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 [...]

Burlingame Point Finalizes Lease with Facebook for 803,000 SF Campus

Photo Credit: Doug and Wolf BURLINGAME, Calif., January 15, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Burlingame Point, a brand new approximately 803,000-square-foot (sf) office campus currently under construction in Burlingame, California, has finalized an agreement with Facebook to lease the entire project. Situated on 18.13 acres on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, Burlingame Point is a best in class office development by Kylli, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China-based Genzon Investment Group Co., Ltd. Facebook first publicly announced the lease was in negotiations to the City of Burlingame Planning Commission in August and the lease was fully executed shortly thereafter in the fourth quarter of 2018. Mike Moran and Clarke Funkhouser of Cushman & Wakefield represented Kylli in the transaction. JLL represented the tenant. Moran said, “We couldn’t be more excited that one of the world’s leading technology firms has selected Burlingame Point to expand [...]

2018 a Record-Setting Year to Remember for San Francisco Office Market

Year Ends with More Large Tech Deals, Positive Trends, but Supply Could Impact Growth Ahead SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 10, 2019 – 2018 was a year for the San Francisco history books, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s year-end office market report. The firm’s quarterly publication revealed San Francisco produced a number of records this past year in the dominant office sector, including record high rents and new construction deliveries. In addition, vacancy reached a three-year low, while tenant requirements (demand) held strong. Also favorable to the market’s economic stamina, the most recent San Francisco metropolitan division (San Francisco and San Mateo counties) unemployment rate was a minimal 2.2%, dropping even further below the year ago figure of 2.6%. Year-over-year (YOY) total private sector jobs increased by 2.0% to 1,023,600 while office using positions increased 2.5% to 397,400. Overall San Francisco office market vacancy closed 2018 at just 6.4%, with [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Bolsters Tenant Rep Services in Bay Area with Hiring of Matt Chatham, Aaron Wright and Hope Keaney

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 3, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the addition of three Tenant Representation specialists in Northern California. Veteran brokers Matt Chatham and Aaron Wright have joined the firm as Executive Managing Directors, and Hope Keaney has joined as an Associate Director. All three professionals will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office and will focus on servicing clients regionally across the Bay Area and nationally. Along with his brokerage role, Chatham will also serve as Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Representation Lead for San Francisco. “It is with distinct pleasure that we have hired these very talented services providers, each possessing deep experience, focused discipline and work ethic and strong, sustained client relationships,” said Mike Smith, Cushman & Wakefield’s Managing Principal for the Northwest Region based in San Francisco. “As top tenant representative brokers, Chatham and Wright are individually recognized for their accomplishments in negotiating complex [...]

TMG Partners Leases 68,000 SQFT to WeWork at 2201 Broadway in Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND (Oct. 24, 2018) – TMG Partners, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest mixed-use property developers, today announced the firm leased three full floors approximately 68,000 square feet of office space to global co-working behemoth WeWork. WeWork will occupy three floors in two phases with Phase I commencing immediately and Phase II commencing in January 2020. TMG Partners completed extensive renovations to the building, which includes a façade upgrade, blade signage, fully reimagined lobby and common area, amenity upgrades, new roof, and a complete HVAC, elevator and fire life safety modernization. “The iconic Art Deco-designed Breuner Building, now fully restored and renovated, is a very attractive draw for tenants such as WeWork who want an environment that combines true architectural authenticity with modern design and technology,” said TMG Partners Director of Development David Cropper. “With large floor plates and high ceilings, the property is ideally suited for [...]

Meridian Sells Dialysis Clinic In Oakland, Calif. For $15.7 Million

SAN RAMON, CALIF. – Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of medical real estate, is pleased to announce that it has closed escrow on the sale of its 12,754-square-foot dialysis clinic in Oakland, California. The purchase price was $15.7 million, representing a price of $1,230+-per-square-foot or a cap rate of 5.1 percent. This is Meridian’s fifth transaction in 2018, having acquired four new buildings earlier this year and selling its 104,000-square-foot multi-tenant office building in Brisbane, California in June. The outpatient dialysis clinic is located at 4242 Broadway in Alameda County, in the North Oakland neighborhood in a busy corridor near Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Hospitals on Pill Hill. The site is also positioned within proximity to the MacArthur BART station, Interstate 580 freeway, Highway 24 and adjacent to a variety of retail services. In 2013, Meridian acquired four lots to create a 19,600-square-foot parcel for ground-up construction [...]

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, [...]

Collective Health Moves HQ From San Mateo to San Francisco

by Mike Kirner How To Liven Up Your Lobby: "Welcome to Our Living Wall" Story by The Registry Collective Health Leases Entire 85 Bluxome Street Building Late last month, Collective Health, an enterprise health insurance software provider secured $81 million series C funding and moved quickly to secure a new home in San Francisco. According to sources with knowledge of the transaction, the new home has been confirmed at 85 Bluxome Street in San Francisco, in the city’s burgeoning Central SoMa district. The Registry was the first to break the news of the lease when they interviewed Cyrus Sanandaji, principal of Bluxome Partners, the developer. At the time, Sanandaji could only confirm that the tenant will be a healthcare company and that the building is fully leased. His firm has most recently been behind the successful redevelopment and leasing of 1045 Bryant Street, a brick [...]

10th Annual Broker Bowl-A-Thon – November 19, 2015

by Mike Kirner This is How We Rolled: $63,000 Raised for Habitat for Humanity One of the year's most talked about, anticipated and cool charitable events took place on Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm at the Presidio Bowl in San Francisco. The 10th annual CWFL (Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders) Charity Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco was attended by well over 200 people from all corners of the Bay Area. C&W's Amanda Murray, Habitat for Humanity's CEO Kris Leja and C&W's Dan Johnson The CWFL Charity Bowl - A - Thon is an over the top, awesome night of bowling, networking and mingling  with commercial real estate professionals, friends and clients.  Cushman & Wakefield San Francisco’s office raised $63,000 for this year's event. Since 2006, CWFL has raised over $500,000 for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. According to Amanda Murray, Platform Manager [...]

Uber Shakes Up Oakland With Massive Purchase of Former Sears Building

  By Cory Weinberg Reporter Uber Technologies Inc. will open a large office in Oakland, taking all of the workspace in the refurbished Sears building that will open in two years, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. The deal gives Uber all 330,000 square feet of the building. Uber made the deal official Wednesday morning, announcing it bought the building from Lane Partners, the building's owner, for an undisclosed price. For Oakland, the deal may ignite a real estate market that hasn’t seen a new office building built in over a decade and hasn’t gotten a bite of the region’s huge growth in $1 billion technology companies. It could also give investors more confidence to finance the construction of thousands of residential units that developers want to build. “Oakland just changed. Wow,” Chris Foley, a land broker in San Francisco and Oakland for Polaris Pacific, said when reached by [...]