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SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Rockwood Capital has acquired301-381 E. Evelyn Ave., a five-building office campus near downtownMountain View. The 17- acre property is one of only a fewlarge-scale office campuses in Silicon Valley where employees canwalk or bike to Caltrain and retail amenities, says RockwoodCapital.

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The well located property is walking distance to downtownMountain View's Caltrain station and the Evelyn VTA light railstation, and it provides direct access to the adjacent CA-237freeway. The seller, a global investment manager, wasrepresented by the Eastdil Secured team ofGreg Cioth, Andy Zighelboim,Edmund Najera, Nate Jones, andTommy Kim.

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Although Rockwood Capital could not disclose pricing of theacquisition or say anything further at this time, the office iscentrally located on the campus is a large landscaped area fortenants to eat, play, and work outdoors.

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The property also has basketball and volleyball courts, showers,and easy access to the nearby Stevens Creek Trail. Currently,the campus has several tenants, including Mozillaand Coursera, and it was previouslyoccupied as a single tenant campus. Over time, Rockwoodanticipates enhancing the campus to add to the appeal of theproperty.

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Jason Oberman, director at Rockwood Capital,says “A key foundation of our investment strategy is acquiring andenhancing properties in evolving locations which benefit from closeproximity to public transit and surrounding mixed-use amenities.This comes from our belief that these well located properties canhelp support healthy living, a higher quality of life, andenvironmental sustainability.”

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Rockwood Capital has a long history of acquiring, repositioningand developing transit-oriented office properties in SiliconValley, including 100 Mayfield Ave. in Mountain View, a520,000-square-foot office property being transformed from theformer Mayfield Mall into an office campus; 690 E. Middlefield inMountain View, a 340,000-square-foot build-to-suit development forSynopsys' global headquarters; University Circle, a660,000-square-foot office campus along University Avenue in E.Palo Alto; and 130 Lytton, a 55,000-square-foot office buildingacross from the Caltrain station in downtown Palo Alto.

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