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EmeryStation West fully leased following biotech deal..

April 8, 2019--Wareham Development executed a lease with Gritstone Oncology for...


After inking lease with cancer-fighting company, this new East Bay biotech project is full.

April 3, 2019--EmeryStation West, the latest part of Wareham Development's 2 million-square-foot Emeryville life science campus...


Wareham Completes Leasing of EmeryStation West with 35,000 SQFT Lease to Gritstone Oncology

April 3, 2019--Wareham Development announced that it has executed a lease for 35,000 square feet of newly-constructed...


Research Campus Reaches Full Capacity within Mere Months

April 3, 2019--Wareham Development recently leased 78,000 square feet on several floors at EmeryStation West to Novartis...


Novartis Nabs Lab Space at EmeryStation West in Emeryvllle

March 29, 2019--Wareham Development executed a lease for 78,000 square feet at EmeryStation West with Novartis...


Wareham Development and QB3 East Bay Innovation Center and all 2019 Innovation Award Winners

March 28, 2019--Video highlights Wareham and other 2019 innovation award winners.


Wareham Development and QB3 East Bay Innovation Center win 2019 Catalyst Award for Innovation.

March 28, 2019--Wareham Development and tenants Rigetti Computing and Gritstone Oncology are finalists and winners...


EmeryStation West wins 2019 San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deal of the Year.

March 27, 2019--Capitalizing on the demand for lab and office space in the East Bay, Wareham leased up the entire 265,000 SF


Emeryville: The home of creativity and innovation.

November 16, 2018--Developer partners with city in helping Emeryville thrive...


SFBT Most Admired CEOs:  Wareham Development CEO Rich Robbins..

November 8, 2018--Howreal estate developer Rich Robbins guided Wareham to success...


Catalent to lease 20,000 SF at EmeryStation West in Emeryville..

October 16, 2018--Wareham Development announced that it has executed a lease...


Newly completed EmeryStation West secures third lease..

October 10, 2018--Zogenix, a pharmaceutical company, is growing its Emeryville footprint, signing a lease for 37K SF in Wareham ...


Tenants start grabbing space in one of the East Bay's only office towers.

October 1, 2018--One of the Bay Area's largest life science landlords, Wareham Development, is now more than a third leased...


Dynavax Takes 75,000 SF at Wareham's EmeryStation West and Caribou Biosciences takes its old space.

September 27, 2018--Wareham announced that it has executed a lease for 75,000 square feet over two floors of the newly...


Profusa leasesat Wareham's EmeryStation West.

September 25, 2018--...Profusa, which will be relocating from South San Francisco, has taken approximately...


Elemental Discipline: After 40 years, Wareham continues to shape the region and the industry.

June 25, 2018--Rich Robbins, founder of Wareham Development, is a builder of community and communities.  Since 1977, Wareham's...


East Bay STEM career awareness day at Wareham's Aquatic Park Center inspires next generation of scientists and innovators

May 1, 2018--Over 250 students from high schools in Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Richmond might find careers as scientists...


EmeryStation West: Most likely to be a scientist

January 25, 2018--As we start the new year, it seems only fitting to look ahead at some of the Bay Area projects wrapping up in 2018...


How the Loma Prieta earthquake transformed Emeryville

October 17, 2017--One of the East Bay's largest transit hubs was kick-started...Full Story


Berkeley public schools: focusing on the future of STEM education

September 15, 2017--..."Whether it's discoveries and inventions...Full Story


The explosion of the Bay Area's biotech sector is no accident

August 11, 2017--While the Bay Area is the center...Full Story


Biotech's big buildup: Why lab buildings are heading skyward

May 17, 2017--Biotech's boom is heading up...Full Story


Wareham's EmeryStation tops off

May 16, 2017--Wareham Development has topped off EmeryStation West, bringing the East Bay...Full Story


Wareham hosts topping off at EmeryStation West

May 15, 2017--Today, Wareham Development celebrated the "topping off" of EmeryStation West...Full Story


Wareham hosts East Bay STEM Career Awareness Day

Apr 28, 2017--More than 300 students from high schools in Berkeley, Emeryville...Full Story


Hot projects coming to the East Bay

Mar 6, 2017--Development is booming...Full Story


Stanford Health Care celebrates opening at first East Bay facility

Mar 3, 2017--Stanford Health Care hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate...Full Story


