Google is expanding its office space in San Francisco

Technology giant Google is once again snapping up more real estate for its employees. The company has inked a deal to purchase 188 The Embarcadero, a eight-floor building with views of the San Francisco Bay, and has leased space at the 1 Market St. building two blocks away, according to a report last night from the San Jose Mercury News. The expansions will considerably extend Google’s reach in the neighborhood. Google’s three-floor presence at 345 Spear St., a short walk from both of the new sites, has been open since 2007. Products such as the Google App Engine platform as a service have come out of Google San Francisco, and going forward, much more could result from Googlers in Fog City.

Google is expanding its already sizable presence in San Francisco by leasing space in one office tower and buying another on the Embarcadero, close to a third complex where the company currently has offices overlooking San Francisco Bay, this newspaper learned Friday. The giant Internet search company is also expanding at a rapid clip in the suburbs around its corporate headquarters in Mountain View, where it has bought more than 20 buildings in the last four years. But this week, the company signed a lease for office space at One Market Street in San Francisco, and also closed a deal to buy an eight-story building at 188 Embarcadero in the city. A number of Silicon Valley companies have been expanding their offices in San Francisco, in part because many younger tech workers prefer to live there. About 12,000 Google employees work in Mountain View, but many commute from San Francisco in a fleet of company buses. Google declined to discuss plans for its new San Francisco offices, and financial details of the two deals couldn’t be learned. Representatives for the building owners couldn’t be reached. Google currently occupies about 350,000 square feet of office space in the Hills Plaza complex on Spear Street.

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