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Office Space for Rent in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA - 205 Listings

Santa Clara, CA - Office Market Overview

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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 office employment in the region.

As of mid-2017, the Santa Clara office market encompasses 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 office space in Santa Clara. Nearly 50% of the office inventory in Santa Clara is Class A or A+, while Class B office 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 office buildings in Santa Clara include the Santa Clara Towers - 3945, the Santa Clara Gateway - 2550 Great America Way, and the Techmart office building at 5201 Great America Parkway.

Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 38,253,499 SF

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

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 3,705,287 SF / 9.69% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 20,826,687 SF / 54.44% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 5,249,525 SF / 13.72% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 8,472,000 SF / 22.15% of total office

By class:

  • Class A+: 750,000 SF / 1.96% of total office
  • Class A: 11,754,449 SF / 30.73% of total office
  • Class B: 13,370,502 SF / 34.95% of total office
  • Class C: 251,636 SF / 0.66% of total office

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 office 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 office space to both tenants and office building 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 office 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 office 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.

Santa Clara Demographics


  • Total Population124,635
  • Male Population(51.6 %) 64,271
  • Female Population(48.4 %) 60,364
  • Median Age33.90


  • Average Household Income$129,755
  • Median Household Income$108,609
  • Median Income Under 25$57,540
  • Median Income 25-44$129,336
  • Median Income 45-64$114,362
  • Median Income Over 65$46,836


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