Hunter Storm & Verizon Break Ground on 640,000 SQFT Tech Hub at Coleman Highline in San Jose

Verizon, Hunter Storm, Coleman Highline, San Jose, Gensler, San Francisco, Santa Clara
L to R: Michael Hudson, Verizon; Deke Hunter, Hunter Storm; Guru Gowrappan, Verizon Media; Sonya Dufner, Gensler; Ed Storm, Hunter Storm; and Curtis Leigh, Hunter Storm.

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 30, 2019 – This morning, Verizon and Cupertino-based Hunter Storm celebrated the groundbreaking of Verizon’s new 640,000-square-foot technology hub at Coleman Highline—a massive, mixed-use, transit-oriented development in San Jose. Verizon, Hunter Storm and San Jose city officials were in attendance to take part in the celebration.

The Verizon tech hub will support more than 3,000 employees and will include a 2,250-square-foot welcome pavilion and over 45,000 square feet of workplace amenities such as a fitness center and a café and marketplace. Designed by Gensler’s San Francisco and New York offices, the campus will create dynamic social and communal spaces that inspire collaboration. Completion is slated for late 2021.

“We’re excited to begin a new chapter in Silicon Valley with our next-generation workplace,” says Guru Gowrappan, CEO of Verizon Media. “Hunter Storm has been a great partner, and the City of San Jose is behind our vision for a sustainable, community-focused campus that is good for both our employees and the community.”

Verizon Media will occupy a large portion of the 1.75M square feet that comprise Coleman Highline campus in total. Roku, Inc. leased 730,000 square feet of the project last summer for its new corporate headquarters. The project will be built in phases and will include 115,000 square feet of amenities and retail space, including a public market and hotel with 175 rooms next to nearby Avaya Stadium.

Coleman Highline will have easy access to the nearby Santa Clara Transit Center, currently served by Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), Valley Transit Authority (VTA), and the future site of a new BART station. It will be directly adjacent to Gateway Crossings, another Hunter Storm project that will offer 1,565 homes in addition to a hotel with 225 rooms, two parks with 2.5 acres of public space, and 45,000 square feet of retail. 

Hunter Properties was founded in 1960 and the current partners, Deke Hunter and Edward Storm formed Hunter Storm in 1986, with Curtis Leigh joining the team in 2004. The company enjoys a strong track record by focusing its efforts locally with all major projects located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This focus allows the principals to leverage their market knowledge and expertise evenly across three product disciplines. Recent projects include Downtown Sunnyvale, Crossing 900 in downtown Redwood City, @First in San Jose which is a mixed-use project of over 1 million square feet, Bass Pro at Almaden Ranch and Village Oaks.

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