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Centennial Tower
Seattle, Washington

An Editorial

This site details our experiences with Centennial Tower Apartment Building, located at

4th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

The building is presently managed by:

APEX Realty Management, Inc.
4020 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

This site contains and includes our opinions.

Purpose of this site:

There are few issues more central to the human experience than the concept of HOME.

Psychologists tell us that humans have certain needs. At the top of the list are these two: To survive and to procreate. In order to accomplish either, a stable, safe and livable home is of the greatest importance. When all the world is out to get us, where's the one place on Earth we can retreat to, to seek comfort, safety, rest and peace? Home. Indeed, there's no place like Home. International wars have been waged, won, and lost over the concepts of "home". Millions have sacrificed their lives to protect their home. Untold hundreds of thousands have gone to jail or are in prison currently because they violated the sanctity of home. Tens of thousands have been killed, rightly and legally so, by a homeowner defending his home.

The concept of home is intensely emotional. A person's home is of the utmost, the utmost importance to the very survival of that person, and there's not a government, society or people in the world which doesn't recognize that fact.

Much of the population of the United States lives in apartments. Unfortunately, the very concept of the apartment experience means that the resident is more or less at the mercy of the good will of (a) his/her neighbor, and (b) his/her landlord. When good neighbors go bad, there is often some recourse. You can call the building manager; you can call the police; you can call building security (if available). These remedies may or may not work to restore the peace, safety and sanctity of your home, but at least you can try them and see. This leaves the resident feeling as though there is at least a chance that his problem will get solved, and that the security, livability and value of his apartment home may be kept intact. The sanctity of one's home, regardless of its arrangement, location or construct, is of paramount importance. Few apartment managers even begin to understand the trust which is placed in them when they contract to provide space in which someone will make their home. Managers handle the responsibility with varying degrees of success. Some managers don't handle the responsibility at all. And some managers are such a clear and blatant detriment to the well-being of their apartment community that they should be evicted themselves.

This site endeavors to help the millions of apartment dwellers avoid problems in the communities in which their apartment-homes are located, and to understand what kinds of problems can occur when bad managers are in control.

Who actually owns Centennial Tower (or any other apartment building)?
Click here to go to an off-site page with tips on tracking owners
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We're just going to paste in this data directly from our investigator's notes:

Centennial Tower Associates is a Washington Limited Partnership (UBI 601-203-517).
Its partners are:

1. Polygon 2000, Inc. (UBI 601-093-697)
2. Queensgate LLC - There are 2 businesses in Washington with this name
a. Queensgate, L.L.C (UBI 601-579-028)
b. Queensgate L.L.C. (UBI 601-713-165
(Note that the only difference is the lack of a "," in the second business name)

The officers of Polygon are:
1. Werner K Paulus
2. Thomas J Paulus
3. Laura Minton Breckenridge

The officers of the first Queensgate are:
a. Werner K Paulus
b. Paula E Paulus
c. Thomas J Paulus
d. Benjamin P Paulus
e. Michael J Paulus
f. Clinton J Paulus
g. Connie Michelle Paulus-Beldin
h. Andrew E Beldin
i. Lia G Beldin

The Officers of the second Queensgate are:
a. Werner K Paulus

The one name in common with all three of these business entities is Werner K Paulus who resides at 12730 Leatherwood Lane, Bow, WA 98232. In addition he reports another business address for Polygon at 4020 Lake Washington Blvd. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033 - Phone 425-822-1819. Note this: That he is a 70 year-old man; the other family members most likely run the various family businesses.

This is a very common business set up for many reasons not the least of which is liability issues and tax consequences. However, it also makes it somewhat difficult for the average person to determine exactly who is who in the zoo.  In this case the object of your inquiry for whatever reason has made it difficult to learn their true identities.

Note that the 4020 Lake Washington Blvrd address above is Apex Realty's address.


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