HAL Real Estate has been quiet for a few years, but now the Seattle firm is starting to make some noise. The 23-year-old company recently was named as the equity partner on a five-story building at 744 N. 34th St. in Fremont that Tableau Software has leased. HAL executives told the Buzz this week they are actively looking to get involved in more real estate projects and deals across all sectors. The catalyst for this change is the return last fall of Paul Manheim as president.
HAL Real Estate is the Seattle-based subsidiary of an international holding company called HAL Holding N.V., which has roots that go back to 1873 when it operated as a shipping and travel company based in Holland. According to its website, in 1989 HAL sold off its main operating unit, Holland America Line, to focus on building an international holding company.