Kristina Wollan Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Managing Director, Investor Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 29, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Kristina Wollan has joined the firm as Managing Director, Investor Services, based in San Francisco. In her new role, Wollan will be charged with ensuring the firm’s largest clients receive the highest level of client service, advisory and customized solutions across the entire platform of services, including capital markets, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory and construction management. “Kristina brings great experience in working closely with clients to understand their business priorities, challenges and opportunities. She will play a key role in delivering clients an integrated investor services solution, customized to maximize the value of their real estate portfolio,” said Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano, Cushman & Wakefield Chief Executive, Global Capital Markets and Investor Services. Added Wollan, “Cushman & Wakefield has built a client-first Investor Services and Capital Markets platform that is unrivaled in our industry. [...]

Woodstock Development Acquires One Bay in Burlingame, Calif. – Cushman & Wakefield Retained for Leasing Services

BURLINGAME, Calif., July 1, 2019 – Woodstock Development is pleased to announce the acquisition of One Bay in Burlingame, California. Located at 1350 Bayshore Highway, the nine-story building is approximately 196,000 square feet of Class A office space situated on 4.75 acres along the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay. The property was acquired from New York Life Real Estate Investors and Harvest Properties. Headquartered in downtown Burlingame, Woodstock Development has been active in the Peninsula and East Bay Office and Life Science markets for over 25 years. “One Bay has historically enjoyed a strong presence in the northern and mid-Peninsula markets,” said Woodstock Development’s President Kirk Syme. “The building features a timeless design while offering unobstructed panoramic Bay views that stretch as far as downtown San Francisco and across to the East Bay, and south along the Peninsula.” One Bay currently offers a 10-minute shuttle service to the BART [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Announces Sale of Self Storage Facility in Northern California’s East Bay Area

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif., January 16, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced the firm has completed the sale of Lockaway Storage in Castro Valley, California, a primarily residential community in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, or East Bay. Located at 8555 Dublin Canyon Rd., the project contains 26,000 rentable square feet of storage area as well as 135 outdoor RV/boat parking spaces. The seller was a private individual based in Northern California and the buyer was Ramser Development Company based in Southern California (Orange County). Greg Wells, Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Practice Group, represented the seller and also procured the buyer in the transaction. “Lockaway Storage – Castro Valley is a best-in-class asset located adjacent to Interstate 580 midway between Hayward and the Dublin/Pleasanton communities,” said Wells. “This strategic location has ensured the project maintains high occupancy (95%+) and will provide the buyer [...]

North Bay’s Woodside Office Center Sells to Dunhill Partners

Cushman & Wakefield Co-Reps Seller in Transaction, Retained by Buyer for Leasing and Property Management NOVATO, Calif., October 31, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced the sale of Woodside Office Center, a premier, 89,457-square-foot (sf) three-story Class A suburban office property in the affluent Marin enclave of Novato. The seller was a joint venture between Artemis Real Estate Partners and Ellis Partners. The buying group was led by Mark Hutchinson and Doug Twillman of San Francisco-based Dunhill Partners West. Whitney Strotz and Steven Leonard of Cushman & Wakefield in collaboration with Michel Seifer, Rob Hielscher, Kristina Wollan and Erik Hanson of JLL represented the seller in the transaction. Cushman & Wakefield, which previously served as the leasing broker for the project, has also been retained by Dunhill to continue providing leasing services. Strotz and Leonard will continue serving in that role and Cushman and Wakefield will also continue to provide [...]

Whole Foods Property in Heart of Silicon Valley Fetches $55 Million

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – September 17, 2018 – A 50,451-square-foot retail property occupied by Whole Foods Market in Los Altos (Silicon Valley), California has sold for $55 Million. Imperial Hornet Developers, LLC acquired the freestanding property located at 4800 El Camino Real, one of the region’s primary thoroughfares, from Compass Grand Associates, LLC. Investment specialists Kevin Held and Matt McNeill with Cushman & Wakefield represented the buyer in the transaction. The duo worked with Ron Goldie, a Los Angeles-based attorney who specializes in acquisitions, portfolio management, and dispositions for urban core, Class A real estate for high net worth private clients, and who acted as an investment advisor in leading negotiations for the buyer. “This is an irreplaceable, single tenant asset and a generational investment opportunity in the epicenter one of the best economies in the world,” said Mr. Held, Vice President. “The property was originally developed as a prototype build to [...]

