Boutique Brokerage Maven Properties Named Listing Agent for Enhancing, Updating Iconic Japan Center in San Francisco

Maven, San Francisco, Japan Center, Benihana, Daiso Japan, Nijiya Market, Andersen Bakery, Oma San Francisco Station, Kushi Tsuru, Cherry Blossom Festival & Parade

Shopping/Cultural Heart of The City’s Japanese Community To Further Embrace Bricks-Clicks-Omnichannel Retail Revolution

San Francisco (June 28 2019) — Maven, one of San Francisco’s most active and creative real estate brokerage and advisory firms, announced today it has been named to lead the leasing and repositioning of the iconic Japan Center, a 108,000 square-foot shopping center at 1737 Post Street in the heart of San Francisco’s traditional Japanese neighborhood. At 92 percent leased, Japan Center continues to be a thriving economic center drawing locals and tourists alike. Key current tenants include Benihana restaurant, Daiso Japan, Nijiya Market, Andersen Bakery, Oma San Francisco Station, Kushi Tsuru restaurant and dozens more.

Completed in 1968 via design by famed architect Minoru Yamasaki, Japan Center is a popular shopping and gathering destination. It hosts dozens of entertainment and cultural events annually such as music, children’s and educational activities, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival & Parade drawing over 200,000 people each spring.

Maven, working in concert with Japan Center’s ownership group, existing retailers and community representatives, intends to build on the property’s success while bringing additional energy, excitement and commerce.

“Japan Center is a one-of-a-kind historic, cultural and community asset for people of Japanese heritage and for all San Franciscans, and we’re thrilled to be helping in its leasing and ongoing success,” said Santino DeRose, Maven partner and co-founder.

Added Maven partner Sarah Brett, “Japan Center will continue to function as the retail anchor for Japantown with existing businesses enhanced by complementary new shops, cafes, entertainment and other uses.”

“Japan Center has significant, unrealized potential that can be leveraged off of its advantages. For example, Japan Center features 100,000 square feet of retail commercial shopping in an ideal central location, sports a plethora of great pedestrian walkability, offers easy access on major transit lines and has a not-well-known gem of 747 sheltered underground parking spaces operated by the City,” said DeRose.

About Maven
Maven Properties is one of the most active and creative real estate companies in the San Francisco area. Based in San Francisco, the firm focuses on the leasing of commercial and mixed-use properties, and the sales and acquisition of multi-family and commercial properties in the Bay Area’s close-in markets. From its founding in 2010, it has grown quickly by differentiating itself with an unparalleled network, an intimate familiarity with local neighborhoods and tastes, and a complete real estate experience brought to each assignment. Maven recognizes that all real estate has a value and it is their job to find the right fit for clients in achieving business success. For more information, visit

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