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Wareham hosts 2014 STEM Career Awareness Day

April 21, 2014--Students from Berkeley, Emeryville...given video cameras to record STEM Career Awarenes Day....Full Story

 

Berkeley FILM Foundation announces 2014 grant program

April 21, 2014-- Beginning its sixth year, BFF is proud to have awarded nearly $700,000 to projects...Full Story

 

The Cluster Effect: Discovery and Enterprise

November 22, 2013--A beautiful setting, lively community of life and research-friendly infrastructure make Berkeley-Emervyille...Full Story

 

The EmeryGoRound part of NRP national series on transportation

November 13, 2013--Started by Wareham Development and other business owners, the successful EmeryGoRound is part of NPR series...Full Story

 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital opens a pediatric clinic in Emeryville

November 1, 2013--Lucile Packard Children's Hospital..with a new 14,000 SF pediatric clinic in Emeryville...Full Story

 

October in Emeryville is all about art and bikes

October 2, 2013--The largest open-air art gallery is easily accessible...Full Story

 

Careers in science

September 20, 2013--Particularly in challenged communities, we must demystify the work of scientists and engineers ...Full Story

 

f'real foods moving to Emeryville

June 28, 2013--The company just leased in Wareham Development's...Full Story

 

Wareham Development's Point Richmond Tech Center Iab buildings win BOMA Earth Day recognition and LEED Silver certification

June 3, 2013--In separate ceremonies, Point Richmond Tech Center I has received...Full Story

 

Wareham Development and the City of Emeryville awarded grand prize

April 29, 2013--The EmeryStation Greenway Building, Wareham Development's newest addition to its EmeryStation research...Full Story

 

Berkeley FILM Foundation opens its 2013 grant cycle

April 22, 2013--Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Berkeley FILM Foundation is proud to have awarded over $500,000 to films...Full Story

 

IT makes us healthy

January 16, 2013--Wareham Development, founded by Rich Robbins in 1977...Full Story

 

Colorflow debuts new facility in Berkeley

January 9, 2013--Colorflow has opened an all-new, state-of-the-art facility in the historic Zaentz Media Center...Full Story

 

Le Tour de Bay

November 6, 2012-- Bike lanes, bike trails and bike bridges are proliferating ...Full Story

 

Wareham unveils 99,000 square foot building

June 21, 2012--Rich Robbins isn't your typical developer. When unveiling the EmeryStation Greenway...Full Story

 

Check out this bronzed beauty

June 21, 2012--All together now. It's not only a Beatles' lyric but also a 12-by-7 foot bronze scupture that was

installed yesterday at the EmeryStation Greenway Building...Full Story

 

Tenants show interest in Emeryville's Greenway Building

June 20, 2012--Wareham Development is in discussions with three tenants....Full Story

 

Wareham finishes spec building in Emeryille

June 15--Wareham Development, no stranger to speculative building, is doing it again in Emeryville...Full Story

 

Emeryville public art: City where art flourishes

March 1, 2012--Emeryville...changed its image in the 1990s by becoming an arts center....Full Story

 

Markets Tighten in U.S. Life Science Sector

February 27, 2012--One well established life science cluster where spec construction activity is taking place is in the neighboring San Francisco Bay eastern shore communities of Emeryville and Berkeley...Full Story

 

Berkeley Jewish farm mixes agriculture, learning

February 3, 2012--The land is donated by Wareham Development... "We thought the farm was a fantastic ...Full Story

 

Berekely FILM Foundation funded film gets Oscar nod for Best Documentary Short

January 24, 2012--...One is a doc that is rooted in American history, "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the ...Full Story

 

Emeryville a shining spot as office deals surge

November 18, 2011--Emeryville has emerged as one of the strongest markets in the East Bay...Full Story

 

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab opens new biofuel test center at EmeryStation

August 19, 2011--Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory opened a 15,000 square foot biofuels research center in Emeryville this week...Full Story

 

Wareham Development presents three solutions for LBNL Second Campus

August 8, 2011--Wareham Development presents three solutions...Full Story

 

Wareham Development building bio space

June 10, 2011--Wareham Development is on track to deliver...Full Story

 

QB3 East Bay Innovation Center

May 27, 2011--QB3 East Bay Innovation Center is...Full Story

 

University of California is the touchstone for East Bay innovation

April 22, 2011--Even with a deep tradition of turning out innovative companies from the research ranks of the University of California...

