The Presidio is home to more than 200 organizations. Our tenants represent a diverse group of businesses – all who appreciate the variety of different spaces and amenities we have to serve their needs. Perhaps most interesting of all about each space occupied by Presidio tenants is the way that the park’s historic buildings have been updated and adapted to house modern facilities.
The Presidio has won a number of awards for adaptive reuse projects – historic buildings have been transformed while maintaining the integrity of each space’s historic character. Park projects have been recognized by the California Preservation Foundation, California Heritage Council, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, among others.
Take a look at some of the businesses who call Presidio home below, and read more about their unique office spaces!
Private Office Spaces
The Presidio is home to a number of private office buildings, representing companies in industries ranging from technology to finance, healthcare, and so much more. Many of the office spaces have been rehabilitated in adaptive reuse projects throughout the park – like the historic Letterman Hospital buildings and residences that now house businesses of all kinds.
Public Retail Space
In addition to private corporations, we also lease to a number of businesses serving the public. Presidio Sports Basement, for example, is the place to go for outdoor enthusiasts. At this retail shop, you’ll find camping gear, cycling equipment, running shoes, and so much more. With tons of retail inventory, Sports Basement naturally needs to occupy a very large space! They’ve found the perfect home in an 80,000 square foot building right at Crissy Field. In true Presidio fashion, the space has a history and a story: the large building is the former Army commissary.
Entertainment and Museum Spaces
Another impressive example of adaptive reuse can be found in three buildings that The Walt Disney Family Foundation rehabilitated to create a public museum. These buildings once served as barracks, but now house fascinating exhibits about Walt Disney – they also have a Fantasia-themed theatre!
The Presidio is also the proud home of an iconic Yoda fountain worthy of a pilgrimage. Letterman Digital Arts Center – home to the headquarters of Star Wars creator George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd., Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts, and the George Lucas Educational Foundation – is located on a 23-acre campus at the Presidio. This is the site of a decommissioned Army hospital. During construction, crews were able to salvage concrete from the original hospital to build the new campus – a nice tribute to the past.
Dining and Hotel Spaces
We have a number of tenants leasing restaurant and dining spaces throughout the Presidio. Our buildings accommodate everything from sit-down restaurants, like the Presidio Social Club, to smaller coffee shops like Starbucks. Some of the more interesting spaces include Cafe Rx, which occupies a space that used to be a pharmacy dispensary in the former Letterman Hospital, and the Warming Hut Cafe, which sits inside an old engineer storehouse.
The Presidio is also home to two hotels. The Inn at the Presidio actually sits in a building that used to house unmarried officers. The circa-1903 building has been updated to feature 23 rooms for park visitors and has been named a top hotel in San Francisco by Condé Nast Traveler. The 42-room Lodge at the Presidio is the closest lodging in San Francisco to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and features unparalleled views of the bridge, the Presidio’s lush 300-acre forest, the San Francisco Bay, and the City’s skyline.
Health, Wellness & Recreation
Warehouses and airplane hangers around the park have been turned into some one-of-a-kind recreation and wellness facilities. The aptly named House of Air occupies a space that once served as an airplane hanger on the Presidio grounds. This indoor trampoline park now allows visitors to “take flight” in a building that’s been outfitted with large trampolines and event space.
Other spaces have seen similar transformations – like the La Petit Baleen swimming school which was once an aircraft repair shop, and Planet Granite rock climbing gym which was a former maintenance facility. The current home of SenSpa also used to serve as an Army warehouse. The building, built in 1919, now features historic wood beams and floors, alongside modern spa comforts – truly mixing old and new in a unique space.
Whether you’re looking for a private office space or want to lease a building for your retail store, restaurant, gym – or pretty much anything else – the Presidio has a space for you. Contact our commercial leasing office today to discuss various leasing opportunities available throughout the park.