Microsoft Gives Up New Seattle Lease

Microsoft has dropped out of negotiations to lease 300,000 square feet of Seattle office space at 2201 Westlake in South Lake Union, according to a report in the Seattle P-I. The report says a Microsoft spokesman cited the economy and market conditions as reasons for the move. In 2007, Microsoft leased a total of 166,000 square feet of space in South Lake Union, Pioneer Square, and Union Station.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] Follow @gthuang

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