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Firms with like minds within industry clusters

April 22, 2011--People are recognizing the East Bay's potential in...Full Story

 

QB3 houses mavericks both old and new

April 15, 2011--An incubator aimed at capturing a new wave of East Bay "mavericks" is coming to life with the help of some old hands...

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Berkeley FILM Foundation expands grant program

March 24, 2011--The Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF) is now accepting entries for its 2011 film and vide grant program that will award $150,000...

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Bayer foundation gives $540,000 for STEM center at Cal State, East Bay

May 2, 2011--The philanthropic arm of Bayer Corp. will give more than a half-million dollars to California State University, East Bay, to create a Bay Area center for science, technology...Full Story

 

Wareham has been busy signing leases

November 4, 2010--Wareham Development has been busy...Full Story

 

425,000 square feet

October 29, 2010--425,000 in lease transactions...Full Story

 

Berkeley FILM Foundation hosts its second annual fundraising gala

October 13, 2010--Riding on the huge success of its inaugural fundraising event last fall, the Berkeley FILM Foundation...Full Story

 

Challenge met with innovation

May 15, 2010--Wareham Development has been privileged to work with many of the Bay Area's remarkable innovators...Full Story

 

Emeryville OKs two Wareham bio projects

February 23, 2010--Wareham Development has secured entitlements to two new bioscience buildings...Full Story

 

Berkeley FILM Foundation honors Saul Zaentz

September 23, 2009 --Filmmaker Saul Zaentz To Be Honored at First Annual Berkeley FILM Foundation Fundraising Gala at Zaentz Media Center...Full Story

 

Wareham buys into Palo Alto

By Katherine Conrad - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

August 14, 2009 -- ...Wareham Development, builder of labs in the East Bay for Bayer and the State of California, has established a beachhead in Stanford Research Park... Full Story

 

Wareham see glass as half full

by Murray Wolfe - Bioscience Real Estate Insights

July - August 2009 -- If you're an optimist, you and Rich Robbins would probably get along just fine...Full Story

 

Wareham buys 120,000-SF complex

By Brian K.Miller - Globe St.

August 10, 2009 -- ...Wareham Development has bought a pair of interconnected office buildings totaling 120,000 square feet in the heart of Stanford [University] Research Park. ...Full Story

 

The Green-Energy Mecca of Emeryville, California

By Steve LeVines - Business Week

April 16, 2009 -- One startup, Amyris, hopes to make fuels and feedstocks that are highly profitable even with $50-a-barrel oil...Full Story

 

Builder forges ahead with project despite gloom

By George Avalos - Contra Costa Times

April 1, 2009 -- Wareham Development has decided to light the proverbial candle rather than curse the darkness and intends to launch ... Full Story

 

Sale-shy Wareham

By Blanca Torres - San Francisco Business Times

March 6, 2009 -- In an unusual move, Wareham development has... Full Story

 

CREJ deals of the year

By CREJ Staff - California Real Estate Journal

January 20, 2009 -- To lease 65,000 square feet to the Joint Bioenergy Institute at its EmeryStation East project... Full Story

 

At a sleek bioenergy lab, a lens on a cabinet pick

By Kenneth Chang and Andrew C. Revkin - The New York Times

December 22, 2008 -- The Joint BioEnergy Institute, which encompasses the fourth floor of a high-tech office building here in a neighborhood of biotech companies... Full Story

 

New research center dedicated in Emeryville

By Wayne Freedman, ABC7

December 2, 2008 -- To solve the world's energy and climate change crisis it will take a new generation of fuels... Full Story (Links to external site)

 

Wareham turned a lucky break into big business

By Blanca Torres - San Francisco Business Times

October 24, 2008 -- "We got into it by fortunate accident.  It wasn't an existing industry,"... Full Story

 

Prop. 1A gains speed as election nears

By Julie Nakashima - CA Real Estate Journal

October 13, 2008 -- Will traffic-choked residents be able to leave gridlock behind in their rear mirrors?  They may have a chance... Full Story

 

Sustainability, solar and the "greening" of the Bay Area

The Registry

August-September, 2008 -- In late July...a Bay Area-focused sustainability roundtable that ... Full Story

 

Fantasy Studios: Alive and well in Berkeley

J. Poet - Crawdaddy

August 6, 2008 -- Mark Twain once wrote, "Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated."  The same is thanksfully true for Fantasy Studios, the legendary Berkelely facility that Billboard called the number one Recording Studio in America... Full Story

