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C&W’s Retail Services Group In the News

Showplace ICON Theatre Coming to The Village At San Antonio Center in Mountain View
Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, dba ShowPlace ICON Theatre has leased ±50,700 square feet of space at The Village at San Antonio Center in Mountain View, CA. ShowPlace ICON is a fairly new concept from the Kerasotes family, a Chicago-based theater operator with over […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||3 Comments

Dragon At the Door: What Will End the Tech Boom?


By Guest Blogger Eugene McGrane
Cushman & Wakefield

Slowdown in Asia
The slowdown in Asia has history on its side and could result in a potential replay of the DotCom Bust.

A popular phrase often plays in my head: “The more things change the more they stay the same”.  In 1999, I was just getting ready to turn 21 and has […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: In the News, Perspectives, Press Release||5 Comments

Apple Retail Real Estate & Development Professional Joins Cushman & Wakefield’s San Francisco Retail Team


Susie Hall, who for the past three years has worked with Apple Inc. in Cupertino, CA has rejoined Cushman & Wakefield as an Associate Director in Retail Services, based in San Francisco.

In her new role, Ms. Hall will work with Vice Chairman Kazuko Morgan on managing and executing strategic client initiatives for property owners and […]

By |December 10th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||4 Comments

Economic Music: C&W Holiday Research Update

Reputable and established Bay Area commercial real estate companies are known for providing top notch data and research on a myriad of topics including the economy, retail trends, the state of the CRE industry, and capital markets. Naturally, Cushman & Wakefield’s San Francisco research team is among the most respected and quoted in the industry.

An […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||1 Comment

Collective Health Moves HQ From San Mateo to San Francisco

Story by The Registry

Collective Health Leases Entire 85 Bluxome Street Building
Late last month, Collective Health, an enterprise health insurance software provider secured $81 million series C funding and moved quickly to secure a new home in San Francisco. According to sources with knowledge of the transaction, the new home has been confirmed at 85 Bluxome […]

10th Annual Broker Bowl-A-Thon – November 19, 2015


This is How We Rolled: $63,000 Raised for Habitat for Humanity
One of the year’s most talked about, anticipated and cool charitable events took place on Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm at the Presidio Bowl in San Francisco. The 10th annual CWFL (Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders) Charity Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco was […]

Social Stratosphere Update: In the News – September, 2015


By Mike Kirner
Senior Marketing Associate & Storyteller
Northern California

Happy 161st Birthday, Oscar
October 16th was the birthday of my favorite Victorian poet, dramatist and playwright, Oscar Wilde.

If you’ve never heard of him, he was alive and making news headlines long before Trump, Tom Brady, Mark Zuckerberg, Jayzee, most of the Kardashians ….or even Hillary Clinton. I’m pretty sure he […]

MARKETBEAT Office Snapshot Q3 2015, San Francisco


Bandwidth of Tech Boom Powers SF Market
Employment in San Francisco and the greater metropolitan division (San Francisco and San Mateo counties) continued to break records in Q3 2015. Non-office sectors have certainly been on the rise, with leisure & hospitality up 5.2% and construction and manufacturing up 4.8%.

The real driver of the recent jobs boom, […]

Construction Commences on Napa Commerce Center

Cushman & Wakefield’s Dowling-Bracco Team is Exclusive Listing Agent
Napa Valley, CA – Site work construction has officially commenced at Napa Commerce Center. The fully entitled, seven-building warehouse, light-industrial and flex complex totals 388,000 SF and is located on the Southwest corner of the intersection of Highways 12 & 29 in Napa Valley.

Napa Commerce Center is […]

By |October 9th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||2 Comments

Uber Shakes Up Oakland With Massive Purchase of Former Sears Building


By Cory Weinberg
Uber Technologies Inc. will open a large office in Oakland, taking all of the workspace in the refurbished Sears building that will open in two years, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

The deal gives Uber all 330,000 square feet of the building. Uber made the deal official Wednesday morning, announcing it […]

Cushman & Wakefield is Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor of TechCrunch Disrupt


TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
Sept 21 – 23 – Pier 70
As we were in 2014, Cushman & Wakefield was again a major force at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015, which began Monday, September 21st and ended September 23rd.

We were the exclusive real estate sponsor for this annual event, which takes place in major cities across the globe. This homage to […]

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges Sale of Holiday Inn Express, Mill Valley, CA

Highest Per Key Price for a Holiday Inn Express Outside of New York City
Cushman & Wakefield today announced that it represented ARE WCP MILL VALLEY HOTEL, LLC., in the previously announced sale of The Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley hotel, located in Marin County, just seven miles north of San Francisco.

