How one S.F. developer overcame the pandemic to go big in an unlikely neighborhood

  • May 23, 2023

“Between March and December of 2020, all the headlines were, ‘San Francisco is collapsing. Everyone is leaving. Rents are dropping 20%,” he said. “In that economy, we still had full faith in San Francisco’s ability to rebound. We are totally dedicated to solving the housing situation in the city.”

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Proper Food opens Menlo Park location at Springline

  • May 16, 2023

Opening Proper Food at the Springline development in Menlo Park is a homecoming of sorts for owners Dana and Howard Bloom.

When Springline approached them to be part of the new development, they were struck by its innovative mix of residential, office and eateries.

“We believed it was a great location for making high quality food more accessible to both Menlo Park and the Stanford community,” Dana says.

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Viewpoint: Is there a path forward in San Francisco’s self-inflicted housing crisis?

  • May 12, 2023

The solution is clear: Business should be championed and subsidized rather than demonized, a statement that will no doubt invite backlash from progressives. But this is reality: Employment and housing are intrinsically linked. Innovation and a rising economy produce jobs and tax revenues needed to build housing, especially affordable housing. As noted above, San Francisco cannot produce 82,069 housing units by 2031 on its own. The city cannot vilify tech companies, developers, investors, and lenders, and pursue anti-business policies that drive a corporate and talent exodus on the one hand, and expect new investment and housing production to achieve its Housing Element goals on the other.

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Free Barre3 pop-up class at Springline on May 13

  • May 12, 2023

On Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 to 11:00 am, join Barre3 in The Plaza at Springline (1300 El Camino Real) for a low impact, full-body workout that combines strength, cardio, and mindfulness. This all-inclusive workout is perfect for beginners and experts alike.

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Menlo Park: Proper Food brings its chef-designed takeout meals to new Springline complex

  • May 1, 2023

Proper Food has finally brought its “fresh take on takeaway” concept to the Peninsula, not far from the Stanford campus where the company’s founders met.

A grand opening will be held Tuesday at the new Menlo Park location at Springline on El Camino Real. Hours going forward will be 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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Andytown Coffee, Proper Food are the latest eateries opening at Springline in Menlo Park

  • April 25, 2023

A grab-and-go food outpost by Proper Food and a Peninsula location of Andytown Coffee Roasters are the next two eateries in a spate of dining concepts coming to Menlo Park at Springline, a mixed-use development with 183 apartments plus retail and office spaces.

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Earth Day related events at Springline on April 19 & 20

  • April 17, 2023

Grab some food from the food trucks and come create live moss art to brighten up your desk or home. In addition, there will be a Rivian and Envoy demonstration and Zero waste cleaning product company Greatfill will host a discussion on the brand’s sustainable mission in addition to offering a discount to residents.

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Silicon Valley Development Transforms Suburb Into Bustling Mixed-Use Hub

  • March 31, 2023

"Obviously, there was a huge question, or series of questions, around what the future would look like, let alone the future of the office," Sanandaji previously said about the project. "We have been really focused on destination placemaking. You have to view the project more holistically and realize that from a placemaking-strategy perspective, having an incredible lineup of restaurants and bars and activation is really going to start driving meaningful increases in rent on the commercial side, on the office side and residential side."

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New option for extended stays at Springline in Menlo Park

  • March 20, 2023

Have friends or relatives coming to visit for an extended time — and need to put them up somewhere other than your home? There’s a new option in town with the opening of Locale Menlo Park, which will manage 15 one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences at Springline.

The residences will feature a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee and tea, in-unit washer and dryer, free WiFi, and bath amenities.

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Springline: Menlo Park’s New 6.4 Acre Development

  • March 14, 2023

Springline emphasizes innovative safety technology, and all residents use an app to unlock doors, contact room service, and turn lights on and off. Part-time resident Apryl Stern said, “The Springline team uses the app frequently to communicate with residents. Sometimes they let us know of upcoming events, or construction that might cause inconveniences. We can also use it to reserve several common spaces, or submit a maintenance request.”

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Locale Hospitality Expands into California with the Opening of Locale Menlo Park at Springline

  • March 10, 2023

“Springline has already established itself as the future of Menlo Park and a world-class destination for the future of office, modern living, dining and entertainment,” said Kabir Seth, Principal at Presidio Bay. “Through Locale, we are adding another layer to our offerings by attracting modern travelers and renters seeking a more flexible alternative to traditional hotels and vacation rentals. We predict strong demand from both professionals and consumers who will no longer have to sacrifice their experience for convenience.”

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Barre3 pop-up event at Springline on February 26

  • February 23, 2023

On Sunday, February 26, from 9:30 to 11:00 am, Barre3 Menlo Park is bringing its Menlo Park studio to The Plaza at Springline (1300 El Camino) for the community to enjoy a low-impact, full-body workout. Remember to bring your yoga mat!

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Canteen is first restaurant to open in Menlo Park’s Springline

  • February 22, 2023

Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel, who operates Camper in Menlo Park, recently opened Canteen at Springline, a 6.4-acre mixed-use development at 1300 El Camino Real. The first of several restaurants coming to Springline, Canteen will eventually be joined by Che Fico Italian restaurant and market, Burma Love, San Francisco’s Andytown Coffee Roasters and others.

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Watch the Super Bowl outdoors at Springline on February 12

  • February 10, 2023

Super Bowl watching festivities include music, games, photo booth, food trucks, and more! The viewing takes place on Sunday, February 12, at Springline, 1300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park from 2:30 to 6:30 pm.

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23 Most-Anticipated Bay Area Restaurant Openings of 2023

  • February 6, 2023

James Beard Award semifinalist David Nayfeld will take his San Francisco Italian dining destination Che Fico to Springline, the ambitious mixed-use development in Menlo Park. This spring, Mirame arrives in the Bay Area with an outpost at Springline set to bring dishes like salmon skin chicharones and a fermented tea leaf salad to the Silicon Valley.

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This hot Bay Area development wants to be a dining destination. Its first restaurant opens this week

  • January 24, 2023

It’s a small space, with eight seats at a white marble bar, a single six-seat communal table and smaller tables in a shared lobby space (outdoor seating will come soon). When customers take a number for their orders, they’ll be stamped on a miniature, colorful surf fin. Rather than a full-service restaurant, the idea is “something a little bit more irreverent, fun and informal,” Kuzia-Carmel said.

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Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel’s Canteen opens in the Springline development in Menlo Park

  • January 24, 2023

“My goal for Canteen was to create a space that sets the bar high for casual, but carefully executed dining, while keeping the energy of the space young, welcoming and approachable,” said Chef Greg.

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Life Sciences Real Estate’s Biggest Deals Of 2022

  • December 13, 2022

A host of new developments sprouted up in San Carlos, including a $190M deal earlier this year by Bentall GreenOak and Graymark Capital to buy up a biomanufacturing site. Others include the Alexandria District for Science and Technology, which leased up its first phase and will continue to grow, with a partnership between Premia Capital and Prince Street Partners planning a 174K SF life sciences project. Presidio Bay also has a second life sciences investment in the city, a $34M purchase of a redevelopment site for a future life sciences campus.

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Initial Environmental Study Public For 642 Quarry Road, San Carlos, San Mateo County

  • November 23, 2022

The three-structure development will yield 643,890 square feet of floor area with 410,070 square feet of offices and 233,820 square feet for the ten-level garage. The 89-foot tall garage will have a capacity for 939 cars, while the rest of the property includes long-term parking for 141 bicycles.The project plans are flexible, with the possibility of shifting the ratio of offices to laboratory space from 1:3 to 3:1.

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Barry’s Bootcamp Pop-up at Springline on November 20

  • November 18, 2022

Springline is hosting an outdoor Barry’s Bootcamp Pop-up this Sunday, November 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Admission is free and open to the public. People can RSVP by emailing noelle@springline.com.

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Dessert destinations: New cakes, patisserie and pastry-forward coffee shops abound

  • November 10, 2022

Canteen Coffee Shop, located inside the Springline development in downtown Menlo Park, has officially opened. The cafe, by Greg Kuzia Carmel, the chef behind Camper on Santa Cruz Avenue, is located inside CANOPY, a co-working office space at the new 6.4-acre housing, office and retail complex.

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Presidio Bay Ventures- What’s Their Secret Sauce? A Conversation with Founder Cyrus Sanandaji

  • November 10, 2022

Welcome to NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area’s Podcast where we engage, deliberate and highlight the commercial real estate market and its leaders.

