Joint Venture Silicon Valley finds new downtown San Jose digs

SAN JOSE — Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a leading think tank,
has found a new downtown San Jose location in the prominent
“Glass House” office building.

“We looked for about six months,” said Russell Hancock,
president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a San Jose-based
nonprofit. “It was very time-intensive.”

The organization’s new location is at 84 W. Santa Clara St.,
an eight-story office building that prominently features the Glass
House event space on the ground floor along South Market

“We are designing a space that we hope will be a gathering
place for the region’s leaders,” Hancock said in an interview.
“It can be a crossroads for all of us who are thinking about the
regional issues that affect Silicon Valley.”

The hunt for a new location began after Joint Venture Silicon
Valley wasn’t able to renew its lease at CityView Plaza.
Top-flight developer Jay Paul Co. has bought CityView Plaza and
intends to redevelop the property as a modern campus and tech
employment hub with a trio of office towers.

Joint Venture leased 3,500 square feet on the fourth floor of
the office building. The lease was arranged through CBRE, a
commercial real estate firm that advised the nonprofit during its
hunt for new offices.

The organization’s entire 15-member staff will relocate to the
new offices at 84 W. Santa St., with August as a likely month to
complete the move.

“In our own space we will have an auditorium where we can seat
40 people,” Hancock said. “We can have symposiums, forums,
events, board meetings. We want to community to feel welcome there
and to use the space.”


Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Joint Venture Silicon Valley finds new downtown San Jose digs