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About Commercial Real Estate at the Port of Oakland

Much of the 875 acres of commercial land that had been put to industrial use in the Port area between Clay Street and Hegenberger Road is being transformed through private investment dollars toward new development. Warehouses, parking lots, and vacant land will be converted into homes, hotels, offices, shops, restaurants, parks and industrial flex/research and development projects.

The majority of the land came to the Port years ago as part of a State Tidelands Trust grant. In some cases, the Port has sold property to help finance waterfront projects. In most cases, the Commercial Real Estate Division has entered into agreements with development teams to ground lease and develop the projects using private funds to leverage new public-private development. The current plans call for a mix of the two.

The various CRE projects are expected to contribute new revenue, jobs and public access for Oakland.

The mission of the Port's Commercial Real Estate Division is to care for, promote, develop and enhance Oakland's urban waterfront for economic benefit and public enjoyment.

Commercial Real Estate Customers Include:

  • Many businesses and individuals who develop and/or lease Port land, buildings, marinas and other facilities;
  • Employees and patrons of those businesses;
  • Users of the public spaces such as streets, plazas, piers and promenades; and
  • Other Port divisions.