Private charter airline service expands office in response to fast-paced growth

February 11, 2015 by basinadmin

Petaluma, CA – Basin Street Properties, a prominent Northern California real estate investor and developer of commercial and mixed-use properties, has signed a lease with Solairus Aviation to expand their space by an additional 1,846 square feet in its Waterfront Office Building announced Scott Stranzl, Vice President of Leasing for Basin Street Properties. Solairus Aviation provides private and on-demand charter airline services and will now occupy a total of 11,411 square feet in the Waterfront Office Building.

“Solairus Aviation has been a valued tenant for quite some time now,” said Stranzl. “Their growth is a reflection of the robust activity we are seeing throughout our region especially in the high-end sectors like aviation. Basin Street takes pride in being able to accommodate the continued growth of our tenants.”

Solairus Aviation manages over 80 jets for businesses and wealthy individuals. Approximately 33% of the jets are available for on-demand charter with aircraft based in over a dozen states across the United States. Founded in 2009 by Dan Drohan and Jake Cartwright, Solairus Aviation has grown to over 400 employees and is currently expanding their workforce.

As part of the expansion, which is scheduled for completion by March 2015, Solairus Aviation will be increasing the number of private offices. “In 2014 our company saw an unprecedented growth in our aircraft management division which requires us to hire additional employees. We are well positioned in our location with close proximity to downtown Petaluma and the short commute to San Francisco and Oakland airports,” said Drohan.

Waterfront Office Building is a three-story, 50,755 square foot Class A office building located in the vibrant heart of downtown Petaluma adjacent to the Petaluma River. This unique facility boasts a distinctive lobby with high-end finishes as well as operable windows. Immediately across the street from the property is a 530-stall parking garage that provides abundant free parking to employees and clients.

About Solairus Aviation: Founded in 2009 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Solairus has over forty base locations across the United States and employs over four hundred flight crew and support personnel to operate a fleet currently numbering over eighty aircraft. The company’s specialty is managing flight operations at the owner’s choice of location that meet their specific needs. For more information visit or contact Eric Wildt at 707-523-4092.