We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of our Chairman and CEO Doug Shorenstein.
Doug had been ill for some time and fought a courageous battle with his illness. Through it all, he maintained a positive and hopeful outlook, and he remained steadfastly focused on serving his family, his colleagues and his community.
We will miss him dearly.
1355 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Award-winning Market Square consists of two buildings joined by a landscaped plaza and features 1.1 million square feet of Class A office and a variety of street-level retail including restaurants, a food market, bank, and a high-end fitness club. The original building, formerly known as the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart, is an Art Deco icon. Shorenstein Properties redeveloped the property while maintaining its classic architecture and, at the same time, offering modern and state-of-the-art conveniences. The 80,000 square foot floor plates and large blocks of contiguous space allow occupants extraordinary opportunities and virtually unlimited configurations to create customized work environments.
Market Square spans an entire block along Market Street between 9th and 10th Streets located in the Mid-Market submarket of San Francisco. Market Square has served as the catalyst for the resurgence of the Mid-Market area—it is Twitter’s world headquarters and more than 4,500 new residential units have risen in recent years. The location is connected to SOMA’s commercial district, Hayes Valley’s restaurants and shops and is across Market Street from Civic Center Plaza, Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House, the Asian Art Museum, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and a short walk from the city’s theater district. Several forms of public transportation, including the Civic Center BART station located steps away, serve the property.
|Type||Office in two interconnected buildings with street-level retail|
|1937 – 1974|
Developer for Adaptive Re-use
No. of stories
|10 – 11|
Avg. floor plates
|35,000 – 80,000 sf|
|350 spaces in secure garage|
USGBC LEED® certification
Stevenson Street has been turned into a plaza serving as the centerpiece of the project. Named after Shorenstein’s beloved former CFO, Rich Chicotel, the Commons is a natural gathering place with its seating and fire pit, providing the solitude and fresh air of an outdoor oasis in an urban setting.
Market Square is rapidly becoming a destination for dining and recreation at the heart of Mid-Market’s headquarters and residential neighborhood. The property offers a variety of retail destinations including restaurants, a food market, bank, and a high-end fitness club. The retailers are all local businesses that cater to the diverse population of new office workers and residents in this dynamic area. Master planned by renown retail designers, BCV Architects, the ground floors of the buildings house over 70,000 square of retail space that have been leased to the following business:
The Civic Center neighborhood surrounding Market Square is an amenity-rich, cultural hub of San Francisco. The neighborhood is home to City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House, the San Francisco Main Public Library and a host of other civic and cultural icons, making this the heart of city government and culture. Neighboring Hayes Valley is a hot spot for eclectic dining and shopping.
The Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest Western museums dedicated to Eastern art. The Museum features 6,000 years worth of history and 15,000 pieces of intellectual and aesthetical achievement.
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street
The Civic Auditorium is a San Francisco landmark, forming a cornerstone of the historic Civic Center Plaza. The 7,000-seat auditorium, 40 meeting rooms, and extensive lobby host corporate meetings, sporting events, concerts, and tradeshows.
Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza
Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza is an open space for rallies and other civic gatherings, such as lectures, concerts, and demonstrations.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
95 Seventh Street
The U.S. Court of Appeals is an historic building. It has an elaborate granite exterior and interiors of marble, decorative plaster and hardwoods.
Heart of the City Farmers Market
1182 Market Street
The Heart of the City Farmers Market operates every Sunday and Wednesday at United Nations Plaza offering a variety of fresh produce and more.
401 Van Ness Avenue
The Herbst Theatre is a vital and active performance venue for numerous organizations presenting a wide range of artistic, cultural, and entertainment programming.
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
The 2,000-seat symphony hall opened in 1980 and is home to the nationally syndicated San Francisco Symphony and the Fratelli Ruffatti electro-pneumatic pipe organ, the largest concert hall organ in North America.
American Conservatory Theatre
415 Geary Boulevard
The American Conservatory Theatre is an acclaimed training institution and regional theater. It’s premier performance was in 1967 and in 1979 won a Tony Award for outstanding theater performance and training. The theatre is located just one block from Union Square between Mason and Taylor Streets.
445 Geary Street
The Curran’s premiere performance was September 1922 and was called the “handsomest theatre on the coast.” After extensive renovations in 1993 – made to accommodate the five year engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega hit musical, The Phantom of the Opera – the Curran Theatre continues to thrive under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays and Scott E. Nederlander. The theatre is located just one block from Union Square between Mason and Taylor Streets.
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor Street
The Golden Gate Theatre opened in 1922 with much fanfare, including lines that wrapped around the block. Protocol necessitated that gentlemen wear top hats and that ladies be dressed in formal gowns when attending the Golden Gate. The grand opening was a highlight on the social calendar in San Francisco. As a key player in the Best of Broadway seasons since 1979, the Golden Gate Theatre has hosted show-stopping musicals. The theatre is located just off Market Street between Taylor and Jones Streets.
1192 Market Street
The Orpheum Theatre originally opened as a vaudeville theatre in 1926. Through the years, the theatre evolved from vaudeville performances to a movie house and then in 1970, an American Conservatory Theatre production of the breakthrough musical, Hair, was presented and the appearance of the irreverent “tribe” on-stage signaled the reawakening of the Market Street building as a home of legitimate theatre in San Francisco. Today, the Best of Broadway series continues to play under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays and Scott E. Nederlander. The theatre is located just off Market Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets.
Theatre on the Square
450 Post Street
Theatre On The Square was originally a stately meeting hall on the second floor of this uniquely styled, Mediterranean-Gothic building. The Theatre’s premier performance was June 1982 with the Tony nominated and Pulitzer Prize winning Talley’s Folly by Landford Wilson. Theatre On The Square has presented over 60 productions including some of Broadway’s finest Tony award winners. The Theatre and box office is located on the 2nd floor of The Kensington Park Hotel just a half block from Union Square between Mason and Powell Streets.
Hayes Valley in San Francisco is a unique shopping district featuring: art and artifacts, bordeaux and beer, vintage wear and fresh dressings, resale and collectibles, cozy cafes and hip bars, souffles and sauerbraten, antique divans and modern chairs, fancy confections and cool housewares, handcrafted jewels and handmade frames. Located near the SF Symphony and Ballet, you can enjoy some culture while meeting friends for shopping or dining.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
BART is the Bay Area’s public transit system of high-speed electric trains, which connects Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties (see local map). The Civic Center BART station is just steps away from Market Square.
Antique Muni street cars, the “F” line, run along Market Street and stop at every block, including 9th Street at Market Square.
Market Square Garage
1355 Market Street, entrance on 10th Street between Market and Stevenson Streets
450-stall garage with parking attendants.
Civic Center Plaza Garage
355 McAllister Street
Fox Plaza Garage
1390 Market Street, entrance on Hayes Street
SOMA Grand Parking Garage
1160 Mission Street
Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.
1355 Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103
Lindsay Goldstone – Property Manager