International Media Intelligence Firm Cision Signs New Lease at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA –Jack London Square Investors announced Monday that Cision, the international media intelligence and reputation management company, has committed to the waterfront Oakland property for their Bay Area office. In Jack London Square since 2005, Cision left their previous offices in Walnut Creek in search of a higher profile location with access to the Bay Area’s business centers. Cision has signed on for 3 years at 66 Franklin Street where they occupy 19,300 s.f.

“It’s a fantastic spot for us,” said Cision’s VP of Broadcast Affairs, Farid Badiee. “The central placement has us ideally positioned to recruit the best talent from all over the Bay Area. We are steps away from BART, Amtrak, trans-bay ferries, and the highway. And our views of the water are tremendous.”

Cision’s space is located in the heart of Jack London Square in the historic 66 Franklin Building – where a ground floor renovation is currently underway. Jack London Square is currently undergoing a $400 million redevelopment. The urban infill, mixed-use project includes more than 1 million square feet of new development over the next five years. The first phase of construction includes three mixed-use buildings totaling 250,000 square feet and a 1000-car parking structure. The second phase of the development includes two additional office buildings and a 250-room four star hotel.

Jack London Square Investors also recently broke ground on the new Jack London Market. The Market, the largest public market on the West Coast, will feature up to 70 different sustainable vendors, most from around the Bay Area, and will be the culinary and cultural center of gravity in the East Bay.

“We are delighted to have Cision as a tenant,” said Jim Ellis, founder and partner of Ellis Partners LLC, the developers of Jack London Square. “Our association with a company of Cision’s global profile is a credit to the Square’s value for its tenants and their employees. It’s also a testament to the high quality of the space itself.”

Cision is a world leader in the field of media intelligence. In addition to its 15 U.S. offices, Cision operates in 9 other countries and has affiliates in 125 more. The company holds the market’s most comprehensive database of information on media outlets, journalists, and investors; totaling nearly 900,000 contacts in over 150 countries. Cision’s provides clients with integrated services and software solutions for reputation and campaign management, media monitoring and research of media contacts. They reported revenue of SEK $1.9 billion in 2006.

About Ellis Partners:
Ellis Partners LLC was founded in 1993 for the purpose of acquiring and developing commercial real estate properties. The firm has a long history of championing and completing architecturally significant renovation and development projects. (

About Cision:
Cision is an international media intelligence and reputation management company. Cision improves clients’ performance through integrated services and software solutions for reputation and campaign management, media monitoring and research of media contacts. Its world-leading offering makes it easier for clients to understand and proactively influence their media image and reputation in the market. With Cision’s services, clients can make better-informed business decisions. (