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Top commercial real estate deals 2009 through the first quarter of 2010

(See the photo gallery of deal-makers)

The financial crisis of 2008 created a very slow commercial real estate market in 2009. However, activity started to pick up at the end of 2009 and into the first quarter. This collection of top deals and deal-makers from that period illustrates that nimble negotiators can close deals in a market where there are many worried tenants and financiers.

A number of the deal-makers were affiliated with other brokerages when the transactions closed. Their former affiliations are noted in parenthesis.

The “Top Deals and the People who Made them Happen” are listed by leases and sales for each county. They are based on submissions from the top 10 largest brokerages. Where applicable, the top five deals are highlighted.

Sonoma County leases2200 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma

Size (s.f.): 89,460

Type: Industrial lease and consolidation

Tenant: Thermo Fisher

Total consideration: $7,246,260

Listing and for the tenant: Steven Leonard, Trevor Buck and Brian Foster of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

Deal done: May 22, 2009

Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher inked a 10-year lease of former Tellabs and AFC manufacturing space consolidating its various North Bay acquisitions over the years.

McDowell Corporate Center, 1035 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma

Size (s.f.): 82,082

Type: Office lease renewal

Landlord: RNM Properties

Tenant: Calix Networks

Total consideration: $6,658,917

Listing: Steven Leonard, Trevor Buck and Brian Foster of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

For the tenant: Brian Gleason of Cornish & Carey Commercial (UGL Equis)

Deal done: March 2009

Mr. Gleason evaluated a number of sites in the market for total rent and relocation costs, employee drive times, building configurations and available electricity. Renewal of the lease was found to be the best option.

5195 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park

Size (s.f.): 45,139

Type: Retail lease

Tenant: B & B Inc., dba Escape Enterprises

Listing: Tom Laugero of Keegan & Coppin

For the tenant: Shawn Jackson, Esq.

Deal done: March 31, 2010

Two years after defunct Levitz Furniture vacated its Rohnert Park store, brothers Anthony and Jonathan Bergland entered a three-year "creative leasing" deal to remake the store as a paintball-themed entertainment center, according to Mr. Laugero.

"It gives them a shot to make the business work and gives the owner mortgage relief," he said.

Sonoma Mountain Village, 1200 and 1500 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park

Size (s.f.): 44,000

Type: Lease of 15,000 square feet of offices and 29,000 square feet of warehouse for consolidation and expansion

Landlord: Codding Enterprises

Tenant: SolarNet LLC

Listing: Lois Codding of Codding Enterprises

For the tenant: Barry Palma of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: Oct. 1, 2009

Japanese industrial giant Itochu Corp. consolidated Healdsburg-based photovoltaic energy equipment distributor SolarNet and Petaluma-based similar company Solar Depot in Sonoma Mountain Village.

Itochu acquired Solar Depot in 2007 and SolarNet in April 2009 to make a large play for U.S. commercial and industrial sales.

975 Corporate Center Parkway, Santa Rosa

Size (s.f.): 35,626

Type: Industrial lease

Tenant: Amy’s Kitchen Inc.

Listing: Jennifer Turner of Simons & Woodard

For the tenant: Mike Flitner of Keegan & Coppin

Deal done: Oct. 20, 2009

5550 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa

Size (s.f.): 35,607

Type: Office lease renewal

Tenant: State Water Resources Control Board

Listing and for the tenant: Shawn Johnson of Keegan & Coppin

Deal done: Aug. 27, 2009

5900 Pruitt Ave., Space 164, Windsor

Size (s.f.): 17,800

Type: Industrial lease

Tenant: Wine Wood Products

Listing and for the tenant: Jim Sartain, Shawn Johnson and Rhonda Deringer of Keegan & Coppin

Deal done: Dec. 23, 2009

3315 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa

Size (s.f.): 17,070

Type: Industrial lease of 14,490 square feet of warehouse and 2,580 square feet of offices for expansion of existing operations in Santa Rosa

Tenant: Interstate Battery

Listing: Jim Quisenberry of Chase Property Taxes

For the tenant: Barry Palma of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: Dec. 1, 2009

