Jack London Square



This iconic mixed-use public/private project encompasses 12 square blocks along Oakland’s waterfront. A number of existing improved properties together with unentitled development sites were acquired and/or ground leased by Ellis Partners in early 2002 from the Port of Oakland.  Over the following 14 years, the Ellis team utilized the full range of its skill sets in order to renovate and re-lease the existing improved properties, obtain a 15 year Development Agreement for the construction of new office, retail and residential buildings, develop and lease two new office/retail buildings, and reimagine and lead dozens of new events in the project common areas.  The multi-jurisdictional nature of the project also required obtaining approvals at various times from the Port, the City of Oakland, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the California State Lands Commission, Union Pacific Railroad and the WETA (aka San Francisco Bay Ferry).