Seattle, WA

Swedish Health Services Signs 24,000 SF Lease at First Hill Medical Pavilion

December 10, 2014


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Trammell Crow Company and joint venture partner Washington Capital Management (WCM), are pleased to announce that Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area, has signed a long-term lease for 24,000 square feet at First Hill Medical Pavilion. Swedish Health Services will relocate its transplant group to the sixth floor of the building in 2Q 2015, as the building completes a significant renovation campaign. The building is currently 44% leased.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the new and improved First Hill Medical Pavilion, the renovation and the building’s central location,” said David Elkins – Chief Asset Officer for Real Estate and Construction with Swedish Health Services. “The building’s connectivity to Swedish First Hill hospital will allow us to continue providing our transplant patients with the highest quality of medical care.”

First Hill Medical Plaza is currently undergoing a significant building renovation, including a complete rehabilitation of common spaces, mechanical, fire and electrical systems and tenant suites. The building will feature a two-story main lobby, new and enlarged window openings to allow for more natural light, new elevators with direct access from the parking garage to tenant floors, new electrical/HVAC systems and equipment, state of the art building automation and control systems, new landscaping and plaza improvements and a six story 60,000 square foot building expansion. Additionally, a 415 stall subterranean parking garage is being constructed underneath the building expansion. Lease Crutcher Lewis serves as the general contractor and Collins Woerman is the architect.

“We are completely transforming this building into a state-of-the art facility that will accommodate the most forward-thinking healthcare companies,” said Mike Nelson, a Principal with Trammell Crow Company’s Seattle Business Unit. “We are thrilled to welcome Swedish Health Services to the building and we are pleased with the leasing activity we are seeing on the remaining space in the building. This diverse neighborhood is home to some the region’s most respected healthcare institutions and we are confident First Hill Medical Plaza will continue to attract this caliber of tenants.”

Situated in the Seattle First Hill submarket, the heart of the premier hospital and medical services hub in the Puget Sound region, TCC and WCM purchased the building, which was commonly known as the Seattle Life Sciences Building, in January 2013.The building features a subterranean pedestrian tunnel linking the building with Swedish Medical Center. The project is situated on a full city block bounded by Boren Avenue, Minor Avenue, Columbia Street and Marion Street.

Bob Mooney and Hans Kemp with Flinn Ferguson represented Swedish Health Services in the transaction and First Vice President Paul Carr, Vice President Steve Perovich and Associate Marcus Yamamoto with CBRE’s Seattle office represented TCC and WC.

Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit