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Silicon Valley office transaction activity on track to outperform previous 3 years

The third quarter added $1.9 billion in office investment sales to Silicon Valley, the second highest quarterly sales volume in the last ten years.

October 09, 2019
  • The third quarter added $1.9 billion in office investment sales to Silicon Valley, the second highest quarterly sales volume in the last ten years. Total year-to-date office sales volume reached approximately $5.4 billion, surpassing each of the previous 3 years with the potential to eclipse 2015.
  • Santa Clara/Sunnyvale led the market in sales transactions this quarter, representing 45% of total sales. Google purchased 6 former Yahoo buildings in Sunnyvale (totaling approximately $1 billion). 
  • Thus far in 2019, the investor composition still favors the user/other category representing 39% of all buyers. Private and institutional investors still represent a large share, both over 20%, with cross-border investors representing almost 14% (compared with 6% in 2018). 
  • Google ($2.9 billion) has been the most prominent investor in Silicon Valley thus far through 2019, followed by Jay Paul Company ($607 million) and Sand Hill Property Company ($512 million). 

Source: JLL Research

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