Ellis Partners Buys Vacant Building in Emeryville for $6.3MM

San Francisco-based Ellis Partners has acquired the 19,000 square foot building located at 4090 Halleck Street in Emeryville for $6.3 million, or just over $331 per square foot, according to sources familiar with the acquisition of the property. Ellis Partners would not comment on what it paid for the property. The company used its own capital to acquire this asset. The seller of the building was an end-user that was in the art re-printing business. It had sold the business a couple of years ago and no longer had any use for the building. The seller was represented in the sale by …

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Ellis Partners comes full circle on Roseville office plan

When his firm Ellis Partners bought a nine-building portfolio of office buildings in Roseville from Hines in 2012, co-managing principal James F. Ellis said he believed the region was poised for better times. With Sacramento still in the early stages of recovery from the Great Recession, vacancy on the Douglas Boulevard corridor was 23 percent, so there was definite room for improvement. Ellis’ optimism paid off over the next six years, as the San Francisco firm employed an aggressive strategy of improving the buildings and going after tenants. From then until now, according to Newmark Knight Frank, Ellis’ Roseville properties saw 180 deals. Ellis …

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Ellis Partners Announces Another Wave of New Tenants as The Pruneyard Realizes its Renaissance

CAMPBELL, CA. – The Pruneyard is abuzz with new retail and restaurant tenants as the property completes its first phase of construction, elevating this Bay Area landmark’s shopping, dining and entertainment options. “Our new and incoming tenant mix will complement many of our longstanding tenants and further enhance The Pruneyard as a vibrant dining, shopping and entertainment destination for the entire West Valley,” says Caroline Morris, senior vice president at Ellis Partners, owner of The Pruneyard. This spring, The Pruneyard will be home to several new and innovative dining concepts and retailers as well as refreshed offerings from longstanding tenants. Asian Box will …

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Developers Ellis Partners and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation to Break Ground on “The Key at 12th”

Oakland, CA – Today Ellis Partners, in a joint venture with Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, formally broke ground on “The Key at 12th,” a new state of the art Class A office tower, adjacent to BART and across from the City Center development.  With hard hats and shovels in hand, Oakland’s Mayor and City officials joined in the celebration.  Ellis and Intercontinental expect completion and occupancy in late 2019. “We are honored to have the opportunity to transform this long-vacant block into Oakland’s premiere office building” said James Ellis, Managing Principal of the Ellis Partners.  “The Key at 12th will integrate …

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Ellis Partners and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation Acquire 1100 Broadway Development Site

Oakland, CA – Today Ellis Partners, in a joint venture with Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, announced it acquired the vacant parcel in downtown Oakland known as 1100 Broadway.  The acquisition includes the dilapidated, historic Key System building, which holds 34,000 square feet across seven floors of commercial space.  The new ownership plans to build a new Class A office tower on the site, restore the vacant building to its original splendor, and integrate the two.  The Key System building, built in 1911, was the headquarters of the Key System Railway which transported East Bay residents locally and across the lower …

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Ellis Partners Begins Revitalization of the Iconic Pruneyard Shopping Center

CAMPBELL, CA – The Pruneyard has long been a diamond-in-the-rough, but with the start of a major renovation, it is poised to be the jewel of Silicon Valley. The construction of this multi-phase project is commencing this month following a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, January 18 at 10 am. The first phase comprises a series of dramatic improvements to transform The Pruneyard into an active and connected urban village. The Pruneyard’s Main Street and Plaza will be reimagined into a town square framed by new and updated retail and a host of dining options. Pedestrian walkways will improve circulation through the …

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Ellis Partners Acquires 411 Borel, San Mateo

San Mateo, CA – San Francisco-based Ellis Partners announced that it has acquired 411 Borel in San Mateo.  The price was not disclosed. 411 Borel is a 141,000 square foot institutional-quality multi-tenant office building designed by renowned Bay Area architect Art Gensler.  Its timeless design positions it as one of the leading office buildings in the marketplace.  Situated adjacent to Highway 92 with immediate access to Highway 101, Interstate 280 and the San Mateo Bridge, the property is in a prime Peninsula location midway between San Francisco and San Jose. “We are thrilled to be adding 411 Borel to our portfolio and …

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Ellis Partners, Transbay Holdings & DivcoWest Sell Jack London Square to CIM

Oakland, CA – Today, Ellis Partners, Transbay Holdings and DivcoWest announced that they have closed the sale of their ground leased interests and fee-owned development sites at Jack London Square to the CIM Group. The transaction covers 425,000 square feet of existing office and retail space in six buildings as well as two land sites that were recently entitled for up to 665 residential units.  Terms of the transaction were not announced. “We are very proud of our role in the renaissance of Jack London Square over the last fourteen years. Through good economic times and bad, the dedication of many …

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Ellis Partners Sells 3700 Douglas Boulevard in Roseville

Roseville, CA – A fast-growing Chico-based bank has purchased a 40,000-square-foot building on Douglas Boulevard for a regional headquarters. Tri Counties Bank, with $4.1 billion in assets, is the primary subsidiary of TriCo Bancshares (Nasdaq: TCBK). It has offices all over Northern California, including 11 in the Sacramento area. The regional headquarters “will give us an identity in Sacramento and Roseville,” said CEO Rick Smith. “It’s in the right part of Roseville where all of the banks and financial services are.” The bank has multiple offices in Roseville, where it had a Small Business Administration loan office, a separate commercial lending office and …

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Ellis Partners Acquires Woodside Office Center, Novato

Novato, CA – San Francisco-based Ellis Partners LLC announced that it has acquired Woodside Office Center in downtown Novato.  The price was not disclosed. Situated prominently at the intersection of Redwood Boulevard and De Long Avenue, just off Highway 101, the high-quality Woodside Office Center is an 87,000 square foot multi-tenant office building.  Built in 2003, it has attracted a diverse and high quality roster of tenants including Hennessy Advisors, a Novato-based publicly traded investment manager, the law firm of Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey, APC, and Regus, the world’s largest supplier of flexible office spaces, set to open in …

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