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 [...]

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 [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $515 Million Financing for New Bay Area Office Campus

BURLINGAME, CA / NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the firm served as the exclusive advisor to Kylli, Inc. in the procurement of $515 million in financing for Burlingame Point, a brand new, state of the art 803,000-square-foot office campus in Burlingame, California. The construction financing was provided by J. P. Morgan and Starwood Property Trust. Burlingame Point is currently fully leased to Facebook, Inc. for occupancy by Oculus, Facebook’s virtual reality company. The campus is expected to be completed in 2020. A Cushman & Wakefield team led by Steve Kohn and Mike Moran with Chris Moyer, Terry Daly, Clarke Funkhouser, Noble Carpenter III and Jessica Ke represented Kylli, Inc. in procuring the financing. “The market for construction and transitional financing has been bursting at the seams over the past year with well-located office development for world-class technology, biotechnology and life science companies on [...]

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 [...]

Big Tech Boosts East Bay/Oakland Office Activity in Q4 2018 – Bright Outlook for 2019

Demand Expected to Pace with 2019 Deliveries Variety of New Deals Supporting Growth, Rents Continue Climbing OAKLAND, Calif., February 1, 2019 – The East Bay/Oakland office market received a big boost from “big tech” in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s recent Q4 2018 market report. Mobile payment company Square’s lease for 355,762 sf at Uptown Station, currently under renovation, in Oakland’s CBD Lake Merritt submarket, helped propel leasing activity in the year’s final period. Meanwhile, vacancy returned to single digits to close 2018 at 9.7%. Molly Herrick, Cushman & Wakefield’s Market Director for the East Bay, said, “Leasing activity ramped up in the fourth quarter driven by Square, one of the largest office deals ever in Oakland’s history. The East Bay/Oakland office market achieved more than 1 msf of gross absorption during the quarter which made up 40% of the market’s total 2.5 msf of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]