Ellis Partners Acquires Peninsula Office Complex

San Bruno, CA – San Francisco-based Ellis Partners LLC announced that it has acquired the three-building 147,555 square foot project known as the “Lake Amir Office Park” located in the Bayhill Office Park in San Bruno, California.The acquisition represents the second purchase by commercial developer/investor Ellis Partners with capital partner Artemis Real Estate Partners, in its Emerging Manager Program with New York State Common Retirement Fund.  The venture’s first acquisition was the 228,110 square foot EmeryTech Building, in Emeryville, California which recently closed.“We are pleased that Ellis Partners was able to identify a second high-quality asset for acquisition by the …

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Jack London Square Announces New Restaurant Tenant, The Forge, Scheduled to Open Early 2013

Oakland, CA – Jack London Square Ventures, which manages Jack London Square in Oakland, announced today that the new restaurant group Les Bon Temps has signed a 10-year lease with options on a 4,739-square-foot space at 66 Franklin Street. The group plans to open a new artisan pizza and beer establishment named The Forge in early 2013 that will feature views of the famous Oakland waterfront.The Forge (“forge” refers to a hearth used to bake items at very hot temperatures) will specialize in artisan pizza and handcrafted beer, cocktails and a robust wine list. It is the first restaurant venture …

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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 …

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Navis Signs New Office Lease at Jack London Square for Global Headquarters

Oakland, CA – Jack London Square Ventures announced today that leading maritime technology and cargo management company, Navis, signed a new office lease of approximately 35,000 square feet to house its global headquarters at Oakland’s Jack London Square.  The new office space spans the entire 6th floor and half of the 5th floor at the new LEED silver certified 55 Harrison Street building.  A prime waterfront location, the building features decks and sweeping water and city views.  Navis is targeting an August 2012 move to Jack London Square from its current offices at 1000 Broadway Street in downtown Oakland.“We are …

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New Tenants Dock at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA – New office tenants have poured into the Jack London Square waterfront redevelopment.  After signing a 68,000 square foot lease with Sungevity, a solar panel leasing company, earlier this year, Ellis Partners inked the following leases and renewals in the fourth quarter:Live Culture Co., organizers of teh annual Eat Real Festival, leased 2,600 square feet at 66 Franklin St.The English Center, an English language institute, expanded to 9,400 square feet at 66 Franklin St.Law firm Fagan Friedman & Fulfrost LLP renewed for five years for 10,429 square feet at 70 Washington St.The California Association of Public Hospitals, a nonprofit, …

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Haven Opens at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA – Opening for dinner December 14, 2011 in the Jack London Market is Haven, the latest Daniel Patterson Group project.  Executive Chef Kim Alter (Plate Shop, Ubuntu) will be offering a menu of new California cuisine, featuring whole animal and vegetable preparations, and most items on the menu are meant to be shared.  Some sample dishes are roasted chicken with farro, smoky fettuccine with pancetta and egg, foie chicken jus and fall vegetables, and family-style clams with bacon, bourbon, turnip and sea beans.  Pastry chef Matt Tinder’s desserts include a half dozen profiteroles with salted almond and burnt orange caramel, cocoa …

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Pacific Office Automation Inks Lease at Britannia Business Center

Pleasanton, CA – Ellis Partners is pleased to announce a new lease with Pacific Office Automation for 18,900 square feet of office space at 5700 Stoneridge Drive in the Hacienda Business Park.  Pacific Office Automation will be moving into the building once tenant improvements are completed in Janaury 2012.  Ellis Partners would like to thank Dave Bruzzone, Paul Sheehan and Dan Watson of Cornish & Carey Newmark Knight Frank for representing the landlord; and Chris Crabtree and Adam Peters of Cassidy Turley BT Commercial for representing the tenant.

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County of Sonoma Inks Lease at Santa Rosa Corporate Center

Santa Rosa, CA – Ellis Partners is proud to announce a new long-term lease with the County of Sonoma for 29,492 square feet of office space at 1202 Apollo Way, part of the firm’s Santa Rosa Corporate Center business park.  The County’s Human Services Department will be moving its Family, Youth, and Children Division to this location upon completion of tenant improvements, expected to be in spring of 2012.  Ellis Partners would like to thank Shawn Johnson and Brian Keegan of Keegan & Coppin Co., Inc. (“K&C”) and Kevin Doran of K&C for diligen representation of landlord and tenant, respectively.

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Sungevity Signs Additional Lease in Jack London Square on Oakland Waterfront

Oakland, CA — Ellis Partners, on behalf of Jack London Square Ventures, and Sungevity today announced that the leading solar provider will expand its headquarters at Oakland’s Jack London Square to 68,000 square feet. The expanded office space includes its current square footage in the historic 66 Franklin Street building and increased space located in the newly constructed 55 Harrison Street Building. Sungevity is adding the space to facilitate its rapid business and workforce growth, due in part to the company’s successful East Coast expansion and new partnership with home improvement retailer, Lowe’s.“Jack London Square is proud to be housing prominent …

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Ellis Partners Sells Jack London Square Building to Foundation

by Blanca Torres, San Francisco Business TimesOakland, CA – Ellis Partners has sold a 30,000-square-foot building at 10 Clay St., Oakland, in Jack London Square to the Rogers Family Foundation, a nonprofit that occupies half of the building. The price was not disclosed.The building, known as One Ferry Landing, was built as part of the first phase of a $350 million overhaul of Jack London Square spearheaded by Ellis Partners and Transbay Holdings.It sits next to the Jack London Square Ferry Terminal and has two Floors, one retail and one office.The Rogers Family Foundation focuses on advancing education and youth programs …

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