Redwood Shores, CA

John Olenchalk

Senior Vice President
T 650.769.3502 john.olenchalk@kidder.com
201 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Ste 125
Redwood City, CA 94065
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John Olenchalk has over 31 years experience in commercial real estate. He specializes in office, R&D and industrial sales, leasing and tenant representation, focusing primarily in east bay, but with extensive experience in the greater Silicon Valley and mid-peninsula submarkets.

He has been directly involved in transactions totaling nearly 30 million square feet of land, office/R&D/industrial space. One of the largest land transactions in Alameda County in 2013, John closed a $26,000,000 42.22 acre sale to Integral Partners, LLC. In late 2009, he represented Solyndra on their lease of a 506,940 square foot manufacturing facility, valued at approximately $45,000,000. Notable office deals include tenant representation in downtown San Jose for Class A space for SpeedInfo; and the relocation of the corporate headquarters for Enecsys, from Cambridge U.K., to Class A office product in Redwood Shores. As a member of the leasing team for BioMed Realty Trust, John assisted in the 265,000 square foot office lease to Logitech at Pacific Research Center in Newark, signed in late 2011, and 235,000 square feet to Theranos in 2012. Lucid Car Company took 126,721 square feet in 2017, followed by 305,000 square feet in 2018 with the expansion valued at approximately $96,000,000.

Acting as the tenant rep for various sports related users, John has completed deals including seven transactions for Gold’s Gym, City Beach Volleyball’s relocation to Santa Clara from Emeryville, Planet Granite (also Santa Clara), and GoKartRacer in Burlingame. He also acted as both tenant/buyer’s rep and leasing/sellers rep on Silicon Valley properties for RREEF, Legacy Partners, BioMed Realty Trust, Guidant, Cabot Partners, Drawbridge Partners, Southern Pacific Real Estate, Pacific Gas and Electric, RMC Lonestar, Tri Net Realty Trust, Drawbridge Realty Trust, Torian Holdings, Guilford Glazer, and Wolper & Company among others.

Prior to his career in commercial real estate, John played professional football with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Montreal Alouettes.

Available Properties


  • National Football League Players Association
  • Native Vision Program
  • 11-99 Foundation
  • B.P.O.E. #1471


B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University, 1977

Select Client List

  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Cabot Properties
  • City Beach Volleyball
  • GoKartRacer
  • Gold's Gym
  • J.P. Morgan Investments
  • Planet Granite
  • Tri Net Realty Trust

Partial List of Lease & Sales Transactions

42.22 Acre
to Integral Communities, LLC


506,940 sq ft
Overton Moore Properties representing Solyndra

Manufacturing facility lease

265,000 sq ft
Logitech representing BioMed Realty Trust

Office lease

235,000 sq ft
Theranos representing BioMed Realty Trust
214,537 sq ft
Ross Stores representing J.P. Morgan Investment

Warehouse lease

193,579 sq ft
Sun Microsystems representing J.P. Morgan Investment

R&D/flex campus lease

140,000 sq ft
LTD Ceramics representing J.P. Morgan Investment

Manufacturing bldg. lease

174,600 sq ft
Tri Net Realty Trust

Industrial bldg. sale

76,641 sq ft
Tri Net Realty Trust

Industrial bldg. sale

44,400 sq ft
Tri Net Realty Trust

Industrial bldg. sale

Industrial bldg. and land sale
Commercial Bank of Fremont-REO
RMC Lonestar

Industrial site lease

19.1 acre
Lincoln Property Co.

Industrial bldg. sale

2.57-acre + 30,000 sq ft
Western States Glass

Mfg. bldg. sale

7 locations
Gold's Gym

Leases in Silicon Valley

7.85-acre + 174,021 sq ft
Newark Cherry Street Assoc., Ltd.

Bldg. sale

Lincoln Property Co.

Industrial land sale

Lincoln Property Co.

Industrial land sale

50,000 sq ft
Guilford Glazer/San Oak Mgmt.

Warehouse lease

80,000 sq ft

Warehouse lease

120,000 sq ft
RREEF/Cal West

Warehouse lease

88,000 sq ft
Cabot Properties & Nguyen Trust

Leased investment

44,000 sq ft
Drawbridge Partners & LeeMah Industries

R&D bldg. sale