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The first restaurant at Menlo Park’s Springline development is now open

  • November 9, 2022

Canteen Coffee Shop, located inside the Springline development in downtown Menlo Park, has officially opened. The cafe, by Greg Kuzia Carmel, the chef behind Camper on Santa Cruz Avenue, is located inside CANOPY, a co-working office space at the new 6.4-acre housing, office and retail complex.

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This Week’s San Francisco Deal Sheet

  • November 7, 2022

“We are proud to develop a project of this scale that is also addressing the city’s housing shortage. Thanks to the City’s HOME-SF program, we were able to triple the number of new affordable units created in District 11 since 2009,” Presidio Bay Ventures founder and Managing Principal K. Cyrus Sanandaji said in a press release.

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With Bay Area housing construction stalled, developers look to squeeze more units into existing projects

  • November 5, 2022

Cyrus Sanandaji, managing director of Presidio Bay Ventures, said his group took a serious look at the property, but eventually decided to take a pass. Their plan was to use the state density bonus to push the unit count to 400. While “the math worked” at the price they were willing to pay, the investor they were working with decided to pass “due to San Francisco’s inefficiencies.”

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Presidio Bay Launches Multifamily Project in Outer Mission

  • November 4, 2022

“We are proud to develop a project of this scale that is also addressing the city’s housing shortage,” said Presidio Bay’s K. Cyrus Sanandaji. “We have worked to ensure that Ventana Residences will provide the community with a high-quality, socially activated and family-oriented offering that will inspire residents for generations to come.”

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Presidio Bay Ventures Brings to Market Ventana Residences, 193-Unit Residential Property With Affordable Housing Component in San Francisco’s Outer Mission Neighborhood

  • November 2, 2022

“We are proud to develop a project of this scale that is also addressing the city’s housing shortage. Thanks to the City’s HOME-SF program, we were able to triple the number of new affordable units created in District 11 since 2009,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder and Managing Principal, Presidio Bay Ventures. “At Presidio Bay, placemaking and wellness are at the forefront of our decision making. We have worked to ensure that Ventana Residences will provide the community with a high-quality, socially activated and family-oriented offering that will inspire interaction between residents and the neighborhood for generations to come.”

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PRESIDIO BAY VENTURES BRINGS TO MARKET VENTANA RESIDENCES, 193-UNIT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPONENT IN SAN FRANCISCO’S OUTER MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD

  • November 2, 2022

“We are proud to develop a project of this scale that is also addressing the city’s housing shortage. Thanks to the City’s HOME-SF program, we were able to triple the number of new affordable units created in District 11 since 2009,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder and Managing Principal, Presidio Bay Ventures. “At Presidio Bay, placemaking and wellness are at the forefront of our decision making. We have worked to ensure that Ventana Residences will provide the community with a high-quality, socially activated and family-oriented offering that will inspire interaction between residents and the neighborhood for generations to come.”

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Presidio Bay Ventures Talks With YIMBY About Ventana Residences In San Francisco

  • October 31, 2022

"It’s a really unique offering from an apartment standpoint in San Francisco, in that it’s both designed for the workforce and for families with a pretty sizable number of three-bedrooms and two-bedrooms.

It is the largest HOME-SF project entitled and built. The fact that we’ve taken absolutely zero government subsidy of any form, whether equity or tax credits or otherwise, and delivered a 25% affordable project, I think, is something we wouldn’t be able to pull off today."

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Presidio Bay sells out 6-acre urban village in Downtown Menlo Park

  • October 27, 2022

Its offices have drawn tech, venture capital, finance and law tenants. They include Wells Fargo, which has been ditching offices and trying to sell a building in San Francisco, but leased 40,000 square feet for a new innovation group

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Jackson Lucas Impact Real Estate Podcast with Kabir Seth

  • October 27, 2022

On this episode of the Jackson Lucas Impact Real Estate Podcast, we visit with an up-and-coming industry powerhouse and COO at Presidio Bay Kabir Seth. Kabir talks about his journey from Dubai to the Bay Area and how he fell into a career running a firm that designs, builds and operates a diverse set of product types.

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This new Silicon Valley development is fully leased, as other offices go vacant. Here’s why it’s so hot!

  • October 26, 2022

The quick office lease-up is a contrast to the overall trends on the Peninsula, which in the third quarter saw tenants give up 450,000 square feet more space than they leased. Nearly 17% of office space on the Peninsula is either vacant or available as sublease, according to CBRE.

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Golden Acorn Awards will be celebrated virtually on October 27

  • October 25, 2022

The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce will host the 45th annual Golden Acorn Award ceremony virtually on Thursday, October 27, at 5:00 pm. The keynote speaker is Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of Presidio Ventures, the organization behind the Springline development.

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Exploring Redevelopment Opportunities Within Life Sciences

  • October 21, 2022

Sanandaji believes that certain submarkets such as San Carlos and Redwood City in California—two up-and-coming life sciences hubs—will perform exceptionally well given their walkability, amenity-rich surroundings and transit-oriented locations. “Locating projects in these types of submarkets, while emphasizing the human factor in our design, allows our tenants to thrive by maximizing recruitment, retention and productivity,” he said.

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Money Talks: Presidio Bay Ventures on proptech’s ‘misplaced optimism’

  • October 17, 2022

K. Cyrus Sanandaji and Kabir Seth founded Presidio Bay as a real estate development firm in 2012, and have also been investing in startups for more than a decade. They were early investors in smart lock and building management company Latch (its stock has cratered more than 90% since its IPO, trading below $1 as of Monday) and failed co-living startup Starcity. They also consider the firm to be a product incubator and consults with startups — one of their former clients was WeLive, Adam Neumann's failed co-living extension of WeWork.

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Money Talks: Presidio Bay Ventures on proptech’s ‘misplaced optimism’

  • October 17, 2022

We're doing acquisitions, we're designing, engineering, building, operating, dealing with investor relations. We really have our hands involved in every facet of the real estate industry, and by extension, the architecture, engineering construction world, as well. We realized that a lot of the products, a lot of the services, that existed weren’t quite at the level that we wanted them to be, or weren't satisfied with the status quo. So very early on in the history of the firm, we would come across entrepreneurs who had great ideas — well before “proptech” existed — and ended up getting us involved in venture investing.

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Survey: SF has largest share of people eager to move

  • October 13, 2022

Presidio Bay Ventures founder K. Cyrus Sanandaji said the city’s social contract is broken – and took issue with San Francisco’s inability to rein in crime and homelessness.

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Wells Fargo joins growing roster of tenants at Springline in Menlo Park

  • October 4, 2022

Wells Fargo Bank is the newest tenant at Presidio Bay Ventures' Springline mixed-use development in Menlo Park, which has attracted VC, tech and law firm tenants over the past year. The bank, which is headquartered in San Francisco and recently reduced its real estate holdings there, has committed to 40,000 square feet at the 100,000-square-foot North office building at 1300-1302 El Camino Real. It will open there in 2023.

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GI Partners Pays $388M for Trio of Peninsula Life Science Assets

  • October 3, 2022

GI Partners continues its strategy of acquiring and managing tech and science real estate, purchasing a portfolio of three life sciences lab buildings in South San Francisco and San Carlos, CA. The company purchased the “Peninsula Lab Collection” from Alexandria Real Estate for a combined total of $388 million.

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Bird’s eye view of Springline development in Menlo Park

  • September 29, 2022

Springline, the 6.4-acre development that intersects Oak Grove Avenue and El Camino in Menlo Park, combines 183 one-to-three bedroom residences with 200,000 square foot of office space and nine restaurants, which will open later this fall.

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San Francisco Real Estate: 5 Huge Housing Projects That Beat Insane City Rules To Get Built

  • September 28, 2022

One of the goals of the project is to accommodate young families, who might otherwise struggle to find housing that can accommodate their need for more space, Kabir Seth, chief operations officer of Presidio Bay Ventures said. These families might otherwise have to leave the city.

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Viewpoint: San Francisco’s social contract is broken. Can it be restored?

  • September 27, 2022

I have high hopes for our new District Attorney, Brooke Jenkins, who has vowed to restore accountability and consequences to our criminal justice system. “We are a city of second chances, but the truth is we have to draw a line with people who choose hate, violence and a life of crime,” Jenkins said at a recent press conference. I’m also encouraged by groups such as Stop Crime SF, which are working to improve public safety. But revitalizing San Francisco will require every elected official, every business owner, every resident to come together and renew our social contract and play a part in changing the course of this great city. We are bordering on the irrecoverable

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These are the 11 most exciting Bay Area restaurants opening this fall

  • September 14, 2022

The first restaurant to open at Springline, a splashy, food-filled development in Menlo Park, will be Canteen, the second act from the chef behind popular and nearby restaurant Camper. The casual, all-day restaurant and wine bar from Greg Kuzia-Carmel will serve snacks like crispy chickpea panisse fries dipped in a habanero-tomato sauce, and raw oysters dressed simply with a smoked Meyer lemon and koji mignonette. To drink, there will be Californian and international wines, local beers and nonalcoholic options.

