Anne Michelson Properties is a property and development company focused on the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings in Seattle. AMP was born in 1990 with the purchase of 1005 East Pike Street in Capitol Hill. AMP's mission is to save, restore and maintain as many buildings as we can, helping to ensure they continue to inspire for many decades to come.
"Since my youth I've had a passion for older, turn of the century era warehouse type buildings in Seattle. I love the incredible quality of the old materials - brick, wood, metal - and how popular these spaces are with tenants after restoration."
Seattle native Anne Michelson spent her early years growing up in Queen Anne. In the late 1960's she moved to Capitol Hill, attracted to the aging brick and stone auto-row era buildings that dominated the neighborhood. In 1974 she started Crescent Down Works, a small Made In The USA down garment company that she still runs today. In 1990, with the purchase of 1005 East Pike Street, she opened Cafe Paradisio - a coffee house that served as a meeting place for residents of the neighborhood. The sale of the cafe and building helped fuel Anne's passion for restoring older Seattle buildings and is what continues to drive AMP today.
Jenn Kapinos arrived at Anne Michelson Properties in 2018 with over 15 years of office management experience in the music industry.
Jenn grew up in Renton and moved to Seattle while attending the University of Washington. She gained an appreciation for old buildings as a child. Her grandfather was a plasterer and would point out the buildings he worked on while driving around town. Jenn and her husband purchased a 1912 Craftsman home on Beacon Hill in 1999 and work hard to maintain the original style with repairs and improvements.
Outside of work and home maintenance, Jenn enjoys traveling with her family, running, listening to music, volunteering with local animal rescues and cheering on her kids’ sports teams.