Our Story

Martin Selig Real Estate (MSRE) has been a cornerstone of Seattle’s skyline since its inception in 1958. Founded by visionary developer Martin Selig, our company has played a pivotal role in shaping the architectural and cultural landscape of the city. From iconic high-rises to developments showcasing panoramic views, our portfolio reflects a commitment to excellence, sustainability, and community.

As the single largest independent developer in the Pacific Northwest region, MSRE has a commercial portfolio of 31 buildings and 4.9 million square feet. Our entrepreneurial approach and world-class tenant experience set us apart. Being a vertically integrated company, we oversee the development and management of our assets, providing an unparalleled level of flexibility and service.

Our Mission

At MSRE, our mission is to create spaces that inspire, elevate, and enrich the lives of those who use them. We believe in developing properties that not only meet the highest standards of quality and design but also foster a sense of community and belonging.

Our Values

Relationships – At MSRE, fostering enduring connections with tenants, employees, and communities is paramount, creating environments of trust, collaboration, and mutual support.

Community – We strive to make a positive impact on the communities we serve through thoughtful development and active participation in community improvement projects and organizations.

Sustainability – We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting environmental stewardship through sustainable practices, innovative technologies, and eco-friendly initiatives across our properties.

Optimism – Optimism fuels our vision and actions, propelling us to embrace challenges with creativity, resilience, and a belief in the potential for positive change and growth.

Innovation – We push the boundaries of possibility through forward-thinking strategies, creative problem-solving, and a commitment to redefining industry standards with every project.

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Our Legacy

Martin Selig Real Estate has been behind some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks, including one-and-a-half blocks on Fifth Avenue known as Fifth & Jackson and Fifth & Yesler.

Founded in 1958, by the 1980s, MSRE owned nearly one-third of Seattle’s office space. In 1989, Martin Selig Real Estate developed the Columbia Center, Seattle’s tallest building to date. Most recently, we completed construction on 400 Westlake, the most sustainable office building of its size in the United States.

Martin Selig Real Estate is a long-term holder of premier real estate in Seattle’s core neighborhoods, including Lower Queen Anne, Ballard, Belltown, CBD, International District, and the waterfront.

With many more development projects in the pipeline, Martin Selig Real Estate continues to adapt to the modern real estate climate and provide solutions for Seattle’s established and growing landscape.

Tenant Experience

Our tenants are at the heart of everything we do. We provide unparalleled support and service, ensuring that our properties are not just places to work or live, but environments where businesses and individuals can thrive. From modern amenities to responsive management, we are committed to delivering an exceptional tenant experience.

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Giving back to the community is a fundamental part of our ethos. MSRE is proud to support local charities and organizations that align with our values of sustainability, and community like the American Red Cross, Toys For Tots, Bloodworks Northwest, and Downtown Seattle Association. Through our philanthropic efforts, we aim to contribute to the well-being and growth of the neighborhoods we help shape.

Looking Ahead

As we look to the future, MSRE remains committed to innovation and excellence. We are excited to continue our legacy of pioneering development projects that set new benchmarks in the industry. With each new project, we aim to enhance the urban landscape and create spaces that inspire and connect.

Our Stories