Embarcadero Capital Partners Reimagines 181,000 SQFT Sunnyvale Project Renamed Horizon

Sunnyvale, Embarcadero Capital Partners, Horizon, San Francisco, Studio TMT, San Jose, ARC TEC, Build Group, Embarcadero Realty Services
Photography by Newmark / Peter Jograj

Bay Area Value-Add Specialist Completes Dramatic Creative Office Redevelopment

SUNNYVALE, CA – (February 22, 2021) – Embarcadero Capital Partners (“ECP”), a full-service commercial real estate investment, development and management firm announced today that it has completed the stunning transformation of 1230–1290 Oakmead Parkway in Sunnyvale into a premier creative office destination called, “Horizon.” The redeveloped Silicon Valley creative office campus benefits from inspiring contemporary design, highly flexible floor plates, tenant signage opportunities, inviting outdoor collaboration areas and proximity to a variety of amenities and an extensive transportation network.

Strategically located near Lawrence Expressway and U.S. 101, Horizon comprises four interconnected three-story buildings totaling 181,210 square feet. ECP acquired the property with ambitious plans to expand it by moving out the buildings’ ground-floor glass line and enclosing four breezeways that previously served as open-air lobbies. The makeover also involved extensive building upgrades and exterior improvements. The renovated project features dramatic, copper-colored fin walls that punctuate Horizon’s new glass-enclosed lobbies and support wayfinding; mature palm trees and whimsical sculptures at the lobby entrances; expansive window lines; and thoughtfully appointed and landscaped outdoor plazas for dining and gathering. ECP also added a sculpture garden at the entryway to the project showcasing three colorful free-standing works by celebrated Bay Area sculptor Linda Fleming. These intricate latticework forms, collectively titled, Sunspots (First Light, Dusk, Apogee), create a compelling visual experience.

To help realize its vision for enduring architectural design, ECP engaged San Francisco-based Studio TMT for base building architecture and San Jose-based ARC TEC to handle interiors. ECP awarded the construction contract for Horizon’s redevelopment to San Francisco-based general contractor Build Group. ECP provides Horizon tenants in-house property management services through its affiliate Embarcadero Realty Services.

Photography by César Rubio Photography

“Our team did an extraordinary job collaborating on the transformation of this project,” said John Hamilton, Principal and Co-Founder of ECP. “We are excited to introduce Horizon to the market and provide companies with an elegant solution to today’s creative workplace needs.”

In addition to its light-filled office spaces and flexible floorplans, Horizon offers plentiful onsite parking including nine dual-head EV charging stations, a bike spa, and fiber/cable services, as well as a wide range of retail, restaurant, hotel and personal services options within walking distance. Horizon is located two blocks from U.S. 101 directly east of Lawrence Expressway, close to the Central Expressway and State Route 237. The project also benefits from a dense public transit network including bus, train, and shuttle services offered through VTA, Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), ACE Gray Shuttle Bus, and Capitol Corridor. 

Carol Donnelly, Director of Leasing at ECP, oversees leasing at Horizon. She can be reached at cdonnelly@ecp-llc.com or (650) 868-8246. A top tier team at Newmark serves as listing broker for Horizon, including Jeff Arrillaga, Vice Chairman, jarrillaga@ngkf.com; Shawn Kellenberger, Executive Managing Director, skellenberger@ngkf.com; Michael Saign, Vice Chairman, msaign@ngkf.com; and Patty McGuigan, Senior Managing Director, pmcguigan@ngkf.com.

About Embarcadero Capital Partners
Embarcadero Capital Partners is a private real estate investment, management, and development firm based on the San Francisco Peninsula. The firm invests in dynamic, development-constrained U.S. markets that are known for innovation and a creative business culture.

Photography by César Rubio Photography
West Coast Commercial Real Estate News