Construction has been completed and leasing is nearly finished at Saich Way Station, a sleek 15,650 sq. ft. retail center in a prime, high-traffic area just off Stevens Creek Boulevard between Target and Whole Foods Market in Cupertino.
The busy location in Cupertino’s desirable “Heart of the City” area and within walking distance of Apple’s many offices has quickly attracted top tenants such as Vitamin Shoppe, T-Mobile USA, The Melt, and Blast 825° Pizza — resulting in all but 840 sq. ft. of space being leased. With development wrapping up, the retail center has now been listed for sale through widely respected real estate brokerage firm, Marcus & Millichap.
“Saich Way Station is ideally located in a city with a well-deserved international reputation,” said Tom Purtell, chief operating officer of developer, Borelli Investment Company. “Cupertino is the home of Apple’s headquarters and has many attractive community amenities, such as outstanding public schools, neighborhood parks and acclaimed De Anza College. Together with the Class A retail center’s impressive client list, this will make for what we expect to be a strong sales environment for Saich.”
Rising from the Ashes
The Saich Way Station development is a story of transforming bad news into good for the community. In July of 2008, sparked by a fire in the Bombay Oven restaurant, a small retail center occupying the current 1.29-acre site burned to the ground.
After a time, the owners approached Borelli Investment Company about rebuilding. Years of seeing the project through the detailed planning and approval process paid off — with construction starting in 2014, and the first tenant, anchor Vitamin Shoppe, an international health and wellness retailer, opening for business in the spring of 2015. Other tenants soon followed, including:
- The Melt — A rapidly growing chain of fast-casual restaurants that offers gourmet burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, salads, and more
- Blast 825° Pizza — A quick-fired pizza restaurant chain known for creating custom pizzas in just three minutes
- T-Mobile USA — A national provider of wireless voice, messaging and data services
- H&R Block — The world’s largest tax services provider with approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise locations in all 50 states
- Site for Sore Eyes — The preeminent retail optical brand in the Bay Area, with 40 locations
- TheCoderSchool — An innovative after-school, drop-off program for kids interested in learning to write computer code
Quality, Environmentally Friendly Construction
Saich Way Station features a modern profile with a low roofline, ample glass, attention-getting awnings, and stylish lighting — making it a perfect fit for such an upscale area. Working in close cooperation with city planners and other officials, general contractor SiliconX Construction incorporated numerous environmentally friendly, California Green features, such as a sophisticated drainage system that contains all runoff on-site — except in the case of a 100-year rain event — plus orchard-sized shade trees.
The center is pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly — with broad walkways, outdoor seating areas and convenient bike racks. Well-chosen paving stones and decorative tree grates provide added refinements to the center. Each store offers plenty of parking at the door — so retailers can attract and serve their share of the 30,000 vehicles that pass by daily on busy Stevens Creek Boulevard.
SiliconX Construction has also handled the custom tenant improvements as each retailer prepares its space for occupancy. Heritage Bank provided the construction loan for the project.
Marcus & Millichap Accepting Sales Offers
With only one small unit remaining — a highly visible, easily accessible end-cap space on the building’s far end — Saich Way Station has been listed for sale. Well-known broker Marcus & Millichap is currently accepting offers, and expects significant interest not only from U.S. groups, but also from international buyers.
Tenants interested in the final space at Saich Way Station can reach Randol Mackley of SRS at (408) 216-2316, or via email at email@example.com. Prospective buyers can contact Vince Schwab at Marcus & Millichap at 415-625-2171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about Saich Way Station, please contact Larry Bengiveno, vice president of Borelli Investment Company, at (408) 453-4700, or email email@example.com.
About Borelli Investment Company
Now in its 61st year in business, Borelli Investment Company is one of the oldest commercial real estate firms serving the Santa Clara Valley, Central Valley and Sacramento areas. The company provides a full range of commercial real estate services — from development and asset management to land sales and property management services — as well as general contracting through its SiliconX Construction affiliate. More information about Borelli Investment Company’s services may be obtained by calling (408) 453-4700 or visiting www.borellli.com.
About SiliconX Construction
SiliconX Construction is a full-service general contractor that provides a wide array of value-focused construction services to clients throughout Northern California. Specialties include ground-up construction, major renovations, tenant improvements, and facilities maintenance. For more information, call Tony Gonzales at (408) 418-0099, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit siliconxconstruction.com.
About Marcus & Millichap
With over 1,500 investment professionals located throughout the United States and Canada, Marcus & Millichap is a leading specialist in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services. Founded in 1971, the firm closed more than 8,700 transactions in 2015 with a value of approximately $37.8 billion. The company has perfected a powerful system for marketing properties that combines investment specialization, local market expertise, the industry’s most comprehensive research, state-of-the-art technology, and relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors. To learn more, please visit: www.MarcusMillichap.com.