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Dedicated to Real Estate Investments in Innovation Driven Communities

 

 

 

 

Rubicon Point Partners is a San Francisco-based value-driven real estate investment firm that acquires, manages and re-develops office and mixed-use properties. We focus on innovation-driven markets that benefit from diversity, fast-growing populations, concentration of young, educated talent, and Venture Capital Investment. Since inception, we have acquired 21 properties totaling $580 million in value with a diverse group of investors.

We acquire up & coming assets in unparalleled locations and enhance value through hands-on asset management complemented by our creativity and out-of-box thinking.

Our goal is to be a provider of choice for our investors, tenants, and colleagues, guided by our integrity, diligence, persistence, and innovation with a large dose of team spirit, all of which define the character of our firm.

Our Services

  • Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Property Management
  • Leasing
  • Development and Construction Management
  • Entitlement/Rezoning 

 

Welcome to Rubicon Point Partners!
 

Select Investments

City Center: 505 14th Street & 1300 Clay Street, Oakland, CA

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  • Investment Date: September 2015
  • Size: 367,357 square feet
  • No. of Buildings: 2
  • Property Type: Office
 
 

149 9th Street, San Francisco

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  • Investment Date: December 2012
  • Size: 31,000 square feet
  • No. of Buildings: 1
  • Property Type: Office

The Storek Building is a four-story creative office building located in the Mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco. This Property is a classic industrial-to-creative office conversion offering ample open and flexible space.  The Property is one block away from the Civic Center BART station and is proximate to growing number of restaurants, services, and retail amenities.


274 Castro Street, Mountain View

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  • Investment Date: May 2013
  • Size: 29,000 square feet
  • No. of Buildings: 1
  • Property Type: Office

274 Castro is located in Downtown Mountain View. The Property is a mixed-use (office and retail) building, with open floor plates and creative space. The Property is two blocks away from the Downtown Mountain View Caltrain station and is surrounded by new residential housing, amenities, and services.


1263 Mission Street, San Francisco

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  • Investment Date: August 2013
  • Size: 30,000 square feet
  • No. of Buildings: 1
  • Property Type: Office

1263 Mission is a three-story creative office building located in the Mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco. This Property is an industrial-to-creative office conversion offering ample open and flexible space.  The Property is one block away from the Civic Center BART station and is proximate to a growing number of restaurants, services, and retail amenities.


4151 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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  • Investment Date: August 2013
  • Size: 25,000 square feet
  • No. of Buildings: 1
  • Property Type: Office

4151 Middlefield is a multi-tenant office building located in Palo Alto, within a mile of the new Google Glass campus. The property is walking-distance from the San Antonia CalTrain station and near amenitites and services. The property was converted to provide for more open and creative space to the Palo Alto market, at rents far more affordable compared to comparable buildings in downtown Palo Alto.


1870 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

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  • Investment Date: January 2014
  • Size: 31,000 square feet
  • No. of Buildings: 1
  • Property Type: Office

A two-story office building located in Palo Alto within close proximity to Interstate 280, U.S. Highway 101, and Highway 82. The Property is also on of two free public shuttle routes, connecting it to Caltrain stops in downtown Palo Alto and California Avenue.


450 Shotwell, San Francisco

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  • Investment Date: August 2014
  • Size: 41,000 square feet
  • No. of Buildings: 1
  • Property Type: Office

Originally built in 1918 as the headquarters for The Homestead Bakery, Shotwell is located in the heart of the Mission, a diverse and vibrant neighborhood known for its burgeoning bar and restaurant scene and vast array of live music and art venues.  The Property is walking distance to both 16th and 24th Street BART stations and offers easy access to U.S. Highway 101. Numerous retail amenities, services, entertainment venues, and parks are all within walking distance.


