Corporate Openings in San Jose

Assembly at North First opens Phase 1

On October 17, some 200 guests gathered in the three buildings and outdoor amenity area of the newly rehabilitated Assembly at North First.  The ribbon-cutting for Phase 1 of the project signaled the availability of more than 1 million square feet of leasable space in the former Lam Research Campus.

“Taking on this project meant a radical change of scale,” said Dan Kingsley, Managing Partner of SKS Partners in his introductory remarks. “There were seven buildings in acres of parking, and our vision was to transform it into a campus, with the walkability and features that appeal to the workforce that our tech companies are seeking to attract.”

Before joining in cutting the ribbon, Mayor Sam Liccardo recognized the vision shown by the partners in Assembly at North First – SKS Partners, ProspectHill Group and Invesco Real Estate.

“We are delighted to welcome a project that celebrates the sustainability values that San Jose shares with you,” the Mayor said. “We are fortunate to have such environmentally minded business leaders, and I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to them for building something that’s not just beautiful, it’s sustainable.”

The architect for Assembly at North First is Gensler, and XL Construction Corp. is the general contractor. Hart Howerton is the landscape architect. Colliers International Executive Vice President Craig Fordyce and Director Michael Rosendin and Vice President Shane Minnis will market the office space.  See the Assembly at North First website for details.

View the ribbon cutting video on YouTube.


From left, Matt Mahood/SVO, Carl Guardino/SVLG, SJ City Councilmember Johnny Khamis, SJ Mayor Sam Liccardo, Jes Pederson, Webcor CEO, Shelley Doran, Webcor Sr. VP

Webcor celebrates the opening of a San Jose office.

On October 18, Webcor Construction hosted an open house for its newly opened San Jose office, on the fourth floor of One Almaden. The event included a ribbon cutting with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Silicon Valley Organization President and CEO Matt Mahood.

Webcor has completed more than 70 million square feet of projects to date, and is well-known for constructing projects of all sizes and multiple distinctions and sustainable landmark structures.

Founded in 1971, Webcor has offices throughout the state in San Francisco, Alameda, Los Angeles and now San Jose.