Catholic Real Estate Vision

"Creatively thinking about our properties and how we can better utilize them to further the mission of the Church is exactly what we need to do."

~ Archbishop Paul D. Etienne

Catholic Real Estate Initiative

The Catholic real estate vision aims to better serve communities and the mission of the Church by redeveloping underutilized properties for mission-critical uses such as community outreach, housing and ministry services.

The CREI is a collaboration between the Archdiocese, parishes, schools, Catholic Community Services (CCS) and Catholic Housing Services (CHS) to evaluate church-owned properties and determine potential sites to help implement this vision.  

Chancery Place Apartments

A History of Working Together

The CREI effort builds on prior successful collaborations of church-owned property, where the Archdiocese and parishes worked directly with CCS and CHS to develop new uses for the properties. Successful past collaborations include:

  • Chancery Apartments - Seattle
  • Franciscan Apartments - Burien
  • Elbert House - Bellevue
  • Josephinum - Seattle
  • Matsusaka Townhomes - Tacoma
  • Frederic Ozanam House - Seattle
  • Martha's Place - Skagit Valley