Facebook has signed a 10-year lease for most of Dexter Station, a 10-story building northwest of Amazon’s sprawling South Lake Union campus, an office broker familiar with the matter confirmed.

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Facebook has signed a 10-year lease for most of Dexter Station, a 10-story building northwest of Amazon’s sprawling South Lake Union campus, an office broker familiar with the matter confirmed.

The social-networking service, which has leased space in downtown Seattle at Metropolitan Park East, had been known for months to be hunting for larger space.

Like some other Silicon Valley tech companies, Facebook is expanding here as it seeks to attract the best workers and poach employees from large tech firms based here, like Amazon.

“This is all about recruitment, recruitment, recruitment,” the broker said. “Seattle has become a darling for recruiting tech talent.”

Facebook signed a lease for all but the top two floors of Dexter Station and is expected to move in by September, the broker said, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The lease gives Facebook space for about 2,000 employees, Bloomberg reported. A spokeswoman for Facebook said Tuesday she could not comment on the company’s leases.

The building at 1101 Dexter Ave. N. offers almost 346,000 square feet and is owned by Seattle-based Capstone Partners and San Francisco-based Stockbridge Capital Group.

Capstone Partners said it had no comment.

When construction on the $80 million project began in early 2013, Dexter Station was the largest local office project launched after the Great Recession without a signed tenant.

The developers financed the project partly with funds from foreigners seeking permanent-residency visas under the federal EB-5 program.