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Amazon Takes More Than 400K SF Outside of Seattle

Public documents reveal that an affiliate of, Inc. has signed a new 16-year lease with Chicago-based Equity Commonwealth for more than 400,000 square feet at Tower 333 in Bellevue, WA. The 20-story 440,565-square-foot Class A office tower is centrally located in Bellevue’s CBD, a suburb of Seattle across Lake Washington.

Built in 2008 by Hines, the LEED and Energy Star certified tower at 333 108th Ave. features a modern glass exterior curtain wall, offers a half-acre outdoor plaza and an eight-level below grade parking garage. The lease includes all of the building’s office space and commences in 2020.

The 100%-leased tower, known as the Expedia Building, serves as its HQ. The travel website and technology company occupies roughly 355,540 square feet there, though it is planning to relocate into 550,000 square feet at a building on Seattle’s Elliott Bay in 2019.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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