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San Rafael Corporate Center770 and 790 Lindaro St., San Rafael; parking: 775 Lindaro
Owner: SR Corporate Center Phase Two LLC, a joint venture between Seagate Properties Inc. of San Rafael and JPMorgan Chase of New York
Developer: Seagate Properties
Description: 158,000 square feet in two class A office buildings. It adds to 158,000 square feet of office space in two existing buildings on the 13-acre site.
Completion: September and October 2009
General contractor: BN Builders, San Mateo
Architecture: structure – BAR Architects, San Francisco; interiors – Fee Munson Ebert, San Francisco; landscape – Pedersen & Associates, San Rafael; parking garage – Watry Design Group, Redwood City
Engineering: mechanical – ACCO Engineering, San Leandro; civil – CSW/Stuber-Stroeh, San Rafael; structural – Forell/Elsesser, San Francisco; electrical – W. Bradley Electric, Novato; environmental – Geologica, San Francisco
LEED consultant: Kema, Oakland
Lender: San Diego National Bank, San Diego
Cost: $84 million
Asking monthly rents: $3.25-$3.50 a square foot, full-service
Tenants: Letters of intent to lease a total of 28,000 square feet to three companies in the new space. The two existing buildings are 85 percent occupied.
Leasing: NAI BT Commercial
The first phase of San Rafael Corporate Center, two office buildings with 158,000 square feet of top-class office space, was completed in 2001 at the end of the dot-com boom.
In mid-2007, Seagate Properties Inc. of San Rafael joined forces with the asset management division of New York-based JPMorgan Chase & Co. to purchase the 13-acre property with approvals for three more office buildings and two parking structures.
The second phase is Gold-level pre-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, rating system. The first phase was Energy Star-labeled last year.
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Mesa Beverage distribution facility3200 N. Laughlin Road, Santa Rosa
Owner: Liquid Investments Inc., San Diego
Project manager: Mesa Beverage Co. Inc., Santa Rosa
Description: 160,000 square feet of warehouse, distribution and vehicle maintenance facilities
Completion: June 2009
General contractor: Lusardi Construction, San Diego
Architecture: structure – Davey Architecture, San Diego, and Del Starrett Architects, Santa Rosa; interior – San Diego Office Interiors, San Diego; landscape – vanderToolen Associates, Napa
Engineering: civil – Kier Wright, Pleasanton; electrical – WB Electric, Gilroy; geotechnical – GeoCon, Rancho Cordova; mechanical – Johnson Controls, Santa Rosa; structural – Wiseman & Rohy, San Diego
Funding: Liquid Investments Inc.
Project cost: $20 million-plus
San Diego-based Liquid Investments Inc., which also has beverage distributorships in Southern California and Colorado, purchased 19.5 acres of industrial land near the Sonoma County airport in 2006 to build a larger distribution center. A year earlier Liquid had acquired Golden State Distributors, which occupied a 94,000-square-foot warehouse less than a mile from the new center.