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A vibrant five-year outlook for Port of Oakland Commercial Real Estate

Jack London Square neighborhood projects and high occupancy rates to support steady growth

Press Releases, Commercial Real Estate
August 21st, 2017

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2017: New residential construction and improvements in Jack London Square will drive a record number of visitors to the Square by 2022. That’s the conclusion of a five-year strategic plan released this month by the Port of Oakland’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) division.

“All of the planned developments and Jack London Square enhancements will create a more vibrant, beautiful waterfront that will draw more people to our properties over the next five years,” said Port of Oakland’s CRE Director, Pamela Kershaw, “We had a record three million visitors to the Square in 2016 and expect to set a new record by 2022, if not before.”

CIM Group, which manages Jack London Square for the Port, plans to construct two, mid-rise residential buildings near the Square. It said it’s also considering a boutique hotel in the Square. CIM said it would be improving Jack London Square public areas with new lighting, signage, and building facades. Initial approvals for all of these projects are in place.

Another major development is underway along the Oakland waterfront and part of it is being constructed on leased Port land. The Brooklyn Basin residential project will connect Oakland to the estuary with public parks, plazas, promenades and a new marina.

The port’s CRE portfolio consists of 850 acres and approximately 100 tenant accounts. Public access and open space makes up three-quarters of the portfolio. The remaining acreage is home to five hotels, retail/entertainment uses, restaurants, warehouses, office buildings, light industrial land and public parking.

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Media Contacts:
Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com

Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com