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Karl Baldauf

Executive Managing Director

CA RE License #00960724

Karl Baldauf, an executive managing director with Newmark Knight Frank, specializes in office property leasing in the San Francisco central business district. With 32 years of experience in the industry, he has a unique perspective that reflects his successful careers in both traditional brokerage and with the significant San Francisco and national landlord, the Shorenstein Company. Closing more than 7.0 million square feet of transactions, Mr. Baldauf's strengths are his natural leadership and teamwork skills and his depth of transaction experience in San Francisco's high-rise market.

Mr. Baldauf's real estate career began in 1987 at Damon Raike and Company, where he specialized in office leasing on both landlord and tenant representation assignments. From 1995 through 2005, he worked with the Shorenstein Company's leasing team, and by 1999 he had moved into the role of senior vice president and regional manager of San Francisco properties. In this role, he was responsible for managing the San Francisco portfolio of more than 7.0 million square feet at 12 different properties.

In 2005 he joined the regional office of Cornish & Carey in San Francisco as a founding partner. He helped grow that office's agency and tenant representation practices, culminating in the successful merger with Newmark in 2014.

Partial List of Lease Transactions
As a tenant representative:

The Gap Inc.: 200,000 SF
AirTouch Communications: 175,000 SF
Robertson Stephens: 175,000 SF
Citigroup Inc.(multiple): 150,000 SF
IBM Corp.: 128,000 SF
MarshLLC: 125,000 SF
Farella Braun + Martel LLP: 125,000 SF
Pricewaterhouse Coopers: 120,000 SF
Dodge & Cox (multiple): 95,000 SF
The Sharper Image: 85,000 SF
Riverbed Technology: 84,000 SF
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.: 80,000 SF
Critical Path Inc.:75,000 SF
BEA Systems Inc.:75,000 SF
Kirkland & Ellis LLP: 60,000 SF
Sidley Austin LLP: 60,000 SF
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.: 60,000 SF
Wells Fargo Bank: 60,000 SF
Gensler: 55,000 SF
Bank of America
As a landlord representative:

555 California Street, San Francisco: 1.4 million SF
425 Market Street, San Francisco: 850,000 SF
50 Fremont Street, San Francisco: 817,000 SF
333 Market Street, San Francisco: 655,000 SF
50 California Street, San Francisco: 655,000 SF
45 Fremont Street, San Francisco: 600,000 SF
235 Montgomery Street, San Francisco: 475,000 SF
1 California Street, San Francisco: 460,000 SF
220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco: 434,500 SF
123 Mission Street, San Francisco: 425,000 SF
345 Spear Street, San Francisco: 402,000 SF
199 Fremont Street, San Francisco: 396,000 SF
Golden Gateway Commons, San Francisco: 300,000 SF
465 California Street, San Francisco: 265,000 SF
315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco: 230,000 SF
2 Harrison Street, San Francisco: 209,000 SF
350 Mission, San Francisco
181 Fremont, San Francisco
450 Mission Street, San Francisco

Mr. Baldauf graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a political science degree. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Elizabeth, and three children, Eva, Lachlan and Conlan.

Karl Baldauf
Karl Baldauf
Executive Managing Director
One Bush Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
T  415.445.5117
Fax: 415.445.8885

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Areas of Specialization
  • Office Properties
  • Landlord Representation
  • Tenant Representation

Years of Experience
32 years