Cushman & Wakefield Providing Bank of the West with Integrated Facilities Management Services in the U.S.

Cushman & Wakefield Global Occupier Services Delivering Integrated Facilities Management Services for Bank of the West's 3.7 MSF Retail Branch Portfolio SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 29, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) has announced the firm has been hired to provide Bank of the West with Integrated Facilities Management services across Bank of the West’s 3.7 million-square-foot U.S. retail branch portfolio. Executive Vice President Sean Prasad led the process for Cushman & Wakefield. Executive Managing Director Martin Woodrow, Senior Managing Director Tim Eichholz and Account Manager Jack Devoy of the firm will lead a Global Occupier Services (GOS) team providing Bank of the West with Facilities Management and Mobile Engineering services. Cushman & Wakefield’s GOS team will be utilizing its Portfolio Services Center (PSC) to support over 600 locations for Bank of the West. Comprised of 700+ professionals, the PSC provides clients with centralized Strategic Consulting, Transaction Management, Portfolio [...]

East Bay Oakland Office Market Awaits Arrival of Large Tech and New Construction to Fuel Growth

Market's 2019 Investment Sales Pricing Reaches New Heights Oakland, Calif., May 1, 2019 – The East Bay Oakland office market may have got off to a slow start in 2019, with virtually no growth and moderate leasing activity, but significant growth, driven primarily by in-migration from major tech users, awaits just on the horizon, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s new Q1 2019 market report. Meanwhile, rental rates continue to climb overall, led by rates in the region’s CBD areas, while investment sales pricing continues to reach new heights. Despite the sluggish start, the firm’s local experts maintain a highly positive outlook for the region, as a result of new tech activity plus housing opportunities. Keith Reichert, local Research Analyst with Cushman & Wakefield in Oakland, said, “Office vacancy for the East Bay Oakland market remains healthy at 9.5%, essentially unchanged from the previous quarter, while gross leasing activity totaled just [...]

Knotel Expands in San Francisco with 52,285 SF Multi-Floor Lease at 455 Market Street

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 24, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Knotel, a flexible workspace provider, has signed a new lease for 52,285 square feet of office space at 455 Market Street in San Francisco’s Financial District. The company will operate the 7th and 8th floors of the 23-story, Class A office and retail complex located in the heart of downtown San Francisco on the famous city thoroughfare, Market Street. Cushman & Wakefield’s John Walsh and David Duble represented the landlord in the transaction. Walsh said, “We are very excited to have Knotel as a new tenant in the building.” In a public statement, Amol Sarva, CEO of Knotel, commented, “San Francisco is our second largest market, so it’s unsurprising that we already have the most locations in town for flexible office. However, given the competitive office market and high cost of doing business, we will continue to [...]

Napa Square Introduces ‘Executive Suite’ Concept to Napa Valley – Cushman & Wakefield Heads Project Leasing Effort

Cushman & Wakefield Heads Project Leasing Effort, Foresees Success of Executive Suite Concept Ahead NAPA, Calif., March 25, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Napa Square, a premier office building located at 1455 First Street in downtown Napa, has introduced a brand new executive suite concept to the marketplace. Situated on the second floor of the 3-story building, the new offices are being offered to individuals or groups on a monthly or longer-term rental basis. Cushman & Wakefield’s Margaret Duskin and Bo Harkins are heading the leasing efforts for the property which is positioned in one of the world’s most popular wine and culinary destinations. Duskin said, “Our executive workspaces offer entrepreneurs, employees and employers alike greater flexibility, connectivity, and convenience both in terms of location and function.” She added, “Major nearby corporate hubs like San Francisco and Oakland already have extensive executive suites, and coworking concepts (such [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Welcomes Steve Dunn to Central Valley Industrial Team

Steve Dunn has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Director in Stockton, California. Steve will be part of the Central Valley Industrial Team, working alongside the firm’s Blake Rasmussen, Kevin Dal Porto and Tyson Vallenari. Steve brings more than 25 years of experience managing multi-million dollar businesses and projects tied to the development and construction industry. As past President for the last seven years of Cal Sierra Pipe, LLC, a steel pipe distributor servicing the Western United States, Steve managed the overall operation of a 20 person staff, exceeding $20 million in annual revenue. Prior to his presidency with Cal Sierra Pipe, Steve enjoyed more than 20 years of experience as an executive in the General Engineering/Heavy Construction Industry with Preston Pipelines, DSS/Knife River Construction and Grupe Development. Steve also has been instrumental in the overall project success of over $200 million in the construction of Residential Subdivisions, Commercial [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Electric Goats of Sausalito

  Environmentally Friendly Blogging This week's blog post is only marginally related to Cushman & Wakefield and the commercial real estate industry. However, I believe there are many businesses and service lines with close ties to our industry who may put this article's information to practical use. I recently learned of an ingenious and environmentally friendly service that Bay Area real estate developers, golf courses, property landlords, schools, homeowners, municipalities, construction companies or unmotivated, suburban husbands may find quite interesting - and fascinating. As a longtime blogger, I have also discovered that the most successful blogs tend to combine targeted business niche stories with local human interest stories. Hopefully the humans who find this story interesting will also be fond of goats. A Herd in the Distance I was peering out of the window of my Marin County apartment recently and noticed a group of smallish, furry animals about [...]

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 [...]