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Capital City is Once Again Open for Business

02.17.2017 – GlobeSt.com

The joint venture between Barker Pacific Group and WHI Real Estate Partners acquires its second project, Olympus Corporate Center, seizing opportunity in California's capital. Activity in the Sacramento region is continuing to hum along. Approximately $4 billion of projects planned during the next five years, the completion of the Golden 1 Arena, revitalization of the Railyards and new hospital all point to stability and vitality returning to the local economy. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group and WHI Real Estate Partners Team up in Sacramento Office Buy

02.08.2017 – RENTV.com

The joint venture between Barker Pacific Group and WHI Real Estate Partners has acquired Olympus Corporate Center in Roseville, a deal valued at $33.85 mil. READ MORE »

Olympus Corporate Center in Roseville Acquired in Joint Venture

02.08.2017 – Rocklin Today

The joint venture between Barker Pacific Group and WHI Real Estate Partners has acquired its second project: Olympus Corporate Center in Roseville, California. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group and WHI Purchase Lava Ridge Business Center

11.03.2016 – Sac Business Journal

Joint investors from Chicago and Southern California have made their first foray into the Sacramento region with the purchase of a Roseville office complex. Lava Ridge Business Center, a three-building property of 182,302 square feet, sold to Barker Pacific Group and Chicago-based WHI Real Estate Partners LP for $27.6 million, according to property records. Escrow closed late last month. READ MORE »

Roseville's Lava Ridge Business Center to be Acquired

11.03.2016 – Rocklin & Roseville Today

ROSEVILLE, CA - Barker Pacific Group (BPG) has entered into a joint venture with WHI Real Estate Partners (WHIREP) to acquire Lava Ridge Business Center in Roseville, CA. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group, WHI Real Estate Partners Buy 182,302 SF Office Campus in Roseville

11.03.2016 – ReBusiness Online

ROSEVILLE, CALIF. - A joint venture between Barker Pacific Group and WHI Real Estate Partners has purchased Lava Ridge Business Center, a 182,302-square-foot office campus in Roseville, for an undisclosed sum. The three-building campus is located at 2990, 3000, and 3010 Lava Ridge Court. READ MORE »

Venture Between Barker Pacific Group and Pacific Real Estate Partners Buys 360-Unit AZ Res Property

09.30.2016 – RENTV

Sterling Real Estate Holdings, a joint venture between Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Pacific Real Estate Partners has acquired Maya Linda Apartments, a 360-unit apartment complex located on a new light rail station in the emerging "19 North" submarket of Phoenix. READ MORE »

Sterling Real Estate Holdings Acquires Maya Linda Apartments in Phoenix

09.28.2016 – Real Estate Daily News

Sterling Real Estate Holdings, a joint venture formed between Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Pacific Real Estate Partners has acquired Maya Linda Apartments, a 360-unit apartment complex located on a new light rail station in the emerging "19 North" submarket of Phoenix. READ MORE »

Real Estate Roundup: Self-Storage Transactions July 2016

07.22.2016 – Inside Self-Storage

In a joint venture with an institutional-equity partner, Barker Pacific Group Inc. acquired a facility in San Marcos, Calif. READ MORE »

Chestnut Park Apartments Finds Buyer

04.26.2016 – Bisnow

Sterling Real Estate Holdings, a JV between Barker Pacific Group and Pacific Real Estate Partners, bought Chestnut Park Apartments in the Castle Hills area of San Antonio... READ MORE »

The Quest for Class B: San Antonio Multifamily Acquired Chestnut Park apartments.

04.25.2016 – Realty News Report

SAN ANTONIO - Sterling Real Estate Holdings, a West Coast investment group seeking Class B and C apartments in Southwestern markets, has acquired the 145-unit Chestnut Park Apartments in San Antonio. READ MORE »

Sterling Real Estate Holdings Buys 145-Unit Texas Res Property

04.22.2016 – RENTV

Sterling Real Estate Holdings, a joint venture between Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Pacific Real Estate Partners (PREP), has acquired Chestnut Park Apartments READ MORE »

Sterling Real Estate Holdings Acquires Chestnut Park Apartments in San Antonio

04.19.2016 – Press Release

Sterling Real Estate Holdings, a joint venture between Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Pacific Real Estate Partners (PREP), has acquired Chestnut Park Apartments in San Antonio. READ MORE »

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2015

Security Company Secures New Leasing Agreement in Ventura County

10.22.2015 – Commercial Property Executive

Westlake Spectrum Owners Barker Pacific Group and Rockwood Capital recently completed renewal negotiations with an existing tenant. The venture announced that Securitas Security Services USA recast the term of its agreement for 12 years at the property. The new lease term is valued at around $25 million. READ MORE »

Landmark 225 East Colorado Building Sold to Los Angeles Firm

08.13.2015 – Pasadena Now

Barker Pacific Group (BPG) has entered into a joint venture with LNG Management (LNG), an asset management firm based in Los Angeles, to acquire 225 East Colorado, a seven-story, 50,000 square foot historic building located on the corner of East Colorado Boulevard and Marengo Avenue in Pasadena. Bank of America provided financing on the deal. READ MORE »

