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Presidio Leasing FAQs

Enjoy some of San Francisco’s best leasing opportunities at the Presidio of San Francisco.

Some of the best leasing in San Francisco is right here in the park. The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work, with 1,500 acres of natural beauty and access to culture and dining experiences. A diverse community of more than 200 organizations call the Presidio home – from high tech start-ups to innovative non-profits.

The Presidio boasts more than two million square feet of workspaces around the park and multiple leasing opportunities are currently available. Learn more about the area, leasing opportunities, and other details about the park with these FAQs, or contact us by phone or email to learn more.

General Information | Leasing Terms | Amenities | Brokers

General Information

What organizations/businesses are already in the Presidio?
Check out the Tenant handbook for a list of tenants. Companies include organizations in the fields of education, technology, finance, real estate, nonprofit, and more. There are also a number of tenants providing visitor-facing services –like restaurants and retail stores.

What kind of space do you offer? Is it turnkey?
The Presidio’s portfolio is a combination of multi-tenant buildings and single stand-alone buildings. We also have a few full-service lease buildings. All spaces are delivered turnkey. However, tenants have the option to build out additional tenant improvements, known as “TIs.”

What development opportunities are available?
There are opportunities for developers to uniquely refit and reuse historic buildings that once served as military outposts at the Presidio. We’ve won numerous awards for adaptive reuse projects and the Presidio Trust adheres to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, which provide guidance on maintaining, repairing, and replacing historic materials in development projects.

Current development opportunities include:

  • 227 Halleck Street
  • Fort Winfield Scott
  • 102 Montgomery Street

For more information or to inquire about other development opportunities, contact us at (415) 561-5335 or leasing@presidiotrust.gov.

Leasing Terms

What are your lease terms? Are long-term leases available?
The Presidio’s standard lease term is 3-10 years. We also consider lease terms for 15 years and up.

How much does it cost to lease space in the Presidio? What other fees are there?
Rents range between $50-$100 per square foot. Since we’re under the City and County of San Francisco’s jurisdiction, we also charge a “Service District Charge” (SDC). The charge covers the cost for the Presidio’s municipal services, roads, police, and fire department. SDC is currently $5.46 per square foot per year.

What kind of businesses are allowed to lease space in the Presidio? Do you only lease to non-profits?
The Presidio leases to a wide variety of tenants, including: schools and educational institutions, financial firms, startups, real estate investment firms, a variety of health and wellness organizations, restaurants and cafés, education, health and fitness businesses, venture capital firms, technology companies, hedge funds, and more.

Can I buy property in the Presidio?
No, property at the Presidio cannot be bought. The land is federally owned and managed by the Presidio Trust. However, we have ample commercial and residential leasing opportunities.

Is there a non-profit rent discount?
No, we lease and list our spaces at market rate and do not offer non-profit discounts.

Who is the “landlord”? Who gets the rental income?
The Presidio Trust is the landlord. All rental revenue is reinvested into the Presidio national park site and the park is managed at no cost to taxpayers.

Amenities

What amenities are in the area?
The Presidio offers ample outdoor and wellness opportunities. Explore the 24-mile trail network and the 15 miles of bikeways. Easily plan client and company events at the local yoga studios, the rock-climbing gym, and the Presidio Golf Course. Nearly a dozen restaurants are located within the Presidio and encompass everything from casual cafés to high-end dining. We also offer free transportation via the PresidiGo Shuttles.

Is parking available and how much does it cost?
Yes, the Presidio has ample parking throughout the park. The cost for parking permits range between $1.90 and $2.60 per hour and between $9.50 - $11.50 per day. These prices are based on the location and day of the week. A parking pass can be purchased for $200 per month.
All pay stations accept credit and debit cards, and many accept coins.

What transit options are available and how much do they cost?
The PresidiGo Shuttle is a free transportation service that makes connections to major regional transportation hubs. The PresidiGo Around the Park Shuttle offers free service to 40 destinations within the Presidio. The Presidio is also served by MUNI and Golden Gate Transit. The MUNI 43 offers direct service to the Presidio Transit Center.

Brokers

Does the Presidio work with brokers?
The Presidio Trust welcomes interest from the San Francisco brokerage community. Procuring requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Broker must accompany the clients on the initial visit to the Presidio.
  • Broker must provide written confirmation of an agreement between broker and tenant.
  • Broker must have a continuing involvement in the transaction.

For more information about brokerage fees and how we work with brokers, contact the leasing office at (415) 561-5335 or leasing@presidiotrust.gov.


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