San Francisco, CA (August 21, 2020) — Newmark Knight Frank (“NKF”) announced that RingCentral, a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions, has renewed their headquarters lease of approximately 85,000 square feet at 20 Davis Drive in Belmont, California.
NKF’s Vice Chairman Ben Stern and Executive Managing Directors Jon Cannon and Joe Hamilton represented RingCentral in the lease negotiations. Mike Moran and Clarke Funkhouser of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord. NKF exclusively represents RingCentral’s real estate portfolio worldwide.
Located in San Mateo County, the Class A three-story building features a floor-to-ceiling glass atrium, a full-service kitchen, café area and sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay area.
“We were pleased to support RingCentral in this important headquarters transaction,” said Stern. “The company strategically considered a variety of options, but at the end of the day, a renewal of its existing campus made sense—especially given these challenging times.”
The North Peninsula office market showed signs of vacancy and rental rates trending up, construction and deliveries staying neutral and absorption trending down in Q2 2020, according to NKF Research. Despite softening tenant demand and rising vacancy in the North Peninsula, average asking rates were recorded at $5.61/SF full service, up from $5.53/SF in the prior quarter.
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