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1202 Ralston Avenue
Property Description
Opened in fall 2013, Building 1202 located at 1202 Ralston Avenue in the Presidio of San Francisco is currently available for leasing. This century-old barracks building once housed the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps and is now home to the Presidio Institute. The building features a distinctive, historic Mission Revival architectural style with contemporary design elements and modern conveniences.
Tenants of 1202 Ralston Avenue will join the Presidio Institute’s Partners in Residence program, comprised of organizations and professionals whose on-site presence will contribute to and help define the Presidio Institute’s unique tenant community. Presidio Institute is seeking nonprofit, B-corporation or other socially diverted and leadership development tenants for its recently rehabilitated Bldg 1202. Tenants would join Presidio Institute’s Partners in Residence program.
Located in the Presidio’s Fort Scott district, 1202 Ralston Avenue is a dynamic mixture of office, event, and collaborative space. The top two floors of this building offer more than 10,000 square feet of flexible space in open floor plan layouts that can be divided into office suites, individual offices, open office spaces, co-working space, telephone rooms, and conference rooms. The building includes an elevator, indoor bicycle storage, and rentable meeting rooms to accommodate events of up to 180 people. Tenants enjoy easy access to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County, and access to the free PresidiGo shuttle which connects to MUNI and Golden Gate Transit lines.
About the Presidio Institute and Partners in Residence
Beyond traditional tenants, they are co-creators in the programmatic design and development of our future. Partners in Residence will be active participants within a diverse, multi-sector community of organizations focused on leadership development for the common good.  For more information, visit

Tenant pays for parking, insurance, telecom and data, and a pro rata share of building's operating expenses after first year of occupancy. Basic office utilities and Service District Charge (SDC) are included in monthly base rent. SDC is a reimbursement to the Trust for a portion of municipal services such as police, fire, and emergency services, and road and other infrastructure maintenance.
$1.50/RSF per year (up to $10/RSF) for each year of the initial term to procuring broker, payable half 30 days after lease execution and half 30 days after occupancy. Procuring cause will include, but not be limited to the following:
1. Broker must accompany the clients on the initial visit to the Presidio;
2. Broker must provide written confirmation of an agreement between broker and tenant;
3. Broker must have a continuing involvement in the transaction.
Tenant Selection Criteria
Tenants will be selected with respect to the following criteria:
  • Alignment of mission and programs with the Presidio Institute mission
  • Contribution to the community and diversity of the Presidio Institute’s Partners in Residence program
  • Ability and willingness to convene programmatically-related meetings, events, and other relevant activity on-site in the Presidio Institute’s event spaces
  • Desire to embrace the Presidio Institute’s intended culture of collaboration, innovation, excellence, accountability, and impact measurement
  • Consistency with the planning principles and preferred uses articulated in the Presidio Trust Management Plan
  • Financial viability

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Property Details
Available Ready for Tenant Improvements
Square Feet 10,525
Divisible? Divisible to 800 sq. ft.
Floors 2 and 3
Uses Office
Term 1 to 3 years
Rent Rate Market rate base rent, Full Service lease

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