Commercial Real Estate Experts Share Insights Into Silicon Valley Developments
SAN JOSE – April 3, 2019 – The Northern California chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) recently held a bus tour for the University of California at Berkeley’s Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Students and SIOR docents toured some of Silicon Valleys’ real estate projects that are in varying stages of construction.
A year after touring Salesforce Tower, 181 Fremont, Uber’s new headquarters, Alexandria’s Mission Bay projects and the Chase Center – future home to the Golden State Warriors, the SIOR Northern California Chapter and SIOR Foundation-sponsored Cal Bus Tour took on Silicon Valley, beginning with a stop at a new Facebook campus on the San Francisco Peninsula and finishing that afternoon at Apple’s “Spaceship Campus” in Cupertino. Nearly 50 students from the Undergraduate Real Estate Club at the University of California, Berkeley took a day off from school for the tour, which commenced at 9:30 a.m. and returned the students to campus at 5:00 p.m.
SIOR Bus Tour 2019 Docents:
Mike Moran, SIOR, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Ben Tranel, AIA, LEED AP and Principal, Gensler
Brian Chisholm, Senior Project Manager, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company
Bob Burke, Principal, Greenheart Land Company and Cal grad
Steve Pierce, Principal, Greenheart Land Company and Cal grad
Dave Sandlin, SIOR, Senior Vice President, Colliers International
The SIOR Northern California Chapter, along with matching funds from SIOR Foundation, is sponsoring Cal’s Undergraduate Real Estate Club with programming and scholarship grants. The bus tour event was a follow up to SIOR’s events with Cal, which featured a career development panel with SIOR professionals last fall. The chapter is also working with Sacramento State University with similar programs and grants.
The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS® (SIOR) is the leading professional office and industrial real estate association. SIOR members complete more than 80,000 transactions annually. SIOR has more than 3,000 members in more than 630 cities in 34 countries. SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized as the most capable and experienced brokerage practitioners in any market.