2235 Mercury Way, Santa Rosa

Size (s.f.): 10,000

Type: Office lease

Tenant: TriAccess Technologies

Listing and for the tenant: Barry Palma, Haden Ongaro and Mark Carrington of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: Feb. 24, 2009

4170-4212 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa

Size (s.f.): 87,120 (two-acre construction yard lease)

Tenant: Mike Ghilotti

Listing: Dino D’Argenzio of Keegan & Coppin

For the tenant: Phil Wright of Prudential California Realty

Deal done: Aug. 1, 2009

2730 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa

Size (s.f.): 43,560 (one-acre landscaping supply yard)

Tenant: Garden Essentials

Listing and for the tenant: Annette Cooper of Keegan & Coppin

Deal done: March 17, 2009

Sonoma County sales1265-1287 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa

Price: $15 million-plus (estimate)

Type: Sale of a 52,000-square-foot acute care hospital and adjacent land

Seller: Brookwood LLC

Buyer: Fulton Santa Rosa LLC

Listing and for the buyer: Preston Smith of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: Nov. 30, 2009

This sale and that of 151 Sotoyome St., mentioned below, were part of a winding down of a three-decade property investment partnership led by retired psychiatrist Daniel Marrin and former dentist Jim Berger, according to Mr. Smith.

Marketing of the Fulton property was undertaken amid a bid in previous years by Southwest Community Health Center, now called Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, to purchase the vacant land and build a clinic. The group eventually purchased an existing building, described below.

Westlake Village-based Fulton Santa Rosa, an investor in Signature Healthcare Services, operates six psychiatric hospitals and plans to open an acute psychiatric care hospital in 2011. Sonoma County had been without such a facility since early 2008.

3569 Round Barn Circle, Santa Rosa

Price: $6,410,000

Type: Sale of a 42,500-square-foot new class A office building

Seller: Equity Office

Buyer: Santa Rosa Community Health Centers

Listing: Greg Moss, Jeff Negri, Tony Lucchesi and Niels von Doepp of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

For the buyer: Dave Peterson of Keegan & Coppin

Deal done: Feb. 14, 2010

For two years Santa Rosa Community Health Centers had been looking for a 40,000- to 60,000-square-foot office building to house a new clinic, according to Mr. Peterson. At the same time, the office real estate market softened, leaving much of the building vacant, and national debate over health care increased local planning for medical services.

After a nine-month escrow, which included a vigorous fundraising campaign, work on the clinic started, and it is expected to serve an additional 9,500 people.

Cisco Systems campus in Redwood Business Park, Petaluma

Price: $5 million – $7 million

Type: Five-building campus at 5350 Old Redwood Highway; 1380 Redwood Highway; and 1435, 1440 and 1450 N. McDowell Blvd., totaling 170,000 square feet

Seller: Cisco Systems

Buyer: Cornerstone Properties

Listing and for the buyer: Sean Heaton, Josh Lindberg and Glen Dowling of Cushman & Wakefield

Deal done: Dec. 23, 2009

At the zenith of Telecom Valley, Cisco claimed it would have 2,000 employees in Petaluma and eventually purchased five research-and-development buildings for about $30 million. The downturn in telecom led to gradual reductions in the Petaluma team to the point that it was closed in mid-2009.

Much of the space was known to become available eventually as Cisco cut back, so it was a good thing that San Mateo-based turnaround specialist Cornerstone Properties came along to buy the campus, according to Mr. Heaton.

151 Sotoyome St., Santa Rosa

Price: $5.25 million

Type: Sale of a 21,425-square-foot, 60-bed acute care hospital

Seller: Brookwood LLC

Buyer: St. Joseph Health System

Listing: Preston Smith of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: Oct. 1, 2009

This was another part of the Brookwood LLC divestitures, which included the Fulton psychiatric hospital mentioned above. Santa Rosa Memorial had used the former convalescent care facility for palliative care on a leased basis for 10 years until March 2009. St. Joseph Health said it let the lease for this facility and that of the Fulton hospital lapse to cut costs. After 10 months of negotiations, the health care provider carved enough out of its budget to purchase the Sotoyome facility.

1 and 9 Willowbrook Court, Petaluma

Price: $5 million-plus

Type: Sale of two office-flex buildings totaling 90,680 square feet

Seller: MKD Investments

Buyer: NSA Investments LLC

Tenant: Security People Inc., dba DigiLock

Listing: Sean Heaton, Josh Lindberg and Glen Dowling of Cushman & Wakefield

For the buyer: Darren Stevenson of Stevenson Co.

