LOS ANGELES (May 29, 2019) — Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) today announced that the company has purchased the condominium rights to build a fully entitled office development adjacent to the 1.5 million-square-foot Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition for $86.0 million before credits, prorations and closing costs. The planned approximately 538,000-square-foot office tower will be centrally located at the intersection of Boren Avenue and Olive Way in Seattle’s booming Denny Triangle neighborhood.
The 1.17-acre, full-block site is fully entitled for a 16-story office tower due to extensive predevelopment and design work by the WSCC Addition’s development team, including Pine Street Group as pre-development manager and LMN as architect. The site offers unmatched transportation access to Interstate-5, Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail, the Seattle Streetcar network and regional bus service.
“This project represents an opportunity for Hudson Pacific to deliver a world-class office tower that will complement and enhance the Washington State Convention Center Addition,” said Andy Wattula, Senior Vice President, Pacific Northwest for Hudson Pacific. “Building on our existing investment portfolio in the Denny Triangle area, this project positions Hudson Pacific to play an important role in the ongoing transformation of this vibrant area of downtown Seattle.”
Targeting LEED Gold, the tower will have approximately 526,000 square feet of office space and 12,000 square feet of retail. Comprehensive amenities will include over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space, bike storage, showers and lockers, and direct access to the WSCC Addition’s dynamic pedestrian-level retail experience. Hudson Pacific estimates total development costs, including the purchase price, in the range of $300-350 million.
“Hudson Pacific’s commitment to long-term ownership of this asset and stewardship in the neighborhoods where they invest were key considerations in selecting them as the purchaser,” said Frank Finneran, Board Chair of the WSCC. “This office development plays an important role in the overall WSCC Addition.”
Hudson Pacific expects to commence construction as early as mid-2021 with delivery for tenant improvements in late 2022.About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates more than 17 million square feet of office and studio properties. Focused on premier West Coast epicenters of innovation, media and technology, its anchor tenants include Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Netflix, Google, Square, Uber, NFL Enterprises and more. Hudson Pacific is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol HPP, and listed as a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information visit HudsonPacificProperties.com.