It’s official: REI’s technology team now has relocated to the Commons on 90 in Eastgate. The outdoor retailer began moving its 288-employee IT hub in December and is expected to wrap up the relocation by the end of March.
“Our new satellite office at Commons On 90 is a creative and collaborative space that helps reinforce our goals of remaining an employer of choice, and will be a strong factor in attracting new talent for our growing IT team,” said Vic Blanco, REI’s director of real estate asset management, in a statement.
Commons on 90 is owned by New York-based Clarion Partners, which renovated the Class A office space that features two towers with more than 142,000 square feet of collaborative work spaces, state-of-the-art infrastructure, fitness center, conference facilities, and wired outdoor space with plenty of car and bike parking. REI is the first post-renovation tenant.
“Clarion Partners is committed to the Puget Sound Region as one of the fastest-growing technology markets in the country,” said Christy Hill, senior vice president at Clarion Partners, in a statement. “With over eight million square feet of office space in top technology markets throughout the country, Clarion has real- time insight into what tenants require and seeks to deliver timely, state-of-the-art work spaces. We are pleased to welcome REI to Commons on 90 and are confident that the space will be ideal for their needs.”