Equity Office and Harvest Properties Announce the Completion of Station Landing, Largest Build-to-Suit Development in Northern California in 2009

LEED Gold registered building is the new corporate headquarters for AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah; Project is instrumental in keeping one of California’s oldest and largest employers within the state

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equity Office and Harvest Properties announced today the completion of Station Landing, a LEED Gold registered, six-story 255,000-square-foot Class A office project in Walnut Creek. The completion of the built-to-suit headquarter building allows AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah (AAA NCNU) to complete its move from downtown San Francisco to Contra Costa County.

“AAA chose Station Landing after an extensive search throughout Northern California, Nevada and Utah”

“AAA chose Station Landing after an extensive search throughout Northern California, Nevada and Utah,” said John Moe, Market Managing Director, Equity Office Properties. “Given AAA’s prominent history in the Bay Area, we were exceptionally pleased to help this blue chip company navigate its move – the largest relocation from San Francisco to the East Bay in years. We know the Station Landing development will not only provide an outstanding new home to AAA, it will also help raise the profile of the entire East Bay.”

AAA NCNU signed a long-term lease in 2007. Equity Office developed Station Landing over the past two years, which is anticipated to accommodate more than 1,000 employees. In addition to the six-story office, the development includes a 763 stall above grade parking structure. Station Landing is located at 3055 Oak Road in the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village, one block from the Pleasant Hill BART Station.

As an experienced developer behind such well-known Bay Area developments as Foundry Square and the renovation of San Francisco’s Ferry Building, Equity Office ensured that sustainability was on the forefront of the design and construction process. As a result, Station Landing was designed to achieve a LEED Gold rating. The building will use 40 percent less water inside the facility and 50 percent less water in landscaping, plus 17 percent less energy than a standard office building of similar size and use. During construction, 75 percent of waste was diverted from landfills and the amount of recycled material used in construction was increased.

Equity Office developed Station Landing with the help of its development partner Harvest Properties, base building designer, Korth Sunseri Hagey Architects, interior tenant improvement designer, Gensler Associates, and general contractor, Rudolph and Sletten.

About Equity Office

Equity Office is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate firms focused on owning, operating and developing premier commercial assets across the country. Equity Office’s portfolio includes more than 54 million square-feet of Class A office space in major metropolitan markets from coast-to-coast. The company prides itself on delivering the highest level of quality service to its customers and value for its investors. Further information: www.equityoffice.com


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