Bill Nork serves as an executive vice president in the Emeryville office.  He 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. He serves clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Mr. Nork is recognized as the East Bay’s market leader in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Additionally, Mr. Nork has assisted the State of California with many relocations, including the Department of Justice DNA lab, the Department of Rehabilitation and the Department of Corrections.

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 Hines Interests, as well as currently Hines’ 1800 Harrison Street high-rise in Oakland and currently 345,000-square-foot office tower at 2100 Powell Street in Emeryville
The EmeryStation East building in Emeryville (245,000 SF) and EmeryStation Greenway building (100,000 SF), both speculative office/laboratory buildings developed by Wareham Properties
Leasing manager for Marina Village, Legacy’s 1.1M SF, 34 building office park in Alameda
Heritage Square in Emeryville and Point Richmond Tech Center I and II in Richmond, which are office and life science mixed use developments, also owned by Wareham Properties

Mr. Nork has also been involved in numerous sale transactions. He represented both sides in the sale of the 1.1 million-square-foot 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.


• Blue Shield of California
• Cadence Design Systems
• Center for Investigative Reporting
• Cholestech
• Chubb Group
• Intel
• International Institute of the East Bay
• Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
• March of Dimes

• Metromedia Fiber Systems
• Nike
• Public Health Institute
• Salvation Army
• State of California
• Sutter Health
• Traveler’s Insurance
• Wells Fargo Bank

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.