Amazon expansion evicts Microsoft from last Seattle office space

Kit McDonald

Amazon has taken to expanding further into Seattle, Washington this week, closing a deal that might evict Microsoft from their only office building in the city.

According to Geekwire, the online retailer leased the Westlake Terry property which is a complex of two adjacent buildings so wide that they take up a full block between Harrison and Thomas Streets in Seattle. Unfortunately, that’s the same location that Microsoft has been sitting in for nearly a decade.

Kilroy Realty had been leasing the complex out to a few businesses, the tech giant included, but originally wanted one company to take the whole complex under a single lease. The much cleaner deal leaves Amazon with a claim over the property for twelve years and puts Microsoft out once the company’s lease with Kilroy runs up in February 2019.

Microsoft hasn’t made a statement whether they intend to keep a Seattle-based office, but Amazon shared to the press that they were “looking forward to moving into another great office space.”