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October 31, 2016

Seattle's largest office buildings: Top landlords say no to dogs

Puget Sound Business Journal

Melissa Crowe

Companies wanting pet-friendly workspaces in the Seattle area are running into a dog-eat-dog situation.

The majority of the Puget Sound region's 25 largest commercial property managers said they don't offer dog-friendly leases. They include CBRE and Kidder Mathews, which manage a combined 66.2 million square feet of commercial space.

CBRE, which leases Safeco Plaza, and Kidder Mathews, which leases the U.S. Bank Centre are at the top of the Puget Sound Business Journal's recent ranking of the region's largest commercial property managers. The 25 companies collectively manage more than 179 million square feet, or nearly 6.5 square miles.

Wright Runstad and Co., another large property manager on the List, doesn't offer dog-friendly leases because of health concerns for other tenants in multi-tenant buildings, a spokesman said. The company has nearly 3.4 million square feet of commercial space across eight properties, including 1201 Third Avenue Tower (formerly known as the Washington Mutual Tower).

Companies willing to give a dog a bone include Schnitzer West, Hines Interests and Martin Selig Real Estate. Those last two offer outdoor areas with pet-friendly landscaping and areas specifically for four-legged friends.

To see the full list of commercial property managers, click here. To see the region's largest office buildings, click here.

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