project was developed by Bellevue, WA- based Continental Properties LLC, known for setting the standard for quality apartment communities over four decades with more than 3,000 multi-family units developed throughout the northwest. As Claudio Guincher, president of Continental Properties recently said, “Our two companies have a long history together and we admire the integrity and experience they bring to Tower 12. This is a pinnacle of achievement for Continental Properties and it will be a signature addition for Weidner; it’s transformative for both companies.”

Tower 12 is the new definition of premiere apartment living in Seattle, Washington. Contact us to learn more about how you can call this extraordinary community home. We’re excited to meet you!

To see the full press release, please click here.

Oct 17

10 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts!

10 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts!
10 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts!

Whether you consider yourself a master of all things crafty or you’re a novice and once “accidentally” glued your own fingers together, this spooktacular list of Halloween DIYs will fit any level of expertise:

Tin Can Luminaries – a fun, economical way to light the path for trick-or-treaters. For extra safety, use battery lit candles.

Glow in the Dark Pumpkins – The kids will adore transforming everyday pumpkins to these colorful and mysterious creatures of the night.

The Ultimate Candy Corn Centerpiece – No Halloween party is complete without this festive Candy Corn Centerpiece utilizing recycled bottles.

Hanging Ghosts are synonymous with Halloween and here’s a way you can create them from materials you might already have in your kitchen.

Halloween Wreath – Here’s a little extra spooky for your fireplace mantel, door or bookcase.

Scary Paper Mache Pinatas – These can be made using any photo, then decorated as scary as you see fit.

Trick or Treat Bags – Who knew a simple paper bag could be transformed into these masterpieces?

No-Carve Pumpkins – Carving pumpkins can be fun, but it’s also messy. Try these no-carve pumpkins!

Tombstones – Nothing says Halloween like an eerie tombstone. These are fast and easy to make out of foam.

The Flapping Bat – Friends will take cover with this spooky bat flapping around.


Have a safe, fun, and happy Halloween!  May your candy bags overflow with bountiful treats!

-The Weidner Team



Oct 17

Weidner in Wisconsin: 11 States and Counting!

Weidner in Wisconsin: 11 States and Counting!
Weidner in Wisconsin: 11 States and Counting!

For more than 40 years, Weidner Apartment Homes has been providing quality apartment home living, in both the United States and Canada. This is a promise that we continue to fulfill with our two recent acquisitions in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area: Arbor Ridge and Sunset Ridge apartments.

“We are excited to enter this new market, and look forward to the long-term potential to serve the residents of Milwaukee,” says Kevin Colard, VP of Acquisitions. “These acquisitions are especially important to Weidner as a company considering our partnership with the University of Wisconsin – Stout, given the strides they have made in our industry through the development of their Real Estate Property Management program.”

UW-Stout’s Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate Property Management prepares students for a successful career in our industry by providing them with “a solid foundation in real estate principles for a career that combines sales and customer service with marketing, management, design, construction and development.” We are proud to offer a scholarship through The Weidner Scholarship Fund to qualifying candidates in this program, and go on to employ a number of these distinguished graduates at our properties.

Arbor Ridge Apartments

At Arbor Ridge, residents enjoy the spaciousness and convenience of condo-style homes near the beautiful Menomonee Falls. One and two bedroom apartments range from 788 to 1,125 square feet and include amenities designed with all the touches of home. From the designer-style kitchen to the expansive living area, entertaining friends and family are a breeze. Extra touches include a glowing fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Walk-in closets and a full-size washer and dryer offer the everyday convenience residents depend on in upscale apartment living.

Community amenities include manicured paths that lead to a stunning pool, spa, and fitness area. An on-site clubhouse and business center gives residents that extra space when needed. Additional resident niceties include complimentary Wifi in the clubhouse, online services requests and of course easy online rent payment options.

Sunset Ridge Apartments 

Sunset Ridge offers exquisite one and two bedroom apartment homes ranging from 750 to 1,000 square feet with amenities designed for comfort, convenience, and style. Each interior boasts a spacious living area, a chef-inspired kitchen with stunning black appliances, and walk-in closets. Private decks and patios overlook a park-like setting adding to the neighborhood ambiance of these unique apartment homes.

Sunset Ridge is nestled in nature, surrounded by woods and lush landscaping. Best of all, this is a pet-friendly community with its own completely fenced and off-leash dog park on site. Now residents can enjoy a walk in the park with their four-legged friend without ever leaving the property.