Deal done: Dec. 31, 2009

NSA Investments, led by Asil Gokcebay, founder of electronic keypad maker DigiLock, purchased the former AFC and Cisco buildings to accommodate future plans to expand DigiLock locally. The company is moving manufacturing from Santa Clara to Petaluma.

MKD had been asking $140 a square foot for the buildings in the fall of 2009. The right timing and the sophistication of both parties made the deal happen, according to Mr. Stevenson.

2755 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Price: $4,100,000

Type: Purchase of a 20,000-square-foot office building

Sellers: Munson and Belmont families

Buyer: County of Sonoma

Listing: Barry Palma of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

For the buyer: Dave Peterson of Keegan & Coppin

Deal done: Dec. 10, 2009

The property had been on the market for an extended period of time at $5.4 million to $5.7 million before an early 2009 price reduction, according to Mr. Peterson. The price was reduced further based on an appraisal later in the year that reflected the very slow leasing and sales markets.

The county plans to relocate and expand services to the building, which is located next to the County Administration Center, and reducing the county operations' carbon footprint was a factor, he said.

437 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa

Price: $3,950,000

Buyer: Lytton Rancheria of California

Type: Office building purchase

Listing: Shawn Johnson of Keegan & Coppin

For the buyer: Frank Pipgras of Frank Pipgras Real Estate Services

Deal done: Jan. 15, 2010

5813 Skylane Blvd., Windsor

Price: $2,200,000

Type: Office-industrial building purchase

Buyer: SSMP Properties LLC

Listing: Vic Shellenberg of Keegan & Coppin

For the buyer: Ron Reinking of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: June 23, 2009

Marin County leasesFireman's Fund Insurance Co. headquarters campus, 773 San Marin Drive, Novato

Size (s.f.): 23,000

Type: Office sublease and relocation

Tenant: Fireman’s Fund

Subtenant: Travelsmith Outfitters Inc.

Listing: Sean Heaton, Josh Lindberg and Glen Dowling of Cushman & Wakefield

For the tenant: Brad Werner of CB Richard Ellis

Deal done: Fourth quarter 2009

Novato-based Travelsmith spent several months negotiating with Fireman's Fund to land space in the now- multi-tenanted building, which shares the security, cafeteria and fitness center features of the other two buildings, according to Mr. Heaton. The lower rental rates of a sublease and the insurer's offer to include tenant improvements sweetened the deal. Travelsmith is relocating soon.

Drake's Landing Office Park, 100 & 300 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae

Size (s.f.): 16,671

Type: Office lease

Landlord: Equity Office

Tenant: Marin Healthcare District

Listing: Whitney Strotz and Greg Moss of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

For the tenant: Jeffrey Wilmore of Keegan & Coppin

Deal done: March 2010

Equity Office already was housing the offices for board members of the district, which operates Marin General Hospital. This deal in five suites brings district offices under one roof and was one of two large recent deals in the office complex, with the Marin Individual Practice Association deal, mentioned below, according to Mr. Strotz.

The Marin IPA deal was the first medical office in the property. Medical tenant improvements such as an elevator extended the closing of the lease until contingencies were fulfilled.

511 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael

Size (s.f.): 15,000

Type: Retail lease and relocation

Landlord: McDevitt Enterprises et al.

Tenant: Teeper Inc.

Total consideration: $3,826,273

Listing: Mark Koenig, John Schaefer and Jennifer Hibbitts of Terranomics Retail Services

For the tenant: Michael Golden of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

Deal done: First quarter 2009

Teeper is the umbrella company for Cary Littell Jr.’s motorcycle dealerships, now called MotoMarin with added brands Aprilia, Guzzi and Vectrix electric scooters as well as the BMW cycles with which he started.

Mr. Littell wanted to relocate Marin BMW from 30 Castro Ave. in San Rafael almost a mile north to a “dream” location with Highway 101 frontage in the former Evolution Furniture store at 511 E. Francisco, according to Mr. Golden. After a year of negotiating, Mr. Littell and the ownership agreed on the rental rate.

