185 Berry St | San Francisco, CA 94107

Property Profile

China Basin at 185 Berry Street represents an exceptional opportunity for office use, life science, and technology companies seeking to combine a campus environment, waterfront location at the gateway to Mission Bay, and the highest quality tenant services and amenities. The China Basin campus is comprised of two structures, the six-story Wharfside Building and the five-story Berry Building, connected by a landscaped, open-air courtyard. A two-story, 175,000 sq. ft. addition to the Berry Building was recently completed. The Berry Building addition was carefully designed to meet the needs of a variety of users, from life science and technology firms to corporate offices. The efficient, rectangular floor plates can be transformed readily into laboratory space, classrooms or offices.

China Basin is situated on the San Francisco Bay and is directly across the street from the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark. China Basin has created a unique campus environment, with more designated outdoor space than any other privately-owned building in San Francisco. A landscaped, central courtyard runs the full length of the buildings, and features a café with an on-site bakery and covered seating. A multi-level wharf promenade flanks China Basin, providing tenants with outdoor seating areas and views overlooking the Bay. Other on-site amenities include a continuous weekday shuttle service to the Financial District and BART, showers, and a bicycle storage room. Behind the scenes, a skilled management team backed by a full engineering, janitorial, and security staff, provides timely, tenant-oriented service and support.

China Basin offers tenants a vibrant location at the gateway to Mission Bay. This master-planned redevelopment area is one of the most active, high-growth business and residential communities in San Francisco. The neighborhood features a diverse array of restaurants, from take-out to white-tablecloth cuisine. Housing options are plentiful, with a concentration of new units for sale and lease. Numerous entertainment attractions and a full complement of retail and service establishments in the area make it easy to work, live, and play within walking distance of China Basin.



China Basin enjoys the most convenient access to public and private transit alternatives in Mission Bay. The campus is located within minutes of virtually all Bay Area public transportation systems including MUNI, BART, Caltrans and the Transbay Terminal. It is also served by major freeways including: 280, 101 and 80.


There is a staffed, subterranean garage on-site that offers daily and monthly parking for tenants, and daily parking for visitors. In the future the China Basin garage will be on a full valet system, with state-of-the-art car tracking system including a call ahead service.


On-site security is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Passenger elevators are located in each of the six lobbies. There are two parking garage elevators available as well. Also, China Basin has three freight elevators for use.

Building Infrastructure Highlights

China Basin’s extensive fiber optic capacity provides the highest level of connectivity in Mission Bay.

Telephone Riser Management

China Basin has partnered with IMG to provide management services of our telecommunication riser system. IMG handles all riser management circuit activities within the campus. IMG is responsible for all telecommunications including: new circuit installs, circuit moves and route management for communications cabling.

Mail Service

China Basin’s U.S. Postal Service mailroom is conveniently located on the ground floor between lobbies 3 and 5 in the Wharfside Building. The mailroom is accessible by key and is for pick up only. Mailboxes are located in front of the Berry Street Building for outgoing mail.


China Basin offers an extensive recycling program that includes: compost, paper, bottles and cans, styrofoam, and eWaste.


China Basin provides Men’s and Women’s shower facilities at the campus.

Neighborhood Highlights

An exceptional location both for business and life after-hours, China Basin is directly across the street from the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark. This venue also hosts concerts, collegiate sports, and other entertainment events throughout the year. Dining-in is easy with a full-service grocery store located one block from the campus. Choose from the many restaurants that cater equally to the weekday and weekend crowds, with outdoor decks, weekend brunch, and a sizzling night scene. Outdoor recreation is a highlight of Mission Bay. The Embarcadero, a popular route for joggers, inline skaters and bicyclists, is two blocks from China Basin. There are also numerous public parks and trails nearby.

Berry Building Addition

The addition structure at China Basin utilizes an innovative application of seismic isolation technology. Under the ownership of McCarthy Cook & Canyon Capital Realty Advisors the two level, 175,000 square foot isolated addition has been built upon the 1991 vintage three level post tension concrete Berry Street Building at China Basin. This isolation technology is well suited for this application given the susceptibility to earthquake activity and meeting the current building code requirements under the performance based design criteria. The seismic isolation system provides lateral flexibility for the addition structure, and during an earthquake dampens the ground motion energy being transferred into the structure. The isolation system utilizes a combination of 87 DIS lead rubber bearings and sliding isolators. This sophisticated seismic isolation system is being used in high-value structures and offers the building occupants and operations a high level of safety and protection.

Berry Building Addition Awards 2008-2009

  • 2009 Top U.S. Application of the Principles and Practice of Seismic Isolation Technology Over the Last Decade, Applied Technology Council & Structural Engineering Institute
  • 2008 Best of Award, Best of Northern California, Best Mixed Use, California Construction Magazine
  • 2008 Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering, First Place, Retrofit/Alteration Category
  • 2008 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award (First Place), Structural Engineering Association of California (SEAOC)
  • 2008 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award (finalist as of 10/9/08), National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)
  • 2008 Building Team Award, Special Recognition, Building Design & Construction magazine

Available Space

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Jane Echlin
General Manager

Richard Hayes
Vice President, Leasing – Northern California

Phoebe Ross
Assistant Property Manager

Bruce Simonsen
Operations Manager