Amazon’s Bellevue 600, a proposed two-tower office project, received an approval of its master development plan, design review and variance request from the City of Bellevue. The 3.5-acre site at 600 108th Ave NE is envisioned for a 43-story office tower in Phase 1 totaling 1.1 million square feet, and a 33-story office tower in the second phase.
The first office tower would rise atop six below-grade shared parking levels. The project would include a meeting center, common space, retail uses, and a potential daycare facility. Additional improvements for Phase 1 include outdoor plaza space, a major public open space, two through block pedestrian connections, landscaping, lighting and construction of a 30-foot-wide section of the pedestrian corridor.
The site comprises the eastern portion of Bellevue Corporate Plaza, which Amazon acquired in 2019 for nearly $195 million. The development is being advanced by Seneca Group, Amazon’s development arm. NBBJ is designing the project, which is slated to deliver in 2024 and would be Bellevue’s tallest.
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.