Wareham Development has been the premier developer, owner and property manager of research laboratories, office and tech space since 1977.


  • 4.5 million square feet of master-planned, multi-tenanted, mixed-use campuses in Emeryville, Berkeley, Richmond, Palo Alto, and Marin County.
  • 1,750,000 square feet of state-of-the-art life sciences laboratories
  • 1,500,000 square feet of new life sciences laboratories in development/planning
  • Long-term relationships with the State of California and with most of the current world-class life science, nanotechnology and bio-energy tenant roster - many since their inception. Nearly all have expanded since the initial lease and all are located within minutes from each other and major university research centers.
  • Largest developer in Emeryville and Berkeley, and one of the largest developers in Richmond
  • Strategic alliances with its diverse family of tenants, cities, equity partners, funding institutions, and the commercial brokerage community
  • 99% occupancy during past 3 years; never below 95%
  • History of confident, quickly-delivered quality space and extraordinary amenities including free health clubs, shared conference facilities, landscaped gardens, commitment to important art in public places, usable terraces and balconies, terrific views, retail/service amenities


Below are a few examples of Wareham’s award winning architecture and land-use planning

  • EmeryStation East
    AIA Citation for Architecture
  • EmeryStation East
    Best Lease Deals by San Francisco Business Times
  • EmeryStation East
    Best Commercial Development by San Francisco Business Times
  • Point Richmond Tech Center, Ca Dept. of Justice DNA Forensic Laboratory
    Western Council of Construction Consumers Award for Industrial Advanced Technology
  • 725 Potter Street
    Real Estate Deal of the Year Award for Best Suburban Office Development by San Francisco Business Times
  • 2929 Seventh Street
    Award of Excellence, Berkeley Design Advocates
  • EmeryStation North
    Real Estate Deal of the Year Award for Best Suburban Office Development by San Francisco Business Times; Gold Nugget Award
  • EmeryStation
    Real Estate Deal of the Year Award for Best Suburban Office Development by San Francisco Business Times
  • Amtrak Intermodal Station
    Brunel Commendation; Gold Nugget Award
  • Pine Ridge Townhomes
    Honored by American Institute of Architecture’s "Show You’re Green" program for excellence in green affordable housing
  • Terraces at EmeryStation
    Real Estate Deal of the Year Award for Best Suburban Residential Development by San Francisco Business Times; Gold Nugget Award


  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Joint BioEnergy Institute
  • State of California:
    - Dept of Justice DNA Forensic Lab
    - Dept of Toxic Substances Control
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • U.S. EPA Region IX
  • XOMA (U.S.) LLC
  • CMC ICOS Biologics
  • Aduro Biotech, Inc.
  • Newomics
  • Eureka Pharmaceuticals
  • Zogenix
  • 4D Molecular Therapeutics
  • Symic Biomedical
  • Crystal Bioscience, Inc.
  • Amyris Biotechnologies
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Bolt Threads
  • Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics
  • QB3 East Bay Innovation Center
  • Channel Medsystems
  • Nexon M
  • Gritstone Oncology, Inc.
  • Dynavax Technologies
  • NovaBay Pharma
  • Pivot
  • Sangamo Biosciences
  • Nano Precision Medical
  • Total Gas & Power
  • Berkeley Lights
  • Caribou Biosciences
  • Diassess
  • MedeAnalytics
  • Zymergen, Inc.


"When Symic Bio decided to leave San Francisco, we looked to EmeryStation because we knew we would still be able to recruit top talent and get them to Emeryville easily. The quality of amenities at the EmeryStation campus, transportation options, and the community of others in the field in Emeryville and the East Shore research cluster are definite incentives."

"Wareham has been very flexible in meeting our growth needs—by finding space for us to expand within the EmeryStation campus not formally on the market, and even by providing us with temporary space while our permanent space was being finalized."

Jocelyn Jackson
Chief Financial Officer | Symic Bio

"We are very pleased with our decision to locate our company headquarters at Wareham Development’s EmeryStation campus in Emeryville. The abundant transit options assist with attracting top talent from all across the bay area. The variety of local amenities such as eateries, shopping and outdoor spaces are great for employee retention and morale."

