Transactions - OCTOBER 10, 2016

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CPPIB enters Seattle office market

by Andrea Waitrovich

The C$279 billion ($212 billion) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hudson Pacific Properties have acquired a 285,680-square-foot, class A office tower in Seattle, known as Hill7, for $180 million.

The acquisition of Hill7 marks CPPIB’s first office real estate investment in Seattle. CPPIB will own a 45 percent interest in the joint venture, and Hudson Pacific will own 55 percent and act as managing member responsible for property management, leasing and construction.

Hill7 is located at 1099 Stewart St. in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, directly adjacent to South Lake Union. The newly constructed, 11-story office building is currently 80.4 percent leased with HBO and Redfin as anchor tenants.

Seattle remains one of the hottest U.S. property markets, and remains one of the tightest office markets in the country, according to JLL’s Seattle-Bellevue Third Quarter 2016 report. For the fourth consecutive year, the

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