Santa Clara, CA Office Overview
Santa Clara neighbors the commercial real estate markets of Alviso, Campbell, and Los Gatos. While the City of Santa Clara has a population of about 126,000, it is also part of the greater San Jose region, which is home to nearly 2 million people, creating a consistent demand for white-collar employment in the region.
As of mid-2017, the Santa Clara market encompassed nearly 20 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. Located in the center of Silicon Valley, the commercial real estate market in Santa Clara, CA, is driven in large part by the almost countless number of high technology firms that call the city home.
Santa Clara, CA Office Inventory Description
Located just 45 miles from San Francisco, and adjacent to the cities of San Jose, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale, the economy of Santa Clara is predictably strong, as is the demand for Class A space in Santa Clara. Nearly 50% of the office inventory in Santa Clara is Class A or A+, while Class B space accounts for another 50% of the office market.
The Santa Clara office market continues to attract Class A tenants seeking a relatively more affordable business climate than what is found in San Jose or San Francisco. A few examples of investment-grade buildings in Santa Clara include the Santa Clara Towers - 3945, the Santa Clara Gateway - 2550 Great America Way, and the Techmart building at 5201 Great America Parkway.
Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown
Total: 41,734,298 SF
By square footage range:
- 50k to 100k SF: 3,919,317 SF / 9.39% of total office
- 100k to 500k SF: 22,426,702 SF / 53.74% of total office
- 500k to 1M SF: 7,984,279 SF / 19.13% of total office
- > 1M SF: 7,404,000 SF / 17.74% of total office
- Class A+: 754,800 SF / 1.81% of total office
- Class A: 12,427,335 SF / 29.78% of total office
- Class B: 14,246,979 SF / 34.14% of total office
- Class C: 445,197 SF / 1.07% of total office
Top 10 Largest Office Buildings
in Santa Clara
|Office building||Address||Sqft||Year built|
|Related Santa Clara - Phase VI & VII||NEC Lafayette Street & Tasman Drive, 95054||2,592,000||n/a|
|Related Santa Clara - Phase V||SEC Southbay Fwy & Lafayette Street, 95054||1,440,000||n/a|
|Mission Point By Kylli - DAP 2||3005 Democracy Way, 95054||1,130,000||n/a|
|Oracle Santa Clara Campus||4220 Network Circle, 95054||970,421||1999|
|Marvell Technologies Headquarters||5488 Marvell Lane, 95054||866,771||1990|
|Related Santa Clara - Phase IV - Block 4A||NWC Lafayette Street & Tasman Drive, 95054||815,000||n/a|
|Texas Instruments Santa Clara Campus||3833 Kifer Drive, 95051||768,254||1972|
|Voyager||2888 San Tomas Expwy, 95051||754,800||2022|
|Nvidia - Phase 3||2400 Condensa Street, 95051||699,400||n/a|
|Mission Point By Kylli - DAP 4||3005 Democracy Way, 95054||540,000||n/a|
Most Recently-Built Office Buildings
in Santa Clara
|Office building||Address||Sqft||Year built|
|Apple Park – 10300-10400 North Tantau Avenue||10300 North Tantau Avenue, 95014||212,000||2018|
|Endeavor||2788 San Tomas Expwy, 95051||496,500||2017|
|The Campus @ 3333 - Building G||3535 Garrett Drive, 95054||310,540||2017|
|The Campus @ 3333 - Building F||3100 Tannery Way, 95054||309,475||2017|
|The Campus @ 3333 - Building E||3000 Tannery Way, 95054||289,650||2017|
|Santa Clara Square - East Side Campus I||2565 Augustine Drive, 95054||222,529||2017|
|Santa Clara Square - East Side Campus II||2555 Augustine Drive, 95054||222,529||2017|
|Santa Clara Square - East Side Campus III||2535 Augustine Drive, 95054||222,529||2017|
|Santa Clara Square - East Side Campus IV||2485 Augustine Drive, 95054||220,156||2017|
|Santa Clara Square - East Side Campus V||2445 Augustine Drive, 95054||220,156||2017|
Santa Clara, CA Green Office Space
While neighboring San Jose ranks 18th among the top 30 office markets in the U.S. for the percentage of energy-efficient space, the amount of green office space in Santa Clara is also quite impressive. Of the buildings in Santa Clara that are larger than 50,000 square feet, 17% are considered to be green buildings, bringing over 3.7 million square feet of LEED-certified, EPA Energy Star-rated, or green office space to the Santa Clara commercial real estate market.
A great example of a LEED-certified office building in Santa Clara is The Campus @ 3333 - Building A. Located on Scott Boulevard, this Class A office building was constructed in 2014 and contributes over 152,000 square feet of LEED Silver-certified green office space.
The importance of energy-efficient, green space to both tenants and investors is growing. The most recent National Green Building Adoption Index, conducted in 2017, measured the growth of green office space in the top 30 office markets in the country, and discovered that, since 2005, the amount of energy-efficient space has increased by an average of 33% across these top markets.
Santa Clara, CA's Top Office-Using Sectors
The Santa Clara commercial real estate and Class A office market sees significant demand from top office-using sectors like high technology, government, education, and large corporate headquarters.
- High Technology – Avaya, Inc., EMC Corporation, ON Semiconductor, and Lsa Global all create demand for white-collar employment in Santa Clara;
- Government – Santa Clara City Hall is one of the area's top employers and larger users of office space in Santa Clara;
- Education – Santa Clara University and the numerous businesses attracted to the institution help to drive demand for office space in Santa Clara, California;
- Corporate Headquarters – Demand for Class A white-collar office space comes from the numerous corporations headquartered in Santa Clara, including Intel, Applied Materials, Atheros, Extreme Networks, and Synaptics.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does office space cost in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA?
The average office rental rate in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA is $36.15 per square foot. Asking prices vary based on the property’s location, overall rating, amenities, proximity to restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues, as well as public transport, airports and highways.
What is the size of available office spaces in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA?
The Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA office market can accommodate various businesses, sporting a range of office space availabilities. The average size of office space availabilities is 1,750,060 square feet. If you’re just starting out as a company or as an entrepreneur, the smallest available office space in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA is 120 square feet, while the maximum rentable space on the market now is 3,500,000 square feet.
How do I get office space in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA?
Start your search for office space in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA by using our filters that allow you to find the best space for your business needs. Filter listings by location, property size, available space or lease rate. Property pages will offer details about an office building’s rating, year built, availabilities, price per square foot and more. After drawing up a shortlist, make sure you contact the listed broker(s) to schedule a viewing and begin the negotiation process for your lease contract.
How many office listings are available in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA?
There are 233 office listings on the Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA market.
Santa Clara Demographics
- Total Population126,209
- Male Population(51.8 %) 65,360
- Female Population(48.2 %) 60,849
- Median Age33.90
- Average Household Income$137,699
- Median Household Income$116,257
- Median Income Under 25$59,167
- Median Income 25-44$138,496
- Median Income 45-64$128,206
- Median Income Over 65$51,969
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