So, I am here to put a little bug in your ear. I’m not telling you to go and give each of your employees a 15% raise, but I am reminding you to keep your best people at the forefront of your mind. Make them a part of a mission that is bigger than themselves and more important than their yearly salary.
Everyone knows that Microsoft’s HQ is in Redmond, but, how much physical office space does Microsoft occupy in Bellevue? I was reading a report that GVA Kidder Matthews released about how much office space they have. Some of this information is from that report, some of the information I found on my own. All of their office space in Bellevue is leased. However, most of their office space in Redmond is owned. The amount of office space in Bellevue is a tiny compared to the amount of space that Microsoft already has in Redmond.
Downtown Bellevue: Approximately 1,300,000 SF. (1,621,000 SF. corrected 1/30/09)
- Lincoln Square – 320,000 SF.
- Bravern – 740,000 SF.
- City Center Plaza – 240,000 SF. (561,000 SF. – corrected 1/30/09)
Redmond: Approximatley 11,450,000 SF.
- Currently under construction is the $1 billion, 14-building expansion project on its main Redmond campus. Information provided by Schnitzer Northwest.
- 2004: 28,587
- 2005: 30,858
- 2006: 34,869
- 2007: 36,405
- 10/08: 41,276