San Ramon, CA (October 15, 2018) – Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has announced a 96,535-square-foot lease with Valent at Canyon Corporate Park, located at 4600 Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon. The lease represents the largest new R&D lease in the Tri-Valley since the second quarter of 2016.
NKF Managing Directors Dan Watson, Dave Bruzzone and Dan Dowd represented the landlord, a joint venture of Cannae Partners, LLC and New York Life Investors on behalf of an institutional investor, in the 20-year lease transaction with the tenant, Valent U.S.A., a leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America.
For Valent, the move to the two-story free-standing building represents a consolidation of its Dublin and Walnut Creek operations. Canyon Corporate Park offered a location between the existing operations while meeting the specific high-end R&D needs of Valent.
The ownership had purchased the Canyon Corporate Park, a three-building property built in 1984, out of default in 2014. The new Valent lease now puts Canyon Corporate Park at 100 percent leased.
“The building has an 8’ interstitial space between the floors which is perfect for R&D uses and helped to attract Valent,” said Watson. “Between the intrinsic nature of the building itself and site location, Canyon Corporate is an ideal choice.”
“We are delighted that Valent has made a long-term commitment to Canyon Corporate. Valent’s lease demonstrates the attractiveness of the San Ramon market for world class tenants and completes our turnaround of the campus,” said Bob Basso, principal with Cannae Partners, LLC.
The property also benefits from a recently renovated outdoor common area and a strategic location with street frontage on Norris Canyon Road.
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