"The monthly speaker series and collaborative research environment highlight the innovative culture that resides within the EmeryStation campus and fosters a sense of community. We are enthusiastic about our continued partnership and growth."

Andrew Allen, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer | Gritstone Oncology, Inc.

"Our Aquatic Park location has been very beneficial to our business. In addition to placing us amidst a wide range of inspiring, leading-edge work in our field—providing ready access for us and our many visitors—it is a very desirable place to come to work every day! Our teams here enjoy and take advantage of the many commute options, as well as the considerable neighborhood amenities. All of these benefits can only add to our success in attracting top talent."

Fernando Beils
Head of Siemens Healthcare Molecular Diagnostics, VP & General Manager | Siemens

"With walking proximity to the Amtrak/Capitol Corridor station and connection to BART via the EmergyGoRound shuttle, the EmeryStation campus offers unparalleled opportunities to commute by public transportation and avoid notorious traffic congestion. An extensive public transit network enables realistic options for employees to live throughout the entire Bay Area (San Jose to San Francisco), as well as the inland East Bay, Central Valley, and even Sacramento/Sierra Foothills. My commute by train from Davis is the most productive part of my day, where I enjoy both uninterrupted work and stunning scenery."

Peter Matlock
Director of Commercialization | Joint BioEnergy Institute

"Aduro began as a "start-up" in Berkeley and wanted to keep our employee base located on the eastern shore of the Bay. Wareham’s Aquatic Park Center campus fit the bill with beautiful space, location and local amenities. The proximity to UC Berkeley, Mission Bay and the large biotech hub in the east bay all contributed to our decision to invest with Wareham. The icing on the cake is a developer that understands what it means to be in the Life Sciences both on the research facility side and the drug development side. Wareham’s network is vast and they are always eager to help us connect to others."

Nancy Kaplan
Vice President, Human Resources & Facility Operations | Aduro Biotech

"Caribou Biosciences, Inc. started out in a basement at UC Berkeley and quickly moved into the QB3 East Bay Innovation Center space in the Aquatic Park Center. As the Company grew, we were able to seamlessly expand into other Wareham properties. Twenty-five percent of our employees have ties to UC Berkeley, either through attaining degrees, completing their post-doctoral education, or working in labs. Our location in Berkeley is a recruiting tool to keep employees closer to home. About 60% of our employees live within a 10 mile radius of our facility and almost 20% bike to work using the designated bike paths in Berkeley and Emeryville. Access to the Emery-Go-Round and West Berkeley Shuttle facilitates commuting on BART. We are located in the East Bay's Life Sciences Corridor and employees have easy access to both academic and industrial colleagues."

Rachel Haurwitz, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer | Caribou Biosciences

"Wareham Development has been an important partner to us at Zymergen as we've grown. The Wareham team has made sure we have had both the office and laboratory space to meet our rapidly expanding needs so we could focus on growing our business."

Josh Hoffman
Chief Executive Officer | Zymergen

"Emeryville/EmeryStation has been a great move for Bolt Threads. We've found opportunities to expand our operations within the neighborhood, building out facilities with ample space and resources for all of our unique needs. There are also lots of similarly biotech-focused companies in Emeryville that give us access to valuable partnerships, talent pools, and cutting-edge ideas."

"We have employees at Bolt who come to us from all over the Bay Area and beyond. We commute from as close as a few blocks away to as far as Sacramento, utilizing Amtrak, BART, the free Emery-go-Round, and the convenient walkability of Emeryville. As a bonus, Emeryville's growth has brought a healthy infusion of new restaurants to the area that are perfect for team lunches, catering options and happy hours."

"We've been pleased with the conveniences of Emeryville and our growth since moving to the community."

Sholeh Esmaili-Montoya
VP of People Operations | Bolt Threads

"Stanford Health Care is a proud tenant and collaborator with Wareham. We appreciate your strong support of our entry into Emeryville and the East Bay. Your guidance and assistance in developing important relationships with government, business and community leaders has been instrumental in our success to date. We share your interest in being a part of, and giving back to, the communities we serve. We look forward to our continued strong relationship with Wareham, Emeryville and the East Bay."

David Entwistle
President & Chief Executive Officer | Stanford Health Care