Last week, Blanca Torres of the San Francisco Business Times reported that Sungevity is doubling its office space at Jack London Square and plans to have as many as 400 employees in Oakland by the end of the year.
Sungevity, a solar panel leasing company, signed a lease to occupy 68,000 square feet in two buildings -- at 55 Harrison St. and at 66 Franklin St.
Andrew Birch, Sungevity's CEO, said staying in Jack London Square is a big factor in the company’s success. Here's an excerpt from the story:
"Sungevity aims to be the leading solar business in customer experience so building a team that can deliver is the key to success," Birch said. "The location here allows us to get the best people."
The waterfront location offers a scenic environment, proximity to amenities and access to a variety of transportation options, said Susan Hollingshead, the company’s vice president for human resources.
Sungevity had been shopping for up to 100,000 square feet of office space and Jack London Square offers more space for growth.
"We do have options on a couple of other floors in Jack London Square," Hollingshead said. "It is our intent to make this location our headquarters and our home for the foreseeable future."
To sum up, Sungevity had the vision to make Jack London Square its home, and they were rewarded with success and a growing share of the market. Now, we need A's owners who are wise enough to see that making Jack London Square their new home will have the same positive impact on the franchise.