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Bay Area Real Estate Overview and Thoughts on Work From Home

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Mark McGranahan and Robert Sammons of Cushman & Wakefield will give an overview of the Bay area real estate markets as of Q4 2020 as well as predictions as where the markets are going over the next 24 months. In addition, they will give commentary on Work From Home and their thoughts on what companies will be looking at doing in a post Covid environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Current leasing rates around the Bay area
  • How to predict future market moves by looking at leading indicators
  • How to plan for creating a real estate plan in a post-Covid world


Mark S. McGranahan
Vice Chairman | Brokerage Services
Cushman & Wakefield

Mark S. McGranahan, an attorney and accountant, specializes in representing landlords and tenants with their real estate needs in downtown San Francisco and select multi-market accounts as well as large landlord listing assignments. Mr. McGranahan was Cushman & Wakefield’s top producer in San Francisco in 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019 and ranked among the top 100 producers nationally in 2002 – 2019.

Mr. McGranahan has worked as the exclusive real estate provider in multi-market transactions for Delta Dental Insurance, Keenan & Associates, Prosper Marketplace, Broadcom and others.  In addition, he has worked for numerous fast growing and private equity companies including Flexport, DoorDash, GI Partners and others.  He has also worked on numerous leases for Wells Fargo Bank in California, Texas, Utah, and other markets. Mr. McGranahan’s 31 years of real estate practice results in more than eight million square feet of leases in San Francisco.

Mr. McGranahan has worked on strategic lease terms for large landlord assignments including Salesforce Tower, Flower Mart, 2 Kaiser, Pier 1, 333 Bush and others.


Robert Sammons
Senior Research Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Robert Sammons is a Senior Research Director for Cushman & Wakefield (C&W). Based in San Francisco, Robert’s principal roles include working closely with the C&W research teams across Northern California, Oregon and Washington to provide superior market expertise to clients, procure new business opportunities and augment the overall research capabilities for the entire region.

Robert has over 25 years of real estate experience as both an appraiser and researcher. His career includes prominent positions with Cushman & Wakefield in New York and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Robert was a Vice President of Research with Cassidy Turley (formerly Colliers) and Head of Research for the New York Tri-State region for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Robert earned a BBA in Real Estate from The University of Georgia and an MS in Real Estate from Georgia State University.

Event Details:

NOON – 1:00 pm Greeting and Presentation
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Networking


CPE Credits

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBA

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