Stanford outpatient center to open East Bay facility at EmeryStation

Mar 2, 2017--Stanford Health Care is preparing its latest addition to the East Bay...Full Story


Stanford makes first big East Bay health care push as turf war among giants continues

Mar 1, 2017--Stanford Health Care will open its first adult outpatient center in Emervyille...Full Story


With new R&D projects finishing in 2017, life science companies hopeful for space crunch relief

Jan 26, 2017--In Emervyille, Wareham Development plans to open its 260,000-square-foot EmeryStation West...Full Story


Wareham bringing more space to East Bay

Jan 20, 2017--Demand for life science and office space in East Bay...Full Story


Wareham starts new 260,000 SF spec building in Emeryville

Nov 15, 2016--Wareham Development has started construction. ...Full Story


Wareham bullish on East Bay life sciences, breaks ground on EmeryStation West

Oct 26, 2016--Wareham Development is building a commercial highrise in Emeryville that will be one of the largest additions to the East Bay’s skyline in a decade. ...Full Story


Wareham starts construction on rare 260,000 Square Foot East Bay Office, R&D High Rise

Sept 12, 2016--Wareham Development has begun construction a commercial highrise in Emeryville, one of the largest additions to the East Bay's skyline in a decade. ...Full Story


A sneak peek: Inside Berkeley biotech's new building

Sept 1, 2016--Aduro is settling down inside new headquarter digs in Wareham Development's Aquatic Park Center campus in Berkeley...Full Story


Fantasy Studios unveils new mixing theater

July 26, 2016--Fantasy Studios today will unveil its refurbished 1,820-foot Fantasy Film Center in the Bay Area used for sound mixing...Full Story


Wareham, Bayer, CSU-EB awarded 2016 Beyond the Check philanthropy award

July 21, 2016--...One public-private partnership that stands out is Wareham...Full Story


Future cities collaborative visits innovation hub EmeryStation

May 5, 2016--Australian delgation of city planners tour EmeryStation...Full Story


Never sitting idly

Q1 2016--Wareham stakes out a pieces of the Bay Area and wants to make it better, much better.

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Why rental rates at biotech labs are skyrocketing

October 15, 2015--The kind of opportunity that technology and energy markets once offered is beckoning investors to property near biotech clusters

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Wareham Development art installation at 740 Heinz Avenue

October 3, 2015--Kristie Kosmides' fabulous new art installed at 740 Heinz Avenue...Full Story


Aduro lands new Berkeley life science digs at Wareham's 740 Heinz Avenue

September 18, 2015--Aduro has snapped up full occupancy rights to Wareham's new four-story...Full Story


This biotech IPO just linked a huge lease in Berkeley

September 18, 2015--Fast-growing Aduro will take a new Wareham Development building...Full Story


Wareham builds out East Bay office empire

September 4, 2015--The developer is building two of the only new East Bay office buildings...Full Story


Wareham hosts 300 high school students, CSU-EB, Bayer at STEM Career Day 2015

April 28, 2015--Rich Robbins and others at STEM Career Awareness Day.

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April 28, 2015--STEM Career Day at Wareham's Aquatic Park Center campus.


Emery-Go-Round is model of last mile transit success

February 15, 2015--Emery-Go-Round ridership increases 20% over last three years...Full Story


Emeryville wins Google award as most connected city in California

November 28, 2014--Google says that Emeryville serves as a prime example of how innovation and growth...Full Story


Inside Philanthropy takes a look at the Berkeley FILM Foundation

September 24, 2014-- Since its inception in 2008, the BFF — which is funded by the City of Berkeley, Wareham Development, and the Saul Zaentz Company — has awarded close to $800,000 to almost 90 film projects ...Full Story


A bright shining light in Emeryville

July 2014--East Bay civic and business leadership rallies behind effort to increase education opportunities...Full Story


We're growing and so are our tenants

May 30, 2014--Our vibrant community at QB3 East Bay Innovation Center has just expanded...Full story


Wareham Development hosts2014 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


Welcoming new tenants and building on long-term relationships

January 31, 2014--Wareham Development is delighted to thank the brokers...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

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

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 --

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

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