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Heavily funded real estate startup Compass moves in on Amazon with big new Seattle tech center
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Heavily funded real estate startup Compass moves in on Amazon with big new Seattle tech center

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin hands out cake pops to passersby, including some of the Amazon employees the company hopes to recruit, after cutting the...

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Windermere spinout MoxiWorks raises cash from Vector Capital to grow tech platform for brokerages
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Windermere spinout MoxiWorks raises cash from Vector Capital to grow tech platform for brokerages

MoxiWorks CEO York Baur. (MoxiWorks Photo) MoxiWorks, a Seattle startup that operates a platform for real estate brokers, has raised cash from...

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Real estate tech startup Savvy Lane raises $2M with plans to keep moving into West Coast markets
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Real estate tech startup Savvy Lane raises $2M with plans to keep moving into West Coast markets

Savvy Lane co-founders Beata and Andrew Miklos. (Savvy Lane Photo) Savvy Lane is making moves in the crowded field of companies using tech to...

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Alexandria doubles down on decades-long Seattle biotech bet with Mercer ‘Mega Block’ deal
News 3 weeks ago
Alexandria doubles down on decades-long Seattle biotech bet with Mercer ‘Mega Block’ deal

Alexandria will pay $143.5 million for the Mercer Mega Block site across the street from University of Washington School of Medicine buildings,...

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Will tech make realtors obsolete? Investors debate the future of real estate
News 3 weeks ago
Will tech make realtors obsolete? Investors debate the future of real estate

From left: Elie Finegold, Julie Sandler, Scott Smith, and moderator Dave Garland discuss the future of real estate tech. (GeekWire Photo / Monica...

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Amazon HQ2 becomes nation’s most competitive region for home buyers as Seattle market cools
News 4 weeks ago
Amazon HQ2 becomes nation’s most competitive region for home buyers as Seattle market cools

Amazon’s future home in Northern Virginia. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Amazon hasn’t broken ground on its first HQ2 building in Northern...

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Modular smart-home startup Blokable raises $23M, plans new California manufacturing facility
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Modular smart-home startup Blokable raises $23M, plans new California manufacturing facility

(Blokable Photo) Blokable, the Seattle-based startup aiming to transform how housing is developed, raised $23 million to expand its manufacturing...

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Seattle housing startup Blokable raises $23M, plans new California manufacturing facility
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Seattle housing startup Blokable raises $23M, plans new California manufacturing facility

(Blokable Photo) Blokable, the Seattle startup aiming to transform how housing is developed, raised $23 million to expand its manufacturing...

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Gov. Inslee helps Bluebird Bio open new ‘nest’ for cancer research efforts in Seattle
News 1 month ago
Gov. Inslee helps Bluebird Bio open new ‘nest’ for cancer research efforts in Seattle

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (third from left) joined Bluebird CEO Nick Leschly (second from left) at a ribbon-cutting event for company’s...

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Adaptive Biotechnologies will triple size of its Seattle HQ following IPO
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Adaptive Biotechnologies will triple size of its Seattle HQ following IPO

Adaptive will be the sole tenant at 1165 Eastlake Ave. in Seattle’s Lake Union neighborhood. (Alexandria Real Estate Equities Photo) Adaptive...

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Google’s Seattle-area footprint skyrockets to nearly 2M square feet, fueling region’s tech space race
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Google’s Seattle-area footprint skyrockets to nearly 2M square feet, fueling region’s tech space race

One of the buildings in Google’s new campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, slated to open soon. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)...

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Commercial real estate marketing tech startup Remarkably raise more cash to meet early demand
News 1 month ago
Commercial real estate marketing tech startup Remarkably raise more cash to meet early demand

(Remarkably Images) Remarkably is raising more cash to meet early demand for its technology that helps apartment rental building owners, managers,...

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Fast-growing real estate heavyweight Compass raises $370M at $6.4B valuation
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Fast-growing real estate heavyweight Compass raises $370M at $6.4B valuation

Compass CTO Joseph Sirosh. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) High-tech real estate brokerage Compass has a new mountain of cash to continue building out...

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High-flying Indian budget hotel startup Oyo hires ex-Uber GM to lead new Seattle office
News 1 month ago
High-flying Indian budget hotel startup Oyo hires ex-Uber GM to lead new Seattle office

(Oyo Photo) Oyo, a six-year-old hotel startup that has already grown to dominate the budget hospitality scene in India and China, is setting its...

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Expedia begins 90-day countdown to new Seattle campus, preparing for major move across region
News 2 months ago
Expedia begins 90-day countdown to new Seattle campus, preparing for major move across region

The view of Expedia Group’s new Seattle campus from an airplane. (Expedia Group Rendering) Expedia Group has started the countdown clock to the...

