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•  The Austin Business Journal reports that Amazon has hired Shannon Loew as its new vice president of worldwide corporate real estate and facilities, succeeding John Schoettler.

Some context from the piece:

"It was Schoettler who saw the potential to convert some nondescript warehouses in Seattle's South Lake Union area into an urban headquarters campus. He later led development of the high-rise campus just north of the central business district."

Loew, the story says, was chair of the Seattle Design Commission last decade when Amazon developed its downtown high-rise campus in the Pacific Northwest city."  Loew is described as an architect who "founded real estate design company FIX Impact in 2008 and was with the company until last year. His LinkedIn profile states FIX has drafted land-use policies for cities, guided strategy for multibillion-dollar urban redevelopment projects and launched affordable housing entities."