Hackman Capital Partners Expands Toe-Hold in East Bay with Purchase of 6th Building in Emeryville

(PRNewsfoto/Hackman Capital Partners, LLC) Sept. 10, ­­2018 -- Hackman Capital Partners, LLC, a Los-Angeles based real estate investment and operating company, announced today the purchase of 1300 64th Street in Emeryville, California. The property, which includes a 25,138-square-foot building and off-street parking lot, follows on the heels of the company's acquisition of a five-building portfolio, known as Emeryville Exchange, in June. Five of the now six buildings, including the recent purchase, are situated in Jelly Bean Square, which takes its name from the largest building's roots as the former Jelly Belly distribution center. The sixth building, called the Thoroughbred Building, is located approximately 10 blocks south of the square at 1250 53rd Street. "We're thrilled to be expanding our presence in this dynamic East Bay market," said Matt Landstrom, Vice President of Acquisitions for Hackman Capital. "With high demand and limited supply, Emeryville is quickly growing and evolving." According to Landstrom, the building at 1300 64th Street, [...]

Woodland Crossroads Sells for over $18 Million

WOODLAND, Calif. – August 29, 2018 – Woodland Crossroads, a grocery-anchored promotional shopping center in Woodland (Sacramento Valley), California, has sold to a private capital investment group in Southern California for $18.045 million. Originally developed in 1985 with K-Mart as its anchor, Woodland Crossroads was substantially redeveloped in 2016 as a Grocery Outlet-anchored and regionally-drawing mid-sized box promotional center. The seller was Woodland Crossroads TIC – Engstrom Properties, which was represented in the transaction by Cushman & Wakefield’s Dan Wald and Don LeBuhn (The Wald | LeBuhn Team), both Executive Managing Directors with the firm’s Retail Investment Advisors Group. The buyers, affiliates of El Tigre Holdings, were represented by the Yorba Linda office of Keller Williams. In addition to Grocery Outlet, Woodland Crossroads features key retailers Ross, Party City, Harbor Freight and Tractor Supply as well as a number of successful in-line tenants. According to Mr. Wald, “Woodland Crossroads was ideally tenanted [...]

Rare San Rafael Redevelopment Property Sold to Local Investor

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – August 28, 2018 – Marin Square, a strategically located mixed-use retail/commercial property in San Rafael (Marin County), California, has sold to locally-based Chelsea Pacific Group. Marin Square was first developed in 1984 as a neighborhood shopping center and was later expanded to include an office and multi-tenant commercial component. The seller was Sutter Health. Cushman & Wakefield’s Dan Wald and Don LeBuhn (The Wald | LeBuhn Team), both Executive Managing Directors with the firm’s Retail Investment Advisors Group, in partnership with Trevor Buck, Director in the firm’s North Bay office, represented the seller in the disposition. The buyer, which is based in nearby Tiburon, represented itself. According to Mr. Wald, “Sutter Health significantly enhanced the property’s value prior to sale by allowing below-market leases to expire and limiting the term of the property’s few remaining tenants.  In this way, the property could be offered as a blank canvas [...]

Scotts Village Shopping Center Sells for $15.35 Million

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – August 2, 2018 – Scotts Village, a prominent neighborhood shopping center in Scotts Valley (Santa Cruz County), California, has sold to a Northern California-based real estate firm for $15.35 million. Anchored by Safeway and CVS, the shopping center comprises 121,296 square feet (sf) of retail improvements including several high-profile pad buildings occupied by Chase Bank, McDonald’s, and Taco Bell. Scotts Village was developed in 1984 on a leasehold interest. Cushman & Wakefield’s Dan Wald and Don LeBuhn (The Wald | LeBuhn Team), both Executive Managing Directors with the firm’s Retail Investment Advisors Group, represented the seller, The Pratt Company.  The buyer, McNellis Partners, which is based in Palo Alto and Sacramento, represented itself. According to Mr. Wald, “Scotts Village enjoys great market share in Scotts Valley, which due to its proximity to both Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz, has become increasingly affluent.” He added, “The property offers the [...]