Wedged in the center of the Financial District, Embarcadero, Civic Center, Mission Bay and the Mission, SoMa is a diversely-located neighborhood with an eclectic population and economy to match. Here, you're just as likely to find your ________ right next door to your_______. The new Flower Mart will continue to benefit from this diverse set of foot traffic and residents, making it an exciting place to stake your office or storefront.
SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER MART LLC
The California Flower Market’s role in the San Francisco Flower Mart dates back to the late 1800’s, when local flower growers would bring their product to Lotta’s Fountain in Downtown San Francisco, and it extends through the founding of the current market at Sixth and Brannan Streets in 1956.
Founded by Japanese immigrant flower growers in the Bay Area in June 1912, the story of the California Flower Market spans nearly the entire history of Japanese in America. California Flower Market, Inc. is one of the oldest and most successful Japanese-American-owned corporations in the United States, and has been at the center of the wholesale flower industry in the San Francisco Bay Area for over a century.Through depressions, earthquakes, racial hostility, restrictive legislation, and internment during World War II, the members of the California Flower Market have overcome adversity to serve the growers who built a thriving industry from the ground up and continue to operate today.
In October 2014, after becoming the master tenant of the entire market, California Flower Market, Inc. changed its name to San Francisco Flower Mart LLC.
SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER MART TENANTS' ASSOCIATION
The San Francisco Flower Mart is home to roughly 60 vendors who operate as tenants of San Francisco Flower Mart LLC. When San Francisco Flower Mart LLC became the master tenant of the market, the vendors came together to form an organization that would enable them to have seats on the Market Board, thereby giving them a louder voice in market decisions. At that time, a Tri-Party Agreement was signed by all three partners defining the terms and conditions under which all parties would operate during all phases of the development and in the new Flower Mart.
KILROY REALTY CORPORATION
San Francisco Flower Mart is owned by KR Flower Mart, LLC, an affiliate of Kilroy Realty Corporation (Kilroy). With more than 65 years experience owning, developing, acquiring and managing real estate assets in West Coast real estate markets, Kilroy, a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the region’s premier landlords. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies. The San Francisco Flower Market being developed at 901 16th Street is managed by 901 16th Street Manager, LLC, an affiliate of Kilroy. For more information on the new location of the San Francisco Flower Market, please visit https://www.901-16thstreet.com.