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.

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Market Square

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.

Property Facts


  March 2011
Type   Office in two interconnected buildings with street-level retail
Year built


1937 – 1974

Developer for Adaptive Re-use                

  Shorenstein Properties

Redevelopment Completed



  1.1 msf

No. of stories

  10 – 11

Avg. floor plates

  35,000 – 80,000 sf


  350 spaces in secure garage

USGBC LEED® certification

  LEED® Gold

Chicotel Commons
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.


  • Secure onsite parking for up to 350 cars
  • Bike parking is provided


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:

  • Bon Marché
    Partners of AQ and TBD fame, Matt Semmelhack and Mark Liberman, opened Bon Marché in 2015.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bon Marché’s serves exquisite cuisine with a focus on raw bar, craft cocktails, and micro-brewed beer.  With its soaring ceilings and classical architecture, dining here will be reminiscent of a meal at a bistro on the Champs Elysee. 
  • The Cadillac
    The Cadillac is back!  Original founder, Michael Rodriguez has brought back the world-famous Mexican restaurant that closed in 1993, due to the Moscone Center expansion.  The Cadillac features a unique menu that includes mesquite-grilled meats and fish, family style platters, and traditional and regional Mexican cuisine, while the bar serves its signature hand-shaken Cadillac margaritas.
  • Dirty Water Bar
    Kristian Cosentino, founder of San Francisco’s Press Club, has spent most of his adult life pursuing a full understanding of wine, beer and spirits. It is this passion that is the seed of the Dirty Water Bar.  Dirty Water offers a full menu, a microbrewery, custom cocktails, a sophisticated wine list and an extensive selection of whiskeys.
  • Fitness SF
    The Jackovics brothers designed and operate this full-service health club to provide all members with an unparalleled fitness experience by offering the latest equipment, world-class amenities, and supportive environment to help them achieve their fitness goals.  It includes state-of-the art weight training and cardio equipment, and studios for yoga, cycling classes, and group activities such as Zumba, Body Pump and boot camp.
  • First Republic Bank
    Founded in 1985 and headquartered in San Francisco, First Republic Bank provides private banking, business banking and wealth management to individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits and foundations.  They have opened a full-service bank branch to serve the banking needs of Market Square’s tenants and the local community.
  • The Market on Market
    Bruce Slesinger and Tom Collom of Small Foods fame, have opened a full-service, specialty foods market that offers a wide variety of made-on-the-premises food options including a bakery, a butcher, a cheese store, an oyster/sushi bar, a taco bar, fresh produce and fish, chocolatier, and a wine shop.  An in-house café opens at 7:00 a.m. and serves Four Barrel coffee and pastries.  “Grab and go” food is available, as well as groceries for the neighborhood’s thousands of new residents.
  • Walgreens
    This store provides a full service pharmacy, home and kitchen supplies, snacks and drinks, and virtually every other product to satisfy a customer’s daily needs.

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.

Herbst Theatre
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.

Curran Theatre
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.

Orpheum Theatre
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.


Driving Directions


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
840-stall garage

Fox Plaza Garage
1390 Market Street, entrance on Hayes Street
430-stall garage

SOMA Grand Parking Garage
1160 Mission Street
504-stall garage


Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Jim Collins

Tom McDonnell


Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.
1355 Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103

Lindsay Goldstone – Property Manager