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How Are CRE Diversity Promises Holding Up?

  • September 9, 2022

This approach ultimately resulted in Presidio Bay’s scholarship program, which launched in 2021 in conjunction with nonprofit Operation Genesis and provides underrepresented youths in California’s Bay Area with opportunities to learn about real estate. The program suggests that increasing diversity in CRE isn’t just about elevating voices at the top; sometimes it’s a matter of opening the door to begin with.

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Sand Hill Road reckons with its future

  • August 20, 2022

Springline has so far signed five venture capital firms to its tenant roster ,one of which, Menlo Ventures, is shifting its headquarters there after spending over two decades on Sand Hill Road. Sanandaji believes the latter area’s lore has helped it overcome being an “amenities island” without dated, poorly insulated office structures that, among other shortcomings, aren’t in the most transit-friendly location. Presidio Bay’s project serves to “make the decision a relatively easy one for firms that realize there’s a significant advantage to being at Springline versus Sand Hill Road,” he said in April.

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The Real Market with Chris Rising – Ep. 78 K. Cyrus Sanandaji

  • August 16, 2022

Get to know the story behind Presidio Bay and dive deeper into the market with Presidio Bay’s Founder and Managing Director, Cyrus Sanandaji.

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Burmese Superstar grows local empire with Hayes Valley sister concept

  • August 15, 2022

Burma Love has another 4,100-square-foot location expected to open this December in Menlo Park's high-end mixed-use project Springline, alongside a new restaurant and market from local Italian heavyweight Che Fico.

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Mixed-Use Building Boom

  • August 3, 2022

“Springline is a lifestyle and a feeling that we’re evoking amongst all of our employers, employees, visitors, and residential tenants,” says K. Cyrus Sanandaji, CCIM, managing director and founder of Presidio Bay Ventures. The original site was a brownfield that involved a large assemblage of uses including an auto dealership and auto repair. Although the development was in the works for about six years, Presidio Bay Ventures took it over in early 2020 and reimagined the design. “We truly believe that this is the future of sustainable and responsible development in California and beyond, especially as you look at the impact traffic and commutes have on communities and cities,” says Sanandaji.

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More CRE Firms Are Putting a Price on Their Climate Exposure

  • July 27, 2022

Presidio Bay’s K Cyrus Sanandaji, takes a broad-brush approach, choosing to sidestep more obviously vulnerable markets altogether. “I’m not particularly interedin developing Florida,” Sanandaji said. “Because, if we’re talking about 6 to 9 feet of sea level rise, almost the whole state is gone.”

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Presidio Bay pays $34M for SIte of 410,000 SF of San Carlos Life Science

  • July 18, 2022

Presidio Bay Ventures has acquired a light industrial complex in San Carlos for $34 million that it intends to redevelop into a 410,000-square-foot life science campus, marking the developer’s largest bet on the sector in the Bay Area.

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Presidio Bay Ventures pays $34MM for San Carlos Parcel

  • July 18, 2022

It has been a busy year for San Francisco-based Presidio Bay Ventures, and the company just spent $34million to acquire a 4.7-acre site in San Carlos at 642 Quarry Road.

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Office Development on Track Across Bay Area

  • July 8, 2022

A single office property broke ground in May, in the Belmont-San Carlos submarket. Presidio Bay Ventures started work on a 147,000-square-foot R&D facility at 777 Industrial Road. The developer benefits from a $118 million construction loan from Square Mile Capital Management.

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Menlo Park Mixed-Use Complex Adds Two New Tenants

  • July 7, 2022

Springline, a transit-oriented community of office space, residences and restaurants on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, CA has announced a pair of new tenants: litigation consulting firm Cornerstone Research and venture and growth equity company Norwest Venture Partners. The property is now 75% leased of the 200,000 square feet of office space.

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Walkability as the Ultimate Amenity for Luxury Homebuyers

  • June 21, 2022

Fully opening next year, this 6.4-acre connected community has been expressly designed to be a walkable city within a city. Situated next to downtown Menlo Park and a short walk from the Caltrain Station, Springline features hospitality-driven homes, creative offices, destination restaurants and outdoor experiences in the heart of the Peninsula.

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Redefining downtowns: How Peninsula cities have completely transformed their civic centers

  • June 17, 2022

Recognizing the changing nature of workplace culture due to the pandemic, Presidio Bay has restructured the project for the new era, incorporating more flexible and outdoor work spaces, enhancing HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality and conducting a "top to bottom" revision of the floor plans and architectural elements to allow multi-tenanting in the two commercial buildings, said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, managing director of Presidio Bay Ventures.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Signs Two New Tenants To Menlo Park Mixed-Use

  • June 15, 2022

The property sits at 1300 and 1302 El Camino Real and 550 Oak Grove Ave. In addition to the retail and office space, it includes 183 apartments, which are in pre-leasing. Other tenants actively leasing the property now include restaurants Burma Love and Che Fico, and the law offices of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

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Springline in Menlo Park secures leases from Norwest Venture Partners and Cornerstone Research

  • June 14, 2022

Developer Presidio Bay Ventures announced it has leased 100% of the 29,000 square feet of retail space and 75% of the 200,000 square feet of office at the Springline project near the Menlo Park Caltrain stop.

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Construction Topped Out For 99 Ocean Avenue, Balboa Park, San Francisco

  • June 7, 2022

The 65-foot structure contains 190,400 square feet, of which 153,800 square feet will be for residential use. 5,970 square feet will be made for a 75-student large Crayon Box preschool, and 26,000 square feet for 75 parking spaces. Unit sizes will vary, with 47 studios, 67 one-bedrooms, 57 two-bedrooms, and 22 three-bedrooms. Ventana will include 48 units of below-market-rate housing, roughly a quarter of all the housing.

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9 highly anticipated Bay Area summer, fall restaurant openings

  • June 6, 2022

After drawing a loyal following to Menlo Park’s Camper for his seasonal entrees and fresh pasta, chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel (Quince, Cotogna, Per Se), will expand just about a mile away with not one but two culinary concepts at the upcoming Springline project.

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Is it Price? Location? Or the “Gem” Amenity?

  • June 3, 2022

At the heart of the hip Menlo Park neighborhood, Springline is bringing residents modern luxury through their smart living amenity, the Springline App in partnership with Amenify. Springline’s DNA is focused on using the latest technology to maximize day-to-day efficiency and productivity as well as actively enhance the wellness of residents. Through the Springline App, residents will get sustainability reports which include data like indoor air quality, carbon offsets, and solar generation as well as book hospitality-driven services such as fitness classes, dog walking services, and food delivery.

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Project Breaks Ground at 777 Industrial in San Carlos

  • May 27, 2022

“Presidio Bay Ventures is excited to break ground on 777 Industrial Road and bring a new wave of innovation to San Carlos,” Cyrus Sanandaji, founder and managing director for Presidio Bay Ventures, said in a press release. “Our team has seen an increased demand for tenant space as life science and R&D innovation in the Bay Area flourishes. 777 is purpose-built and thoughtfully curated to support breakthroughs across multiple industries beyond traditional life sciences.”

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Presidio Bay Ventures Breaks Ground on Life Science Development at 777 Industrial Road in San Carlos

  • May 25, 2022

“Presidio Bay Ventures is excited to break ground on 777 Industrial Road and bring a new wave of innovation to San Carlos,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder and Managing Director for Presidio Bay Ventures. “Our team has seen an increased demand for tenant space as life science and R&D innovation in the Bay Area flourishes. 777 is purpose-built and thoughtfully curated to support breakthroughs across multiple industries beyond traditional life sciences.”

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Lauded upscale restaurant Mirame from Beverly Hills joining slate of high profile eateries at Springline in Menlo Park

  • May 24, 2022

The glitz and glamor of Beverly Hills’ Mírame, a “contemporary Mexican” restaurant by award-winning chef Joshua Gil, is joining the star-studded lineup of restaurants at Menlo Park’s Springline complex, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Buzzy Beverly Hills eatery Mirame is coming to Springline in Menlo Park

  • May 24, 2022

Acclaimed Beverly Hills restaurant Mirame is coming to the Springline development in Menlo Park as its latest and last retail tenant. With Mirame, Springline is now 100% leased on the retail side.

