San Francisco is the nation's west coast financial and technology center. It is home to leading financial institutions, investment management firms, high-tech innovation and development companies, venture capitalists, law firms, consultants and other business services. A combination of factors including a talented, highly educated labor pool and exceptional "quality of life" continue to draw and to keep the most successful businesses in San Francisco. The CBD totals over 47 million square feet of office space.
The Peninsula submarket consists of 40 million square feet of office space and spans the area beginning just south of San Francisco to Palo Alto on the western side of the Bay Area. Large companies such as Genentech, Oracle and Facebook have all established a significant presence in this area.
The Silicon Valley, anchored by some of the world’s largest technology firms, such as Google, LinkedIn, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Symantec, makes up over 213 million square feet of office and R&D space. The Valley is known for a large group of skilled engineers, scientists and has a significant amenity base.