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It was quite a week for Seattle’s commercial real estate world. Snap Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat, became the latest California tech company to make Seattle its home-away-from-home with the lease of a huge new office.

Another real estate milestone this week: a building previously occupied by Amazon was sold for close to $269 million, or $925 per square foot. That’s a new record for office building sales in the city, and almost double the record that was set in 2005.

And as major tech companies are changing the landscape of Seattle’s commercial real estate, some companies are seeking a different landscape altogether. This week we took a look at Camp Native, a Seattle-founded startup that recently relocated to rural South Dakota, and is loving the change of pace.

Plus, we dive into legal conundrums over drone regulation playing out in Olympia and Seattle, and the struggle to take advantage of drones’ many uses while keeping people — and orcas — safe.

Finally, we take a look at the latest move by Uber to block a Seattle law that would allow ridesharing drivers to unionize and learn what GeekWire’s most read story was this week.

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