Richardson L. Watkins, Partner, is engaged in development and acquisition activities in the West Bay region, including San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. He has over 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate and has been with TMG Partners since 1994.
Most recently, Richard helped secure the entitlements for the development of a 400,000 square feet Build-to-Suit headquarters for Samsung in Mountain View and just completed a full renovation of an 80,000 square feet office building in Santa Clara that has since been 100% leased. He also assembled 48-acres in the Silicon Valley to develop a new 1.5 million square foot campus, which was then sold to Yahoo! for future expansion. Prior to that, he managed the one million square foot office redevelopment of Midpoint Technology Park on the Peninsula, which was later sold to Stanford University and Stanford Hospital.
Prior to TMG: Richard’s past positions include running the Northern California operations for a national real estate development company, directing the development for a 48-story, one million square foot office and hotel mixed-use project in downtown San Francisco, and acting as the acquisitions officer for a San Francisco-based investment advisory firm representing domestic pension funds and foreign investors.
Richard is a graduate of Amherst College and received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Urban Land Institute, Member
NAIOP Silicon Valley, Member
City of Hope, Executive Board Member, NorthernCalifornia