275 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato

Size (s.f.): 13,541

Type: Office-industrial lease

Tenant: Ben F. Davis Co.

Listing and for the tenant: Mike Lieberman and Doug Daigle of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: January 2010

Novato-based clothing maker Ben F. Davis Co. was looking to relocate within north Marin, and the combination of location, building quality and immediate availability was ideal, according to Mr. Lieberman. It's a new office-warehouse building with clear height, finished and insulated warehouse and high-end office improvements.

Bayview Landing, 2350 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael

Size (s.f.): 13,065

Type: Office lease

Total consideration: $2,579,945

Landlord: San Rafael Land Co.

Tenant: Central Payment Corp.

Listing: Brian Eisberg and Jerry Angel of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

For the tenant: Brian Foster and Trevor Buck of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

Deal done: November 2009

Central Payment expanded from 5,400 square feet in The Brick Kiln. The company was looking for a location near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for East Bay employees and more parking than is average for office space for the call center, according to Mr. Buck.

The marketing team convinced San Rafael Land to woo Central Payment to the recently built property by passing on most of the savings of outfitting an entire wing, rather than having to demise the space, according to Mr. Eisberg. That lower rent cost plus improvements of around $100 a square foot convinced the company to sign a longer than average lease.

Marin Commons, 1600 Los Gamos Drive, Ste. 210 , San Rafael

Size (s.f.): 12,000

Type: Office lease for relocation

Tenant: Internal Revenue Service

Landlord: Connecticut General Life Insurance Co.

Listing: Haden Ongaro, Brian Eisberg and Mark Carrington of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

For the tenant: Brian Eisberg

Deal done: Aug. 15, 2009

San Rafael Corporate Center, 781 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael

Size (s.f.): 11,837

Type: Office lease and relocation

Landlord: Seagate Properties

Tenant: ClairMail

Listing and for the tenant: Greg Moss, Steven Leonard and Trevor Buck of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

Deal done: March 2010

Drake's Landing Office Park, 100 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae

Size (s.f.): 10,601

Type: Office renewal and expansion

Landlord: Equity Office

Tenant: Banyan Securities

Listing: Haden Ongaro and Mark Carrington of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

For the tenant: Whitney Strotz of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

Deal done: Aug. 1, 2009

801 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera

Size (s.f.): 10,500

Type: Retail lease

Tenant: Home Consignment Center

Total consideration: $2,564,940

Listing: Mark Koenig, John Schaefer and Jennifer Hibbitts of Terranomics Retail Services

For the tenant: Rusty Cohan of Cornish & Carey Commercial

Deal done: August 2009

Drake's Landing Office Park, 100 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae

Size (s.f.): 10,159

Type: Office lease

Landlord: Equity Office

Tenant: Marin Individual Practice Association

Total consideration: $3,843,251

Listing and for the tenant: Whitney Strotz, Steve Easley and Greg Moss of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

Deal done: November 2009 – March 2010

Marin County salesNovato Fair Shopping Center, 922 Diablo Ave., Novato

Price: $23,646,720

Type: Sale of a 133,862-square-foot neighborhood shopping center

Seller: Joint venture of Kimco Realty and Prudential Real Estate Investors

Buyer: Kimco

Listing and for the buyer: Mark Koenig, John Schaeffer, Dan Wald, David Nord and Steve Holm of Terranomics Retail Services

Deal done: July 2009

Kimco had a 10 percent stake in Novato Fair through a joint venture with Prudential established in 2006, just after Kimco completed a $4.1 billion merger with Pan Pacific Retail Properties, according to Kimco’s March 2 regulatory filing. The buyout included assumption of a $13.5 million nonrecourse mortgage and a gain of $3.4 million for the venture.

That assumable loan was a marketing feature when the Terranomics team took the property to the market, garnering a “substantial” number of offers, according to Mr. Wald.

The shopping center has had some changes in anchor tenants in the past year, with Safeway relocating to the new Hamilton Gateway center in the city and Dollar Tree set to take over junior anchor Big Lots space with the lease expiration this year.

