About Mike Kirner

20 year marketing, PR and Social media veteran. Writer, blogger, brand builder. Member of the Royal Society for People Who Put Things on Top of Other Things. Bilingual German/American.

Oakland Lands Blue Shield Headquarters and 1,200 Workers

by George Avalos   OAKLAND — Blue Shield of California has agreed to move its headquarters and 1,200 workers to Oakland, the nonprofit health plan said Wednesday, a move that will help it escape fast-rising office rents at its current location in San Francisco. Blue Shield’s move represents the largest relocation of an office tenant [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Developer Buys Peninsula Office Building and Fully Leases to Tech Firm

by Roland Li, San Francisco Business Times Harvest Properties and LaSalle Investment Management have purchased a vacant office and R&D building in Foster City and immediately leased the entire building to a tech firm. The price for the 126,345-square-foot property at 1149 Chess Drive was about $35.3 million, or $280 per square foot. The [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |0 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 many 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 [...]

C&W’s Retail Services Group In the News

by Mike Kirner 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 [...]

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

Economic Music: C&W Holiday Research Update

by Mike Kirner 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 [...]

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

Collective Health Moves HQ From San Mateo to San Francisco

by Mike Kirner How To Liven Up Your Lobby: "Welcome to Our Living Wall" 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 [...]

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

by Mike Kirner 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 [...]

Social Stratosphere Update: In the News – September, 2015

By Mike Kirner 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 rarely [...]