> Sunset headquarters begins its move into Jack London Square
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• Donahue Fitzgerald LLP, one of the East Bay’s leading law firms for business, has elevated Daniel Newbold to partner and welcomed Daniel Senter to its intellectual property practice. Newbold’s practice focuses on the implementation and administration of all types of estate plans, including the use of trusts and limited liability companies to sustain and enhance wealth for families and businesses. Senter represents individual and corporate clients in copyright filing and enforcement, international and domestic trademark filing, and IP and business litigation. • Oakland Symphony
Executive Director Steven Payne has appointed 16-year marketing and promotions veteran Ruben Pimentel, Jr. as the Symphony’s new marketing director. Pimentel Daniel Senter has a wealth of Bay Area and national experience in marketing and promotions, particularly in media and broadcast, and was most recently marketing and promotions director with Cumulus Media in San Francisco. • The Pleasanton office of Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in the nation, has announced the promotion of Ruben Pimentel, Jr. Jessica Mauser to principal. A specialist in retail leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, Mauser has completed more than 300,000 square feet of transactions. In 2012, she was nominated as an “Emerging Leader” by the East Bay chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Woman) Network. She has also been recognized by Costar as one of the “Top Producers” in the East Bay Retail Market. Jessica Mauser • DZH Phillips, one of the area’s largest regionally-based accounting and consulting firms, has welcomed Anthony Saris to its San Francisco office. With nearly 30 years of experience, Saris was previously chief executive officer of real estate investment firm St. Regis Properties and a partner and CPA at Rothstein, Kass & Company, LLP, the 20th largest CPA firm in the country. His practice will focus on tax and accounting matters in the real estate industry. Saris has handled multimillion-dollar transactions for top real estate companies and brokers, and has worked closely with property managers and developers and major financial institutions on acquisitions, renovations and loan transactions. • U.S. Security Associates, with locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations, has located its Northwest Area headquarters office to 480 Roland Way, suite 104, in Oakland. Its telephone number is (510) 3829200. • Visit Oakland partnered with the Oakland Unified School District in December to celebrate two outstanding student leaders on the OUSD school board. Visit Oakland invited the two students and their families to spend Christmas Eve with them at the Oakland Raiders game against the San Diego Chargers. The two students were Darius Aikens, a 17-year-old junior from Oakland High School, and Bianca Ramirez, a 16-year-old sophomore from Fremont High School. Both represent Oakland students at the district level and have spent countless hours outside of the classroom to advocate for the student population. These leaders and four of their family members were invited to the Visit Oakland suite for a true Raiders experience. ■
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Sunset Magazine has begun its two-phased move into its new Oakland headquarters at the Port’s Jack London Square. When completed, the offices will take up about 20,000 square feet on the second level of the sixth floor mixed-use space at 55 Harrison St. The iconic brand, which reaches more than five million readers through its magazine, digital and social media channels, books, and events, is moving to Oakland after more than 60 years in Menlo Park. “We’re delighted to move into such a vibrant area at the Oakland waterfront,” said Sunset’s Editor-in-Chief Irene Edwards. “This move reflects the fresh direction our magazine is taking. From past to present, Jack London Square’s ties to the food, wine and agricultural industries are an ideal fit for the Sunset brand.” This spring, Sunset will unveil the office’s most anticipated feature – the new Sunset Showcase and Test Kitchen. Some of the Western United States’ most iconic recipes have been developed in the Sunset test kitchen, said Edwards. In spring 2016, Sunset will also unveil its floor-to-ceiling wine “cellar,” which will house the magazine’s historic collection, and photo studios. Oakland is recognized as a food lovers’ destination. Sunset headquarters is likely to attract even more visitors to Jack London Square. Approximately 1.8 million people visit each year.