 

Ernest Gallo Clinic says 'no' to Mission Bay, stays in Emeryville

By Ron Leuty - San Francisco Business Times

May 30, 2008 -- The Ernest Gallo Clinic & Research Center has decided not to join...Mission Bay, instead renewing its lease in Emeryville... Full Story


By Ron Leuty - San Francisco Business Times

May 30, 2008 -- The biotech space crunch has paid off for landlords like Wareham Development...Full Story


By Henry K. Lee - San Francisco Business Times

May 6, 2008 -- The State Department of Justice's DNA laboratory in Richmond will double the number of DNA samples it processes next year when its newly expanded lab begins...Full Story


EmeryStation East

By Amanda Bishop - San Francisco Business Times

Mar 38, 2008 -- In July, EmeryStation East...Full Story


By Ryan Tate - San Francisco Business Times

February 7, 2008 -- The...Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley has become a fixture in pop culture...Full Story


JBEI fuels Emeryville's growth as alternative energy center

By Malia Wollan - East Bay Business Times

November 9, 2007 -- Geoffrey Sears develops buildings to house brains...Wareham Development, the largest commercial developer of laboratory space...Full Story


East shore sites fill up with biotech, clean tech firms

By Ryan Tate - San Francisco Business Times

October 26, 2007 -- With biotech space in Emeryville and Berkeley almost entirely leased up...Full Story


By Charles Burress - San Francisco Chronicle

Oct 23, 2007 -- Like proud parents, the organizers of a major new biofuels research center showed off their spacious cradle in Emeryville...Full Story

By Ron Leuty - San Francisco Business Times

Oct 19, 2007 -- EmeryStation East is fast becoming the center of clean energy...Full Story


By Brian K.  Miller - Globe St.com

October 19, 2007 -- The 65,000-sf top floor of Wareham Development's 245,000-sf EmeryStation East laboratory office building will be home to the Joint BioEnergy Institute...Full Story


By Dan Rafter - Distributed Energy, The Journal for Onsite Power Solutions

September -October 2007 -- Geoff Sears admits he works for an outfit that likes to experiment.  Wareham Development rarely shies away from trying anything new as long as it makes good business sense...Someone has to be the leader in these things...Full Story


By Brian K.  Miller - Globe St.com

September 19, 2007 -- Wareham Development's 245,000-sf EmeryStation East laboratory building near the foot of the San Francisco Bay Bridge here is attracting a lot of interest...Full Story


By Ron Leuty - San Francisco Business Times

September 6, 2007 -- Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. is...taking 70,000 square feet in Wareham Development's EmeryStation East...Full Story


By J.K. Dineen - San Francisco Business Times

May 25, 2007 -- The only speculative life science building in the Bay Area coming on line, Wareham Development's EmeryStation East...Full Story

 

Vital De Signs

May 3, 2007-- Pine Ridge townhomes has received an award from the American Institute of Architects...Full Story


Wareham proposes 13-story tower

By David Goll – East Bay Business Times

March 30, 2007 -- A proposed 13-story, 169-foot-high office tower could help Emeryville with...Full Story


By Joe Tougas – Biotech Real Estate Insights

March 2007 -- Rich Robbins looks back on his role in the beginning of Bay Area bioscience and offers another self-effacing laugh...Full Story


Wareham renovating piece of music history

By Brian K. Miller -- GlobeSt.com

February 13, 2007 --Work is underway to revive the house that Creedence built. Wareham Development recently acquired for upward of $20 million the Saul Zaentz Media Center here and is now busy...Full Story


Xoma expands by 8,000 square feet
bizjournals.com

March 16, 2007 -- Biopharmaceutical research company Xoma Corp. has taken another 8,000 square feet of space in Berkeley, bringing its total space...  Full Story


Fantasy facility purchased for more than $20 Million

By James R. Hagerty, Kemba J. Dunham and Sara Seddon Kilbinger - The Wall Street Journal Online

February 8, 2007 -- A California developer has added a piece of musical history to its portfolio.  Wareham...Full Story


Emeryville complex signs research leases

Strictly Commerical - San Francisco Chornicle

January 30, 2007 -- Ten companies and research organizations engaged in the drug development and medical research have signed new or expanded leases...  Full Story