TMG Partners Announces Next Generation Office Tower to Rise in Uptown Oakland

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October 10, 2019
TMG Partners Announces Next Generation Office Tower to Rise in Uptown Oakland

Telegraph Tower to Deliver 875,000 Square Feet of Workspace with Outdoor Decks on all Floors in Transit-Rich Location

OAKLAND, Calif. - (October 10, 2019) –TMG Partners (TMG), one of the Bay Area’s largest mixed-use property developers, has begun leasing efforts for Telegraph Tower, a fully-entitled, next generation office development at 2200 Telegraph Avenue, which is at the corner of Telegraph and West Grand Avenues in the heart of the Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. Groundbreaking for the tower is slated for mid-2020.

“TMG Partners’ Telegraph Tower is a stunning workplace that offers the Bay Area’s best commute to the companies lucky enough to call Oakland home,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “I am proud to have TMG supporting the future of Uptown as they develop exceptional, needed product in our ever-burgeoning city.”

The 875,000 square-foot building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects, offers up to 37,000 square-foot floorplates with high ceilings and 11 ½ foot tall vision glass throughout.  Larger interconnected floors with soaring ceilings and expansive views are favored by companies seeking to encourage greater employee interaction and improved health and productivity.  Telegraph Tower features three outdoor terraces and 33 balconies totaling 30,000 square feet of outdoor space highlighted by an expansive 9,200-square-foot rooftop terrace and large private outdoor terraces on the sixth and eighteenth floors.

“Telegraph Tower leads the next generation of office buildings for Oakland with its emphasis on expansive, open floorplates, some of the highest ceilings of any Bay Area office building, and a large proportion of outdoor space,” said Michael Covarrubias, Chairman and CEO of TMG Partners.

“We took every lesson we have learned about what companies want today and designed Telegraph Tower as a workplace environment that is entirely focused on delivering the ‘right’ employee experience.”

2201 valley hall (reduced)

Amenities planned for the 28-story building include a 10,000-square-foot  fitness/wellness center, a community theatre, street-level retail, café and art space, no-transfer “smart” elevators, gas service for tenant kitchens and fire pits on the outdoor terraces, ample bike parking and drop off locations, and state of the art building communication and resiliency systems.

Telegraph Tower is a block from Oakland’s AC Transit’s Uptown Transit Center and 19th Street BART station with 12 minute service to San Francisco and the greater East Bay.  Telegraph Tower will directly connect employers to a talented workforce that wants easier commute options, varied and more affordable housing, and a culturally rich and diverse community. Within a half mile radius of Telegraph Tower, employees can access 9,000 new housing units under-construction; walk to bars, restaurants and  visual arts galleries; enjoy dozens of live performances and music venues; and stroll farmers markets, street fairs, parks and lakes – all while enjoying sunshine year-round.

Christopher T. Roeder of JLL and J.D. Lumpkin of Cushman & Wakefield are representing the developer in the leasing of Telegraph Tower.

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2201 valley terrace (reduced)

About TMG Partners
TMG Partners, founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Francisco, is a full-service real estate development and management company. TMG has developed more than 30 million square feet of property throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Emeryville, Marin City, Novato, Palo Alto, San Bruno, San Jose and San Francisco. One of the most active developers in this area, the company has developed a variety of office, retail, residential and industrial properties, ranging from office campus and multi-story properties in urban, infill locations to mixed-use retail and single-story suburban buildings. For detailed information, visit

About Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) is an award-winning architecture, interior design, and planning firm with a thoughtful design vision and a dynamic national imprint. Since 1931, SCB has made a lasting visual impact on skylines, campuses, and neighborhoods nationwide. From offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle we offer our expertise to clients across the country, helping them achieve their goals, serve their constituents, and create unique built environments.

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2018, the firm had revenue of $8.2 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter. 

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit


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