My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: New Apple Campus in Cupertino

New Apple Campus in Cupertino

Steve jobs wants to build a new 150 acre Apple Campus  in Cupertino, CA, just west of San Jose along I-280. The new campus will house up to 13,000 employees, in addition to the 2,600 already in the immediate area. And all 13,000 employees will be housed in one circular 4 story campus building. The majority of the current 12,000 off-campus population are currently spread throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The new campus is expected to open in 2015.

This will likely have a big impact on housing in the Bay Area - in Cupertino especially. As well as other communities where people might be moving from. The City Council seems receptive, so look for some BIG changes in Bay Area Real Estate in the next 4 years. View the video of Steve Job's presentation HERE.

 

John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

Comment balloon 13 commentsJohn M. Scott • June 14 2011 01:47AM

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Well, color me jealous. Apple is such a great company to be doing that. It will be a huge plus for the area.

Now I really won't buy an iPad. I'm jealous.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) over 7 years ago

If I were an investor I would be buying in that area now!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745 (Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745) over 7 years ago

Wow... this is going to make that area even more like Mac Land... thanks for sharing!

Posted by Michael (Mike) Robinson, CRS, CIPs, REALTOR (Broadmoor Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Nice post John!  I had just heard about this new campus.  Interesting that they don't currently have nearly 13K employees in Silicon Valley.  They must be anticipating some significant growth.

Posted by Adam Mallory, Broker, ABR, e-Pro (eBroker Real Estate 619-566-ADAM) over 7 years ago

Hi John... As I understand it, they already have a combined total of 12,000 employees across different campuses spread out through the South Bay and that by consolidating those employees in the new campus, will only raise the new hires by a few hundred.  But, I am really excited by their increase of landscaping from 20% to 80% at the new campus.... great for our environment!

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 7 years ago

Great news for the area! I love to hear things like that.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

John, Sid, Mike, it is really great that a successful company is willing to invest in its future as well as the community.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

Adam, Peggy, they do have roughly 12,000 employees scattered throughout the South Bay. But they also have a private bus service that picks up employees from San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Once they have a new central campus I wouldn't be surprised that many people who live in distant locations might want to be closer to Cupertino.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

Yeah Andrea, its good that a company believes in itself to make that investment. So many others just seem to be waiting to see what is going to happen.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

There are many companies already in Silicon valley. and near that area. I am not sure what way the new building will help the real estate. May be it is good for Apple employees who will work in Spaceship. Could you pls provide more points about big change which I am not aware of it?

Posted by Sankar over 7 years ago

Sankar, according to the news, Apple has many employee office locations scattered around mostly the South Bay, but many live as far away as San Francisco and Santa Cruz. A new campus magnet for Apple in Cupertino would be an attraction, much the same as Microsoft's campus is near Seattle.

I'd expect many employees who aren't located in or near Cupertino because of the diverse office locations might change their mind once a central campus exists. And the thought that Apple is willing to make such a big investment in their future says a lot for the future of the area itself.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

John, Great minds think alike. I posted about this as well. I am simply amazed at the questions and comments made by the council members. They were so blessed to have Steve Jobs in their presence and then to insult the process … Gheez!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 7 years ago

I agree Kathleen - many of the council members were respectful if not gushing. But one of them made comments that didn't even seem related and made no sense

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

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