By Kate Snyder
Even as several major companies are dropping office space in the Bay Area, firms are still interested in establishing a commercial footprint. In one recent deal, Ariat, an international apparel company, signed a lease for more than 80,000 square feet in the San Leandro Tech Campus, according to a lease announcement from Colliers.
Colliers in partnership with Westlake Realty Group brokered the agreement. Listing brokers on behalf of the landlord, San Leandro Tech Campus, include Sid P. Ewing and Matthew Nebel, both senior vice presidents at Colliers, while Kristi Childers, senior vice president for JLL, and Eddie Shuai, managing director for JLL procured the tenant.
Located at 1500 Alvarado St., the San Leandro Tech Campus is a one million square foot technology-focused mixed-use development in the heart of San Leandro, according to the property’s website. Other tenants include OSIsoft and Ghirardelli, according to its website. It was built in partnership with OSIsoft and offers easy access to downtown San Leandro restaurants, shops and amenities. Its location is near the downtown San Leandro BART Station.
Ariat is based in Union City, Calif., and was founded in 1993. One of the top Equestrian, Outdoor and Work brands in the world, according to its website, the firm was the first to integrate athletic footwear technology into boots for equestrian athletes. Per its website, the company partners with world-class biomechanical research groups and testing labs to improve product performance, comfort and durability all with a focus on real-world product functionality.
Other recent activity in San Leandro include Accu-Logistics subleasing a 94,600 square foot warehouse at 2350 Williams St., according to a recent announcement by CBRE Group, Inc., one of the brokers on the deal. The building has seven docks, 2,500 square feet of office space and 23 foot clear heights.
San Francisco-based Prologis, a global leader in logistics and industrial real estate development, also recently revealed plans for a project in San Leandro, according to The Registry’s previous reporting. The company has plans to construct a 245,000 square foot new speculative industrial building at 880 Doolittle Drive, which will replace the existing 213,000 square foot building on the roughly 13.7-acre site.