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Seattle Market Snapshot Q1 2024

Q1 2024 posted major negative absorption for the entire Seattle market consistent with prior quarters. This large negative absorption observed in the quarter was primarily the result of two new large office buildings delivering 100% vacant – Washington 1000 (531K SF in the CBD) and Northlake Commons (158K SF in South Lake Union). However, we were encouraged to see Class A+ assets post positive absorption for Q1 2024 of roughly 70K SF. This was driven by the ongoing ‘flight to quality’ observed throughout the country as many office users in the market are taking advantage of well-located and highly amenitized buildings offering competitive lease rates with aggressive concession packages. We note, this positive absorption of Class A+ assets was specific to smaller office users (e.g. 15K SF or less) in the market.

20.95% Direct Vacancy
65,499,440 Total SF
13,724,667 Vacant SF
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