Rowland Plaza, 75 and 88 Rowland Way, Novato

Price: $19,664,424 (sale price was about $117 a square foot per market sources)

Type: Sale of two office buildings and one retail building totaling 168,072 square feet

Seller: Kennedy Associates

Buyers: Barker Pacific and Rockwood Capital LLC

Listing: Sean Heaton, Josh Lindberg, Glen Dowling, George Eckard and Grant Lammersen of Cushman & Wakefield

For the buyer: Haden Ongaro and Brian Eisberg of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: Fourth quarter 2009

Barker Pacific, which has redeveloped former aircraft hangars in Novato into a class A office development called Hamilton Landing, recognized a "great buy," according to Mr. Eisberg. The owner chose to liquidate the asset for cash.

Pre-arranged financing through Wells Fargo Bank and backing from Rockwood Capital helped seal the deal, Mr. Eisberg said. The buyers discounted the purchase price by the 25 percent vacancy rate in the property. Subsequent renewals with expansions, leases and offers are increasing the occupancy rate.

20-38 Gary Place, San Rafael

Price: $5,900,000

Type: Industrial sale

Buyer: Sutter Health Real Estate

Seller: Robert Fenton

Listing and for the buyer: Trevor Buck, Greg Moss, and Steven Leonard of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

Deal done: Dec. 21, 2009

This deal and the one at 17 Paul Drive, mentioned below, were part of a sale and tax-deferred exchange for Robert Fenton, according to Mr. Buck.

The Gary Place properties, which housed automotive repair and supply businesses, had been in and out of escrow for a few years. The deal with Sutter Health took a year and a half to get into escrow and another year to close because of the need to find properties for Mr. Fenton to acquire in an exchange.

7100 Redwood Blvd., Novato

Price: $2,470,000

Type: Purchase of a 9,306-square-foot office building

Buyer: Lawler Soloman for a medical group

Listing: Mike Lieberman of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

For the buyer: Christina Cliff of Alain Pinel Realtors

Deal done: January 2010

2960 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael

Price: $2,187,000

Buyer: Ross Valley Sanitary District

Listing: George Wagner and Vesa Becam of Keegan & Coppin

For the buyer: Mike Sharapata and Kevin Mechelke of Jones Lang LaSalle

Deal done: April 13, 2009

Formed in 1899, the district had been leasing office space from Central Marin Sanitation Agency in San Rafael before purchasing the building and relocating.

17 Paul Drive, San Rafael

Price: $2,050,000

Type: Purchase of a 14,800-square-foot industrial building

Buyer: Robert Fenton

Listing: Brian Foster, Steve Leonard and Stephen Easley of Cassidy Turley/BT Commercial

For the buyer: None

Deal done: Dec. 21, 2009

Napa County leasesNapa Valley Crossroads, 37 Executive Way, Napa

Size (s.f.): 163,687

Type: Industrial lease

Landlord: Panattoni Development Co.

Tenant: Meyer Corp.

Listing: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

Deal done: First quarter 2009

This deal and a large lease at 299 Deck Ave. in Fairfield, mentioned below, were part of Meyer Corp.'s shifting of storage needs as it prepared for the opening of s high-tech automated distribution warehouse in Fairfield earlier this year, according to Mr. Neeb.

A rapid reduction in large-scale warehouse space in the Fairfield area with the expansion of Jelly Belly and arrival of FedEx and Crystal Geyser made Meyer look to southern Napa County for temporary space, he said.

2655 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa

Size (s.f.): 60,800

Type: Warehouse lease and expansion

Landlord: Lowenberg Associates

Tenant: La Tavola Linen Co.

Listing: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

For the tenant: None

Deal done: Fourth quarter 2009

Fine linen rental firm La Tavola started in 20,000 square feet in April 2008 then opened showrooms in San Francisco that September and in Beverly Hills two months later. The latest lease is an expansion as the company reaches out to serve events throughout the Bay Area. The company reopened in the new location April 20.

5555 Broadway, Ste. 100, American Canyon

Size (s.f.): 51,840

Type: Industrial lease and relocation

Tenant: Copper Peak Logistics

Listing and for the tenant: Bill Kampton and Steve Crocker of Colliers International

Deal done: March 2, 2010

Wine direct-to-consumer fulfillment provider Copper Peak wanted to be in Napa Valley to provide better customer service and looked at several alternatives for its move from Benicia, according to Mr. Kampton.

