Professional Background
Bill Nork has been in the commercial real estate business in the Bay Area since 1977. Formerly a senior vice president and manager of the San Francisco office of CB Commercial, he assumed his position with Newmark Cornish & Carey in 1996, first opening the Walnut Creek office and then the Emeryville office in 1999. He serves clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Bringing a wide range of experience to his position, Mr. Nork’s past and current major landlord responsibilities include:


101 California Street and 580 California Street in San Francisco, both high-rise projects developed by Gerald D. Hines Interests, as well as Hines’ 1800 Harrison Street high-rise in Oakland and 345,000-square-foot office tower at 2100 Powell Street in Emeryville.
The EmeryStation East building in Emeryville, a speculative 245,000-square-foot office and laboratory building developed by Wareham Properties.
Heritage Square in Emeryville and Point Richmond Tech Center I and II in Richmond, both developed and operated by Wareham Properties.
The Civic Executive Center developed by Prometheus Development, the Locklin Center, the Morgan Building and Burton Village, all in Walnut Creek.
Desco Plaza I in Lafayette and Enea Square I in Concord.
A successful sub-leasing campaign for Raymond Kaiser Engineers for almost 200,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Kaiser Center area.

Mr. Nork has also been involved in a number of sales transactions. In 2006, he represented both sides in the sale of Marina Village by Vintage Properties to Legacy Partners. He also worked with Eastdil/Secured Capital on EOP’s sale of the Watergate office project, a four-tower, 1.2 million-square-foot office park in Emeryville to Hines in late 2006.

Partial Client List
Mr. Nork has represented tenants in transactions totaling in excess of 2.0 million square feet. His knowledge of the "landlord’s side" of the transaction has proved invaluable when negotiating on behalf of his tenant clients and in facilitating sublease programs for them. These clients include:

  • Aetna Life & Casualty
  • March of Dimes
  • Bank of America
  • Metromedia Fiber Systems
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Nike
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • Public Health Institute
  • Cholestech
  • Salvation Army
  • Chubb Group
  • Silicon Graphics
  • Intel
  • Traveler’s Insurance
  • International Institute of the East Bay
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Mr. Nork has also assisted the State of California with many relocations, including the Department of Justice DNA lab, the Department of Rehabilitation and the Department of Corrections.

In 1994, Mr. Nork co-chaired the Committee to Attract International Business for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Lafayette City Offices Task Force.

Education
Mr. Nork received a Master of Business Administration degree in world business finance from San Francisco State University; his master’s thesis was entitled, "A Marketing Program for a Suburban Office Building." He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of San Francisco.