The John Buck Company Adds Development Expert to West Coast Office

SAN FRANCISCO – January 12, 2016 – The John Buck Company announced the appointment of Merredith Treaster, a highly experienced commercial real estate development professional as Senior Vice President and co-head of the West Coast office which opened earlier this month.


She joins JBC with impressive development credentials and, alongside Senior Vice President Ben Kochalski, will grow the San Francisco office and manage the company’s signature San Francisco development, Park Tower at Transbay. Now under construction, Park Tower is a 43-story pre-certified LEED Gold office tower which, when completed in 2018, will provide one of the most modern large blocks of space in the city with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay from almost three quarters of the building’s 750,000 rentable square feet. The building is being leased by JLL.

Ms. Treaster spent 9 years as a Director at Hines where most recently she was responsible for managing another major Transbay development: Salesforce Tower, a 1.42 million square foot office building now under construction and half leased to

“Merredith has contributed to the successful acquisition and development of more than 3 million square feet of commercial real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area and we see her as a vital part of the team for Park Tower at Transbay as well as for future developments on the West Coast,” said Richard Lindsay, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to Hines, Ms. Treaster was an Associate with global developer Tishman Speyer and an analyst at CBRE. She is a LEED AP and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from UCLA.

About The John Buck Company
JBC is a vertically integrated real estate development and investment firm founded in 1981. The firm has completed more than $10.5 billion in real estate transactions and developed or redeveloped 41 million square feet of office and mixed-use projects as well as 2,300 residential units and 4,000 hotel keys. For more:

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