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Amazon signs 180,000-square-foot lease in downtown San Francisco

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Retailer doubles its presence in the city

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The San Francisco Business Times reports that Amazon just inked a major San Francisco lease. The digital retailer signed a 180,000-square-foot deal at 525 Market, the circa 1973 concrete-and-steel high-rise block at First Street.

This isn’t Amazon’s only presence in the Bay Area. In addition to two office leases in East Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, the company also has space at 188 Spear and 475 Sansome.

Presently the retailer has 1,083 jobs open in the Bay Area alone.

According to Geek Wire, “Amazon employs more than 30,000 people in California, which represents Amazon’s second-biggest market in the country, behind Washington state. That includes employees at Amazon’s warehouses — it has 11 in California, along with 17 sortation/delivery centers and 11 Prime Now hubs.”

Based in Washington, Amazon made headlines recently after it was announced the e-e-commerce powerhouse plans on purchasing Whole Foods for a cool $13.7 billion.

525 Market

525 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105