Zoned for multiple uses, the property was one of the largestcommercial property offerings within Seattle city limits indecades. GVA Kidder Mathews was hired in December 2006 to marketthe property located at the south end of Boeing Field between I-5and East Marginal Way.

At that time, one local investment broker told thatthe sale price would be "a healthy nine-figure number," which wasto say well over $100 million. Tukwila, WA-based Sabey Corp.officially entered exclusive negotiations with AG inmid-February.

Jason Rosauer and Dave Speers of GVA Kidder Mathews had thedisposition assignment for AG. Rosauer tells that therewere a number of factors taken into consideration, including theleaseback, surety of a quick close and long-term relationships. "Ifit was just strictly about price, the nine-figure number may or maynot have been achievable," he says. "Ultimately, it became morethan just a number."

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