Published March 18, 2003
Volume 11, Number 3

Cornish & Carey Commercial Serves Landlords and Tenants
Cornish & Carey Staff        
Paul Sheehan, right, and the rest of the staff at Cornish & Carey Commercial are
specialists in Hacienda and the Tri-Valley.

By George Walsh
Network Editor

Whether your intention is to buy, sell, rent, or offer property for lease, enlisting the services of a qualified and experienced real estate agent can save you both time and money. As one of the oldest and largest commercial real estate firms in the Bay Area, Cornish & Carey Commercial certainly has the qualifications and background essential to clients offering and seeking office and retail space.

Cornish & Carey Commercial, located at 5976 W. Las Positas Blvd., provides their clients with a range of services that include consulting, tenant representation, leasing and marketing, property analysis, investment sales, and market research. The firm, established in 1935, has more than 160 agents in eight local offices in Santa Clara, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Folsom, and Sacramento and is one of the largest privately held commercial real estate service providers in the world. The firm’s services have also expanded throughout the United States and to major markets internationally in conjunction with ONCOR International, an organization of brokerage firms in North America, Europe and Latin America.

Cornish & Carey Commercial’s Pleasanton office was opened about two and a half years ago with many of the agents moving down from the firm’s Walnut Creek office. “Hacienda is a well known business address for the Tri-Valley and it’s central to better service a large percentage of our clients,” says Paul Sheehan, senior vice president and manager of Cornish & Carey’s Pleasanton office. “Being here enables us to work effectively throughout San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, and further east. It’s a location that elevates our market insight for the whole Tri-Valley.”

Most of the agents in Cornish & Carey Commercial’s Pleasanton office specialize in office space, representing tenants and landlords. The company’s East Bay offices have a retail group that handles shopping centers and represents retail tenants throughout the county. In addition, Cornish & Carey’s office in Hacienda is well versed in finding or securing investment properties for clients. 

Cornish & Carey Commercial’s Hacienda clients include Britannia Developments, which owns over 700,000 feet of office space, Cranbrook Group in the Las Positas Office Plaza, Cisco Systems three building complex on Owens Drive, Intel, and AMB on Inglewood Drive. “Our agents have up to 23 years tenure in this market and have done an extensive amount of business for major landlords and for corporate and local clients from a tenant representation standpoint, such as Polycom who relocated their headquarters to Hacienda last year” Sheehan says. “We’ve represented over 50 companies in expansion, relocation, or new offices in the Tri-Valley area over the last two years.”In the near future, Cornish & Carey Commercial’s Pleasanton operation may be making use of its own services in finding more space. “We had a relationship in commercial real estate and the community for years from our Walnut Creek and other local offices before determining that we had to have a location to work from in Hacienda. Now, fortunately, we need to expand our Pleasanton offices to give us more room,” Sheehan says. With Cornish & Carey Commercial’s experience in the local real estate market, you can be sure that they’ll find just the right office space to call their home.

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