OAKLAND, CA—Built in 1926 as Oakland's first skyscraper, the 16-story Beaux Arts-style office tower, Central Building at 436 14th St., has been an East Bay fixture for nearly a century. Transwestern Real Estate Services has been selected by Jordan Real Estate Investments to provide property management services as well as leasing of the building's office space.

The locally based owner has tasked Transwestern with bringing the building's legacy into the present, allowing the 136,769-square-foot icon to remain both community focused and relevant to tenants in the competitive Bay Area market.

"We are highly committed to retaining the charming historical feeling of the building throughout upgrades such as the upcoming elevator modernization," said Hayley Crickmore, Transwestern property manager. "As we look forward to when all shelter-in-place mandates can be lifted, we have developed a comprehensive plan to help our tenants return to the office safely and smoothly."

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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.