San Leandro, CA

Four Murals for San Leandro Business Center Unveiled

A metaphorical depiction using: hands, for people and community; and seasons, for cycles of change and rebirth

January 15, 2019


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One-Of-A-Kind 15,000 SF Art Adorns New, Class A Industrial Project

Trammell Crow Company (TCC)
and Principal Real Estate Investors announce the unveiling of four murals for San Leandro Business Center, a 553,200-square-foot, 3-building, Class A industrial project located at 100 Halcyon Drive in San Leandro. San Leandro Business Center is owned by Principal Real Estate Investors and the four murals, totaling 15,652 square feet—approximately 3,400-to-4,500 square feet per mural—are titled “Hands of Change.” The Mural Co., an award-winning, artist-led national mural agency, was commissioned by TCC and Principal to curate, manage and produce the artwork.

“The positive message embedded in this vibrant mural series is intended to inspire the local community and visitors alike,” said Will Parker, Principal with TCC’s Northern California Business Unit. “We anticipate that these murals will serve as a local landmark, add value to this significant project and be enjoyed by future tenants of the building.”

The theme of the murals center around the concept of: hands as a metaphor for people and the community, as well as the four seasons as a metaphor for the local region’s history and natural cycles of change and rebirth. The timeline begins and moves through Pre-Colonial times (Fall Mural), the Industrial Revolution (Winter Mural), the Digital Revolution (Spring Mural), and with a positive view to the future (Summer Mural), combining the wisdom and learnings of the past with our current knowledge, for a brighter future. 

Building 1 is 121,643 square feet, Building 2 is 137,091 square feet, and Building 3, the largest of the three, is 293,940 square feet. Combined, the buildings will feature 32-and-36-foot clear heights, ESFR sprinkler systems, rear dock loading, and generous car and trailer parking areas. The murals face Halcyon Street, Washington Street, the Amtrak line, and the BART line between San Leandro and Bay Fair stations.

“We are grateful to contribute to the existing murals of San Leandro, and hope the city continues to embrace murals as valuable cultural assets,” said Rye Quartz, The Mural Co.’s Creative Director. “The artist team of three, roughed wet weather, worked through a single 28-day push, and put approximately 1,000 combined hours into the project to complete the murals.”

Click on individual images above to enlarge. From left to right: The Mural Co.'s Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit