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Jane Blair, First Vice President

Jane Blair

First Vice President

Jane Blair First Vice President
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101

Professional Experience

Jane Blair has over 20 years of experience solving complex issues in the strategy, acquisition, leasing and sales of office and data center properties. Known for excellence in client services, professionalism and integrity, Ms. Blair specializes in occupier representation (tenants, colocation clients, and purchasers). She has participated in over 360 transactions/consulting projects totaling over 4.8 million square feet, and is consistently sought out for her ability to develop and execute smart strategies which align closely with corporate objectives. The majority of Ms. Blair’s work is with long-term repeat clients; she is highly regarded for her ability to maximize value, reduce risk and lower costs. Ms. Blair is a representative of CBRE’s Law Firm Practice Group, and is a founding member and the NW practice leader for CBRE’s Global Data Center Solutions Group.

Client Services Include:

Site Selection Needs Analysis​ Lease Negotiation
Financial Analysis​ Lease Abstract Strategic Planning​
Build-To-Suit Mapping​ Property Disposition​
Lease vs. Purchase Analysis Lease Audit​ Economic Incentives
Workplace Solutions Data Center/Telecom​ Wholesale Colocation​
Retail Colocation Network Brokerage​  

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute Board, Current Trustee
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital, Trustee and Honorary Trustee, Since 2000
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital, Finance and Investment Committees, Current Member
  • Patrons of Cystic Fibrosis;  Board President, 2012 to Current
  • Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington museum, Past Trustee
  • Seattle Tennis Club, Member
  • Washington Athletic Club, Member


  • Pacific Real Estate Institute Member
  • NAIOP Forecast Speaker - Seattle Office market
  • CREW Speaker
  • SIOR Office Broker of the Year 2005


  • Mills College, Bachelor of Arts; Administration and Legal Processes

Significant Assignments

  • PERKINS COIE, PLLC:  ±320,737 SF
    ±315,737  SF – Represented Perkins Coie in market analysis, negotiation and lease restructure for headquarters location, and subsequent expansion amendments at 1201 Third Ave, Seattle.
    ±5,000 SF – Successful sublease of Perkins Coie, Olympia, WA, office. Project awarded 11/07 and completed 12/31/07 at full rent coverage.
    ±192,000 SF – Represented K&L Gates in market analysis, negotiation and lease restructure for offices at Fourth & Madison Tower, 925 Fourth Ave., Seattle 
    ±25,200 SF – Successful sublease of full floor at K & L Gates’ Seattle offices at Fourth & Madison Building. Project awarded 11/07; sublease executed 2/8/08.
    ±58,000 SF – Sale of UWKC Good Neighbor Center, Renton, WA
    ±62,000 SF – Represented UWKC in site selection, analysis, negotiation and purchase of 205 Columbia Building in Seattle for their headquarters.
    ±46,000 SF – Sale of UWKC Lowman Building, 107 Cherry Street, Seattle, WA.
  • PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS:  ± 41,000 SF – Represented PricewaterhouseCoopers in market analysis and lease renewal at US Bank Centre, Seattle, WA.
  • ERNST & YOUNG: ± 32,000 SF – Consolidation and renewal of Wells Fargo Center, 999 Third Avenue.
  • MONTGOMERY PURDUE BLANKINSHIP AUSTIN PLLC:  ± 21,000 SF – Represented MPBA analysis, negotiation, and lease restructure at Columbia Center, Seattle, WA.
  • FENWICK & WEST, LLP ± 20,000 SF – Represented Fenwick & West in site selection, analysis and lease negotiation for Seattle offices at Second & Seneca.
  • YARMUTH WILSDON CALFO PLLC:  ± 14,000 SF – Represented YWC in site selection, analysis, and lease negotiations for 818 Stewart. Fifth transaction with YWC.
  • COOLEY GODWARD KRONISH, LLP ± 14,000 SF – Represented CGK in site selection, analysis and lease negotiation for Seattle offices at Millennium Tower.
  • MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN, PLLC:  ± 12,900 SF – Represented MENH in lease restructure, extension, and rate reduction at One Union Square, Seattle. Completed second lease renegotiation and renewal at One Union Square August 2011.
  • KANTOR TAYLOR, PLLC: ± 8,500 SF – Represented Kantor Taylor in site selection, analysis, negotiation and relocation to 901 Fifth Avenue, Seattle.

TECHNOLOGY/Data Center Assignments

  • LEVEL 3: ±138,000 SF Since 2005, ongoing assignments representing Level 3’s Northwest portfolio for both lease and purchase.
    ±54,000 SF – Represented Level (3) in market analysis and lease renewal at 1505 Fifth, Seattle, WA.
    ±42,600 SF – Represented Level (3) in site purchase in Quincy, WA
  • ABOVENET: ±35,000 SF Since 2006, ongoing assignments representing AboveNet’s Northwest portfolio, Seattle, Kent, Briar, WA
  • SPRINT: ±28,000 SF Since 2009, ongoing assignments representing Sprint with their Washington State lease assignments/renewals.
     ±17,000 SF POP site negotiation and renewal, Seattle
     ±12,000 SF POP Site negotiation and renewal, Redmond
     ±38,000 SF Current representation for Kirkland site
  • TITAN LLC:  ±162,000 SF – represented TITAN POWER LLC in the sale of Titan Data Center, Moses Lake, WA to Server Farm Realty (Red Sea Group)
  • ASK.COM/IAC:  ±42,000 SF – Represented IAC in site selection, analysis and lease negotiations for $20,000,000 data center in Moses Lake, WA
  • CBeyond: ±19,000 SF – Represented CBeyond in site selection, analysis and lease negotiations at Sterling Plaza II, Bellevue, WA
  • SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: ±1,200,000 SF – As Chair of Property Committee, oversaw purchase of 2 downtown Seattle blocks for Seattle Children’s Research Institute including 9th & Stewart  Building 500,000 SF, 1915 Terry Building 250,000 SF, and Stewart Place block 110,000 SF.
  • DATA CENTER: Build to suit – 9 megawatts  Quincy, Grant County, WA 


Representative Data Center Clients (16+ Mw)

​Level 3 Communications*
​Echo Star (Hughes)
​Sprint* ​TITAN*
​Verizon Business/Verizon
​The Boeing Company*
​XO Communications*
​IAC ​Zayo (AboveNet)*
Group Health*​

Represented Office Clients

​Client SF​
​Perkins Coie* ±320,737 SF
​K & L Gates* ​±218,000 SF
​United Way of King County* ​±166,000 SF
​PricewaterhouseCoopers* ​±87,000 SF
​The Boeing Company* ​±93,000 SF
​Filson Headquarters ​±51,000 SF
​IGT (Doubledown Interactive)* ​+48,000 SF
​Fenwick & West* ​±45,000 SF
​Ernst & Young ​±32,000 SF
​Montgomery Purdue Blankinship Austin ​±21,000 SF
​Yarmuth Wilsdon* ​±54,000 SF
​McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren* ​±27,000 SF
​Union Bank ​±17,000 SF
​Shook, Hardy & Bacon* ​±9,000 SF
​Barclays Bank* ​±6,000 SF
  *denotes long-term client with repeat transactions
Jane Blair First Vice President
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101