Acquity Realty believes anything is possible with Silicon Valley’s vision, and we have adopted this  “open source” model to real estate development and management. Acquity supplements our in-house development, construction, and architectural engineering experience with best in class partners for each one of our projects. This teaming strategy provides meaningful cost, expertise, speed, and delivery advantages when compared to the legacy firms who provide all services (property management, construction, leasing, accounting) with in-house resources.

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Our Open Source Team

Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

Palo Alto-based Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) assists building owners, architects, contractors, and the construction industry with making buildings perform better. ABBAE has a holistic approach to building performance by improving building longevity, mitigating the risk of defects, and lowering operational expenses with sound building sciences. ABBAE’s proprietary database aggregates info from 1,000’s of projects providing clients like Google and the Irvine Company with better-performing properties. ABBAE is a strategic partner of Acquity Realty.

Debt and Finance Advisory

NorthMarq is Acquity’s debt partner on the Carlysle with a relationship established by the successful financing of multiple projects together. For nearly 60 years, NorthMarq has provided debt, equity, and loan servicing to commercial real estate owners and investors through their offices across the U.S. Acuity Realty’s NorthMarq team has completed over $4 Billion in debt and equity financings in over 100 separate transactions over the last 5 years. NorthMarq recently assisted Acquity Realty to secure a construction loan and joint-venture equity for the Taft, a new 130 unit 6-story urban mixed-use apartment development currently being built in downtown San Jose.

Accounting and Tax Advisory

Petrinovich Pugh & Company, LLP (PP&Co) is a Silicon Valley-based accounting partnership recently voted by Forbes as one of America’s best accounting firms – a title bestowed on only the top 1% of firms nationally. PP &CO provides corporate and project services for Acquity Realty including tax guidance and validation of the capital gains and tax advantages offered by Carlysle’s unique Opportunity Zones location and status.

Project Architects and Designer

For 65 years, Steinberg Hart has been shaping environments and creating inspiring places through an idea-driven, results-oriented approach to design. The firm’s architects, designers, planners, and sustainability experts share the belief that design can create profound and unexpected connections between people and places. With a focus on the West Coast, Steinberg Hart conceptualizes and helps develop commercial office, residential, urban mixed-use, arts, education, hospitality and civic projects.

Legal Counsel

Allen Matkins is a premier California-based law firm specializing in real estate, litigation, labor, tax, QOZ and business law, with more than 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and San Diego.

Office Leasing and Advisory

San Jose-based CBRE is the leasing/brokerage partner managing and directing the office leasing and pre-leasing efforts for Acquity Realty’s Carlysle project. With over 70 years of San Jose and Silicon Valley experience, Carlysle’s CBRE’s Silicon Valley-based team provides advisory and transaction services to corporate tenants and marketing for institutional property owners. The team possesses deep and extensive market knowledge with their pulse on all new office projects and leasing activity within San Jose and Silicon Valley.

Economic Research Partner

RCLCO leverages quantitative analytics and a strategic planning framework to provide real estate development planning and forecasting implementation for single projects and portfolios. With the insights and experience gained over 50 years and thousands of projects involving over $5B of real estate activity each year – RCLCO works with developers, lenders, architects and governments to analyze all product types across the U.S. and around the world.

General Contractor - The Taft

Western National Group (“WNG”) is an expert multifamily construction and property renovation company with a proven track record for building and renovating projects on time and on budget. Since 2009 and through multiple housing cycles, WNG has completed 24,000 apartment units, representing over $5 billion of total construction costs. WNG is the general contractor for the Taft, a joint venture between Acquity Realty and Cigna Realty Advisors to build a new, 130 unit apartment building currently under construction in downtown San Jose.


Transaction and Corporate Legal Advisors

San Jose based Pahl & McCay is a full service corporate, business and litigation firm specializing in real estate, commercial banking/finance, and commercial litigation. Founding partner Stephen Pahl has served as general counsel to the California Apartment Association, the largest national organization of rental property owners and institutional managers. Pahl & McCay is a strategic partner of Acquity Realty.