Carneros Commons, 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste. N, Napa

Size (s.f.): 21,331

Type: Office lease in a 40,290-square-foot building

Tenant: Hudson Insurance

Listing: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

For the tenant: Greg Smyth of CB Richard Ellis

Deal done: July 20, 2009

New York-based Hudson Insurance Group placed one of two of its health care division offices in Napa. The division underwrites malpractice insurance.

Eagle & Rose Hotel, 1421 Railroad Ave., St. Helena

Size (s.f.): 10,400

Type: Two-year lease-option for a 12-room bed-and-breakfast hotel

Landlord: Norman Alambaugh

Tenant: T&C Hotels LLC

Listing: Jeff Feeney of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

For the tenant: Bill Saks of William A. Saks & Co.

Deal done: Feb. 1, 2010

T&C Hotels has been eyeing the property since mid-2009 and since inking the deal has relocated the lobby entrance to face the ample parking on Main Street, according to Mr. Feeney. The company has enlisted a San Francisco architect. Redesign ideas could include increasing the number of rooms and developing a "town and country feel," according to Mr. Saks.

607 Airport Blvd., Ste. B, Napa

Size (s.f.): 8,365

Type: Industrial lease

Tenant: Community Action of Napa, dba Napa Food Bank

Listing: Matt Bracco of Cushman & Wakefield

For the tenant: Michael Moffett of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

Deal done: Sept. 1, 2009

1401 First St., Napa

Size (s.f.): 4,080

Type: Retail lease

Tenant: The Norman Rose Tavern

Listing and for the tenant: Cathy D’Angelo Holmes of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

Deal done: Oct. 1, 2009

Napa Riverfront, 680 Main St., Napa

Size (s.f.): 2,805

Type: Retail lease for relocation and expansion of high-end bicycle shop and new coffee shop part of the store

Tenant: Napa River Velo

Listing: Mark Funseth of Mainstreet Property Services Inc. (Channel Properties)

For the tenant: Cathy D’Angelo Holmes of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

Deal done: Oct. 15, 2009

Napa Square, 1465 First St., Napa

Size (s.f.): 1,908

Type: Office lease, opening in July 2010

Tenant: Gordon Huether & Partners Inc.

Listing: Cathy D’Angelo Holmes of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

For the tenant: Harry Price of CDI Development

Deal done: March 30, 2010

Inglewood Village, 811 S. St. Helena Highway, Ste. 205, St. Helena

Size (s.f.): 1,596

Type: Office lease

Tenant: Knights Bridge Winery

Listing and for the tenant: Jeff Feeney and Michael Moffett of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

Deal done: Sept. 1, 2009

Avia Hotel, 1440 First St., Napa

Size (s.f.): 1,420

Type: Retail lease for tasting salon

Tenant: John Anthony Vineyards LLC

Listing: Jeff Doran of Napa Valley Development

For the tenant: Cathy D’Angelo Holmes of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

Deal done: Feb. 10, 2010

Napa County sales500-514 Technology Way, Napa

Price: $5,500,000

Type: Industrial-office building purchase

Seller: Richard Long Trust

Buyer: United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay

Listing: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

Deal done: November 2009

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay was looking for much larger quarters for its WineBev Repack Services business, which employs people with disabilities. Mr. Long, a Napa Valley businessman and property investor, donated $1 million toward the purchase. The property had existing tenants, allowing WineBev and agency offices to expand as the leases expire.

Napa Gateway Commerce Center, 763–767 Technology Way, Napa

Price: $1,407,780

Type: Purchase of 8,500-square-foot industrial condominium in a two-building 40,000-square-foot new facility

Seller: Cory and Kristen Phillips

Buyer: Truc Shack Properties LLC

Tenant: Ryan McGee Bottling

Listing: Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

For the tenant: Michael Moffett and Cathy D’Angelo Holmes of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

Deal done: Jan. 28, 2010

Mary Ryan McLaughlin and Andy, Ryan and Brian McGee, owners of Ryan McGee Bottling, looked around for a while to find a space with 14-foot-high roll-up doors to accommodate their mobile bottling trucks as well as floor drains for possible wine in washdown water, according to Ms. Holmes.