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Trendy high-end Los Angeles Mexican restaurant Mirame to open second location in Menlo Park

  • May 23, 2022

Mirame, the acclaimed two-year-old Mexican restaurant in Beverly Hills from chef Joshua Gil, is readying a second, NorCal location — and it's going to be in the new Springline development in Menlo Park that has also lured SF's Che Fico and Burma Love to open new spots as well, along with Hayes Valley sushi spot Robin.

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Acclaimed L.A. chef is bringing a luxe Mexican restaurant to the Bay Area

  • May 23, 2022

Mírame in Beverly Hills, which Eater LA critic Bill Esparza called "the most exciting new restaurant" to open in Los Angeles in 2020, will open a second location next year at Springline, a splashy, food-filled development in Menlo Park. Mírame is the final restaurant to move into Springline buildings at 1300 El Camino Real.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Launches Real Estate Development Scholarship for Bay Area Yout, Introduces Underrepresented Backgrounds to Career Possibilities

  • May 17, 2022

Recognizing the lack of diversity and inclusion within the real estate industry, Presidio Bay fostered this program to proactively create opportunities for access, awareness and inclusion for diverse professional populations into this historically underrepresented field. The true-to-life curriculum is a first- of- its-kind model for underrepresented youth to gain professional experience and join an inspiring community of mentors and employers who are collectively promoting a more diverse and equitable future for the real estate industry.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Begins $140MM Development of San Carlos Lab/R&D Project at 777 Industrial Road

  • May 12, 2022

Presidio Ventures believes that the San Carlos market for lab and R&D space will continue to strengthen over time. “The area has really no vacancies for lab space with much more tenant demand than there is space to accommodate companies. This is one reason why rents have continued to escalate significantly over the past 12 to 24 months,” said Sanandaji.

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Menlo Park: Proper Food’s grab-and-go meals coming to Springline project

  • May 2, 2022

Proper Food, a restaurant group that offers chef-driven grab-and-go meals, salads, and sandwiches, will open its first suburban location this fall at Menlo Park's soon-to-open Springline project.

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Presidio Bay places $118M spec bet with latest life science development on Peninsula

  • April 27, 2022

Presidio Bay not only expects to complete the four-story development at 777 Industrial Road in the fourth quarter of 2023 — it also anticipates having it at least partially leased to one or more tenants before it opens based on the life science sector’s “market dynamics,” Presidio Bay founder K. Cyrus Sanandaji told The Real Deal.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Secures $118M for Bay Area Life Science Build

  • April 22, 2022

A partnership led by Presidio Bay Ventures has secured $118 million to develop a 150,000-square-foot class-A, R&D and life science lab building in San Carlos, California. Square Mile Capital Management originated the loan with financing arranged by Jeff Wilcox of Gantry.

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Square Mile Capital Provides $118M in Development Financing for Life Sciences Development in San Carlos, California

  • April 21, 2022

SAN CARLOS, CALIF. — Square Mile Capital Management has originated a $118 million loan to finance the development of 777 Industrial Road, a planned R&D and life sciences lab building in the Bay Area city of San Carlos. The borrower is a partnership managed by Presidio Bay Ventures, which purchased the former car dealership site in 2020.

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Square Mile Capital Provides $118 Million Construction Financing for Bay Are Life Science Development

  • April 20, 2022

Square Mile Capital Management LLC (“Square Mile Capital”) today announced that it has originated a $118 million loan to finance the development of 777 Industrial, a to-be-built ~150,000 square foot Class A, R&D and life science lab building located in San Carlos, CA.
Square Mile Capital provided the construction financing to a partnership managed by Presidio Bay Ventures, led by K. Cyrus Sanandaji and Kabir Seth, and an institutional joint venture equity partner.

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‘Sand Hill Road 2.0’ doubles roster of office tenants

  • April 18, 2022

“Our opportunity was to come in and deliver a project that would make the decision a relatively easy one for firms that realize there’s a significant advantage to being at Springline versus Sand Hill Road,” Presidio Bay’s K. Cyrus Sanandaji said. “The firms that are looking at Springline are absolutely the firms that would have otherwise ended up on Sand Hill Road.”

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Dying Silicon Valley mall is bought, life sciences conversion beckons

  • April 7, 2022

A veteran developer has bought a dying South Bay shopping mall, with plans to convert the big-box retail buildings in the center into spaces to entice life science, biotech and tech companies. Charleston Plaza, located in Mountain View and Palo Alto, has been purchased by Presidio Bay Ventures, according to documents filed on April 1 with the Santa Clara County Recorder’s Office.

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Real Estate Deal: Developer creates ‘city within a city’ at Springline

  • April 1, 2022

San Francisco developer Presidio Bay Ventures snapped up a San Carlos Honda dealership at 777 Industrial Road with plans to transform the site into a 123,000-square-foot life sciences building. That project was approved in June.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Announces 147,000 Square-Foot Life Science Development on 777 Industrial Road in San Carlos

  • April 1, 2022

Unanimously approved by the City of San Carlos in June of 2021, this development will serve as the gateway to the Innovation District, a multi-modal neighborhood of integrated existing and new businesses designed to offer a resilient and inclusive future, creating a new R&D and life science hub in the heart of the Peninsula. Envisioned as a departure from traditional life science buildings, 777 Industrial Road will enhance the Peninsula’s growing R&D and life science community. This real estate sector’s tremendous growth across the Bay Area since the COVID-19 pandemic created a timely opportunity for Presidio Bay to bring its innovative design vision, placemaking strategy.

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SF developer pays $72M for struggling Silicon Valley shopping center, plans labs

  • March 31, 2022

Presidio Bay Ventures, a San Francisco firm developing lab projects in its home city and San Carlos, aims to further capitalize on the Bay Area’s booming life science sector through its purchase of a struggling shopping center in Silicon Valley.

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San Francisco Developer Drops $72 Million on Retail Portfolio Purchase

  • March 31, 2022

The San Francisco developer behind one of Silicon Valley's most prominent mixed-use projects is expanding its foothold in the tech-concentrated region through a nearly $72 million purchase of a suburban retail center that has struggled to stay afloat throughout the pandemic.

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Presidio Bay Closes $72 Mil Bay Area Retail Buy

  • March 31, 2022

San Francisco-based Presidio Bay closed on the purchase of Charleston Plaza, a five-building retail center totaling 132.6k sf of space in both Palo Alto and Mountain View, CA. The property, situated on an 11-acre site at 2400 – 2470 Charleston Rd, straddling the Palo Alto and Mountain View border in Silicon Valley, traded for $71.8 mil ($541/sf).

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Nuveen Real Estate Sells Charleston Plaza Retail Center in Silicon Valley for $71.8M

  • March 31, 2022

PALO ALTO AND MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Nuveen Real Estate has completed the disposition of Charleston Plaza, a five-building retail center in Palo Alto and Mountain View. San Francisco-based Presidio Bay acquired the asset for $71.8 million.

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Retail Plaza on Peninsula Trades for $72M

  • March 31, 2022

Charleston Plaza has 132,590 square feet of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops, in addition to tenants like PetSmart, Starbucks and Chipotle across the Plaza’s 10.98-acre footprint. That acreage straddles to the two Bay Area cities.

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Nuveen Real Estate Sells Charleston Plaza Retail Center in Silicon Valley for $71.8 Million

  • March 31, 2022

Nuveen Real Estate has completed the disposition of Charleston Plaza, a five-building retail center in Palo Alto and Mountain View. San Francisco-based Presidio Bay acquired the property for $71.8 million. Situated on 10.9 acres at 2400-2470 Charleston Road, Charleston Plaza features 132,590 square feet of retail space. Completed in 2006, the property features four big box retail buildings and one pad site.

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Silicon Valley retail center sells for $71.8m

  • March 31, 2022

Charleston Plaza is located on a 10.98-acre site at 2400–2470 Charleston Road, straddling the Palo Alto and Mountain View border in Silicon Valley. The property is adjacent to Highway 101 a few miles south of downtown Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Stanford University. In addition, the property is complemented by an extensive amenity base, including restaurants, cafes and boutique shops that provide an urban suburban experience for nearby residents and shoppers at the center.

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Mostly Empty Retail Center in Calif.’s Silicon Valley Sells for $71.8M

  • March 31, 2022

Presidio Bay has paid $71.8 million, or nearly $542/sf, for Charleston Plaza, a five-building retail center with 132,590 square feet that straddles the Palo Alto and Mountain View border.

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Presidio Bay buys Peninsula shopping center Charleston Plaza for more than $70 million

  • March 30, 2022

Charleston Plaza, a shopping center straddling the border between Palo Alto and Mountain View, has sold for $71.8 million, according to a news release Wednesday from brokerage firm JLL.

