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OUR STORY

The San Francisco Bay region is renowned for its beauty, innovation, and diversity. Our commercial developments mirror the driving forces behind the economic growth of the Bay Area, with space for research and tech tenants.

Wareham Development is committed to the long-term economic and environmental vitality of our communities. We work closely with city and state agencies to ensure that each project provides maximum benefit to its surrounding community. Unlike many developers who build projects only to sell, we retain ownership of the majority of our developments, many of which have defined the thriving technology corridor between the Bay and Richmond-San Rafael bridges.

The Wareham vision encompasses the spark and promise of small companies on the verge of growth, and large corporations whose fortunes span the globe. We are proud of our associations with all of our tenants and feel privileged to play a role in their success.

LEADERSHIP

The Wareham approach is to foster mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with our tenants. We are a dedicated team of professionals who pride ourselves on our ability to be agile and decisive. Our principals are personally involved in every project, crafting creative leases to support business growth and managing our buildings to ensure ongoing efficiency.  Pictured from left: Leah Dillingham, James Goddard, Chris Barlow, Richard Robbins, Judith Wetterer, and Geoffrey Sears.  Not pictured: Lisa Vogel.

OUR TENANTS

Wareham Development is proud of our long-term relationships with the vibrant community of institutional, large, medium, and small world-class science, research and technology industry trailblazers.   Many of our tenants have grown with Wareham since their inception. The Wareham tenant base includes divisions of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and Stanford University.  Our campuses are located minutes from each other, from major university research centers, and from other collaboration opportunities.

TENANT TESTIMONIALS

“Wareham Development has been an important partner to us at Zymergen as we've grown. The Wareham team has made sure we have had both the office and laboratory space to meet our rapidly expanding needs so we could focus on growing our business.”

Joshua Hoffman | Chief Executive Officer | Zymergen 

'We are very pleased with our decision to locate our company headquarters at Wareham Development’s EmeryStation campus in Emeryville. The abundant transit options assist with attracting top talent from all across the bay area. The variety of local amenities such as eateries, shopping and outdoor spaces are great for employee retention and morale."

Andrew Allen, M.D., Ph.D., Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer | Gritstone Oncology, Inc.

"With walking proximity to the Amtrak/Capitol Corridor station and connection to BART via the EmergyGoRound shuttle, the EmeryStation campus offers unparalleled opportunities to commute by public transportation and avoid notorious traffic congestion.”

Peter Matlock, Strategic Partnerships | Joint BioEnergy Institute

“Emeryville/EmeryStation has been a great move for Bolt Threads. We've found opportunities to expand our operations within the neighborhood, building out facilities with ample space and resources for all of our unique needs. There are also lots of similarly biotech-focused companies in Emeryville that give us access to valuable partnerships, talent pools, and cutting-edge ideas."

Sholeh Esmaili-Montoya, VP of People Operations | Bolt Threads

"Our location in Berkeley is a recruiting tool to keep employees closer to home. Access to the Emery-Go-Round and West Berkeley Shuttle facilitates commuting on BART. We are located in the East Bay's Life Sciences Corridor and employees have easy access to both academic and industrial colleagues.”

Rachel Haurwitz, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer | Caribou Biosciences

“Stanford Health Care is a proud tenant and collaborator with Wareham. We appreciate your strong support of our entry into Emeryville and the East Bay. Your guidance and assistance in developing important relationships with government, business and community leaders has been instrumental in our success to date. We share your interest in being a part of, and giving back to, the communities we serve. We look forward to our continued strong relationship with Wareham, Emeryville and the East Bay.”

David Entwistle, President and Chief Executive Officer | Stanford Health Care

RECOGNITIONS

PHILANTHROPY

Wareham Development, as a community developer, has been giving back to the communities in which we develop and beyond for over 40 years.  It is a privilege to contribute to many worthwhile organizations who continue to make strides locally, nationally and internationally in the Arts and Communications, Innovative Sciences, Research, and Education.    Our goal is to create energetic and vibrant public-private partnerships with goals that are executable, scalable, and do good in the long run.  Please click here to see a few areas of concentration.