Bishop Ranch lands Kraft, Samsung
The Bishop Ranch complex in San Ramon has landed two high-profile tenants, Kraft Foods and Samsung, with leases that will bring new employees to the office center.
Kraft Foods shifted two regional sales offices to Bishop Ranch 8, leasing 24,000 square feet. That deal was arranged by Cushman & Wakefield.
Samsung leased 8,000 square feet at the Bishop Ranch 3 office building.
Bishop Ranch has landed a number of high-profile tenants over the past year. General Electric, PG&E, Bank of the West, Robert Half and Five9 have moved large operations into the bustling business park.
"It's very clear that in addition to a long and diverse roster of tenants, Bishop Ranch has a concentrated base of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies," said Ed Hagopian, executive vice president with Sunset Development, principal owner of Bishop Ranch.
Solyndra takes next step to sell plant
Fremont-based Solyndra, the solar-panel maker that received a $535 million U.S. Energy Department loan guarantee before going bankrupt, won court approval to hold an auction for its Fremont manufacturing plant.
A federal bankruptcy judge Monday approved procedures for handling the auction.
Seagate Technology has agreed to pay $90.3 million for the shuttered solar panel factory. That
Solyndra tentatively scheduled a Nov. 15 hearing to seek court approval to sell the plant, built partly using the government funds.
Nippon Express expands in Hayward
Nippon Express USA has agreed to rent 46,000 square feet in Hayward at an industrial complex called Hayward Gateway Center.
The lease was arranged by Cassidy Turley, a commercial realty brokerage.
Nippon Express is moving into a building on Danti Court near the Interstate 880-Highway 92 interchange in Hayward.
The company handles air and sea transport, warehousing and moving services in 37 countries.