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About Brookwood | Starboard
A partnership of Brookwood Group and Starboard Commercial Real Estate

Brookwood|Starboard is a California general partnership between Brookwood Group, Inc. and Starboard Commercial Real Estate, Inc. The partnership is a comprehensive real estate services provider with the ability to invest in and develop projects as a principal. The Brookwood|Starboard Team includes individuals with skill sets and experiences in San Francisco Bay Area market analyses, project planning, entitlements, purchase transactions, project capitalization, development, and marketing (including leasing and sales).

Our team members have successfully implemented real estate asset dispositions, re-positionings, redevelopments, and our own projects. We consistently provide innovative solutions for our partners and clients, including institutions of higher education and K-12 school districts across the country.
Many of our team members have lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. We intimately know this region, its people, and its history. We understand where the Bay Area has been, where it’s going and how it works.
We execute complex projects at the scale of large firms, and prefer to be organized such that our principals can be materially and directly involved in our projects; our clients appreciate and depend on this high degree of accessibility.
We have many clients in the public education sector, and have an appreciation for their mission, and the constraints under which they operate.
The Strengths of Our Team

Brookwood|Starboard combines the deep advisory services of Brookwood Group with the incomparable brokerage history of Starboard Commercial Real Estate.

About Brookwood Group

Brookwood is a recognized leader in innovative and alternative project delivery systems that reduce risks and increase certainty for owners in the overall development of real estate and facilities.

Brookwood executives have extensive experience and strong qualifications across many disciplines including: architecture, engineering, construction, program management and overall project development (including financial, entitlement, marketing and leasing management).

Since 1989, Brookwood has completed projects in North America, Europe, Asia and South America with aggregate valuations that exceed US$8 Billion.

The depth of its senior professional staff and the scope of its service platform enable the company to lead – in a detailed and thorough manner – large and complex projects over extended time horizons. This experience also permits the firm to be nimble and to utilize its thorough understanding of the development and construction marketplace to quickly and intuitively provide professional judgment to the many varying situations investors and institutions face today. Moreover, the depth and bench strength ensures a holistic understanding of an asset’s long term viability throughout its lifecycle.

Brookwood principals have decades of experience including the following major development project types (in the U.S. and other countries):

  • Office and Corporate Campus
  • Urban Infill and Redevelopment
  • Mixed-Use
  • Retail
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Student Housing
  • Adaptive Reuse and Renovation

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About Starboard Commercial Real Estate

Starboard Commercial Real Estate is the largest independently owned commercial real estate company in San Francisco. Starboard was established in 1991 with a unique vision of what a commercial real estate firm should be. With a combined total of 280 years representing landlords and tenants, members of the firm are devoted to serving clients with the highest ethics and professionalism.

By implementing the latest technologies, Starboard combines innovative market techniques with hard work while pursuing every opportunity to meet its clients' commercial property goals. Our brokers are highly qualified professionals supported by skilled support staff and a full-service in-house graphic and website design team. Our brokers have access to critical information on existing tenants, which consists of more than 1,800 office buildings and more than 100 million square feet of office space throughout San Francisco alone.

In 2000, Starboard became the San Francisco member of TCN Worldwide Real Estate Services. This national affiliation of independent real estate firms is located in more than 200 markets and has 62 offices in 8 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Using national and international real estate expertise, Starboard provides clients with local know-how on a global scale. Hans Hansson, Managing Principal, previously served on the TCN Worldwide Board of Directors, and served as Regional Vice President for two years.

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