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Zillow Group and Compass settle no-compete dispute between real estate heavyweights
News 2 months ago
Zillow Group and Compass settle no-compete dispute between real estate heavyweights

Compass’ smart real estate sign. (Compass Photo) Zillow Group and Compass have settled a pair of lawsuits that accused the SoftBank-backed high...

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Public records reveal another potential giant Amazon tower in Bellevue
News 2 months ago
Public records reveal another potential giant Amazon tower in Bellevue

Here’s what Amazon’s big new tower in Bellevue might look like. The company could build a second tower, adjacent to the first, according to public...

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Salesforce real estate footprint at ‘HQ2’ in Seattle area reaches 650K square feet with Tableau deal
News 2 months ago
Salesforce real estate footprint at ‘HQ2’ in Seattle area reaches 650K square feet with Tableau deal

Salesforce’s office in Bellevue, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper) When Salesforce completes its deal to buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion...

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Apple to unveil details of massive Seattle expansion at big new office complex in Amazon’s backyard
News 2 months ago
Apple to unveil details of massive Seattle expansion at big new office complex in Amazon’s backyard

Apple is making an announcement with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan at the 333 Dexter building location in Seattle. (Miller Hull Partnership Rendering)...

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Healthcare tech company Accolade to double headcount in Seattle with new HQ office
News 2 months ago
Healthcare tech company Accolade to double headcount in Seattle with new HQ office

Accolade CEO Raj Singh speaking at the 2018 GeekWire Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong) Four years after establishing a second headquarters in...

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First look: Inside Microsoft’s plan to reinvent its original Redmond campus
News 3 months ago
First look: Inside Microsoft’s plan to reinvent its original Redmond campus

The latest designs for new buildings on Microsoft’s original campus. Click for larger image. (Microsoft Rendering) REDMOND, Wash. — Today it takes...

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Real estate giant JLL teams up with Google on new digital assistant app for office workers, challenging Alexa and Cortana
News 3 months ago
Real estate giant JLL teams up with Google on new digital assistant app for office workers, challenging Alexa and Cortana

JLL is one of the world's top real estate companies, managing crown jewel buildings across the globe and helping some of the elite technology...

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WeWork brings ‘headquarters by WeWork’ concept for medium-sized companies to Seattle area
News 3 months ago
WeWork brings ‘headquarters by WeWork’ concept for medium-sized companies to Seattle area

Trending: Amazon to shut down its Amazon Restaurants business in the U. S. WeWork is expanding its "headquarters by WeWork" concept to more cities,...

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Leafly inks new HQ lease in Seattle as marijuana information platform rides cannabis wave
News 3 months ago
Leafly inks new HQ lease in Seattle as marijuana information platform rides cannabis wave

Leafly is moving into a bigger headquarters in Seattle as it expands headcount amid a fast-growing cannabis industry. The marijuana review and...

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Q&A: Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman on competing with Zillow, and the potential of real estate tech
News 3 months ago
Q&A: Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman on competing with Zillow, and the potential of real estate tech

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman at the company’s Seattle headquarters. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Redfin is more than two years into what was once an...

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Historic steam plant in Seattle gets a fresh new look courtesy of Fred Hutch
News 3 months ago
Historic steam plant in Seattle gets a fresh new look courtesy of Fred Hutch

Workers are in the process of painting the north stack of the old Seattle Steam Plant. (Fred Hutch Photo) The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...

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Real estate investors bet on tech hubs to withstand economic downturns, study finds
News 4 months ago
Real estate investors bet on tech hubs to withstand economic downturns, study finds

Tech hubs like San Francisco draw major real estate investments. (Flickr Photo / Chris Chabot) Real estate investors are banking on cities with...

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Redfin’s losses shoot up 84% to $67M as revenue rises 38% to $110M
News 4 months ago
Redfin’s losses shoot up 84% to $67M as revenue rises 38% to $110M

Redfin's losses in the first quarter grew faster than revenue, but the tech-powered real estate brokerage met or beat Wall Street expectations on...

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Facebook opens another Seattle building with room for 1,000 people, adding to huge engineering hub
News 4 months ago
Facebook opens another Seattle building with room for 1,000 people, adding to huge engineering hub

Facebook’s new Arbor Blocks 300 Building in Seattle. (Facebook Photo / Jen Leahy) Facebook’s Seattle office was already its largest engineering...

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Fast-growing sales tech startup Highspot leases big Seattle waterfront office with room for 800 people
News 4 months ago
Fast-growing sales tech startup Highspot leases big Seattle waterfront office with room for 800 people

The World Trade Center East building. (Highspot Photo) Highspot will soon have a new spot to call home. The startup that builds artificial...

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