Bishop Ranch When Striking Distance Studios set out to establish a new studio, the old adage rang true: location, location, location.

SAN RAMON, CA—The Tri-Valley is currently home to headquarter locations for major corporations and corporate divisions including Chevron, Safeway, Workday, GE Digital and Sybase/SAP. And, as of 2018, approximately 450 technology companies were located in the Tri-Valley, according to the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. In addition, the region benefited from more than $4 billion in venture capital and private equity investment during the past 10 years.

Not only is the Tri-Valley one of the fastest growing parts of the Bay Area and leading much of the growth in the East Bay, but it is business friendly, and has a highly skilled workforce with access to public schools, new homes and high quality of life. So when Striking Distance Studios was searching for the right headquarters location, San Ramon fit the bill because of its large talent pool and the innovative companies that are establishing offices there.

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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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