Redwood Shores, CA

James W. Lees

Senior Vice President
T 650.769.3520 james.lees@kidder.com
201 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Ste 125
Redwood City, CA 94065
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James Lees is a senior vice president with Kidder Mathews and has over 35 years commercial real estate experience. His expertise and extensive market knowledge has led to more than 15.1 million square feet in office sale and lease transactions valued at over $5.5 billion.

His skills in investigation and analysis support clients in making insightful business decisions. James’ vision, creativity, relationship building, market knowledge and implementation of successful leasing and sales strategies employ multiple resources across a broad network. Additionally, he offers strong underwriting capabilities, including forecasting and trending for acquisitions, dispositions and debt restructure.

Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, James was a senior vice president with CBRE where he was awarded their most prestigious national honor, the McCarthy Award, and is a two-time member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle. He was named as 1 of the 5 Most Influential in San Francisco Peninsula Real Estate by the San Francisco Business Times.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

Available Properties

Professional Achievements

He serves as an advisor for the College of San Mateo linking business and education to meet companies growth requirements

2015-2017 – Board of Directors, The Edge of San Mateo

San Mateo County Economic Development Association

Awarded CBRE’s most prestigious National honor – the “McCarthy Award”

2002-2013 – CBRE International Recognition Conference

2-Time Member of Colbert Coldwell Circle, 6-time member of CBRE Chairman’s Circle

Consistent “Top Five” Producer

Repeat Recipient of CoStar & Commercial Property “Power Broker Award” for San Francisco region

CoStar & Commercial Property “Power Broker Award” for San Francisco region

Served on a 12-member advisory board for CBRE’s National Office Agency Taskforce

CBRE National Mentoring Program

Honored as a “Top Broker” by Equity Office Properties National Broker Leadership program

San Francisco Business Times’ “Real Estate Deals of the Year” awards for “Steal of the Year” and Suburban Sale

“Office Broker of the Year” honor by Opus West Corporation

Significant Lease Transactions

±72,000 sq ft
Franklin Templeton (expansion in Poland)


±97,000 sq ft
Sprint @ 1850 Gateway Drive, San Mateo


±94,355 sq ft
DHL @ 50 California Street, San Francisco


±41,000 sq ft
Virgin America, Burlingame


±84,000 sq ft
The Good Guys @ Sierra Point, Brisbane


±47,405 sq ft
Global English @ Sierra Point, Brisbane


±31,000 sq ft
Kensington, Redwood Shores


±17,463 sq ft
DHL @ 100 Marine Parkway, Redwood Shores


±48,000 sq ft
Check Point Software, Redwood City


Significant Sale Transactions

±2,500,000 sq ft
Oyster Point So San Francisco


±140,000 sq ft
1500-1510 Fashion Island Blvd., San Mateo


±320,000 sq ft
Vintage Office Park, Foster City

Part of $105,000,000 Sale

±506,000 sq ft
601 & 651 Gateway Blvd., So San Francisco


±254,448 sq ft
San Mateo Plaza, San Mateo


±200,000 sq ft
8000 Marina Blvd., Brisbane


±170,000 sq ft
701 Gateway Blvd., So San Francisco


±185,286 sq ft
333 Twin Dolphin Drive, Oyster PointRedwood Shores


±177,000 sq ft
333 Twin Dolphin Drive, Oyster PointRedwood Shores


±138,546 sq ft
Shores Center, Oyster PointRedwood Shores


±74.5 Acres
Sierra Point Campus, Oyster PointSo San Francisco


±150,960 sq ft
600, 630 & 650 Gateway Blvd., Oyster PointSo San Francisco


±3.3 Acres
850 Cherry Drive, San Bruno


±105,000 sq ft
101 Lincoln Centre Drive, Foster City


±63,000 sq ft
999 Baker Way, San Mateo


Clients Served

  • Asurion
  • Boston Properties
  • Bovet Professional Center
  • Catholic Healthcare West
  • Checkpoint Software
  • CMP Publications
  • CoreMark
  • DHL
  • Fortune Brands
  • Franklin Tempelton
  • GE Capital
  • GIC Real Estate
  • Glenborough Realty Trust
  • Global English
  • Harvest Properties
  • Hines/Morgan Stanley
  • Hudson Pacific
  • Kensington Technologies
  • Krames Communications
  • Metlife
  • Northwest Mutual
  • Pettinelli Financial Partners
  • Ruttenberg CPA
  • SB Energy
  • Stockbridge Capital
  • Truebeck Construction
  • Virgin America
  • Visa
  • Wells Fargo
  • WestBridge Capital