Kimberly Baker, Partner

 (415) 484-4356

Kimberly Baker became a partner of Pennington LLP on January 6, 2020, bringing with her twenty years of experience in complex real estate transactions, with emphasis in leasing.  Ms. Baker’s leasing experience includes representation of numerous landlords, tenants, and subtenants in the industrial/logistics, office, and retail sectors.  She recently ended a seven-year stint as a Vice President in the legal department of global industrial/logistics real estate investment manager, GLP (and its predecessor, IndCor Properties).  At GLP, Ms. Baker managed leasing and operations for the Western United States, and litigation, bankruptcy, and environmental matters for the entire U.S. portfolio.  

Ms. Baker previously has been a Senior Attorney in the legal department of Equity Office Properties Trust, where her work focused on leasing Class A office buildings, and an associate in the San Francisco offices of Heller Ehrman, LLP and Ellman, Burke, Hoffman & Johnson, P.C., where she represented institutional lenders, real estate users, developers, and other real estate owners and investors in a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, and construction, permanent and mezzanine financing. 

RECENT REPRESENTATIONS

Representation of GLP in leasing and operations of 58 million square feet of industrial/logistics space in the Western United States, concurrently handling very high volume of small and routine leases, while also effectively representing GLP in leases in excess of 500,000 square feet, build-to-suit leases, and leases with some of the largest and most challenging users of industrial real estate.

 

Representation of a global clothing retailer in a variety of retail leasing matters, including concurrently negotiating 70-80 store leases and amendments as part of a portfolio project with the largest shopping center owner in the United States. 

 

Representation of the owners of downtown Class A office buildings in leasing matters, including One Market, 101 California, 333 Bush Street, and 100 Pine Street in San Francisco, and the Columbia Center in Seattle. 

 

Representation of the purchaser of a $1 billion mortgage loan portfolio.

 

Representation of the original construction lender for the Oakland City Center project.

 

Representation of the seller of a multi-building Silicon Valley campus to a large technology company user.  

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude)

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Political Science (summa cum laude)

PRIOR FIRMS

Heller Ehrman, LLP 

Ellman, Burke, Hoffman & Johnson, P.C.

ADMISSIONS

California State Bar

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San Francisco, CA

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