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Rainier Square in the News

Bellevue, WA

SEATTLE October 4, 2017 - Wright Runstad & Company published a press release on the $11.7 million generated by permit for affordable housing, click here for a pdf of the press release.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - Wright Runstad & Company published a press release on partnership with J.P. Morgan, ground lease with Amazon and beginning of construction of Seattle's 1.17 million square foot project,  click here for a pdf of the press release.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - The New York Times published an article on Amazon's expansion in downtown Seattle, click here to read more.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - The Puget Sound Business Journal published an article on REI's purchase of land for new headquarters, click here to read more.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - The Daily Journal of Commerce published an article on Amazon's Rainier Square lease, click here to read more.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - Bloomberg published an article on Amazon's recent office space addition, click here to read more.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - The Seattle Times published an article on Amazon's lease of Seattle's second tallest building, click here to read more.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - Geek Wire published an article on Amazon's continued growth in hometown, click here to read more.

SEATTLE December 3, 2015 - Wright Runstad & Company published a press release regarding the master use permit for Rainier Square, click here for a pdf of the press release.


 

REI Headquarters in the News

Bellevue, WA

SEATTLE October 4, 2017 - The Daily Journal of Commerce published an article on REI's $49M purchase of land at The Spring District, click here to read more.

SEATTLE October 3, 2017 - The Puget Sound Business Journal published an article on REI's purchase of land for new headquarters, click here to read more.

SEATTLE March 30, 2017 - The Puget Sound Business Journal published an article on REI's approach in selecting Bellevue for their headquarters, click here to read more.

SEATTLE March 23, 2017 - Wright Runstad & Company published a press release on the outdoor co-ops application for design review to the City of Bellevue, click here for a pdf of the press release.

SEATTLE March 23, 2017 - The Puget Sound Business Journal published an article on REI's future HQ campus, click here to read more.

SEATTLE March 23, 2017 - The Seattle Times published an article on the design of REI's new campus, click here to read more.

SEATTLE March 23, 2017 - Curbed Seattle published an article on REI's move to Bellevue, click here to read more.

SEATTLE March 24, 2017 - The Daily Journal of Commerce published an article on REI's campus design, click here to read more.


 

Wright Runstad & Company in the News

Seattle, WA

SEATTLE February 23, 2017 - The Daily Journal of Commerce published an article about Wright Runstad & Company, click here to read more.


 

The Spring District in the News

Seattle, WA

SEATTLE November 23, 2016 - The Daily Journal of Commerce published an article about The Spring District's Sparc apartments, click here to read more.

SEATTLE May 25, 2017 - The Daily Journal of Commerce published an article about The Spring District, click here to read more.


 

1500 Jefferson Building Awarded The International Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) in the Government Building Category

Seattle, WA

1500 Jefferson TOBYSEATTLE July 6, 2016 - Wright Runstad & Company announced that the 1500 Jefferson Building in Olympia, Washington was awarded The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) in the Government Building category at the 2016 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo held in Washington, DC. To win this prestigious award all properties must first win local and regional competitions. The properties are judged on overall property management excellence in such key areas as engineering, sustainability, emergency preparedness, community outreach and tenant relations.

Wright Runstad & Company has managed 1500 Jefferson since it opened in 2011. Wright Runstad & Company also developed 1500 Jefferson in a public private partnership called the “Developer Model” with the State of Washington and the National Development Council. A similar public private partnership was also employed by the same partners to develop Edna Lucille Goodrich Building in Tumwater, Washington.

The six story, 240,594 square foot Class A office building is occupied by two State of Washington agencies, WaTech and Department of Enterprise Services. These state agencies enjoy the value of a high tech office building, excellent customer service, conference and training center with advanced audio visual equipment, secured bicycle storage, shower facilities, employee lounge areas and a deli/restaurant. The thoughtfully landscaped 8.8 acre grounds also compliment the adjacent residential neighborhood. “The 1500 Jefferson building is a real asset for the Great State of Washington,” said Judy Fitzgerald, Chief Financial Officer of WaTech. “Its 21st century design accommodates all types of working arrangements, supports all types of employee needs and provides public access to the grounds and deli. There are about 950 people who areproud to work in this building each day. The building demonstrates the value of public service and the pride Washingtonians take in their civic spaces."

Designated a LEED Platinum building by the US Green Building Council, the 1500 Jefferson Building is also known for its operating cost savings and sustainable features in HVAC, plumbing, electrical and water consumption without sacrificing operational quality. Environmentally progressive, the 1500 Jefferson Building promotes long term sustainability by use of recycled materials in its interior finishes. Building systems feature state of the art HVAC controls, lighting system, dimming perimeter lighting, integrated shades and occupancy sensors all contributing to a high Energy Star rating of 92 and Energy Use Index of 50 (the national average is 67.3, the lower number the better). The onsite property management team also works closely with state agencies and service providers to continually energize a strong recycling and compost program that diverts more than 56 tons of material from landfills every year.

Wright Runstad & Company would like to thank the National Development Council, the State of Washington, BOMA International, BOMA South Puget Sound chapter, the property management team, state employees and our industry partners who care for the building and state agencies every day.

This was the second international TOBY win in the Government Building category for Wright Runstad & Company and the National Development Council. King Street Center, located in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle and occupied by King County, earned the international TOBY in 2005.

About Wright Runstad & Company

Seattle-based Wright Runstad & Company develops, acquires, manages and leases high-quality commercial office buildings located primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The company is in its fifth decade as one of the region's premier real estate development and operating companies, delivering outstanding property performance and superior investment returns. Wright Runstad & Company maintains an exceptional reputation among tenants and institutional investors for its demonstrated commitment to integrity and high levels of quality and service. For additional information visit: www.wrightrunstad.com

About BOMA International

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge. Learn more at: www.boma.org.

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Click here for a pdf of the press release.