Jack London Square Continues Office Leasing Growth Pattern with Renewal of Two Key Tenants

Oakland, CA Jack London Square Ventures announced today that two office tenants, Timpson Garcia LLP and Parsons Brinckerhoff, have both re-signed multi-year leases at Oakland’s Jack London Square.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global management consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, construction and operations for transportation and other industries.  A tenant at Jack London Square since 2005, Parsons Brinckerhoff signed an early renewal for an additional three years. The organization now occupies 5,626 square feet at 70 Washington, which it uses as a project office for marketing, customer service, public education and outreach. Parsons Brinckerhoff worked with the property’s ownership to expand its office space mid-way through the current lease in order to keep up with growth and business productivity.

“Jack London Square works well for our employees,” said Debbie Maus, Senior Technical Specialist for Parsons Brinckerhoff. “The property has great connectivity to many forms of transit. I commute myself most days from Sacramento on Amtrak. Having the ability to get to our workplace solely on public transportation is a huge plus for our staff. Not to mention getting to work on a gorgeous waterfront all week.”

Local CPA firm Timpson Garcia LLP, a full service accounting and consulting firm that was first established in Oakland in 1924, is renewing their current lease early at 70 Washington for another six years. Timpson Garcia has been a tenant since 2002 and currently occupies 5,011 square feet of office space. A representative from Timpson Garcia stated the firm appreciates the professional environment, quality management, amenities including a range of dining options and spectacular views.

“During busy season, a sizeable amount of our staff needs to work seven days a week and often into the night,” said Dennis Kaneshiro, Managing Partner, Timpson Garcia LLP. “It’s very important for them that we feel we have a safe, comfortable working environment with all they need. It’s also important for our firm that we can present the professional image that Jack London Square affords. Our firm has a long legacy in Oakland and we’re excited to extend our tenancy here.”

“We’re thrilled to have early renewals from these two key tenants,” said Will Miller, Vice President of Leasing, Ellis Partners LLC and partner of Jack London Square Ventures LLC. “Having companies such as Parsons Brinckerhoff and Timpson Garcia renew their leases shows confidence in all the property has to offer – a professional, carefully maintained environment, an abundance of public transit options, waterfront access with gorgeous views and optimal weather, and amenities including a variety of dining options ranging from casual to upscale.”

Jack London Square Ventures worked directly with its tenants through Ellis Partners (Jack London Square Ventures’ partner). Timpson Garcia LLC was represented bySteve Banker, President of LCB Associates.  Parsons Brinckerhoff represented themselves.

About Jack London Square Ventures:

Jack London Square Ventures is a partnership between two reputable real estate and development entities, Ellis Partners and DivcoWest, formed in early 2011 to strategically fund, further develop and improve and populate Jack London Square. These two entities individually – and now together – represent decades of success in real estate development and leasing by focusing on projects with high community value and benefit and with an approach of creativity and care. The Jack London Square project epitomizes the Jack London Square Ventures’ values and culture: representing characteristics like service, quality, value, and attention to detail.

About Parsons Brinckerhoff: for more information, click here.

About Timpson Garcia LLP: for more information, click here.

About DivcoWest: for more information, click here.

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