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Published on March 01, 2024
Global Health Nonprofit PATH Set to Relocate Seattle Headquarters to Fremont's West Dock BuildingSource: HGC Group

In a strategic pivot towards Seattle's bustling Fremont district, the global health heavyweight PATH is gearing up to bid farewell to its long-standing South Lake Union headquarters. PATH has cast its lot with the Hess Callahan Grey Group, inking a lease agreement for the full 52,000-square-foot space in the West Dock building at 437 N. 34th St., with plans to transplant its operations there in 2025, as reported by GeekWire.

The move, announced last Thursday, marks end of a 15-year chapter at PATH's current address, 2201 Westlake Ave., and opens a new page that will house over 200 Seattle-based employees. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, this relocation comes a decade and a half after PATH initially set up shop at its now-former South Lake Union digs.

The international nonprofit, renowned for its endeavors in public health innovations ranging from vaccines to diagnostics, will continue to operate essential laboratory and engineering labs at the new locale, in addition to opening its doors to collaborative spaces meant for both meetings and events. PATH, which rakes in a revenue of $343.1 million and is ranked the sixth-largest nonprofit in the region, shows no signs of slowing down its expansive global footprint, currently boasting upwards of 3,000 employees spread across 24 countries.

Nikolaj Gilbert, PATH's president and CEO, heralded the upcoming move, envisioning the new headquarters as a bastion for creativity and innovation. "PATH staff envisioned a space that ignites creativity and fosters innovation — and feels distinctly 'Seattle,'" he was quoted saying in a press release nabbed by GeekWire. Foreseeing a smooth integration with the local community, Gilbert expressed enthusiasm about acquainting PATH's global staff with the vibrancy of the Fremont area.

The West Dock building, offering scenic views of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and lying adjacent to tech giants like Google and Adobe, has a history of housing growth-driven companies such as Tableau. This repurposing of space from tech to nonprofit realms signifies a continuing evolution of Seattle's dynamic corporate landscape. "We are proud to hand over the keys to this distinctive space to PATH, an organization that is doing truly cutting-edge work around the world," stated Mark Grey, co-founder of HCG Group, in sentiments echoed by a press release featured by the Business Journal.

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