2014

Barker Pacific Buys Office Building

11.04.2014 – GlobeSt.com

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Barker Pacific has partnered with Rockwood Capital to purchase Westlake Spectrum, a two-building class-A office space in Westlake Village, CA. The property is 85% occupied, primarily by Securitas USA, a private securities services firm. The joint venture purchased the 107,381-square-foot property from TA Realty for an undisclosed price in an all-cash transaction. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group, Rockwood Acquire Westlake Spectrum in Los Angeles

10.31.2014 – REBusiness Online

LOS ANGELES - A joint venture between Barker Pacific Group and Rockwood Capital has purchased Westlake Spectrum, a 107,381-square-foot office property in the Los Angeles submarket of Westlake Village, for an undisclosed sum. The Class A property is situated near the 101 Freeway in an area known as the Technology Corridor. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group and Rockwood Capital Acquire Westlake Village Office Project

10.30.2014 – RENTV

10/30/14 - A joint venture between Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Rockwood Capital has purchased Westlake Spectrum, a two-building Class A READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group's Landmark One Sansome Building Receives Distinguished LEED Platinum Cert.

09.18.2014 – The Registry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 18, 2014 - Barker Pacific Group (BPG), announced today that its landmark building, One Sansome Street, has achieved LEED Platinum v4 certification today, achieving the highest level of certification in environmental sustainability from the US Green Building Council. One Sansome is the only building in San Francisco to achieve the v4 certification, and the second commercial building in its class worldwide.

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2013

Disney Dropouts Don't Get Barker Down

11.25.2013 – Real Estate Bisnow

When Disney shut down at Barker Pacific's Novato campus three years ago, managing director Michael Barker didn't jump off a cliff (here, hiking in Southern Utah near Lake Powell). He hoped that new tenants would desire Hamilton Landing's creative layout, and they did; Barker Pacific is now close to refilling most of the space Mickey Mouse left behind. (Though one tenant looks suspiciously like Huey, Dewey, and Louie standing on top of each other wearing a trench coat.) Hamilton Landing recently signed three lease expansions and two new major leases, totaling nearly 119k SF. Hamilton Landing is now 85% leased, with 84k SF available of a total 403k SF. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group's Hamilton Landing Signs Three New Leases and Two Lease Expansions

11.13.2013 – Press Release

NOVATO, CA - November 13, 2013 - Hamilton Landing has signed three lease expansions and two new major leases, totaling 118,913 square feet. These new transactions allow Hamilton Landing to retain 50,589 square feet of leased space and provide 68,324 additional square feet in expansions. READ MORE »

Local expansions fill long-vacant Disney offices

11.11.2013 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO - The closure of The Walt Disney Co.'s digital movie magic group more than three and a half years ago left a 450-job, 120,000-square-foot hole in a large northern Marin County business complex, but planned expansions by three local operations are set to fill nearly all that next year. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners Expand Storage Solutions Brand in Rohnert Park

05.02.2013 – The Registry

ROHNERT PARK, CA - May 2, 2013 - Barker Pacific Group ("BPG"), in a joint venture with Artemis Real Estate Partners ("Artemis"), has acquired Security Self Storage in Rohnert Park, CA as the third property to join the Storage Solutions portfolio. The eight building, 64,675 square foot complex sits on 3.2 acres, features 629 rentable units, and is located at 601 Martin Avenue Rohnert Park in Sonoma County. The property was purchased for $5.4 million, and is currently 87 percent occupied. Security Self Storage will be rebranded as a Storage Solutions facility.

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Barker Pacific Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners Acquires Security Self Storage Asset ...

05.01.2013 – Press Release

Barker Pacific Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners Acquires Security Self Storage Asset to Build on Storage Solutions Brand

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San Francisco's One Sansome St. reels in five new tenants

04.05.2013 – San Francisco Business Times

Office building now 76 percent leased after big push.

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Barker Pacific Group Signs Five New Tenants at One Sansome Street

03.28.2013 – The Registry

SAN FRANCISCO — March 28, 2013 — Barker Pacific Group (BPG) has signed five new leases at the landmark One Sansome Street Tower, totaling over 50,000 square feet. New tenants include the global financial monitoring firm Factset Research Systems Inc., travel deal website Travelzoo, Arch Insurance Group Inc., Hill International, and Paycom Payroll. The building is currently 76 percent leased, with 125,000 square feet vacant. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group's Hamilton Landing Signs Lease Renewals And Expansions

02.06.2013 – The Registry

NOVATO, CA - February 6, 2013 - Barker Pacific Group's award winning Hamilton Landing has signed six lease renewals and expansions totaling over 83,000 square feet of office space. With these new transactions Hamilton Landing maintains leases on 18,447 square feet and expands 65,386 square feet to existing occupants. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners Fund I Purchases Norco Self-Storage Property