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Charleston Plaza in Mountain View Trades for $71.8MM

  • March 30, 2022

JLL represented the seller, Nuveen Real Estate, and procured the buyer, San Francisco-based investment and development firm, Presidio Bay. Charleston Plaza is located on a 10.98-acre site at 2400 – 2470 Charleston Rd., straddling the Palo Alto and Mountain View border in Silicon Valley. The property is adjacent to Highway 101 just a few miles south of downtown Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Stanford University.

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Menlo Park’s Springline Will Bring Restaurants, Taproom to El Camino Real

  • March 29, 2022

The developer, Presidio Bay, hopes to create a new dining hub to appeal to prospective tenants of this project being billed as a Sand Hill Road 2.0 venture capital center. Most of the announced restaurants are San Francisco businesses expanding to Silicon Valley; one, Canteen, is a local product.

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Menlo Park’s Springline Will Bring Restaurants, Taproom to El Camino Real

  • March 29, 2022

The developer, Presidio Bay, hopes to create a new dining hub to appeal to prospective tenants of this project being billed as a Sand Hill Road 2.0 venture capital center. Most of the announced restaurants are San Francisco businesses expanding to Silicon Valley; one, Canteen, is a local product.

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Menlo Park’s Springline Will Bring Restaurants, Taproom to El Camino Real

  • March 29, 2022

Now under construction on the Peninsula is Springline, a 6.4-acre, mixed-use project that will bring residences, offices, outdoor space, retail businesses — and lots of restaurants — to Menlo Park.

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Changes at local restaurants plus dining experiences to come at Springline

  • March 25, 2022

Two new additions are coming to Springline, joining Che Fico, Burma Love, Barebottle, Andytown and Chef Greg’s Canteen Next Door.

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Michelin-Worthy Omakase Counter Robin to Open Second Peninsula Outpost

  • March 22, 2022

Springline, billed by developer Presidio Bay Ventures as “Sand Hill Road 2.0,” expects to fully open in summer 2022. By recruiting recognizable San Francisco and Bay Area food and beverage businesses to the development, developers hope to create a new dining hub on the Peninsula.

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Luxury Residential Buildings with Stunning Pet Amenities

  • March 22, 2022

Springline and The Glade will promote meaningful moments of connection with thoughtful dog meet-ups and collaborations with local pet brands.

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Developer closes on San Carlos site approved for life sciences incubator

  • March 16, 2022

San Francisco developer Presidio Bay Ventures snapped up a San Carlos Honda dealership at 777 Industrial Road with plans to transform the site into a 123,000-square-foot life sciences building. That project was approved in June.

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Developer closes on San Carlos site approved for life sciences incubator

  • March 16, 2022

San Francisco developer Presidio Bay Ventures snapped up a San Carlos Honda dealership at 777 Industrial Road with plans to transform the site into a 123,000-square-foot life sciences building. That project was approved in June. In the fourth quarter of 2021, San Mateo County led all Bay Area regions in terms of life science leasing with 666,164 square feet of gross absorption, according to a report by real estate service firm Kidder Mathews, which reported a 3.5% vacancy rate and 5.7 million square feet of tenant requirements.

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Developer pays $20M for San Carlos site approved for life sciences project

  • March 16, 2022

Life sciences are booming in San Carlos. In June, a 123,000-square-foot life sciences building was approved for 777 Industrial Road on the site of a former San Carlos Honda dealership.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Adds New Life Sciences Development on Peninsula

  • March 14, 2022

“With 777 Industrial Road, we’re proud to partner in planning with the City of San Carlos and showcase our long-term commitment to the broader community,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder and Managing Director for Presidio Bay Ventures.

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Life Sciences And R&D Center Proposed At 777 Industrial Road In San Carlos

  • March 3, 2022

The life sciences and R&D campus will span an area of 147,000 square feet. The campus will be exclusively listed for tenants by Cushman & Wakefield’s Marc Pope and Ben Parl. The development will serve as a gateway to Innovation District, a multi-modal neighborhood that integrates existing and new businesses designed to offer a resilient and inclusive future.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Makes Progress on 147,000 SQFT Life Science Development in San Carlos

  • March 2, 2022

“With 777 Industrial Road, we’re proud to partner in planning with the City of San Carlos and showcase our long-term commitment to the broader community,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder and Managing Director for Presidio Bay Ventures. “Presidio Bay’s 777 Industrial Road is in one of the fastest growing life science submarkets in the country, creating a rare opportunity for tenants with a highly amenitized lab facility and easy access to CalTrain, restaurants and services in the area,” said Marc Pope, Executive Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield.

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Walkability is the Ultimate Luxury Amenity for Homebuyers

  • February 12, 2022

When fully open summer 2022, Springline will be a connected community filled with creative offices, modern hospitality-driven residences, destination dining and outdoor experiences all centered on a culture of innovation, exploration and new encounters. Situated in the heart of the Peninsula, Springline was designed to be a walkable city within a city to live, work, think, play, conveniently located adjacent to downtown Menlo Park and steps from the Caltrain Station

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Boichik Bagels, Manresa Bread and more head to Bay Area Peninsula

  • January 26, 2022

In nearby Menlo Park, a slew of big-name restaurants and cafes are anticipated to open at Springline, a mixed-use development at 1300 El Camino Real, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Among them are San Francisco restaurants Burma Love, Che Fico and Barebottle Brewing Co., which are slated to open throughout 2022

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New life science plan in San Carlos

  • January 25, 2022

Presidio Bay Ventures, the development firm behind the project, said in its proposal that the campus would bring “a unique opportunity to continue the vision of the East Side Innovation District by bringing additional commercial development opportunities, including life science projects, to north San Carlos.”

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Presidio Bay Ventures Signs Several Tenants at Springline in Silicon Valley

  • January 24, 2022

Presidio Bay Ventures has secured several tenants at its Menlo Park development Springline, a 6.4-acre project that is scheduled to open later this year. The property features modern office space, restaurants and hotel-style residences.

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A big Menlo Park project is finally nearing completion, and its commercial space is now mostly leased

  • January 21, 2022

"We continue to gain momentum with award-winning San Francisco dining staples and best-in-class companies at the top of their respective industries who are choosing to call Springline home," Presidio Bay’s Managing Partner Cyrus Sanandaji said in a press release.

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SF restaurants Che Fico and Burma Love plan spinoffs in new Menlo Park development

  • January 21, 2022

It appears the often-overlooked city of Menlo Park is about to get a new dining destination, and it is sure to attract interest from foodies in Silicon Valley. A new, mixed-use development called Springline, now under construction at 1300 El Camino Real between Valparaiso Avenue and Oak Grove Avenue, has just announced several exciting tenants with San Francisco cred.

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Sleepy Menlo Park is getting an influx of Bay Area restaurants like Che Fico and Burma Love

  • January 20, 2022

The sprawling Springline development just announced some of its food lineup, with lots of local heavy hitters

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Silicon Valley’s Springline Unveils Robust Restaurant Line Up, Impressive Office Tenants, and Hotel-like Residences

  • January 20, 2022

6.4 Acre Menlo Park Mixed-Use Development by Presidio Bay Set to Fully Open This Summer as the Bay Area's Sought After Live, Work, Play Destination

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Downtown Menlo Park development signs up notable San Francisco eateries as tenants

  • January 20, 2022

"Our vision to fully activate this development and solidify a future for downtown Menlo Park centered on sustainability, connectivity, culture and wellbeing has proven to be the right catalyst for our wish list tenants to come on board."

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Kabir Seth, Chief Operating Officer at Presidio Bay

  • September 23, 2021

In this episode, we chat with Kabir Seth about how Presidio Bay is integrating technology throughout their development and operational processes to create efficiencies, better serve tenants and their own staff, and stay ahead of the competition.

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Menlo Park on the move: Downtown shakes off empty car lot blues

  • September 18, 2021

The project will include two 100,000-square foot office buildings and a residential building with 183 units of 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms (including 20 units classified as affordable). Retail is located along the ground floors. There is also a two-level underground parking garage.

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Transit-oriented developments springing up near Menlo Park’s Caltrain station

  • July 30, 2021

A number of new development projects are under construction or approved in Menlo Park. This article highlights Springline as one of the largest upcoming additions to the area.

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San Carlos life science development approved

  • June 23, 2021

777 Industrial Road, a life science development, was approved for construction in San Carlos’ growing East Side Innovation District, receiving strong praise from the city’s Planning Commission for its design features and preservation of some of the existing building’s infrastructure.