The project was half-committed when construction began last year, and with early leases to cork distributor Ramondin USA and wine fulfillment house DDC Shipping, the property reached 85 percent commitment as construction was just starting.

990 Vintage Ave., St. Helena

Price: $1,300,000

Type: Purchase of 7,800-square-foot former funeral home

Seller: Morrison Funeral Chapel

Buyer: PD Properties LLC

Listing: Jeff Feeney of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

For the buyer: Linda Alioto of Frank Howard Allen Realtors

Deal done: Jan. 26, 2010

Morrison moved out of the 16-year-old building in June 2009. Dan Pina, co-owner of PD Properties and Wine Country Cases next door, leveraged Small Business Administration financing to buy the building, according to Mr. Feeney. He has submitted plans to the city to demolish the former funeral home and build a 16,000-square-foot office building. The custom wooden box maker, largely for high-end wines, moved to 10,000 square feet in St. Helena in 1996.

Inglewood Village, 811 St. Helena Highway S., Stes. 201-203, St. Helena

Price: $1,214,240

Type: Airspace office condominiums totaling about 3,000 square feet

Seller: Inglewood Business Partners LLC

Buyer: Jayson L. Pahlmeyer Trust

Listing and for the buyer: Jeff Feeney and Michael Moffett of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley

Deal done: Sept. 24, 2009

The Pahlmeyer family purchased the second-floor space for winery offices and moved last month with key Small Business Administration financing through Mechanics Bank, according to Mr. Feeney. The sale plus a pending lease brings the project to 80 percent occupancy.

Solano County leases2425 S. Watney Way, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 377,000

Type: Warehouse lease renewal

Tenant: Amcor PET Packaging

For the tenant: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

363 Industrial Court, Benicia

Size (s.f.): 261,754

Type: Industrial lease renewal and expansion

Tenant: Santa Clara Warehousing

Listing and for the tenant: Brooks Pedder and Phil Garrett of Colliers International

Deal done: Jan. 4, 2010

2701 Maxwell Way, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 150,095

Type: Industrial lease renewal and expansion

Tenant: Amcor PET Packaging

Listing: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

For the tenant: Jon Quick of Colliers International

Deal done: July 1, 2009

299 Beck Ave., Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 150,000

Type: Industrial lease

Landlord: DLJ Fairfield LLC

Tenant: Meyer Corp.

Listing: Tyler Epting and Graden Travis of Cornish & Carey Commercial

For the tenant: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

Deal done: First quarter 2009

Mare Island, Bldg. 599, Vallejo

Size (s.f.): 112,327

Type: Industrial lease disposition

Landlord: Lennar Mare Island

Tenant: Alstrom Transportation

Listing: Greg Smyth, Ryan Smyth and Michael Walker of CB Richard Ellis

Deal done: May 4, 2009

400 Crocker Drive, Vacaville

Size (s.f.): 95,750

Type: Industrial lease disposition

Tenant: Pacific Cycle

Listing: Greg Smyth of CB Richard Ellis

Deal done: April 24, 2009

437 and 441 Industrial Way, Benicia

Size (s.f.): 80,000

Type: Industrial lease and relocation

Tenant: Valero Refining Co.

Listing: Brooks Pedder, Phil Garrett and Steve Crocker of Colliers International

For the tenant: Commercial Real Estate Services and MCC Realty

Deal done: May 1, 2009

5001 Fermi Drive, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 71,550

Type: Industrial lease and relocation

Tenant: Crystal Geyser Water Co.

Listing: Brooks Pedder and Phil Garrett of Colliers International

For the tenant: Grubb & Ellis

Deal done: Sept. 1, 2009

524 Stone Road, Benicia

Size (s.f.): 67,392

Type: Industrial lease renewal

Tenant: Bio-Rad Laboratories

For landlord and tenant: Brooks Pedder and Phil Garrett of Colliers International

Deal done: Dec. 21, 2009

767 Eubanks Drive, Vacaville

Size (s.f.): 65,000

Type: Industrial lease renewal

Tenant: CSK Auto Inc.

Listing: Greg Smyth of CB Richard Ellis

Deal done: Sept. 15, 2009

521 Stone Road, Benicia

Size (s.f.): 49,920

Type: Industrial lease and relocation

Tenant: Sears Logistics Services Inc.

