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Leases at Towers Emeryville Exemplify Office Ramp-Up

In a sign that the Bay Area is inching its way into normalcy, KBS recently signed 40,504 square feet in leases with two tenants at The Towers Emeryville, an 816,090-square-foot class-A office park in Emeryville. The Towers Emeryville is owned by KBS Real Estate investment Trust III.

The transactions include a 20,252-square-foot lease with LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., a educational entertainment and electronics company, and a 20,252-square-foot lease extension and expansion with Centre for Neuro Skills, a brain injury rehabilitation services company.

The recent lease transactions are a reflection of the waterfront location of the buildings situated in the East Bay, according to Giovanni (Gio) Cordoves, Western regional president for KBS.

“KBS takes a hands-on approach to its properties and prides itself on exceeding the expectation of office users,” says Cordoves. “Our ability to attract new tenants while at the same time have existing tenants renew and expand within our space speaks to our strength as an operator in addition to the quality of this location and offerings the buildings provide to tenants, their employees and visitors.”

LeapFrog Enterprises is relocating its headquarters to The Towers Emeryville from another location in Emeryville, occupying the full fifth floor as of early June after implementing several improvements to the space.

Centre for Neuro Skills, an existing tenant at The Towers Emeryville, is currently occupying 8,000 square feet on the first floor of the building. It will be moving to a new space on the sixth floor as of early July 2021, occupying the full floor at more than 20,000 square feet.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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