The recent completion of a $35 million redevelopment and rebranding has elevated The Outlet Collection | Seattle to one of the premier retail sites in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Moreover, the renovation has attracted some of the country’s top retailers, including Brooks Brothers Factory, Coach Factory Outlet, J. Crew Factory, H&M, Michael Kors, and Nike Factory Store. These brands join designer fashion stores including Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory, Nordstrom Rack, and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store. This is the largest outlet mall in the area and draws shoppers from as far as Canada. The center has been a leader in the industry in promoting “green initiatives” including energy efficient lighting and environmentally friendly property management programs.
King County, Washington, is situated in the heart of Puget Sound, the fifteenth largest metropolitan region in the country and home to over 2.0 million people. Together, the Seattle and Tacoma MSAs include more than 3.5 million people.
Average household incomes are above the national average and are projected to increase. Issaquah, just 30 minutes northwest of Auburn, is one of the fastest growing residential communities in Seattle with several thousand homes under development at $500,000 and higher.
Seattle has been ranked among the most livable cities and is noted as one of the top regions in the nation in which to do business.