The Metropolitan Tract
Management of the Metropolitan Tract, 11 acres owned by the University of Washington in the center of downtown Seattle, is overseen by UW Real Estate.
For leasing information contact:
- Office space:
Ross Peyton (206) 628-5056
Available: Financial Center, IBM Building, Puget Sound Plaza, Rainier Tower, Skinner Building
- Retail space:
Kathryn Colgan (206) 628-5050
Available: Rainier Square, Financial Center, IBM, Puget Sound Plaza and Skinner Building
- Residential apartments:
Manager (877) 595-2226
Website: The Cobb
The Metropolitan Tract contains over 1,500,000 rentable square feet of office space, 200,000 rentable square feet of commercial retail space, 450 hotel rooms, 91 residential units, and about 2,000 parking spaces. The Metropolitan Tract is managed and operated through three long-term leases: one with Unico Properties, Inc. for the commercial office and retail buildings (Rainier Tower & Square, Financial Center, IBM Building, Puget Sound Plaza, Skinner Building); one with Unico for the residential Cobb Building; and one with LHCS Hotel Holdings for The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and garage.
In guiding Metropolitan Tract policy through the years, the UW Board of Regents has adhered to one primary objective: to generate maximum long-term value and related cash flow through the best possible use of this endowment of land and buildings.