Ameswell Mountain View Ameswell is a $250 million mixed-use project with a 220,000-square-foot office building and 255-room hotel.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Given a dearth of buildable land in Mountain View, Palo Alto and Menlo Park, it is quite extraordinary that any projects get under the ground these days. The region’s overall availability rate declined by 200 basis points to 15.8% and has decreased by 130 basis points compared to mid-year 2017. Availability remains negligible in these core locations along with Sunnyvale/Cupertino with single-digit availability, according to a second quarter 2018 report by Savills Studley.

One project, located on one of the last fully entitled development sites in Mountain View, has bucked that notion. It comes on the heels of a 246,000-square-foot LEED Platinum office build-to-suit for Google Inc. at 1625 Plymouth in Mountain View’s Bayshore submarket, which Broadreach Capital Partners recently completed.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of 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.

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