The buyer was a privately […]

Social Stratosphere Update – Toot Your Own Trumpet


by Mike Kirner
Senior Marketing Associate & Storyteller
Northern California

Toot Your Own Trumpet
( Warning: This is NOT an Endorsement of Any Presidential Candidate )
While listening to the GOP front runner’s lively ( and often controversial) communications and antics is interesting to some and over the top annoying to others, he is able somehow to garner more media attention […]

By |September 5th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||12 Comments

The Consumer is Back to Pulling His Own Weight

By Ken McCarthy
Senior Managing Director, Regional Research Director

The Confident Consumer
Consumer confidence continues to trend upward, pointing to faster growth in household spending and solid demand for retail, industrial, and hospitality real estate. Consumer spending has accelerated over the past 18 months after three years of tepid growth.

An important driver has been the improvement in confidence. The […]

By |September 5th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||0 Comments

Wake Up, Millennials! What You Should Know About Social Media ROI and Generating Awareness



By Mike Kirner
Senior Marketing Associate
Northern California

Thank You for Sharing
I would like to thank the C&W brokers and administrative staff and followers of C&W on Linkedin and Twitter for reposting, sharing and helping to increase both our brand awareness and our ROI (Return on Investment).  The C&W corporate LinkedIn page has recently eclipsed 100,000 followers. […]

What the Affordability Crisis Means for the Real Estate Boom

By Guest Blogger Eugene McGrane
Cushman & Wakefield

The Tech Boom: Part 2
It seems like not a day goes by that we don’t read another article about how our tech companies are growing at staggering rates. Accompanying these articles are lamentations about changing demographics and cultural touchstones in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.

We […]

By |August 29th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||3 Comments

Marketbeat Retail Snapshot – San Francisco – Q2

Economic Overview
The San Francisco economy continued to record strong employment gains in the second quarter, according to the California Employment Development Department.

The unemployment rate in San Francisco tumbled to 3.3% as of June 2015, below the year ago figure of 4.3% and well under the unemployment rate of 6.2% for California and 5.5% for the […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||2 Comments

The Electric Goats of Sausalito

Environmentally Friendly Blogging
This week’s blog post is only marginally related to Cushman & Wakefield and the commercial real estate industry. However, I believe there are businesses and service lines with close ties to our industry who may put this article’s information to practical use.

I recently learned of an ingenious and environmentally friendly service that Bay […]

Marketbeat Industrial Snapshot – SF Peninsula – Q2



Economic Overview
Employment growth for San Mateo County is mostly powered by the life science and high tech sectors, who have expanded their labor force by 3.4%, outpacing both state (2.9%) and national (2.2%) figures over the last 12 months, according to Moody’s Analytics.

This powerful expansion in jobs has, not surprisingly, translated into healthy growth for […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||0 Comments

C&W Northern California In the News – July 2015

Apple Dives into SoMa for First Big S.F. Real Estate Grab
SF Business Journal, July 29
The San Francisco office market may get its first big bite of Apple. Apple Inc. is rumored to have leased approximately 76,000 square feet of office space in a South of Market building located at 235 Second Street. Cushman & Wakefield’s John Lewerenz represented CBS […]

Fed Time is Coming

By Ken McCarthy
Senior Managing Director
Regional Research

Interest Rates
Commercial real estate is facing the first interest increase in nearly a decade. We do not expect higher interest rates to negatively impact real estate values because the increase will be a result of improving economic fundamentals, particularly strong labor markets. Strong job growth means rising demand for […]

Social Stratosphere Update – August 5th, 2015

17,000 Pageviews: Building the Brand
cushwakesanfrancisco has surpassed the 17,000 pageviews mark. In other words, we are producing stories, statistics and content that is worth reading.

Producing blog stories, engaging social platforms, as well as generating comments and online sharing, also allows us to gauge the popularity of the C&W Northern California brand, broadcast our significant wins, […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||3 Comments

Cushman & Wakefield Northern California Client Golf Tournament      



On July 27th, Claremont Country Club hosted the annual Cushman & Wakefield Northern California Client Golf Tournament. Located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, adjacent to the Oakland Hills and the city of Piedmont, Claremont is one of the pre-eminent private clubs in the Bay Area.

The 100+ year-old club includes an 18-hole golf course redesigned in […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||3 Comments

Social Style: C&W Future Leaders Connects with LAUNCH

Listen, Speak Clearly, Build Rapport
On July 16, 2015 , Northern California’s C&W Future Leaders (CWFL) teamed up with the LAUNCH program  (LAUNCH stands for Learn, Assimilate, Understand, Nurture, Collaborate and Help others) to host a half day learning program around Communication Skills. The program took place in Cushman & Wakefield’s Northern California HQ, located at 425 […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||8 Comments

Congratulations Zach and Transamerica

Claret Jug & Green Jacket
Cushman & Wakefield, Northern California would like to congratulate Zach Johnson and his sponsor, Transamerica for an outstanding and gritty performance  at the recent British Open, which took place at the hallowed golf links of  St. Andrews in Scotland. The 1st Place Claret Jug  will surely look good next to the […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Categories: Featured, In the News, Perspectives||1 Comment