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Microsoft’s GitHub Deal Brings Kilroy’s Seattle Portfolio to 100% Leased

Los Angeles-based Kilroy Realty Corporation signed a 10-year lease with Microsoft subsidiary GitHub for 61,000 square feet of office space at Skyline Tower in Bellevue. The transaction, combined with three recently signed leases, has effectively filled Kilroy’s current 1.8-million square-foot Seattle portfolio, underscoring the increasingly tight market conditions in the region.

Kilroy’s Rob Swartz says, “Over the past several years, Seattle has developed into one of the most rewarding markets for commercial real estate in the nation.”

The REIT points out extraordinary demand for Class A office space is being fueled by the nation’s largest technology companies, which continue to expand their presence across greater Seattle. Region-wide vacancy rates at year-end 2019 fell below 5%, while total annual absorption approached about 1.5 million square feet.

Skyline Tower, located at 10900 NE Fourth St., contains more than 400,000 square feet. The 24-story CBD building has ground-floor retail, as well as an outdoor plaza, and is adjacent to City Center Plaza, Microsoft’s Bing corporate HQ.

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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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