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A Clear Vision

In 1974, Bill White and Bob Gooden formed a company to develop property in Burlingame, California. They saw an area ripe for future growth and had a vision to make it happen. It was clear to them a fully integrated model and a hands-on approach to tenant satisfaction was key to forming a successful real estate company.

They launched a new and larger project the next year, starting what would become the 300-acre residential, office and industrial Frates Ranch in Petaluma. For the 46 years since, Basin Street has continued to grow while retaining the focus that the founders brought to their very first project.

From that single office in Burlingame to 45 properties today, history has proved them right. Basin Street’s 5.2 million square foot portfolio demonstrates the wisdom of our founding principle — a commitment to superior experiences for tenants and investors stands the test of time. It’s more than a strategy; it’s fundamental to our broader vision.

2018

Purchased 3-building Point West portfolio totaling 345,966 square feet in Sacramento.

2018

Purchased White Rock Corporate Center totaling 518,156 square feet in Rancho Cordova, growing the Sacramento area portfolio by 40%.

2017

Purchased Harvard Park, a high-profile corporate campus located in Sacramento.  This attractive campus features two Class A, LEED Gold Certified mid-rise office buildings totaling 290,000 square feet, a 1,039-stall parking structure and an 11,465 square foot stand-alone fitness center.  The campus sits on 23.6 acres of commercially zoned land, entitled for two additional buildings totaling 250,000 square feet.

2015

Acquired 11-building portfolio in Petaluma pushing the company’s total holdings to over three million square feet.

2013

Purchased Shoreline Office Center, 98,652 square feet located in Mill Valley, which began Basin Street’s return to the Marin County market.

2012

Purchased 17-building office portfolio located in Santa Rosa.  Basin Street previously managed then sold this collection of Class-A buildings in 2005.

2011

The Petaluma portfolio expanded to include the Sequoia Center, three office buildings totaling 212,656 square feet.  A thriving area of the Sacramento region, Roseville, provided an opportunity to grow that market’s holdings with the purchase of 95,612 SF Stone Point Plaza.

2007

Sacramento joined the list of cities in the Basin Street portfolio when 8950 Cal Center, a three-building 170,208 square foot project, and the 89,528 square foot office building at 2535 Capital Oaks Drive were purchased. Reno’s downtown office holdings grew as well, when the 136,497 square foot 300 East Second Street was acquired.

2006

Expanded into hospitality with the purchase of The Holiday Inn Express in Corning, CA and the land for a Hampton Inn & Suites expand...

Expanded into hospitality with the purchase of The Holiday Inn Express in Corning, CA and the land for a Hampton Inn & Suites in Suisun City, CA that was completed and opened in 2009. Expanded in Reno with retail property, 46,520 SF Coliseum Meadows and the 136,497 SF Wells Fargo Tower.

2005

Purchased first building in Reno, Nevada, a 249,349 square foot office building at 50 West Liberty Street.   Developed Fountaingrove Executive Center and Napa Valley Gateway Business Park. Sold a 24-building portfolio of office property located in Marin and Sonoma Counties to Equity Office Properties.

2004

Tenant count grew to 241 while developing Basin Street Landing, 67,000 SF mixed-use project and Oak Valley expand...

Tenant count grew to 241 while developing Basin Street Landing, 67,000 SF mixed-use project and Oak Valley Business Center, 175,000 SF office complex. Re-purchased Golden Gate Plaza, 116,000 SF office complex. Acquired Waterfall Towers, 90,370 SF office complex, 3850 & 3880 Brickway Blvd., 125,730 SF office/R&D buildings and Park Point Business Center, 67,869 SF.

2003

Acquired The Lakes at Santa Rosa Corporate Center, 136,000 SF of office space, and Napa Airport Centre, 150,900 expand...

Acquired The Lakes at Santa Rosa Corporate Center, 136,000 SF of office space, and Napa Airport Centre, 150,900 SF office and light-industrial. Developed the Creekside Office Center in Napa, 122,000 SF and the Woodside Office Center in Novato, 89,000 SF.

2001

Began development of the Theatre District in Petaluma, 80,000 square feet of office, 120,000 square feet of retail, 220 apartment units and a 500 stall garage. Developed Petaluma Parkway Plaza, 80,000 square feet of retail; and 58,000 square feet of office space at Redwood Business Park.

2001

Grew to 28 employees with development totaling 1,100,000 square feet. Expanded portfolio to include retail and residential assets.

1994

Future Chairman and CEO, Matt White joins the firm as a leasing agent.

1991

First development outside of Petaluma. A two building, three-story office project in Novato, CA.

1984-1996

Basin Street builds at least one building a year at Redwood Business Park.  Total project upon completion is over 1,000,000 square feet.

1983

Partnering with Vila Construction,  Basin Street builds the 36,000 square foot, one-story McDowell Technology Center in Petaluma.   The first “large scale” development project, and the beginning of Redwood Business Park.

1975

Moved offices of G&W Management to San Rafael.

1974

Bill White and Bob Gooden started G&W Management Company. Opened first office in Burlingame, CA.

T.H.R.I.V.E.

Basin Street Properties’ core principles are represented by the concept T.H.R.I.V.E. Our approach expresses the values and philosophy by which we operate.

Trust. Honesty. Respect. Integrity. Values. Excellence.

Do the right thing. Don’t compromise your standards.

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