SAN FRANCISCO: CAC Group
CAC Group excels at locking down tech leases (Supercell, LinkedIn, Yelp, to name a few), so why escape the innovation capital of the world? That talent caused the brokerage to lure many suitors over the years, but they liked CBRE the most partly because its roots are also in S.F., dating back to 1906. Now the combined company is the No. 1 leasing agent in S.F. CAC's Bill Cumbelich (snapped last month at 555 Cal, one of its listings) founded the company in 1990 with fellow real estate nuts John Cecconi and Gary Arabian, growing to 130 employees and becoming the agent for 18M SF while managing 11M SF of office properties in downtown San Francisco, the Bay Area, and Seattle, including Bellevue.