About Equity Office
Equity Office is about financial strength, a forward-looking regional focus…and a deep bench.
The Equity Office portfolio, encompassing approximately 70 million square feet of Class A office space throughout the US, is rich with signature properties in the nation’s leading gateway markets. Our company focuses heavily on meeting the current trends and changing strategic needs of companies and our chosen markets. We rely on a connected coalition of informed and market sensitive regional leadership groups made up of seasoned real estate professionals who keenly understand the nuances of their individual markets. With an average tenure of over 25 years in the real estate industry, our regional leaders also head teams with deep experience across the board from investment and asset management, to property management, development and construction.
Our regional operations draw on the financial power and legendary prestige of one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the nation. As an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, a preeminent global equity firm providing significant financial strength and long-term stability, we are extremely well capitalized.
Equity Office has a strong development and acquisitions history spanning more than 30 years. Our teams are highly experienced in all aspects of owning, operating and managing office and mixed-use communities. We have the expertise and financial strength to partner with companies that are seeking to meet space needs for expansion, consolidation and relocation strategies. As a result, our market-focused teams have hands-on experience in speculative development, build to suit and historic renovation.
Equity Office is a forward-thinking company with an eye to the future and a strong commitment to sustainability. We are conservative yet innovative. Mindful of the past, immersed in the present, and focused on future trends and needs.
Regardless of the assignment, regardless of the development, regardless of the market, Equity Office is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and value.
Equity Office has developed a variety of solutions requiring proven expertise in all key areas of real estate:
Major renovation and repositioning of an existing building: One Post Office Square, Boston, MA
Equity Office recently completed a significant renovation for this 41 story, 830,000 square foot office tower in the heart of Boston. The project included enhancing the building’s exterior glass walls, improving traffic flow throughout the asset, and construction of a dramatic three-story marble-finished lobby with close to 2,000 square feet of modern retail space.
Large corporate lease: Howard Hughes Center, Los Angeles, CA
In one of the most significant renewal transactions in the region last year, Sony Corporation signed a 50,000 square foot lease in one of Equity Office’s showcase projects: 6080 Howard Hughes Center in West Los Angeles. Equity Office was proactive in working with the electronics giant to fashion a new five year lease which met the company’s strategic real estate requirements and kept its digital cinema sales operation in place.
Major Development: Station Landing, Walnut Creek, CA
In 2009, Equity Office successfully completed the Northern California region’s largest build-to-suit – a 255,000 square foot headquarters for California State Automobile Association close to I-680 and the Pleasant Hill BART station in Walnut Creek. The transaction and subsequent 255,000 s.f., LEED Gold certified office building is credited with keeping one of the State’s largest employers in California.