Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Make A Wish Foundation

The Monadnock Building is proud to partner with Colliers International to offer our tenants the opportunity to make donations to Make A Wish Foundation.

Donations collected at our building will sponsor the wish of Corrine, a very brave 12 year old girl, who is fighting cancer at the Oakland Children's Hospital.

Corrine knows first hand just how frightening a stay at the hospital can be, and wants to change that for her fellow patients.

Corrine's wish is for a shopping spree at the world famous FAO Schwarz in New York City. Corrine does not wish to shop for herself, but for the other sick children at the Children's Hospital.

Any donation amount is accepted.

To recognize donations, with the donor's consent, we will post a star in the lobby bearing the name of the donor and the amount of their contribution.

Furthermore, Make A Wish is commemorating donations of $20-$49 with a silver key-chain, and donations of $50 and higher with a Make A Wish 2006 ornament.

An information table (pictured above) is on display in the Lobby. Please visit the Building Office, suite 550, to participate in the program.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Tenant Appreciation Breakfast

Our Fall tenant breakfast brought an early crowd to the courtyard this past Thursday morning ,where a bountiful spread of quiche, chicken apple sausage, bacon, croissants, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and orange juice was eagerly tucked into.

We were delighted to see so many new faces from our tenants that have recently chosen the Monadnock as their place of business. Our steadfast regulars from our longtime tenant base were also out in full support.

Please feel free to leave comments about the event or email us at the building office with any feedback!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

SF Open Studios

Friends, Tenants, Patrons of the Arts,

This upcoming weekend of October 7th & 8th, we invited you to attend the first year of the Monadnock Building's participation in the 31st Annual SF Open Studios.

During this month-long, free to the public event, you'll get plenty of opportunities to see what's going on in the San Francisco art scene as 900+ artists open their private working studios to showcase their art.

Come see what the San Francisco Chronicle calls one of the "101 Best Things To Do in the Bay Area".

A reception will be held on both days of the opening in our interior courtyard from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Flu Clinic

Dear Employers of the Tenants at 685 Market Street,

With the holidays just a turn of the seasons away, and the temperatures dropping on barometers and economic forecasts across the country, the time is ripe for that perennial thief of productivity: the 24-hour-flu.

Each year, this flu spreads in selective endemics among certain employees, defying all the laws of a normal outbreak. Certain highly susceptible cases (we won't name names here, you know who they are) may even fall prey to this virus multiple times! But dispair not, for there is hope.

Each year we offer a Flu Vaccine Clinic, which knocks out pesky excuses of "feverish sweats", "vomiting" and "coma".

In all seriousness, however, you can greatly reduce your chances of getting sick over the upcoming flu season by getting inocculated. The vaccines for this year are being offered at $25 through Test-Med, a company that coordinates vaccinations by local registered nurses for businesses in the financial district.

A clinic was held this past Tuesday, September 26, and another will be held in October, also on a Tuesday, in suite 620, from the hours of 12 noon -2pm for anyone who was unable to make the first appointment. The first hour of the clinic will be by appointment only, so if you'd like to sign up for a spot, please contact the building office. The second hour will be first-come, first serve. Thank you for your cooperation with this. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the management office at 415-344-0004.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

New Art by Griffin Davis

Announcing: New Art at 685 Market Street's Monadnock Building.

For the next three months, we will be showcasing the photographic artwork of three rising stars in the bay area art-scene: Quing Wu, Ed Lim and Michael Crawford.

We are planning a gala-reception for the artists on August 3rd, which will take the place of the monthly "First Thursday" receptions we have held in the past.

For more information on the opening, the artists, and Griffin Davis, please visit:

Brain Freeze, Please!

If our new property manager, Maryann, knows how to do one thing, it's throw a party! Witness: the ice cream social we had this past Thursday. Testify!

Pulling some inside strings, Maryann got Baskin Robbins to make an appearance with their mobile ice cream cart, which kept the strawberry, vanilla, cookies and cream, and jamocha almond fudge crisply cold. The toppings were spread out in a veritable smorgasboard of culinary confetti. We had everything from gummi bears to sprinkles, chocolate chips to maraschino cherries, to choose from and cans of whip cream to top them off.

We're happy that so many people were able to stop by! But if you missed out for some reason, don't feel sad! We're already planning our next event for this summer- coming to a building courtyard near you. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Card Reader Cometh

Some of you may have noticed that some changes have been happening downstairs on our main lobby doors. But for those of you whose faces have been buried in your newspaper or your latte while you sprint through the lobby to the elevators, let me fill you in on what's going on.

A Card Reader security system is being installed in the front door and hooked up to a single elevator, which will allow after-hours access to your floor. One swipe will get you in the building. Another swipe in the elevator will get you to the floor that your card gives you access to. After that, it's back to the good old-fashioned key to get into your suite. This system, once we implement it, will hinder people from coming in after-hours and wandering from floor to floor.

Along with this project, we've taken the liberty of upgrading a few non-compliant building features for ADA access. New braille has been installed in all of our passenger elevators. We are also retro-fitting the main lobby doors with new panic-hardware, which will allow fail-safe mechanical egress of the building's front doors in the event of an emergency.

Allowing for a few more kinks to be worked out of their implementation, we expect to have the ADA items finished and the Card Reader up and running by mid-July.

Stay tuned for an announcement about training for the Card-Reader access system called OneFacility, which we will announce before the system is put into operation.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Out with the Old, in with the New.

No it's not New Years... that only comes once every year.

It's the end of an era. The era of Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal's tenure at 685 Market Street.

As most of our tenants may have noticed, Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal moved out last month over Memorial Day Weekend. They are now located "downtown" at 525 Market Street, in another Cushman & Wakefield managed building (see, it wasn't us! really!).

As much as we regret seeing them leave, we were very happy to welcome a new tenant to our building last month: JTB USA and JTB International. According to it's website "Since its establishment in 1964, JTB USA, Inc., a US subsidiary of JTB Corp., has grown from a travel information service bureau for Japanese travelers to the US to a full-service travel management company meeting the needs of all travelers.
Today, with access to a worldwide network of affiliates, JTB USA provides global travel management services for business and leisure travelers in the US markets. Travelers appreciate JTB USA's superior service capabilities in all areas of the world

So if any of you have been itching to plan a trip to Japan, stop by suite 200 and meet your new neighbors!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Artist of the Month- Muffin Hyche

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This month we are pleased to feature Muffin Hyche, named Best Local Artist by San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay survey, at the Monadnock Building's monthly "First Thursday" Art Opening.

A reception will be held on the 3rd floor lobby at 685 Market Street to host Muffin. Her work will be showcased on the 5th floor. Stop by between 6PM and 8PM to meet this rising star in the San Francisco art scene!