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Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder and Managing Director of Presidio Bay Ventures Joins Real Perspective Podcast

  • June 9, 2021

Cyrus Sanandaji joins Real Perspectives Podcast to talk about Presidio Bay Ventures' latest project in Menlo Park, Springline.

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Cyrus Sanandaji, Founder and Managing Director of Presidio Bay

  • June 9, 2021

We speak in depth about Presidio Bay Ventures' latest project in Menlo Park, Springline, which the company took over in 2020 to re-envison its purpose and character.

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Bay Area Life Science Build Secures $400M Construction Loan

  • May 4, 2021

Other life science hubs in the Bay Area are also attracting new development. A joint venture between Presidio Bay Ventures and Kinship Capital acquired 777 Industrial Rd. with plans to redevelop the property into a 123,000-square-foot class-A life science building located within one of the Bay Area’s fastest growing life science clusters.

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Largest Peninsula Construction Projects

  • April 16, 2021

Springline named in San Francisco Business Time's 'The List' for the Largest Peninsula Construction Projects.

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Bye Forever to the Office. Hello, Drop-In ‘Collaboration Spaces’

  • March 19, 2021

The winning office of tomorrow, says K. Cyrus Sanandaji, founder at Presidio Bay Ventures, has “outdoor space, large intercommunicating stairs, modern mechanical equipment with enhanced filtration, touchless access controls.”

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San Francisco’s New Launches: Buyers and Developers Are Thinking Bigger

  • March 17, 2021

Inspired by the industrial and cultural crossroads of San Francisco’s historic SoMa district, The Quinn’s boutique studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom condos strategically combine architecture and art by incorporating large specially commissioned murals by the artist KFiSH throughout the living spaces.

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The First To Get Cut: The Case For Art’s Power In CRE

  • March 8, 2021

“When we talk about art being an integral part of the identity of the project and the design of the project in a truly holistic way, that's what we mean,” Sanandaji said. “The art, in this case, informed the whole building identity, the whole building design. And it was reciprocal in that sense. Every project is unique. It's an organic process. It's not something that we try to impose on a project in a clinical way. What makes the integration of art and architecture in our projects unique and interesting is this organic expression that evolves as the design evolves.”

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“Home as Art”: San Francisco’s The Quinn Focuses Design Around Unique Relationship Between Art and Architecture

  • February 17, 2021

Together, KFiSH and Presidio Bay Ventures, along with RG Architecture, worked carefully on a concept for The Quinn’s design. The resulting scheme, dubbed “Controlled Chaos,” arose from the process KFiSH uses to produce his art.

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Two New Tenants Will Call Springline Home

  • February 17, 2021

Presidio Bay Ventures has locked in its first two office tenants at Springline, the new 6.4-acre mixed-use development in Menlo Park. These include the sustainable workspace company, CANOPY, which will occupy approximately 20,000 square feet of the property at its southern office building, while Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm, will be relocating to new offices also at Springline’s South building.

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Gantry Arranges $80 Million in Financing for Construction of 193-Unit Ventana Residences in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace Neighborhood

  • February 15, 2021

Gantry has secured an $80,000,000 construction loan on behalf of Presidio Bay Ventures for the development of the Ventana Residences in San Francisco. The 193-unit family-centric residential project sits on a 0.93 acre opportunity zone site at 99 Ocean Avenue in the Mission Terrace neighborhood.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Secures $80 Mil in Construction Money for San Francisco Res Development

  • February 8, 2021

Presidio Bay Ventures has obtained $80 mil in construction money for the development of the Ventana Residences, a 193-unit, family-centric residential project in San Francisco.

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A New Building Planned For 130 Townsend Street In South Beach, San Francisco

  • February 8, 2021

Development permits were submitted seeking the approval of constructing a five-level office building at 130 Townsend Street in South Beach, San Francisco. The project proposal includes a vertical addition to the existing structure featuring retail space on the ground floor and a new building that will allow for a five-level mixed-use building. The addition proposes 34,120 square feet of office space and 2,353 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Presidio Bay Ventures is the project sponsor. Stanton Architecture is managing the design concept and construction.

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Shovels Hit Ground On $120M Ventana Residences Following Funding Pivot

  • February 5, 2021

A new project now under construction is drastically accelerating the pipeline of affordable housing units in San Francisco's Excelsior neighborhood. A joint venture of Presidio Bay Ventures and American Realty Advisors ceremoniously broke ground in January on the Ventana Residences project at 99 Ocean Ave. after shifting gears for funding sources. The project, which will supply the area with 193 rental housing units, 48 of them below-market-rate, is poised to triple the number of affordable units created in the neighborhood over the next decade.

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Canopy and Symphony Technology Group First Office Tenants in Menlo Park’s Springline

  • February 3, 2021

Presidio Bay Ventures (“Presidio Bay”), a leading California-based commercial real estate investment firm, today announced its first two office tenants at Springline, the new 6.4-acre mixed-use development located in the heart of Menlo Park, Calif. These include the upscale boutique, design-forward, and sustainable workspace company, CANOPY, which will occupy approximately 20,000 square feet of the property at its Southern office building, while Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused on fueling innovative software, data, and analytics market leaders in the mid-market, will be relocating to new offices also at Springline’s South building.

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Springline Welcomes Canopy and Symphony Technology Group as First Office Tenants

  • February 2, 2021

“From the get-go, we’ve set out to make Springline a destination oasis where work and innovation can be inspired by a unique and distinctly inviting atmosphere. Now, as we welcome CANOPY and STG - two top-tier companies in their respective industries – we’re thrilled to see this placemaking strategy already come to life, particularly as we move towards the post-COVID-19 era,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, Managing Director for PresidioBay.

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Big downtown Menlo Park project finally signs its first tenants

  • February 2, 2021

Seven months after taking over the largest downtown Menlo Park project in a decade, its new developer has done something its previous one couldn't — sign office tenants. Co-working company Canopy and private-equity firm Symphony Technology Group have signed leases at Presidio Bay Ventures' "Springline" development, the developer said Tuesday. Combined, the two Bay Area companies — the mixed-use project's first tenants — have leased about 41,000 square feet over two floors, Presidio Bay said in a statement.

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Week in Review: Latch agrees to go SPAC at a $1.56B valuation, merging with real estate giant Tishman Speyer’s TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp

  • January 30, 2021

Latch, the makers of a keyless entry system for multifamily buildings, has agreed to reverse merge with Tishman Speyer's TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Scores $120M for San Francisco Project

  • January 27, 2021

Presidio Bay Ventures has closed on $120 million in construction financing to develop a mixed-income, 193-unit rental community in San Francisco.

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Presidio Bay Closes on $120MM in Financing, Breaks Ground on Largest HOME-SF Project in San Francisco

  • January 27, 2021

Presidio Bay Ventures, a leading Bay Area commercial real estate development firm, has closed on $120 million in construction financing to develop the Ventana Residences located at 99 Ocean Avenue in San Francisco’s Outer Mission and Excelsior District.

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Presidio Bay Ventures secures $120M in financing for S.F. housing development

  • January 26, 2021

San Francisco commercial real estate development firm Presidio Bay Ventures is moving forward with construction of a 193-unit housing development in San Francisco's Excelsior District thanks to $120 million in new construction financing.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Closes $120M in Union-Backed Financing and Breaks Ground on Largest Home Project in SF

  • January 25, 2021

Presidio Bay Ventures, a leading Bay Area commercial real estate development firm, has closed on $120 million in construction financing to develop the Ventana Residences located at 99 Ocean Avenue in San Francisco’s Outer Mission and Excelsior District. The project is a joint venture between Presidio Bay and American Realty Advisors (ARA). TDA Investment Group (TDA) and the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (AFL-CIO HIT) provided the construction financing.

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Life Sciences Sector Revs Up During COVID

  • December 29, 2020

A joint venture plans to redevelop 777 Industrial Rd. into a 123,000-square-foot class-A life science building located within one of the Bay Area’s fastest growing life science clusters, San Carlos.

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New Life Sciences Campus Planned for California’s Bay Area

  • December 29, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures partnered with Kinship Capital to acquire a piece of property in the Northern California city to redevelop into a space for the life sciences industry.

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Presidio Bay, Kinship JV Plans Life Science Conversion in San Carlos

  • December 15, 2020

San Francisco-based Presidio Bay Ventures, in a joint venture with Kinship Capital, acquired 777 Industrial Rd. in San Carlos. The JV plans to redevelop the property into a 123,000-square-foot Class A life science building with high quality materials and cutting-edge functionality.

