OAKLAND,CA—During the third quarter, companies moved into or expanded inOakland by more than 592,000 square feet of office and retailspace. The most notable moves were made byUBER,Brown &Toland,the SierraClub andUnionBank.

DeborahBoyer,president, LakeMerritt/Uptown Association, tellsGlobeSt.com: "The third quarter might be looked back on as awatershed moment for Oakland's economic growth because ofannouncements by UBER and California Institute of RegenerativeMedicine. But the underlying trend has been building for years. Theuptown and downtown districts continue to experience strongbusiness in-migration and expansion and the steady utilization ofmore commercial space by a variety of great companies."

Accordingto a compilation provided by real estate brokers to the LakeMerritt/Uptown and Downtown Oakland community benefit districts,some of the most significant transactions were:

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.