Milwaukee, WI

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and offers a bevy of culture, landmarks, shops, and restaurants. Residents enjoy the close proximity to Milwaukee Art Museum, The Harley Davidson Museum, and Milwaukee Public Museum. The Riverside Theatre and Pabst Theatre both offer shows and events throughout the year.

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy Havenwoods State Forest with more than 6 miles of woods, wetlands, and grasslands to explore. Milwaukee RiverWalk is a favorite among residents and tourists alike with access to downtown. Mitchell Park Horticulture Conservatory offers visitors “a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and special floral gardens all in one afternoon and an amazing lighting display in the evening.”

Sporting events are in constant demand at nearby Miller Park and the Bradley Center. The nearby Harley Davidson Museum features plenty of nostalgia and events along with customized parties.

From casual to fine dining, Milwaukee offers something for every palette. Sanford Restaurant, Harbor House and Oscar’s Pub & Grill are just a small sampling of the many culinary delights found in this culturally diverse city. For retail therapy, The Shops at Grand Avenue, Mayfair Mall, and Brookfield Square Mall are all a short distance away from both Arbor Ridge and Sunset Ridge Apartments.

As we continue to grow, we hope to continue our commitment to our residents and all-star customer service.

To find out more about how you can join the residents at Arbor Ridge and Sunset Ridge in Milwaukee, contact us. We would love to welcome you to these unique properties!

Do you have a multi-family investment opportunity you think we might be interested in? Please contact our Vice President of Acquisitions, Kevin Colard, at or 425-250-2955



Oct 17

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for extra focus on fighting this disease, honoring and supporting those who have suffered from it, and taking action against it through self-examinations and mammograms.

According to, “about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and about 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017.”

Early detection through regular screening tests can dramatically increase survival rates when cancer is found early. For more information about early detection, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. offers a free download of their resource guide, “3 Steps to Early Detection.”

The American Breast Cancer Foundation offers an assistance program to help with early detection and “has provided more than 46,300 grants for breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services through its Breast Cancer Assistance Program. As a result of ABCF’s funding, over 1,300 grant recipients have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and were able to take the next step toward breast health.”

There are many inspirational stories of survival that show us the importance of early detection and taking the time to pay close attention to our health. According to The American Breast Cancer Foundation, there are 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today and more research findings and breakthroughs are happening every day as a result of continued awareness.

National Breast Care Foundation Founder, Janelle Hail is one of those inspirational stories. Her diagnosis in 1980 led her to create a foundation that now educates individuals and their loved ones about the disease, promotes early detection, and offers a bounty of resources to us all in the fight against breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation also provides a wide array of resources, inspirational stories and a bold goal to “reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.”

An admirable goal, and one we can all support. (Sooner is fine, too!)

From our hearts to yours, we wish you and your families the best of health.

-The Weidner Team



Oct 17

Weidner Cares Team in Minnesota

Weidner Cares Team in Minnesota
Weidner Cares Team in Minnesota

The Weidner Cares Team recently lent their time and talents to Community Emergency Service in Minnesota. CES provides “high-quality direct service to people in need. Through direct aid relief, advocacy, referral, guidance and prayer support, if desired, CES seeks to strengthen families and individuals. The goal of CES is to move them beyond crisis to financial stability, as well as emotional health, personal growth, and spiritual depth.”

The Weidner Cares team partnered with CES to plant flowers, install new Plexiglas on the stained glass windows and cleaned and painted just about every wall in the facility for a bright, new look. The food pantry also got a makeover where the team painted a mural.

Volunteers who were not busy cleaning and organizing helped with Meals-on-Wheels, a project very close to CES’ heart. Community Emergency Service Meals on Wheels (MOW) “is an important solution to both short term emergency and long term living situations and hunger facing many people in the community. It is designed to deliver a prepared, nutritious, hot noon meal—Monday through Friday—to homebound seniors and, in some cases, physically disabled non-seniors who are unable to manage their own meal preparation.”

In addition to providing hot meals to their neighboring community, CES also provides food to their animals through their “Animeals” program. Those who can’t afford to feed their pets are assisted with dog and cat food donations. The storage area for the Animeals program needed a little loving care, so the volunteers cleaned and organized the area to create more room for sorting the food to feed the furry friends.

We’re grateful to have the opportunity to help out this special organization and wish CES much success in all they do for this wonderful community. Thanks, CES, and great job, Minnesota team!


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