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Presidio Bay Ventures and Kinship Capital Joint Venture Acquires 777 Industrial Road in San Carlos

  • December 10, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures, a leading Bay Area commercial real estate development firm, in a joint venture with Kinship Capital, a private real estate investment firm, today announced the November 17, 2020 acquisition of 777 Industrial Road in San Carlos, Calif. Located within one of the BayArea’s fastest growing life science clusters, the joint venture plans to redevelop the property into a 123,000 square foot Class A life science building with high quality materials and cutting-edge functionality

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Presidio Bay to remake Peninsula Honda dealership into life sciences building

  • December 10, 2020

San Francisco commercial real estate developer Presidio Bay Ventures has snapped up a San Carlos Honda dealership with plans to transform the site into a life sciences building.

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Next Iteration of Retail to be on Display at Springline in Menlo Park

  • December 9, 2020

CBRE announced today that it has been awarded the listing of the retail component of Springline, a 6.4-acre mixed-use development in Menlo Park, Calif., by Presidio Bay Ventures (Presidio Bay), a leading California-based commercial real estate investment firm.

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Tenderloin Development Redesigned, Now Slated for Approval

  • December 4, 2020

The refined plans for a 111-unit residential building to rise up to 130-feet in height at 550 O’Farrell Street are slated to be approved by Planning next week.

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Presidio Bay Ventures and Springline: A Lesson in Placemaking on the Peninsula

  • December 2, 2020

Presidio Bay has since worked to rebrand and reimagine several components of the project in an effort to attract new tenants. A huge component of the rebranding is ensuring vibrancy and activity. The ultimate goal, stated Sanandaji, is to have engagement happening with the development and adjacent CalTrain station throughout the entire course of the day, as opposed to simply business hours. The layering of not just office and retail, but housing and open space at scale, will be utilized to accomplish this end.

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Multifamily Developments Bake in Touchless Features

  • November 19, 2020

Presidio Bay's The Quinn is set to begin selling in early 2021 from the $800,000s and will include a wide array of special tech-, sustainability- and wellness-driven amenities, along with unique community spaces.

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Presidio Bay Plans Menlo Park MXU

  • November 18, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures unveiled plans for Springline, a 6.4-acre mixed-use development in Menlo Park. Plans call for two 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Class A+ office buildings, 183 residences, exclusive retail and dining options, a dual-level subterranean parking garage, as well as substantial public outdoor space.

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Menlo Park’s Springline Reimagined into Two 100,000 SQFT of Office & 183 Residences

  • November 18, 2020

Springline—a 6.4-acre mixed-use development located at 1300-1302 El Camino Real and 550 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, California. With a focus on tenant and visitor hospitality, the property will boast two 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art, Class A+ office buildings, 183 residences, exclusive retail and dining options, a dual-level subterranean parking garage, as well as substantial public outdoor space tailor-made for one-of-a-kind experiences, gatherings, and events for both tenants and the surrounding community.

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Introducing Springline: Menlo Park’s New Destination Oasis

  • November 17, 2020

“Springline is an entirely new concept for Menlo Park. Through purposeful placemaking and an ear to the ground in the community, we’ve set out to create a destination oasis on the Peninsula—a magnetic city within a city that draws in locals and visitors, creating a sense of renewal and inspiration through urban energy and vibrancy, walkability, and weekend respite,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, ManagerDirector for Presidio Bay.

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S.F. developer breathes new life into downtown Menlo Park mixed-use project

  • November 17, 2020

With Springline — a mixed-use development rising on a 6.4-acre parcel at 1300-1302 El Camino Real and 550 Oak Grove Ave. — Presidio Bay Ventures is looking to create a “city within a city” that will meet residents’ changing needs in light of the Covid-19 pandemic while drawing in outside crowds, according to Cyrus Sanandaji, the developer's managing director.

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The future of Bay Area restaurant industry might be food hubs, a worker-driven twist on food halls

  • November 4, 2020

With Merkado’s landlord, Presidio Bay Ventures, not charging rent during the pandemic, the three restaurant owners just split the utilities. They’re discussing formalizing their collaboration when the pandemic ends and potentially bringing on other vendors.

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Growing Number of Landlords Are Offering Restaurants Percentage-Only Rent

  • October 26, 2020

At the other end of the spectrum, some landlords are being quite generous. For instance, San Francisco-based Presidio Bay Ventures, a commercial real estate investor and developer, has let Merkado, a Mexican restaurant and open-air market in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, operate rent-free since March.

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Apartment Companies Find Gen Z Willing to Trade Data Privacy for Enhanced Services

  • October 1, 2020

As the first generation to grow up with the internet, Gen Z renters tend to live not-so-private lives as they seek out digitally immersive community experiences.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Takes Overs Construction of Mixed-Use Development in Menlo Park, California

  • September 18, 2020

Located in Menlo Park, Calif., Springline will feature two 100,000-square-foot office buildings, 183 residences, retail and dining space, a dual-level subterranean parking garage, and public outdoor space.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Reimagines 220,000 SQFT Menlo Park Project, Takes Over Development

  • September 15, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures announced today that it has taken over the construction, lease-up, and stabilization of the 6.4 acre mixed-use development located at 1300-1302 El Camino Real and 550 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, Calif.

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Menlo Park project gets overhaul; Presidio Bay Ventures and Newmark Knight Frank brought in as new developer, broker team

  • September 15, 2020

Menlo Park's largest downtown project in at least a decade has swapped developers. The development is now being overseen by Presidio Bay Ventures, which has taken over the project from Greenheart Land Co.

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Presidio Bay Ventures, Newmark Knight Frank tapped as developer, broker for big Menlo Park project

  • September 15, 2020

Menlo Park's largest downtown project in at least a decade has swapped developers.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Arrives in Downtown Menlo Park- Takes Over 1300 El Camino Real and Renames Project ‘Springline’

  • September 14, 2020

PresidioBay Ventures (“PresidioBay”), a leading California-based commercial real estate investment firm, announced today that it has taken over the construction, lease-up, and stabilization of the 6.4 acre mixed-use development located at 1300-1302 El Camino Real and 550 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, Calif. The strategic operation of the property - newly renamed ‘Springline’ - was transitioned to Presidio Bay mid-construction in June 2020 and since then, the firm’s development team has overhauled nearly all aspects of the project, completely reimagining it and creating what will become an ultimate destination within Menlo Park.

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New Developer Takes Over 200K-Plus SF Menlo Park Mixed-Use Project Already Underway

  • September 14, 2020

A new developer is at the helm of one of the Peninsula's more high-profile transit-oriented mixed-use projects.

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SoMa Tequila Lounge Transforms Into a Pay-It-Forward Pop-Up Space for SF’s Only Nigerian Restaurant

  • September 9, 2020

Sold to a longtime employee, Tres is now Merkado, a mission-based restaurant that’s the new home for a growing number of pop-ups

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Origin Stories: Presidio Bay Ventures Founder and Managing Director Cyrus Sanandaji

  • August 18, 2020

This series delves into the myriad ways people enter the commercial real estate industry and what contributes to their success.

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Modified plans for 13-story Tenderloin tower move forward with Presidio Bay Ventures at the helm

  • August 12, 2020

Modified plans for a 13-story residential tower to replace a two-story parking garage in the heart of the Tenderloin are moving forward. Developer Presidio Bay Ventures is seeking entitlements for the project, 550 O'Farrell St., on behalf of the site’s owner, Prabhas Kejriwal of Sandhill O'Farrell LLC.

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Presidio Bay Statement on Black Lives Matter and Diversity

  • June 15, 2020

Presidio Bay has long been active in our community in support of underrepresented and minority groups. From our ongoing partnerships with community organizations, to our commitment to cultural and gender diversity in the workplace, we strive to make a true difference in our community. But, with all that has publicly transpired in the past few months with regard to systemic racism and implicit bias, we can all do better

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Project wins approval at Lucky Penny site with no affordable housing

  • April 15, 2020

A 101-unit project on the site of the former Lucky Penny restaurant is moving forward with approval from supervisors.

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Restored Facade of DTLA’s Garland Building Revealed

  • April 7, 2020

The 11-story building, located at 740 S. Broadway, is being restored by San Francisco-based Presidio Bay and Los Angeles-based 740 South Broadway Associates. Plans call for more than 50,000 square feet of office space on its upper floors, with 3,200 square feet of retail at street level.

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California Theater building sold for $21.1 Million

  • February 13, 2020

The 93-year old California Theatre building has changed hands again in its long history as it prepares to become a large condominium building. The property sold for $21.1 million, said real estate tracker CoStar.

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Kansas Street Asset Benefits from Oracle, Chase Venues

  • February 4, 2020

The office fit perfectly with Kinship Capital’s commitment to owning high-quality properties in supply-constrained markets, where additional opportunities exist to enhance value for tenants and the community.