1125 Mission Street, San Francisco

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  • Investment Date: April 2015
  • Size: 40,000
  • No. of Buildings: 1
  • Property Type: Office

1125 Mission is a three-story creative office building located in the Mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco, popular with rapidly expanding technology companies. This Property is a classic industrial-to-creative office conversion offering a double-lot open floor plan featuring art-deco architecture and floor-to-ceiling windows.  Onsite amenities include all-hands spaces, showers, bike lockers, and natural gas for a cooking kitchen. The Property a short walking distance to both Civic Center and Powell BART stations and is proximate to a growing number of restaurants, services, and retail amenities.

In The News

 

Un[CO]mmon, a Rubicon Point Partners Company, Launches New Model for Enterprise Coworking in Oakland

April 11, 2018

Un[CO]mmon, a turnkey office solution, announced today the opening of their new flexible office solution for high-growth companies at 1750 Broadway in downtown Oakland. The property is owned by Rubicon Point Partners (Rubicon), a San Francisco-based real estate investment company.

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Two Oakland City Center Buildings Sell for $155M

August 21, 2017

KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT II, a non-traded real estate investment trust based in Newport Beach, announced today the purchase of Oakland City Center, comprised of 505 14th Street and 1300 Clay Street, for $155 million.

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Millennials Will Have A Big Impact on Office Within The Next Eight Years, Expert Says

July 20, 2017

Millennials are expected to affect the future of office, especially as they become a larger part of the workforce. Co-working and where people work are other trends Rubicon Point Partners Managing Partner Ani Vartanian Boladian is keeping an eye on in the West Coast.

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Real Estate Deal of the Year: Rubicon Drawn to Amenity-Rich San Mateo BayCenter

March 24, 2017

Landlord Rockpoint Group bought 300,000-square-foot San Mateo BayCenter office project for $128.5 million, or about $420 per square foot, in 2014 with a plan to upgrade the property.

When Rockpoint bought the building, tenancy was at 60 percent and rents were well below market value, giving the firm the chance to strategically reposition the three buildings close to the 101 and 92 freeways.

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Ani Vartanian Boladian of Rubicon Point Partners – Oakland State of the Market Event

March 6, 2017

Demand for office space in Oakland has been rising, but no new spec office buildings are being built. Two potentially large leases could move much-needed office projects forward, but panelists at a recent Bisnow event in Oakland do not expect a lot of new construction during the current cycle.

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Open Campus Concept Brought to Rubicon Point Partners' Newest Renovation

October 17, 2016

Rubicon Point Partners just completed its transformation of a garage at 1125-1127 Mission St into a creative office space. The three-floor 43k SF Mid-Market building includes a finished basement, a new façade and finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, new plumbing and electrical systems, 20-plus-foot-tall open ceilings and 14k SF floor plates. 

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Rubicon Point Partners Acquires San Mateo Bay Center Office Campus

September 19, 2016

Rubicon Point Partners has purchased San Mateo BayCenter, a 300,000-square-foot office campus, for an undisclosed sum. The three-building campus is located at 999 Baker Way and 901 and 951 Mariners Island Blvd. in San Mateo.

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Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards 2016: These are the winners

March 21, 2016

Office leases, sales and new construction made splashy headlines last year, and we’re honoring a number of those deals and projects in our annual Bay Area Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards. The office winners spanned San Francisco, the Peninsula and the East Bay this year.

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International Women’s Day 2016: Ani Vartanian Boladian

March 4, 2016

International Women’s Day inspires the world to work towards a goal of equal status, rights and pay for all. This year’s “Pledge for Parity” highlights the urgent need for rapid progress in achieving gender parity, while also celebrating the remarkable achievements of women in global politics and world leadership, arts & culture, and private enterprise. To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, we would like to share unique insights from a few of our extraordinary female clients.

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Rubicon Closes on Oakland Transaction for $115MM

November 2, 2015

San Francisco-based Rubicon Point Partners has closed on the acquisition of two office buildings in Oakland for $115 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction. The assets it bought were the 172,000 square foot 505 14th Street and the 195,000 square feet 1300 Clay Street.

