Mirae Asset Global Investments Acquires Amazon Headquarters Building in Seattle for $246.8M
SEATTLE — Mirae Asset Global Investments has acquired the Amazon Phase VIII building in Seattle for $246.8 million. Vulcan Real Estate sold the 12-story, 317,804-square-foot office building.
The building, constructed in 2015, includes 5,297 square feet of ground-floor retail space and serves as Amazon’s headquarters. The property, located at 325 9th Ave. N. in the South Lake Union neighborhood, is LEED Gold certified and features 443 parking spaces.
Mirae Asset Global Investments is an international investor based in Seoul, South Korea.
Kevin Shannon, Ken White and Michael Moll of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) brokered the transaction. David Milestone and Brett Green of NGKF arranged financing for Mirae Asset Global Investments.
“Global capital is increasingly recognizing the unique opportunity offered by South Lake Union and the Puget Sound region,” says Shannon, president of NGKF Capital Markets. “Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles sales activity in the CBDs has been dominated by foreign buyers in 2016 and this is yet another example of this.”
Amazon has approximately 15 years remaining on its lease.
— Christina Cannon