01.16.2013 – RENTV

A joint venture of Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Artemis Real Estate Partners Fund I (Artemis) has acquired Global Self Storage in the Inland Empire city of Norco, and will re-launch the facility under its Storage Solutions brand. The 113.4k sf, seven-building complex sits on 4.12 acres and features 908 storage units along with surface parking for boat and RV storage. READ MORE »

2012

Azure Park Apartments Acquired by Bayside Communities

09.18.2012 – Press Release

Sacramento Affordable Apartments Slated for Extensive Upgrade and New Name READ MORE »

Novato Paint the Town Red Gala Event,

01.22.2012 – NovatoPatch

Novato Mayor Denise Athas awards a key to the city to Barker Pacific Group [represented by [Jonathan Matsoukis, Property Manager of Hamilton Landing and Rowland Plaza business suites] for being Green Business of the Year for 2011. READ MORE »

NCOC names Biz's of Year

01.18.2012 – Marinscope Community Newspapers

Novato's community bank of national recognition; a leader in U.S. equity asset management firms; and a bi-coastal real estate corporation innovating green technology at Hamilton - these are the business leaders of 2011. Circle Bank, Large Business of 2011; Hennessy Funds, Small Business of 2011 and Barker Pacific Group (BPG) Green Business of 2011, respectively, were honored Jan. 13 at the Novato Chamber of Commerce Board Installation Luncheon.

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Supervisors honor Novato businesses, citizen of year

01.14.2012 – Marin Independent Journal

NOVATO-Marin County supervisors saluted three Novato businesses this week with resolutions for a job well done.

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2011

Citigroup Renews Anchor Lease at One Sansome

11.22.2011 – GlobeSt.com

SAN FRANCISCO-Citigroup has renewed as the anchor tenant at the 739,000-square-foot One Sansome St. tower, though the bank has dropped one floor in its lease at the building. The company now has another 11 years in 121,754 square feet, or seven floors, for its regional headquarters.

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Citigroup inks lease, plans remodel at One Sansome

11.18.2011 – San Francisco Business Times

Citigroup will remain the anchor tenant at One Sansome St. through at least 2022.

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Bayside Buys Interests in Bankrupt Multifamily

04.26.2011 – GlobeSt.com

OAKLAND, CA-Bayside Communities LLC has acquired the general partner interests in 20 multifamily properties totaling 2,135 units that were part of bankrupt A.F. Evans Development Inc.'s affordable/senior housing portfolio. In addition, Bayside expects to acquire general partner interests in another 12 properties from the A.F. Evans portfolio as consents are obtained in the next few weeks. Bayside bought the interests directly from A.F. Evans as debtor in possession, for an undisclosed price. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific acquires parts of A.F. Evans' portfolio

04.25.2011 – Affordable Housing Report

Bayside Communities has acquired AF Evans' affordable housing properties valued at $300 million. Bayside is a new joint venture between Barker Pacific Group, Luzzatto Company and Lion Real Estate Group. The entity was able to make the acquisition because of AF Evans bankruptcy filing. Overall, Bayside acquired the general partner interests in more than 2100 units across California, Washington and Oregon, with plans for further acquisition to take place. From the Registry:

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Barker Pacific, Partners Buy A.F. Evans Affordable Apartments

04.22.2011 – The Registry

A venture that includes San Francisco's Barker Pacific Group Inc. has acquired the general partner interests in 20 multifamily properties—half in the San Francisco Bay Area—from the bankruptcy estate of Oakland's A.F. Evans Company Inc.

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Barker Pacific bites into A.F. Evans’ portfolio

04.22.2011 – San Francisco Business Times

A venture that includes San Francisco's Barker Pacific Group Inc. has acquired the general partner interests in 20 multifamily properties—half in the San Francisco Bay Area—from the bankruptcy estate of Oakland's A.F. Evans Company Inc.

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Old La Quinta Sam's Club lot sold for $7.2M

01.28.2011 – The Desert Sun

A big-box retail center along Highway 111 in La Quinta, vacated by Sam's Club in early 2010, has been acquired by Barker Pacific Group and its financial partner, URDANG, officials connected with the sale announced Friday.

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Barker JV Sees Potential in Former Sam's Club

01.27.2011 – GlobeSt.com

LA QUINTA, CA-Barker Pacific Group and Urdang have acquired a 138,000-square-foot former Sam's Club building on 14 acres and see significant potential for leasing the space to other tenants.

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2010

Taking off: Rare new homes rising from former Air Force Base

10.03.2010 – San Francisco Chronicle

It's not common to find suburban-style master-planned communities in Marin County. Part of what makes the area one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country is that it has so much protected outdoor space and very few modern tract homes.

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Radiant Logic Relocating to Rowland Plaza

08.24.2010 – CoStar Realty Information

Novato-based Virtual Directory Solutions Provider Signs 10,718-SF Lease

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Barker Pacific Group Acquires First Choice Self Storage

08.10.2010 – Press Release

Store to be Rebranded "Storage Solutions"

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Barker Pacific Affiliate Acquires 108k sf Self-Storage Facility in Santa Maria

07.26.2010 – RENTV

Los Angeles-based real estate developer Barker Pacific Group (BPG), through its affiliate Union Development Company (UDC), acquired A-American Self Storage in Santa Maria, a 108.6k sf self-storage and RV storage facility. Located in the city of Santa Maria, in Santa Barbara County, the property was purchased for $4.5 mil from A-American/Santa Maria Storage Partners. The facility will be rebranded under UDC's Storage Solutions portfolio.

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Barker Pacific and Wells Fargo Recapitalize Historic Pasadena Office Building

06.21.2010 – RENTV

Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Wells Fargo have recapitalized 225 East Colorado Boulevard in downtown Pasadena. BPG first acquired the seven-story, 55k sf foot historic building in August of 2004. It is located on the corner of East Colorado Blvd and Marengo Ave.

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Raising the Dead in San Francisco

06.01.2010 – The Wall Street Journal

A venture of Prudential Financial Inc. and Barker Pacific Group Inc. hopes a cash infusion of about $20 million is enough to bring a zombie office building in San Francisco back to life.

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Barker-Prudential JV Buys 719,000-SF Tower

05.28.2010 – GlobeSt.com

SAN FRANCISCO-Barker Pacific Group and Prudential Real Estate Investors have formed a joint venture to assume ownership of the 719,000-square-foot class-A One Sansome Street tower, also known as Citigroup Center, with plans to enhance management services and make significant improvements to the public areas of the building, the JV says. BPG, which is acting as the property manager, took ownership of the property in a joint venture with Pru after former owner Broadway Partners turned the building back over to its lender—Prudental.

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Hamilton Field - From military base to home base

03.01.2010 – Marin Magazine

In just over 10 years the former air force base at Hamilton Field in Novato has transformed from a forgotten and run-down piece of land into a vibrant residential community as well as a location for some of the most cutting-edge businesses in the state.

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2009

Barker Pacific Group acquires Rowland Plaza

10.12.2009 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO - In one of the only non-distressed property sales in California this year, Los Angeles-based real estate developer Barker Pacific Group purchased Rowland Plaza in Novato. Rockwood Capital LLC, a real estate investment company, is an equity partner in the acquisition.

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Rowland Plaza buildings in Novato sold for $20 million

10.01.2009 – Contra Costa Times

The city of Novato has a new landlord.

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L.A. developer pays $20M for Novato building

09.30.2009 – San Francisco Business Times

Los Angeles-based real estate developer Barker Pacific Group has purchased Rowland Plaza in Novato for $20 million, one of the Bay Area's only non-distressed office property sales in the past year.

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Barker Pacific Buys Self-Storage Facility

09.14.2009 – GlobeSt.com

LAKE ELSINORE, CA-Barker Pacific Group of Los Angeles has acquired a 100,000-square-foot, 600-unit self-storage property called Elsinore Valley Self Storage from DGS Development Partners for $5.28 million. Barker Pacific acquired the self-storage and RV storage facility in this Western Riverside County city through an affiliate, Union Development Co.

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Elsinore Valley Self Storage Acquired by Barker Pacific

08.27.2009 – Inside Self-Storage

Los Angeles-based real estate developer Barker Pacific Group (BPG), acquired Elsinore Valley Self Storage through its affiliate, Union Development Co. (UDC). Offering self-storage and RV storage, the Lake Elsinore, Calif., property was purchased for $5.28 million from DGS Development Partners, a California company.

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LA real estate firm purchases Elsinore Valley Storage for $5.28 million

08.26.2009 – The Valley News

LAKE ELSINORE - A Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm announced today the $5.28 million acquisition of Elsinore Valley Storage in Lake Elsinore.

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Barker Pacific Targets $300M for Troubled Assets

01.04.2009 – GlobeSt.com

LOS ANGELES - Two new principals have joined Barker Pacific Group as part of the LA-based investment and development firm's plan to raise $300 million of new equity to acquire distressed and value-added commercial real estate notes and properties. Michael Barker, managing director of BPG, tells GlobeSt.com that new principals Dana Ostenson and John Ghiselli will help Barker Pacific to capitalize on existing and anticipated opportunities arising in the market as a result of credit market turmoil and the economic downturn.

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2008

Hamilton Landing & Hamilton Marketplace Win Regional Recognition

12.18.2008 – Marin Real Estate

Projects associated with Novato's Hamilton Field continue to rack-up recognition -- Hamilton Landing (a robust business hub now occupying the former hangers (circa 1930) of the Hamilton military base) and Hamilton Marketplace (a diverse new shopping center with a mega-deluxe-Safeway (and associated gas station), Peet's, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, banking, restaurants (still to come), pet supplies, and more) were named "Top Projects in the North Bay" by the North Bay Business Journal. Both feature unique architecture and green building elements. Hamilton Marketplace also incorporated solar power.

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OFFICE: Hamilton Landing Disney Studio project, Novato

12.15.2008 – North Bay Business Journal

Disney's Imagemovers Digital Latest for Unique Hamilton Landing Redevelopment

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Dana A. Ostenson Joins Barker Pacific Group as Principal

12.02.2008 – Press Release

Plans To Raise $300 Million to Acquire Commercial Real Estate Notes and Property

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John Ghiselli has joined Barker Pacific Group

12.01.2008 – Press Release

As Vice President of Acquisitions Ghiselli will lead Barker Pacific Group's Efforts to Acquire Properties throughout the Western United States

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13 top real estate projects selected for Dec. 11 awards

10.21.2008 – North Bay Business Journal

BREAKING NEWS: SANTA ROSA, Oct. 21, 2008 - The BUSINESS JOURNAL will honor 13 North Bay real estate projects and the key industry players who made them possible at its third-annual 2008 Top Projects Awards gala reception.

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Perfect Landing

09.01.2008 – Northbay Biz

Hamilton Landing's latest incarnation is bustling with all sorts of activity.

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Northrop Grumman Agrees to $120 Mil South Bay Office Deal

08.04.2008 – Rentv

Northrop Grumman Agrees to $120 Mil South Bay Office Deal

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Republic of Tea signs lease at Hamilton Landing

03.28.2008 – Marin Independent Journal

The Republic of Tea has signed a lease for 4,500 square feet at Hangar 5 at Hamilton Landing in Novato and hopes to move in within a couple of months.

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Barker Pacific Awarded Rebate from PG&E for Energy Efficiency

03.25.2008 – RENTV.com

Barker Pacific Group (BPG) received a rebate check of $185,821 from Pacific Gas & Electric as an incentive for incorporating energy efficiency measures at Hamilton Landing in the recent transformation and repositioning of five hangars into a multi-unit office park.

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Walt Disney’s move to Novato has feel of another regional milestone

03.03.2008 – North Bay Business Journal

There are some events that have a lasting and disproportionate impact on this region's economic prosperity.

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Disney team's moving plans bring more magic to Hamilton

02.24.2008 – Marin Independent Journal

Walt Disney Studios is branching out with a 3-D computer animation complex at Hamilton early next year as redevelopment of the former Air Force base into a residential and commercial hub continues.

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Greening the Historic Hangars at Hamilton Landing

02.01.2008 – North Bay Biz

Marin Commercial Real Estate Market on the Rebound

01.29.2008 – Marin Independent Journal

The Marin commercial real estate market is making a comeback as office vacancy rates are gradually declining and leasing rates are increasing.

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2007

Final stage of Hamilton Landing to begin

12.11.2007 – North Bay Business Journal

LEED-certified building will crown successful base conversion

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ImageMovers Digital gives Bay Area's film image another dimension

11.14.2007 – San Francisco Chronicle

A major Hollywood studio and director are beginning an enterprise in Marin County to do cutting-edge film work, in the latest sign that the Bay Area has become a mecca for creating digital entertainment.

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Hamilton Landing Fills All 286,000 SF

10.28.2007 – GlobalSt.com Commercial Real Estate News and Property Resource

NOVATO, CA-Barker Pacific has signed Dragnet Solutions to a lease for more than 9,600 sf that brings the 286,000-sf project at the former Hamilton Air Force Base to full occupancy. The project formerly reached full occupancy but then lost a tenant before the latest deal brought it back to 100% occupied.

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Biometrics security software company to expand in Novato

10.19.2007 – North Bay Business Journal

Nearly 10,000-square-foot lease brings Hamilton Landings' renovated hangars to full occupancy

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Activision Publishing Inks Deal at Hamilton Landing

07.05.2007 – CoStar Realty Information

Last of Renovated Space at Former Air Force Base Taken By Toys For Bob READ MORE »

The Pier at Town Lake

05.18.2007

The Pier at Town Lake is a unique mixed-use real estate development of approximately 3.65 million square feet, where business, entertainment, sports, retail, dining, residential enclaves, hotel, and luxurious hospitality services, public promenades, and plazas create a vibrant landmark for the City of Tempe Town Lake. The Pier at Town Lake experience promises to be an address of distinction and superior lifestyle features. The location of the Pier at Town Lake is considered by both residential and commercial real estate experts as one of the premier location in Metro Phoenix due to the unique lake frontage, proximity to downtown Tempe, ASU, Sky Harbor Airport and three major freeways. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Acquires Full Control of Xerox Centre

04.27.2007 – RENTV.com

LA-based Barker Pacific Group (BPG) has acquired full control of the 11-acre parcel under the former Xerox Centre, a 330k sf office building in El Segundo. With full ownership of the site and the building, BPG will move forward with a $30 mil renovation plan later this year to bring the property up to today’s Class A standards. Barker Pacific Group represented itself in the all cash transaction. READ MORE »

Xerox Center to be Renamed

04.14.2007 – Daily Breeze - Torrance, CA

El Segundo's Xerox Centre building, which has housed the famed document equipment company for nearly a quarter of READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Unveils $30M Renovation

04.11.2007 – GlobeSt.com Commercial Real Estate News and Property Resource

EL SEGUNDO, CA-The Los Angeles-based Barker Pacific Group has unveiled plans for a $30 million renovation of the 330,000-sf 101 Continental Blvd. office building, formerly known as Xerox Centre. Barker will bring in Richard Keating of Pasadena-based Keating Khang Architecture to upgrade the building to class A status, the company says of the 35-year-old, 15-story office tower. READ MORE »

Mythbusters' TV show films in Hamilton Landing

03.19.2007 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO – Is it true that a scuba diver can foil a shark attack by blowing up an oxygen tank in its mouth? Can enough helium balloons carry a small child aloft? And how exactly would one go about finding a needle in a haystack? READ MORE »

Non-corporate atmosphere, creative work environment draw companies to Hamilton

03.17.2007 – Marin Independent Journal

Business is taking off at Hamilton Field in Novato. READ MORE »

Sony Dips Toe in Bay Area talent pool

03.12.2007 – San Francisco Business Times

Sony Imageworks is among the latest Hollywood studios to mine the Bay Area for digital arts talent. READ MORE »

Businesses Flock to Former Hangars

01.31.2007 – Novato Advance

Birkenstock, Oracle and more moving in to refurbished digs READ MORE »

DEAL OF THE WEEK: Hamilton Landing

01.30.2007 – San Francisco Chronicle

Birkenstock Distribution USA, the American distributor of the German sandals, clogs and other comfy shoes, is moving its headquarters to the office park at the old Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato. READ MORE »

Birkenstock leads Hamilton Landing deals

01.29.2007 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO – A dozen fourth-quarter leases in the former Hamilton Air Force Base hangars brought occupancy of the 286,000 square feet renovated so far as class A office space to 96 percent. READ MORE »

Sony gets toehold in North Bay

01.29.2007 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO – Sony's Imageworks is putting a development team in the North Bay as an experiment in "bringing the company to the talent," according to a Culver City executive. READ MORE »

Birkenstock plans move from northern Novato to Hamilton Landing

01.29.2007 – Marin Independent Journal

Birkenstock Distribution USA, the Marin-based shoe company, is moving from its distinctive headquarters in northern Novato to Hamilton Landing in southern Novato. READ MORE »

Hamilton Landing is flying high

01.12.2007 – San Francisco Business Times

With a spate of late fourth quarter leasing activity, including deals with Birkenstock and a division of Take-Two Interactive Software, the 286,000-square-foot former Hamilton Army Air Field in Novato is now 95 percent occupied. READ MORE »

2006

Union Development Buys Self-Storage Portfolio for $30M

12.15.2006 – CoStar.com

Empire Self Storage Sale Consists of Eight Properties with 4,056 units. Barker Pacific Group's Union Development Co. purchased eight self-storage facilities throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties from Empire Self Storage in a portfolio sale totaling $30 million (7,396 per unit). READ MORE »

Proposals for Town Lake project, Marriott keep Tempe planners busy

11.30.2006 – The Arizona Republic

Work on a multimillion-dollar hotel, condo and retail project proposed for Tempe Town Lake could start as soon as next year. The city reviewed the first set of plans for the project last week. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific and Praedium Acquire West Los Angeles Office Building for Repositioning Play

11.21.2006 – News Release

38,594 Square Foot Multi-tenant Office Building Acquired for $10.85 Million READ MORE »

Buchanan Storage Capital Finances $19 Million for 8-Property Portfolio Acquisition

11.13.2006 – For Immediate Release

Newport Beach, CA (November 13, 2006) –Barker Pacific Group, in a venture through its affiliate Union Development Co., recently acquired an 8-property portfolio and retained Buchanan Storage Capital (BSC) for 19 million in financing. READ MORE »

Union Development Company Comes Up with $30 Mil Storage Solution

11.07.2006 – RENTV.Com

Barker Pacific Group’s (BPG) Union Development Company (UDC) has acquired a 500k sf portfolio of eight self-storage properties from Empire Companies and will re-brand them under its self-storage operation’s new name – Storage Solutions. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group Acquires Empire Self Storage and Launches New “Storage Solutions” Brand

11.02.2006 – Business Wire

Barker Pacific Group Acquires Empire Self Storage and Launches New “Storage Solutions” Brand at Union Development Co. READ MORE »

Colorado Commons to feature 68 loft and live-work townhomes.

05.03.2006 – Colorado Commons Ground Breaking

Monrovia, CA — May 3, 2006 — Irvine-based SL Residential Inc. and Los Angeles-based Barker Pacific Group are planning the upcoming construction of the Colorado Commons today in Monrovia. The community is a public-private venture with the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency and Colorado Commons, LLC. The $36 million project will include 68 attached dwellings, commercial space for four tenants totaling 4,400 square feet, a subterranean parking garage for the residents, and a new multi-level public parking structure. Project completion is scheduled for late 2007. READ MORE »

2005

Bank restoration unveiled — 90-year-old building celebrated

06.30.2005 – Pasadena Star News

PASADENA - After a nine-month renovation, developers, architects, residents and city officials gathered Wednesday night at the Citizens Business Bank building in downtown Pasadena to celebrate the building's second life with a grand lighting ceremony. READ MORE »

South Bay tech firm picks Marin – The lure of Hamilton Landing's hangars

06.13.2005 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO - ClairMail, a developer of mobile access software solutions, is out of stealth mode and settled into a Hamilton Landing hangar. The one-year-old venture-backed company was founded by Silicon Valley software veterans. But they chose to grow the operation in Marin County rather than the South Bay, where most of their investors are located, according to ClairMail CEO Joseph Salesky. READ MORE »

Novato lands new medical technology company

03.22.2005 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO - Pap tests are sought by 60 million women in the United States each year to screen for cervical cancer. Now, Diamics Inc., a year-old startup, has taken space in Hamilton Landing, where its founders hope to develop screening products that could eventually improve upon traditional Pap tests. READ MORE »

2004

Companies find a home at Hamilton

12.19.2004 – Marin Independent Journal

Business at Hamilton Landing it taking off. Hamilton Landing, a Novato business park open since 2000, has added several new tenants in recent months, including two last week. READ MORE »

Oscar de la Hoya Hops in the Downtown LA Ring with Office Buy

10.11.2004 – RENTV

In a deal that closed on the first of October, Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Enterprises LLP has just acquired a majority interest in a 148.7k sf Class B office building at 626 Wilshire Blvd in downtown Los Angeles. De la Hoya purchased the stake from Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and together, along with Christopher Rising of Rising Real Estate Group, formed a new real estate partnership called Golden Boy Wilshire LLP. Rising also acquired a minority interest in the building, which was valued at $16 mil, or about $108/sf, in this deal. READ MORE »

De La Hoya Burnishes Downtown L.A. Building

10.07.2004 – Commercial Property News

The "Golden Boy" of boxing has taken a shine to a Los Angeles office building. Oscar de la Hoya became majority owner and a tenant in 626 Wilshire Blvd. in the city's downtown financial district when his Golden Boy Enterprises L.L.P. signed a deal with building owner Barker Pacific Group. READ MORE »

De La Hoya Invests $16M At 626 Wilshire

10.07.2004 – www.globest.com

LOS ANGELES-Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Enterprises LLP has acquired a majority interest in the 148,721-sf 626 Wilshire Blvd. building from Los Angeles-based Barker Pacific Group for $16 million and will relocate its offices to 5,500 sf in the 12-story Downtown L.A. tower next month. The transaction follows Barker Pacific Group’s purchase of 626 Wilshire one year ago when it was less than 40% occupied. Today the building is 82% leased. READ MORE »

De La Hoya bought majority ownership of 626 Wilshire

10.07.2004 – LA Times

Boxer Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Enterprises has purchased controlling interest in a downtown Los Angeles office building for $16 million. Golden Boy bought majority ownership of 626 Wilshire Blvd. from Barker Pacific Group, which will keep a minority share. Golden Boy will move its offices there from the nearby U.S. Bank Tower. Christopher Rising of Rising Real Estate Group also bought a minority share of the 12-story, 148,721 – square-foot building at the southeast corner of Wilshire and Hope Street. It is more than 80% leased. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Acquires Bank Building

09.08.2004

PASADENA, CA-Barker Pacific Group of Los Angeles has purchased the historic Citizens Bank Building from the bank and plans significant upgrades to the property, according to Barker, which acquired the property in a partnership that included individual investors John and Eric Luna. Citizens Business Bank remains a tenant at the seven-story, 55,000-sf building at 225 E. Colorado Blvd. Downtown, at the corner of East Colorado Boulevard and Marengo Avenue. READ MORE »

Development firm buys, will revamp historic bank building

08.30.2004 – Pasadena Star News

PASADENA - A Los Angeles real estate development firm has acquired the historic Citizens Business Bank building in downtown Pasadena and plans to upgrade the building and its energy systems. READ MORE »

The Central City Association signs lease for 626 Wilshire Boulevard

07.07.2004 – News Release, Pike & Company

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 7, 2004 – Barker Pacific Group announced today that it has signed the Central City Association to move to 626 Wilshire Boulevard this fall. This week’s new lease brings the total number of new tenants moving to the building this year to sixteen. The new leases total over 52,000 square feet of space bringing the building’s occupancy to 70 percent. READ MORE »

626 Wilshire New Leases

06.13.2004 – News Release, Pike & Company

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 13, 2004 - Barker Pacific Group announced today that it has closed fifteen new leases totaling over 42,000 square feet of space at 626 Wilshire Boulevard. The new deals bring the occupancy of the building to just under 68 percent. READ MORE »

Hamilton Field Library Opens Tomorrow

06.04.2004 – Marin Independent Journal

Marin County, CA - The history of the South Novato Branch of the Marin County Free Library will turn a page tomorrow with the grand opening of its new, bigger home at Hamilton Field. READ MORE »

Sub-Lessor For Nokia Space In Petaluma Is a Myth

02.02.2004 – RENTV

In leasing activity north of the Golden Gate Bridge, two more tenants have touched down at Hamilton Landing, the 550k sf business park crafted from World War II airplane hangars at the former Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato. Nihilistic Software Inc took 7.3k sf in Hangar 5, while the Novato branch of the Marin County Free Library signed for 7.9k sf in Hangar 6. The rents were not released, but the published base rent is $2.60/sf with a $30/sf tenant allowance. READ MORE »

Supervisors OK Library Move

01.28.2004

Novato Advance - January 28, 2004 - The Ignacio branch of the Marin County Free Library will move to Hanger No. 6 in Hamilton in late May or early June. Yesterday, Marin County supervisors OK'd a 10-year lease of 7,900 square feet of space in the old military airplane hangar at Hamilton Landing, with an option for two 5-year lease renewals. The landlord is Barker Pacific Group. READ MORE »

Marin County Library To Open Branch At Hamilton Landing

01.24.2004

NOVATO, CA - January 27, 2004 - Hamilton Landing, Marin County's award winning new 550,000 square foot office campus, announced that the Marin County Free Library has signed a lease to open a new branch in the office park after approval today by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. The new branch library will move into Hangar Six, a modern, first class, newly rehabilitated, 57,000 square foot building in May or early June. READ MORE »

2003

Business Soars at Hamilton

10.26.2003 – Marin Independent Journal

Marin County, CA — A former military airplane hangar seems an unlikely place for the private sector to call home, but business is booming at Hamilton Landing in Novato. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Picks Up another Downtown LA Building-(626 Wilshire Blvd.)

10.02.2003 – RENTV

LA-based Barker Pacific Group has acquired a 148.7k sf office building at 626 Wilshire Blvd in downtown Los Angeles from AEW Realty Advisors, a funds advisory firm out of Boston. The 12-story property, built in 1966, is located at the corner of Hope St and Wilshire, about three blocks east of the 110 Fwy in the heart of downtown. READ MORE »

Barker Pacific Group's Hamilton Capital Partners acquires Fully leased Milpitas building

07.07.2003 – Milpitas Post

MILPITAS, CA - JULY 24, 2003- The Kaiser Building, a 59,262 square foot, fully leased, building, on South Milpitas Boulevard has been acquired by Los Angeles-based Hamilton Capital Partners, an affiliate of Barker Pacific Group. The one-story building is strategically located in the middle of four major transportation arteries, Interstate 680, Montague Expressway, Interstate 580 and Highway 237. The circa 1986 building got its name because Kaiser Foundation Health Plan leases 41,190 square feet of the building. READ MORE »

Hamilton Landing Wins Award For Energy Conservation

06.11.2003

NOVATO, CA – June 11, 2003 – Hamilton Landing, Marin County's new 550,000 square foot office campus, was awarded first place by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for the innovative HVAC design of its first four renovated hangars for occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. The commercial office development won the local Golden Gate Chapter’s award last April qualifying it for the regional competition for outstanding achievement in May. The regional competition included buildings from California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and parts of Mexico. Hamilton Landing now qualifies for the national award to be held this fall. READ MORE »

Three New Tenants For Hamilton Landing

06.11.2003

NOVATO, CA – June 11, 2003 – Hamilton Landing has signed three new leases with local professional service firms to move into Marin County's award winning new 550,000 square foot office campus. The three leases bring the occupancy in the available space of the renovated historic airplane hangars to 60%. READ MORE »

Chamber Building in downtown San Diego changes ownership

04.29.2003 – San Diego Daily Transcript

The 23-story, 173,682-square-foot Chamber Building at 110 West C St. in downtown San Diego 92101, has been sold. READ MORE »

YMCA unveils Hamilton plans

04.12.2003 – Marin Independent Journal

Construction to remodel the Marin YMCA began this week just as officials unveiled plans to bring a full-service fitness center to Hamilton Field. READ MORE »

Office Space Takes Off at Hamilton Landing

04.05.2003 – San Francisco Business Times

It's been almost 10 years since real estate developers took on the monumental task of rehabilitating the abandoned Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato into a productive mix of housing, parks, retail and office space. In 2001, another piece of this sprawling project opened for business, providing further evidence that Hamilton is a model for military base conversions. READ MORE »

2002

Marin Community Foundation Picks Hamilton Hangar for Headquarters

01.16.2002 – Marin Independent Journal

After 15 years at Larkspur Landing, the Marin Community Foundation is moving its headquarters to a renovated former Air Force hangar at Novato's Hamilton Landing office complex. READ MORE »

2001

Q&A with Michael Barker, CEO and Managing Director, Barker Pacific Group, Developer of Hamilton Land

11.11.2001 – North Bay Business Journal

NOVATO - Michael Barker's lifelong fascination with striking architecture has helped him direct a $100 million-plus transformation of seven dilapidated military aircraft hangars at Hamilton Field into high-class office space. READ MORE »