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Commercial Real Estate in Brisbane, CA - 32 Properties Available

Brisbane, CA Economic Overview

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Located along the San Francisco South Bay in the northern part of San Mateo County, Brisbane is a tiny city with just under 4,500 residents. Despite its small size, Brisbane is a magnet for both residents and business. Job growth here has increased by over 8% and, during the work day the population more than doubles in size due to the commuting workforce. Industry is attracted to the city's pro-business, pro-development ideology, keeping commercial real estate in Brisbane in continual demand.

A mixture of office, industrial and flex industrial users drive the economy in Brisbane, with the number of work day commuters more than doubling the population of this small city during the day. Retail in Brisbane gets a boost from these commuters, while the various office parks, industrial villages and commercial areas also make their contributions to the economy in Brisbane.

With a median household income of over $88,000 and an employment base increasing by more than 8%, households here earn 42% more than those in the State of California and nearly 64% more than the United States as a whole. Income growth in Brisbane has increased by close to 10% over the past year and is expected to remain strong as the city's pro-business initiatives continue to attract employers to the area.

Brisbane, CA Commercial Real Estate Market

The commercial real estate market in Brisbane is concentrated around several areas, including the office parks at Sierra Point, the industrial facilities around the Valley Drive corridor, and the commercial centers of Brisbane Village, Visitacion Avenue, and Bayshore Avenue. Employers in Brisbane attract almost 9,000 workers during the day, more than doubling the city's population during the work week.

The city's diverse mix of commercial tenants contribute to the growth of the commercial real estate market in Brisbane. Some of the largest users of office space include Cutera, Inc., a maker of medical lasers; IGN, Dolby, Tercica, Sing Tao, Intermune, Monster Cable Products, eBay, NetEase, Bebe stores, and numerous other technology and pharmaceutical companies.

Direct access from the City of San Francisco to Brisbane via U.S. Route 101 - also known as the Bayshore Freeway - puts the Sierra Point business park in Brisbane within easy reach of the metropolitan area. Known as 'The Gateway to San Francisco' the Sierra Point project is so large, that the southern part of the park actually extends into South San Francisco. In addition to the several Class A office buildings including the Dakin Building and the Hitachi Building, the Brisbane Marina is also located on site. There's abundant free on-site parking, free shuttles to the BART and CalTrain mass transit stations, and a short 10-minute drive to Downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco International Airport.

The Brisbane Baylands development is an up-and-coming project that is certain to make a positive impact on the Brisbane office market. This one-square mile parcel calls for a mixed-use development of an entertainment district, 12.5 million square feet of R&D space, 1.5 million square feet of Class A office space, 287,000 square feet of retail, over 4,000 housing units, along with civic space, a high school, a 25-acre solar farm and 200 acres of open space.

Brisbane, CA Office Sales Volume

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF, which sold at over $5M.

Brisbane, CA Office Transactions

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF, which sold at over $5M.

Brisbane, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 8,153,070 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 425,178 SF / 5.21% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 1,727,892 SF / 21.19% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 6,000,000 SF / 73.59% of total office

By class:

  • Class A: 1,181,330 SF / 14.49% of total office
  • Class B: 326,178 SF / 4% of total office


Total: 1,894,853 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 100k to 500k SF: 1,894,853 SF / 100% of total industrial

By class:

  • Class A: 529,800 SF / 27.96% of total industrial
  • Class B: 1,365,053 SF / 72.04% of total industrial

Employment in Brisbane, CA


Job growth in Brisbane has increased by more than 8% over the past year, with an unemployment rate of barely 3%. Over 55% of the work force is employed in the areas of education & training, management, sales, administrative support, and construction & extraction. Major employers in Brisbane include Pepsi Beverages Company, Recology, Birite Foodservice Distributors, XOJET, Caltronics Business Systems, Monster Cable Products, Expeditors International,, Next Style LLC, Fong Brothers Printing, bebe, Glam Media, and Lincoln Broadcasting Company.

Once approved, Brisbane Baylands will have a major positive impact on both the employment market and economy in Brisbane, bringing nearly 14.5 million square feet of commercial space and 4,000 housing units to the market, giving employees the opportunity to live where they work.

Education in Brisbane, CA

The Brisbane School District operates the Brisbane Elementary School, the Panorama Elementary School, and the Lipman Middle School. The District focuses on providing students with the higher order thinking skills needed to become thoughtful and engaged citizens.

The Academy of Art University - School of Fine Art Sculpture, DeVry University in Daly City, and Unitek College South San Francisco campus, are all within a short drive of Brisbane. Post-secondary students in the city also have quick commuting access to the world-class universities in the San Francisco Bay Area, including UC Berkeley, Stanford, San Francisco State University, University of California, and Antioch University.

Commuting Time in Brisbane, CA

With an average commute time of over 26 minutes, residents in Brisbane have a longer commute to work than their co-workers in most of the U.S. Just under 62% of commuters drive alone, with over 13% preferring to carpool and nearly 12% taking advantage of the public mass transit systems in Brisbane.

  • S. Route 101, also known as Bayshore Boulevard, connects Brisbane to both North and South San Francisco.
  • Bus service throughout the city is provided by SamTrans.
  • Free shuttles to the Bay Area Rapid Transit, Muni T-Third Street line, and CalTrain stations are provided to the residents and employees of Brisbane.
  • Brisbane is served by both the San Francisco and Oakland International Airports, as well as the Hayward Executive airport in Hayward, California.

Brisbane Demographics


  • Total Population4,642
  • Male Population(42.5 %) 1,972
  • Female Population(57.5 %) 2,670
  • Median Age44.60


  • Average Household Income$139,037
  • Median Household Income$109,632
  • Median Income 25-44$125,662
  • Median Income 45-64$126,750
  • Median Income Over 65$58,676

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