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CBRE Arranges the Sale & Financing for 200 Kansas in San Francisco for $77.25MM

  • February 4, 2020

CBRE has announced the sale and financing for 200 Kansas Street, a 90,060-sq.-ft. production, distribution and repair (PDR) building located in San Francisco. Mike Taquino, Kyle Kovac, Russell Ingrum, Mandy Lee, and Giancarlo Sangiacomo with CBRE Capital Markets’ Institutional Properties group in San Francisco represented the seller, an entity sponsored by Ascent Real Estate Advisors, the principals of which are Dean Benjamin and John Porges. A joint venture between Presidio Bay Ventures and Kinship Capital purchased the property.

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CBRE Arranges Sale of 90,060 SF Production, Distribution, Repair Building in San Francisco

  • February 3, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — CBRE has arranged the sale of 200 Kansas Street, a production, distribution and repair facility located in San Francisco. An entity sponsored by Ascent Real Estate Advisors sold the property to a joint venture between Presidio Bay Ventures and Kinship Capital for an undisclosed price. The two-story, 90,060-square-foot building was fully leased to four tenants at the time of sale.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Names Lindsey Fisher as Director of Development

  • January 31, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures (PBV), a leading Bay Area commercial real estate investment and development firm with a portfolio valued at nearly $1 billion, has hired Lindsey Fisher as Director of Development. In this role Fisher will oversee all current and future development activities for the company.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Sells Historic California Theatre Property in Downtown San Diego

  • January 30, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures, a leading California-based commercial real estate development firm, together with investor Sloan Capital Partners, is pleased to announce the sale of its property at 1122 4th Ave in Downtown San Diego. Brokerage and advisory firm, Ground Matrix, spearheaded the transaction and sale to Caydon, a leading lifestyle and property developer with a headquarters in Houston.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Names Lindsey Fisher As Director of Development

  • January 30, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures (PBV), a leading Bay Area commercial real estate investment and development firm with a portfolio valued at nearly $1 billion, has hired Lindsey Fisher as Director of Development. In this role Fisher will oversee all current and future development activities for the company.

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Presidio Bay Ventures and Kinship Capital Joint Venture Acquires 200 Kansas Street in SF

  • January 30, 2020

Presidio Bay Ventures, a leading Bay Area commercial real estate development firm, in a joint venture with Kinship Capital, a private real estate investment firm, today announced the acquisition of 200 Kansas Street in San Francisco, CA. Located in the heart of the City’s Design District, the 90,000 square foot building spans a full city block.

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Presidio Bay Ventures & Kinship Capital JV Pays ~$77MM to Acquire 200 Kansas in San Francisco

  • January 30, 2020

“We strive to work with properties that benefit the communities in which they are located and 200 Kansas is a great example of that,” said Cyrus Sanandaji, Managing Director for Presidio Bay Ventures. “The building has an artistic yet functional design that fits the needs of both the tenants and neighborhood well, and the property is home to a much-needed daycare that will continue to serve this community.”

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Project for 100 homes at shuttered Lucky Penny site gets OK from city

  • January 24, 2020

The site of the former Lucky Penny restaurant in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood is one step closer to becoming a 101-unit apartment complex after the project got a key thumbs up from the Planning Commission on Thursday.

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Is some housing better than none? SF project wins key OK after arguing for break on city’s demands

  • January 23, 2020

A blighted lot once home to the Lucky Penny restaurant cleared a major hurdle Thursday toward a long-awaited transformation into 101 apartments in a neighborhood that has seen little new housing development in recent years.

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Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

  • January 3, 2020

While Planning balked at the proposed approach for securing two separate office allocations for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa building at 130 Townsend Street, which is currently home to Tres SF, and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook Vineyard warehouse parcel behind, the plans have since been refined and Presidio Bay Ventures is pushing ahead and seeking a streamlined approval of the project.

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Home SF was meant to boost housing along transit. But can it fulfill its promise?

  • December 3, 2019

Two and a half years ago, San Francisco adopted an aggressive plan to add more housing, including affordable homes, along transit corridors. Under the Home SF program, officials hoped to see 16,000 units completed by 2037.

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65 Ocean Avenue Project Gets Green Light

  • November 30, 2019

At an October 24 hearing, Planning Commissioners denied an appeal of the approval of a residential project at 65 Ocean Avenue in proximity to the Balboa BART station. Presidio Bay Ventures plans to construct 193 dwelling units on a 0.9-acre site that also includes a 5,942 square foot childcare facility, ground floor commercial, both private and shared open space, and below-grade parking. The residences will be a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom units with a total of 48 below-market rate units. The planning process involved over three years of community outreach.

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S.F. Developer Uses Local Density Bonus for Approval of Excelsior Project

  • November 3, 2019

A large project using the new San Francisco density bonus received approval from the Planning Commission late last month, and may break ground by June.

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65 Ocean Project Approved by San Francisco Planning Commission

  • October 30, 2019

The San Francisco City Planning Commission has voted to approve a mixed-use development at 65 Ocean Avenue in the Excelsior district. With this project, Presidio Bay Ventures, a leading Bay Area commercial real estate investment and development firm, plans to offer 193 new rental homes with a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units to serve the area’s diverse community of families, students, and working professionals.

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Despite community pushback, city moves ahead with large residential development in Excelsior

  • October 24, 2019

The San Francisco Planning Commission on Thursday advanced a 193-unit residential project at 65 Ocean Ave. despite pressure from community advocates to fully study the impacts of the development on the surrounding neighborhood.

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Bigger Plans for Ocean Avenue Development Closer to Reality

  • October 19, 2019

The bigger plans for the development would now yield 193 residential units, 48 of which would be offered at below market rates (BMR), with a basement garage for 121 cars and 149 bikes, and a 5,900-square-foot child care facility on the building’s ground floor.

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SF housing project chasing federal tax breaks might lose funding if opponents delay it

  • September 19, 2019

A plan to build nearly 200 homes on Ocean Avenue in the Excelsior District would be the first San Francisco development to take advantage of the new federal Opportunity Zone program, designed to bring investment to economically distressed neighborhoods.

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New Owner Plans to Replace San Francisco Tequila Bar With Office Building

  • August 22, 2019

A joint venture between two local commercial real estate firms has acquired the home of a tequila bar and Mexican restaurant in downtown San Francisco, which the firms plan to redevelop into a pair of office buildings. Presidio Bay Ventures and Long Market Property Partners purchased 130 Townsend St. from owner Gregory Melanson for $24 million, or about $2,413 per square foot.

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How an airplane chat started this executive’s career as an S.F. real estate boss

  • August 2, 2019

From speaking five languages to regularly pulling 12-hour work days, Presidio Bay Ventures' Managing Director Cyrus Sanandaji is living in the fast lane of San Francisco's real estate market.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Acquires 130 Townsend Street in SF

  • July 18, 2019

“With several other properties in this neighborhood, we know this area well – the property’s close proximity to business, dining, entertainment, fitness and hospitality, in the heart of highly-desirable SoMa makes 130 Townsend ideally located in a community that continues to transform,” said Cyrus Sanandaji, Managing Director for Presidio Bay. “We’re excited to add this historic site to our portfolio.”

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Presidio Bay Ventures Sells Oakland Multifamily Development In Record-Breaking Deal

  • July 2, 2019

Presidio Bay Ventures has sold a luxury Oakland apartment complex to an undisclosed buyer in the East Bay's largest per-unit multifamily transaction to date. The Amador, a 25-unit building at 4445 Piedmont Ave., went for $19.4M, or $776K per unit, according to CBRE, which represented Presidio Bay Ventures. The transaction closed in May.

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The Amador Apartments – 2019 Architecture Merit Award

  • July 1, 2019

Located at the far North end of Piedmont Avenue, this project is a modern addition to one of Oakland’s most vibrant neighborhoods, comprised of 25 apartments over ground floor retail. The ethos, form, and material of the building are firmly in the tradition of California Modern design. It is a challenge to execute multi-family projects well, and the jury found that the palette here raises this building to a cut above the rest. The simple design results in a clear identity on the street.

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Presidio Bay Ventures Completes Construction on the Mariposa Apartments

  • May 26, 2019

“Historic Dogpatch has long been a cultural hub for local artists,” said K. Cyrus Sanandaji, Managing Director for Presidio Bay. “Drawing on that history as our inspiration, we used warm color palettes and design accents that highlight the Bay Area’s unique aesthetic - such as our modern play on San Francisco’s iconic Bay Window.

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