Commercial Real Estate

Cooke Orthodontics has acquired the “Mrs. McDonalds” building at 3392 Solano Ave. across from Vallergas Market at Redwood Plaza in Napa.  The 4,000-square-foot building will be the new home for Dr. Mary Cooke's orthodontic practice. The  opening date is anticipated in fall 2012. Cathy D’Angelo Holmes of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley represented Ms. Cooke in the acquisition.  Michael Moffett, also of Coldwell Banker Commercial, represented the building owner. Bank of Napa financed the purchase and construction of Cooke Orthodontics.Employment

Securitas Security Services USA joined the North Bay Leadership Council as a board member. Securitas and its affiliates offer security solutions, including uniformed security officers, mobile patrol, consulting and investigations, and cyber-security. Securitas revenues in 2010 were over $2.8 billion and it  has 100,000  employees nationally and 300,000 employees globally. The company's North Bay presence includes 195 employees in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. Its North Bay office is in Rohnert Park.  The company is in expansion mode with plans to double in size in the next two years and also increase the number of management personnel in the North Bay. The board member will be Brad Lauer, area vice president, who has been with the firm for six years. Previously, he  was First Sergeant in the Marines, serving his country for 22 years.  He is due to receive his MBA from Northern Illinois University – College of Business this May, and received his MS in criminal justice from Illinois State University and BA in administration of justice from Southern Illinois University. 

Sausalito-based Glassdoor launched its newest product, called Inside Connections, which leverages a job seeker’s Facebook friends to help them identify who they may know on the inside at specific companies where they’d like to work. Glassdoor’s Inside Connections aims to  pair who you know with what you need to know – uncovering all the links one has to a company and marrying those connections with Glassdoor’s job and career related information: company reviews, CEO ratings, salary reports and interview questions and reviews.