Source: San Francisco Business Times
By: Roland Li
Date Posted: March 3, 2016
Quantcast, a website analytics company, has leased three floors totaling about 95,000 square feet at 795 Folsom St., the former Twitter Inc. headquarters in South of Market, said two sources familiar with the property.
San Francisco-based Quantcast is replacing AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), which vacated the space at the end of January, said a source. The swiftness of the deal is another sign that large chunks of office space are still being filled rapidly throughout the city, despite recent job cutbacks at prominent startups such as Zenefits and Surveymonkey. The asking rent in the building was in the mid-$70s, according to marketing materials.
Quantcast, founded in 2006, is also more established than many of the venture capital-fueled tech tenants that are growing rapidly. Quantcast was the 33rd-largest tech employer in the city with 385 employees as of January, up slightly from its 368 local employees in January 2015, according to Business Times research.
A Quantcast spokeswoman confirmed the lease and said the company will be relocating from its current headquarters about three blocks away at 201 Third St.
Steve Anderson and Bryan Ivie of JLL represented landlord ASB Real Estate Investments and asset manager Union Property Capital in the lease. JLL also represented the tenant. JLL declined to comment.
The six-story, 187,000-square-foot building at 795 Folsom St. is close to Yuerba Buena and Moscone Center. It was built in 1976 and renovated in 1999.
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) moved into 795 Folsom St. in 2009, and then relocated to its current headquarters at 1355 Market St. in 2012. Current tenants at 795 Folsom St. include the real estate space provider Regus (LON: RGU) and gaming company Kabam Inc.
ASB bought 795 Folsom St. from Cornerstone Real Estate investors for $110 million in 2013.
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