Twitter To Open Silicon Valley Branch

Joining Google and other tech giants in Southern California, word is Twitter plans to open a Silicon Valley branch in the near future.

Have they already filled their new Market Street nest?

Maybe they just want to edge a bit closer to the Google Monster, so they can collaborate on Glass and other mysteries of the Interwebs . . . or maybe it’s just a more convenient location to scope out and steal more Google employees.

Mercury News says realty agency shared details of the lease. “Brokers with Colliers International and Jones Lang LaSalle, the commercial realty firms that arranged the lease,” said Twitter will be leasing office space in downtown Sunnyvale.

The San Francisco micro-blogging social network agreed to lease 8,000 square feet at Sunnyvale Business Park at 400 W. California Ave. near the Caltrain station.

“This is a big deal for this area, a tech company from San Francisco opening an office in Silicon Valley,” said Kevin Moul, a broker with Colliers. “It’s good to see some movement from San Francisco to Silicon Valley.”

It’s estimated the office would be home to approximately 50 employees, “based on the size of the Twitter lease and the typical allowance for employees per square foot of space.”

We reached out to Twitter to see which teams the microblogging platform planned to take over the new space, but we did not immediately hear back. (Will update when we do!)

The timing for Twitter to open the new office wasn’t known. At present, property owner Principal Real Estate Investors is undertaking interior improvements to prepare the new offices for Twitter.

Principal also is constructing a 107,000-square-foot office building next to the building where Twitter will have its new offices. “We already are getting some interest from tenants on the new building,” Moul said.

Anyone want to bet there are bigger things in store for Twitter in the valley?

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