Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 400|450 Concar

(SAN MATEO, CA) – Hines, the international real estate firm, held a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction on 400|450 Concar, a new Class A office complex totaling 305,000 square feet on 3.3 acres in San Mateo, CA.

Designed by Form4, Inc. 400-450 Concar is LEED® pre-certified Platinum and will deliver a superior design and efficiency for the market.

Centrally located near the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 101 and Interstate 92, 400|450 Concar is uniquely positioned less than 25 minutes away to San Francisco and 20 minutes to Palo Alto via automobile and approximately 40 and 20 minutes to either city, respectively, via Caltrain.

The property is directly adjacent to the Hayward Park Caltrain station in an area rezoned by the City of San Mateo, encouraging Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

Dignitaries presiding at the ceremony were: San Mateo Mayor, Maureen Freschet; Managing Directors of Pearlmark, Douglas W. Lyons and Tim McChesney; Hines Senior Managing Director, Cameron Falconer; Hines Senior Managing Director and CEO - West Region, Asia Pacific and Australia, James Buie.

“We are pleased to have this exciting new project underway, and are confident that it will resonate with the community,” said Hines Senior Managing Director Cameron Falconer.

“San Mateo has limited supply of Class A office space, and we are excited to develop more than 300,000 square feet of contiguous office space in a single urban-campus environment.”

Construction is scheduled for completion the fourth quarter of 2016.

About Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

Chicago-based Pearlmark Real Estate Partners is a private equity real estate investment firm that pursues domestic, value-added and core/core-plus strategies through institutional commingled investment vehicles and separate accounts. Since its inception in 1996, the firm has made more than 500 office, industrial, retail, multifamily, and mezzanine loan investments nationwide, representing a gross investment of over $12 billion. Pearlmark and its partners, including insurance companies, public and private pension funds, foundations and endowments, banks, corporations, and high net worth individuals and families, have committed over $4.5 billion of equity capital to the firm’s investment activities. The company currently employs approximately 30 professionals. For more information, please visit

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