Boeing Realty Corp. Announces Sale of 10.8-Acre Parcel at Longacres
Site for new Seattle-branch building for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Revitalizes surplus real property to create value for the community and Boeing.
Boeing Realty Corp. yesterday completed the
previously announced sale of 10.8 acres in an undeveloped portion of its Longacres
Office Park in Renton, Wash., to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF)
for its new Greater Seattle Metropolitan area branch building.
The FRBSF announced in November 2004 the signing of a purchase and sale
agreement for this parcel where a new facility will be built to replace the existing branch,
which will not support the long-term space needs and security requirements of the
Federal Reserve's businesses in Seattle.
"The Boeing Company welcomes the Federal Reserve Bank as our new neighbor
in the Longacres Office Park," said John Powers, development manager, Boeing Realty
Corp. "This transaction reflects our goal of revitalizing surplus real property to create
value for the community and for Boeing."
"We're pleased to complete our purchase from The Boeing Company and look
forward to joining the neighborhood," said Mark Gould, senior vice president and Seattle
branch manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. "This parcel is ideally
suited to our changing business needs, and we look forward to continued good working
relationships with Boeing and the City of Renton as we move forward."
"The Longacres Office Park is a perfect location for high-profile corporate
developments," said Renton Mayor Kathy Keolker-Wheeler. "The sale of this property
confirms that companies and institutions looking for a central location, with great access
and amenities, need look no further than Renton. The Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco will further diversify our growing economic base and we look forward to working with them through their construction and having them join the Renton
The 10.8 acres is a portion of a larger 205-acre campus that Boeing purchased in
1990. Boeing subsequently developed 64 acres as the site of the Boeing Commercial
Airplanes headquarters. Boeing learned of the purchaser's desire to relocate within the
Greater Seattle Metropolitan area and determined that this specific portion of the site
was not needed for current or future Boeing operations.
Boeing Realty Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE:
BA), directs all real estate strategies, acquisitions and dispositions, development and
leasing worldwide for The Boeing Company.