The 2019 Baker Program Class trip to Seattle was an eye-opening experience. Among the biggest surprises was the dominance of Amazon within the city. As we met with developers, alumni and even Uber drivers, everyone was talking about the company’s impact on the growth of the community. According to CoStar, Amazon is the dominant space user in the Seattle office market, accounting for almost 45% of all the gross leasable class A office space. Amazon occupies more office space than the city’s next 40 biggest employers combined.
Dunham, D. (2018). Amazon's impact on the Seattle office market. Cornell Real Estate Review, 16(1). 26-29. Retrieved from: https://scholarship.sha.cornell.edu/crer/vol16/iss1/13/