San Francisco Flower Mart Development Project
Represented the master tenant of the San Francisco Flower Mart in renegotiating its agreements with Kilroy Realty Corp., including a long-term master lease to permanently relocate the Flower Mart to 16th and Mississippi Streets in the San Francisco Potrero Hill neighborhood. The firm continues to assist the San Francisco Flower Mart with the redevelopment of the property. Over the past six years, the firm represented the owner of the site in obtaining entitlements for 395 housing units, industrial leasing and design matters.
VF Outdoor Corporate Campus, Alameda
Represented the developer of a build-to-suit new corporate campus consisting of four buildings for VF Outdoor, owner of such brands as North Face, in connection with developer entity formation, land purchase, build-to-suit lease with option to purchase, construction agreements and construction financing.
Oakland State Office Building
Represented Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, the design/builder, in preparing and negotiating design/build agreements with the State of California and in negotiating agreements with design professionals for the 500,000 square foot Oakland State Office Building.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Assisted Berkeley Repertory Theatre in the acquisition of a 62,000 square-foot building in West Berkeley, allowing Berkeley Rep to pay 50% less for 50% more space. The acquisition allows the theatre to consolidate all its pre-production activities into one campus.
California College of the Arts
Represented CCA in this project, including construction-related agreements, ground lease and off-balance sheet tax exempt bond financing.
NetApp Sunnyvale Campus Expansion
Representing NetApp, Inc. with land use entitlements, property acquisition and construction agreements related to the expansion of its Sunnyvale, Calif. campus.
800 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco
Obtained entitlements for the subdivision of a large site near Lake Merced in southwestern San Francisco into 121 lots for the construction of 182 single-family homes and duplexes. After defeating an administrative appeal of the project's mitigated negative declaration, we successfully defended the project approvals in the Superior Court and California Court of Appeal, and successfully defended a separate Superior Court challenge to the City's issuance of a tree removal permit.
San Francisco Exploratorium $130 Million Contract
We were retained to advise The Exploratorium, a museum of science, art and human perception, in construction matters including advice and agreement preparation with design professionals and contractors related to its move to Pier 15/17 in San Francisco.
Group I: 950 Market Street
Land use and real estate counsel to Group I in obtaining land use entitlements, including enactment of a special zoning exemption, for construction of a mixed use hotel/residential/retail project in San Francisco Mid-Market/Tenderloin neighborhood and negotiating a hotel services agreement.
California Railroad Museum Foundation, Sacramento
Assisted in the expansion of the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento, including federal historic tax credits, acquisition, development and construction documentation, environmental contamination issues.
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Strand Theater Project
Assisted American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in developing the Strand Theater, a new performing arts facility on Market Street. Tasks have included real estate transactional representation, tax exempt entity formation and qualification, land use entitlements and New Market and Historic tax credits expertise.
Berkeley-Albany YMCA Teen Center
Assisted with the acquisition, construction and New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) Program, which permits taxpayers to receive a credit against federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs).
Development of Elephant Preserve
Representing the Ndovo Foundation in the acquisition and development of a 4,900 acre preserve for African elephants in Tehama County.
Represented manufacturer/developer in connection with EPC, O&M and stock purchase agreements related to 10 megawatt tracking solar energy facility in Mohave County, AZ.
Landbank Corporate Campus, Sunnyvale
Land use entitlements and transactions related to a 750,000 sq. ft. corporate campus development in Sunnyvale, California.
UC Berkeley Technology Center Lease
We advised Beacon Group Ventures in a lease agreement with UC Regents for UC Berkeley’s new Technology Innovation Center located at the Chase Building at 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California.
Network Appliance Campus and Sales Office Construction
Represented Network Appliance, manufacturer of networking and data storage equipment, in preparing and negotiating agreements with design professionals and contractors for over one million square feet of corporate campus facilities and various regional sales and research facilities.
3COM Corporate Campus
Represented 3COM Corporation, manufacturer of networking equipment, in preparing and negotiating agreements with design professionals and contractors for 750,000 square feet of corporate campus office space and research and development facilities.
Applied Materials Construction Forms
Prepared standard forms for Applied Materials, manufacturer of equipment for the computer chip and thin-film products industries, to be used in engaging design professionals, construction managers and contractors, both on a conventional and design/build basis.
PV Solar Agreements - Arizona
We have represented a variety of owners and developers in connection with the negotiation and documentation of agreements related to the engineering, procurement, construction, and purchase and sale of photovoltaic electricity generation facilities, including a 20 MW tracking ground-mounted system in Arizona.
Applied Materials Research and Production Facilities
Resources for Community Development
San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum
Represented the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum in land acquisition and development agreements with the Redevelopment Agency and in preparing and negotiating agreements with design professionals and contractors for a new museum designed by Daniel Libeskind.