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Robert L. Ferraro, SIOR

Senior Vice President

Robert L. Ferraro, SIOR

Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
Lic. 00949584
+1 510 874 1910
+1 510 834 9158

Oakland

1111 Broadway
Suite 1850
Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510 874 1900
+1 510 834 9158


​Professional Experience

Bob Ferraro has 30 years of warehouse/light industrial and flex/office experience in the greater East Bay specializing in the Oakland/East Bay industrial markets of Richmond, Oakland/Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont and Tri-Valley/Livermore. He has established himself as one of the market’s most active brokers, consistently representing a significant amount of property transactions for both sale and lease, to become a top performer in this East Bay industrial market since 1988. Bob has participated and directed the leasing and sales of hundreds of companies in several industries ranging from distribution and manufacturing to bioscience and technology related products. He has experience with representing food, logistics, consumer goods, health sciences, green technology bio-ag and telecommunications and R&D technology companies.
Bob is a volunteer for the Dorothy Day House and other notable community organizations. Bob and his wife, Janette, reside in Alamo with their three daughters.
 

Significant Assignments (partial)

 

  • Oaks Logistics Center, Livermore, CA - 1,298,000 SF - Lease
  • Confidential Developer *T – Hayward/Union City Portfolio - 657,000 SF - Lease
  • Prologis Industrial Center, Hayward, CA - 601,000 SF - Lease
  • San Leandro Business Center, San Leandro, CA - 553,000 SF - Lease
  • Whipple Commerce Center, Union City - 372,000 SF - Lease
  • Prologis Commerce Park, Hayward, CA - 317,000 SF - Lease
  • 33201 Dowe Ave, Union City, CA - 306,650 SF - Lease
  • North Hayward Corporate Center, Hayward, CA - 223,000 SF - Lease
  • San Leandro Distribution Center, San Leandro - 189,750 SF - Lease
  • Peppertree Business Park, Hayward - 177,000 SF - Lease
  • Comstock Industrial Center, San Leandro - 161,000 SF - Lease

Recent Deals Completed (partial)

 

  • Crossings Purchase, Fremont, CA - Seller Rep - 695,000 SF - Sale
  • Comstock Purchase, San Leandro, CA - Seller Rep - 460,000 SF - Sale
  • Friant & Associates, Suffolk, VA - Tenant Rep - 357,000 SF - Lease
  • Comstock Purchase, Union City, CA - Seller Rep - 306,000 SF - Sale
  • Restoration Hardware, Richmond, CA - Tenant Rep - 214,000 SF - Lease
  • JFC, Fremont, CA - Tenant Rep - 174,000 / 100,000 SF - Lease
  • Service West, San Leandro, CA - Dual Rep - 157,000 SF - Lease
  • Confidential I, Alameda, CA - Landlord Rep - 131,000 / 65,000 SF - Lease
  • Shaw Carpets, Union City, CA - Tenant Rep - 127,000 SF - Lease
  • Door to Door Storage, Hayward, CA - Tenant Rep - 105,000 SF - Lease
  • Pivot Interiors, Fremont, CA - Landlord Rep - 104,000 SF - Lease
  • Orion Logistics, Hayward, CA - Landlord Rep - 102,000 SF - Lease
  • Confidential II, Fremont, CA - Landlord Rep - 100,000 SF - Lease
  • MXD Group, Livermore, CA - Landlord Rep - 89,000 SF - Lease
  • Consentino, Union City, CA - enant Rep - 64,000 SF - Lease
  • Rapak LLC, Union City, CA - Tenant Rep - 53,000 SF - Lease
  • Kam Lee Yuen Trading, Hayward, CA - Landlord Rep - 48,000 SF - Lease
  • Plexus, Fremont, CA - Tenant Rep - 45,000 - Lease
  • Nikola Stefanac Purchase, Hayward, CA - Seller Rep - 44,000 SF - Purchase
  • Silverstein Realty Purchase, Oakland, CA - Seller Rep - 40,000 SF - Purchase
  • Ameripride Services, San Leandro, CA  - Landlord Rep - 27,700 SF - Lease
  • Cal-RiteServices, Hayward, CA - Tenant Rep - 24,000 SF - Lease
  • OCHO Candy, Oakland, CA - Tenant Rep - 24,000 SF - Lease
  • Euro Space, USA, Union City, CA - Dual Rep - 23,000 SF - Lease
  • World Pantry, Newark, CA - Tenant Rep - 22,000 SF - Lease
  • Mr. Hardware, San Leandro, CA - Landlord Rep - 20,000 SF - Lease

Clients

  • ​AEW Realty 
  • American Pacific Group 
  • Bay Area Kenworth 
  • Comstock Realty Partners
  • Cort
  • Cranbrook Group 
  • Ellis Partners 
  • Fidelity National
  • Friant & Associates
  • Gardco Investment Company 
  • HealthyPets, Inc. 
  • Home Depot 
  • Invesco Realty
  • JFC International Inc.
  • McGrath Properties 
  • NorCal Moving & Storage
  • Opus West 
  • ProLogis
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Reynolds & Brown 
  • Ricoh America 
  • Seagate Properties 
  • Service West 
  • Siemens Corporation 
  • SigmaTron International 
  • Sitcom Furniture 
  • Spieker Investments 
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Terreno Realty

Achievements

  • 2016 S.F. Business Times Award For Largest East Bay Warehouse Transaction (Oaks Industrial Center)
  • 2016 CoStar Power Broker 
  • 2005 – 2016 CBRE Top 5 Sales Award
  • 2013 S.F. Business Times Award For Largest East Bay Warehouse Transaction  (NorCal Moving)
  • 2012 S.F. Business Times Award For Largest East Bay Warehouse Transaction (Restoration Hardware)
  • Oct. 2004 – Present  CBRE, Oakland, CA - Senior Vice President
  • July 1999 – Oct. 2004  Colliers International, Pleasanton, CA – Sales Agent
  • Feb. 1992 – July 1999  White Commercial Real Estate, Hayward, CA – Sales Agent
  • White Commercial – "Deal Maker of the Year" 1993, 1994 & 1995
  • Grubb & Ellis – "Top Industrial Broker" in 1999
  • Grubb & Ellis – "Circle of Excellence" in 1999
  • Oct. 1988 Feb. 1992  TRI Commercial/McMasters & Westland Commercial Real Estate, Pleasanton CA, Sales Agent
  • May 1987 Oct. 1988  The Seeley Company Commercial Real Estate, Woodland Hills, CA - Sales Agent
  • Feb. 1986 – Apr. 1987  Pepsi Cola Bottling Group, Torrance, CA – Sales Representative
  • March 1985 - A.S. Roma Italy National League professional baseball 
  • Jun. 1983 – Sept.1984  Oakland Athletics Class A professional baseball; Chicago Cubs Class A professional baseball

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • East Bay Brokers Association (EBBA)

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara 1983

  • Awarded Athletics Scholarship (Baseball)

Robert L. Ferraro, SIOR

Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
Lic. 00949584
+1 510 874 1910
+1 510 834 9158

Oakland

1111 Broadway
Suite 1850
Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510 874 1900
+1 510 834 9158

Available Properties