Listing and for the tenant: Brooks Pedder and Phil Garrett of Colliers International

Deal done: July 1, 2009

825 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 45,054

Type: Warehouse lease and relocation

Tenant: CableCom Inc.

Listing: Brooks Pedder and Phil Garrett of Colliers International

For the tenant: Cornish & Carey Commercial

Deal done: Nov. 12, 2009

4186 Park Road, Benicia

Size (s.f.): 40,000

Type: Industrial lease

Tenant: Bruni Glass Packaging

Listing and for the tenant: Jeff Traynor of Cornish & Carey Commercial (Orion Partners)

Deal done: Oct. 1, 2009

457 Industrial Way, Benicia

Size (s.f.): 40,000

Type: Industrial lease renewal

Tenant: Metropolitan Van & Storage

Listing and for the tenant: Brooks Pedder and Phil Garrett of Colliers International

Deal done: July 1, 2009

801 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 29,520

Landlord: 801 Chadbourne LLC

Type: Warehouse space

Tenant: Diablo Valley Packaging

Listing: Brooks Pedder, Phil Garrett and Casey Ricksen of Colliers International

For the tenant: Glen Dowling, Matt Bracco, and Chris Neeb of Cushman & Wakefield

Mare Island, Bldg. 678, Vallejo

Size (s.f.): 25,000

Type: Industrial lease

Landlord: Lennar Mare Island

Tenant: Praxair Inc.

Listing: Greg Smyth and Michael Walker of CB Richard Ellis

For the tenant: Mr. Smyth and Ryan Smyth of CB

4945 Industrial Way, Benicia

Size (s.f.): 24,000

Type: Industrial lease

Landlord: MP Benicia Logistics LLC

Tenant: Hayes Distributing Inc.

Listing and for the tenant: Graden Travis and Tyler Epting of Cornish & Carey Commercial

Deal done: March 1, 2010

1249 Illinois St., Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 9,700

Tenant: Loose Endz Inc. for auto repair

Listing: Inam Khan of Premier Commercial

For the tenant: Steve Spencer of Premier Commercial

Deal done: June 30, 2009

416 Union St., Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 4,200

Tenant: Fairfield Suisun Community Action Council Inc.

Listing and for the tenant: Randy Dawson of Premier Commercial

Deal done: Jan. 7, 2010

260 Link Road, Ste. D, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 3,500

Tenant: Living Waters Deliverance Ministries

Listing and for the tenant: Inam Khan of Premier Commercial

Deal done: July 22, 2009

712-714 Madison, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 2,800

Type: Classroom lease for nursing instruction

Listing and for the tenant: Randy Dawson of Premier Commercial

Deal done: July 18, 2009

260 Link Road, Ste. A, Fairfield

Size (s.f.): 2,700

Tenant: Bent Spoke bicycle shop

Listing and for the tenant: Inam Khan of Premier Commercial

Deal done: Sept. 1, 2009

Solano County salesPark Place, 4300 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo

Price: $15.66 million

Type: Sale of a 150,766-square-foot neighborhood shopping center

Seller: Joint venture of Kimco Realty and Prudential Real Estate Investors

Buyer: Kimco

Listing and for the buyer: Mark Koenig, John Schaeffer, Dan Wald and David Nord of Terranomics Retail Services

Deal done: November 2009

This 21-year-old shopping center, anchored by a Raley’s grocery store, was listed for sale at $23 million. It was one of 11 properties nationwide Kimco purchased last year from a previously mentioned 2006 joint venture with Prudential, according to a regulatory filing. Novato Fair Shopping Center was held differently in the venture.

Kimco had a 15 percent stake in these properties, the purchase of which throughout last year totaled $106.9 million, according to the documents. The total gain for the venture was $900,000, with about $100,000 going to Kimco, and the gain was used to pay down a credit facility that was part of the venture.

3651 Park Road, Benicia

Price: $3,552,000

Type: Sale of a 25,570-square-foot building on 2.70 acres plus 3.01 adjacent acres of land

Buyer: Valero Refining Co.

Listing: John Salamida of CB Richard Ellis

For the buyer: Greg Smyth of CB

Deal done: Nov. 23, 2009

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