Tenant Representation for Middle Market Companies

Background: Mike Raffetto has 20 years of brokerage experience in the I-880 Corridor in sales and leasing of commercial real estate.

Mike has been a leader in the Oakland real estate market for the past 20 years and was notably involved in Emeryville’s transition from an industrial market to an R&D office market. Mike specializes in tenant representation for both office and life science companies and has been involved in over 1M square feet of life science/wet lab transactions. Mike spent the first 15 years of his career at CBRE where he was the regional rookie of the year in 1997 and in CBRE’s Oakland top 5 in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, & 2009. Mike joined Cassidy Turley from 2010 – 2015 and recently rejoined CBRE’s Oakland office in August of 2015.    

Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley. Mike resides with his wife, Laura, and two kids (Annie and John) in Orinda. Mike and Laura have had integral roles in fundraising and chairing functions for Oakland Children’s Hospital Health Guild and Sleepy Hollow Schools in Orinda.  

Company: Mike’s practice focuses on assisting East Bay companies with their real estate challenges. Mike routinely performs Lease Audit/Abstract, Lease Administration, Project Management, Facilities Strategy and Implementation, and Transaction Management for his clients.

As a company, CB Richard Ellis is a global real estate services firm with over 70,000 professionals in over 60 countries. The Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.

Representative Clients: DSM Biomedical; Sungevity; UC Berkeley; Adamas Pharmaceuticals; National Holistic Institute; Meyers Nave; Nano Precision Medical; Zymergen; Liquidity Nano Corporation; The Companion Group; Caribou Life Sciences, Adheren & EnChroma.