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CalPERS Plans to Increase Capital Allocations to Bay Area Firms

June 12, 2015

California Public Employees Retirement System has plans to transform its emerging managers into a more typical established separate account relationship with a significant increase in the capital awarded to each manager…

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Rubicon Sells Assets in Silicon Valley to Two Family Offices for $40MM

April 2, 2015

San Francisco-based Rubicon Point Partners has sold two office buildings in Mountain View and Palo Alto to un-named family offices..

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Rubicon Point Partners Closes Sale of Two Class A Office Buildings in Silicon Valley for Over $40 Million

March 31, 2015

Rubicon Point Partners, San Francisco-based real estate investment company, announced the sale of two Class A office buildings in Silicon Valley: 274-282 Castro Street in Mountain View, Calif., and 1870 Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto, Calif.

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LinkedIn buys Mountain View industrial park as Apple eyes Sunnyvale sublease

December 22, 2014

Solidifying its commitment to hometown expansion, LinkedIn Corp. has bought the 6.4-acre Lester Industrial Park in Mountain View where the business-networking giant could build a large office campus in the years ahead. LinkedIn closed on the land — located across from the Computer History Museum at the intersection of Shoreline Boulevard and Highway 101 — last week, according to multiple industry sources. The price wasn’t immediately available.

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Canyon Catalyst Fund and Rubicon Point Partners acquire The Lakes at Bayhill in San Bruno, California

December 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Canyon Capital Realty Advisors’ (Canyon Capital Realty) emerging manager platform, the Canyon Catalyst Fund (“CCF”) along with Rubicon Point Partners, has closed on its fourth investment as a partnership,  The Lakes at Bayhill (“The Lakes”). The Lakes is an approximately 150,000 square foot office complex located in San Bruno, California. The Lakes development features 3-Class A office buildings in a park-like setting on 6.4 acres.


New JV Boosts Young CRE Pros

July 1, 2013

LOS ANGELES-A new joint venture that seeks to cultivate the next generation of real estate investment fund managers has been formed. The Canyon Catalyst Fund has teamed with Rubicon Point Partners, and they have already closed on their first property.


Downtown Mountain View Retains Investment Charm

June 28, 2013

San Francisco-based Rubicon Point Partners has paid $15.86 million, or $550 a square foot, to acquire 274 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View in a joint-venture partnership that includes Los Angeles- based Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, according to research from Colliers International.


Canyon Catalyst Fund Forms Joint Venture with Rubicon Point Partners; Team Acquires Office Building in Mountain View, CA

June 26, 2013

Canyon Catalyst Fund Forms Joint Venture with Rubicon Point Partners; Team Acquires Office Building in Mountain View, CA
New partnership will result in $60-$100 million of real estate investment across Northern California.


The Canyon Catalyst Fund has entered into a joint venture with private equity firm Rubicon Point Partners, representing the first of several new partnerships for the groundbreaking fund designed to cultivate the next generation of real estate investment fund managers. The new partners have closed on their first joint real estate acquisition, purchasing a two-story office building with ground-floor retail space in Mountain View, California.


40 under 40 – Ani Vartanian Boladian: President and managing partner, Rubicon Point Partners

March 1, 2013

As a senior official at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Ani Vartanian Boladian helped stabilize the securitization markets after the financial crisis as manager of the Term Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), a $200 billion lending program that supported the origination of millions of auto, student and small business loans.


From Fiscal Crisis to S.F. Leases: Crossing Over the Rubicon

February 1, 2013

In three years Ani Vartanian has gone from managing a $200 billion federal bailout program in Washington D.C. to heading up Rubicon Point Partners, a San Francisco real estate investment startup with $50 million under advisement.


The Storek Building

December 20, 2012

Rubicon Point Partners, LLC, closed on the acquisition of 149 9th St. in San Francisco. The jewel-box building, also known as the Storek Building, is located on 9th street in Mid-Market/West SoMa, two blocks from Twitter, BART, Dolby, and the new Avalon Bay apartment development.

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