SAN FRANCISCO-Microsoft Corp. is relocating its local offices at the end of the year, from 1 Market St. to Westfield Centre, the office space on the upper floors of the recently expanded Westfield San Francisco Centre on Market Street. The software company from Redmond, WA signs a seven-year lease for 71,000 sf on the seventh floor of San Francisco Centre.

Microsoft’s sales staff currently totals about 200 people and occupies approximately 45,000 sf at 1 Market St., or about 225 sf per person. At that average of 200 sf per person, the company could house closer to 315 people at Westfield Centre.

Westfield completed a $460-million renovation and expansion of its mall near Union Square in September. The work tripled the size of the mall to 1.5 million sf, including approximately 245,000 sf of office space.

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