Q4 2018 East Bay Market Report

As the Bay Area’s very own Huey Lewis and the News once said, “It’s Hip to be Square”, and Oakland couldn’t agree more. Mammoth payment platform Square, Inc. signed the largest new office lease in Oakland history, committing to 355,000 square feet at Oakland’s Uptown Station for 10 years. Renovations are wrapping up now and Square could welcome as many as 2,000 employees to their new East bay home in the second quarter of 2019. Beyond Oakland, Emeryville continued to show strength through the 4th quarter, with Emerystation West welcoming Novartis and Zogenix for a combined 110,000 square feet.