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Michael J. Tobin

Senior Vice President

LIC # 00414723


Career Summary

Michael Tobin specializes in the sale, lease, and development of office buildings and other commercial properties in San Francisco. His practice has special emphasis on working with professional service firms, technology companies, corporate entities, and media/radio groups. He has had the privilege to work with and exclusively represent some of the most successful and prestigious companies in San Francisco and the country.

Michael has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience in San Francisco. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, Michael was a director at Pacific Union/GMAC Commercial Brokerage in San Francisco, where he was a top producer and two-time winner of the prestigious “Commercial Agent of the Year” award.


Michael graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelors of Business Administration, after studying his junior year abroad in Florence, Italy. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Community Involvement

Michael served on the Board of Regents of Gonzaga University from 2006-2015, and was awarded Regent Emeritus status by the Board of Trustees in April 2016. He founded, and was President of GUBayArea, Gonzaga’s Northern California Alumni Association for ten years. He is a member of the Olympic Club, past Chairmen of the Junior Members Committee and served on a number of other committees, including the Real Estate and Building committees. He is a member, and former Board of Director of the Guardsmen, a volunteer group composed of Bay Area businessmen serving disadvantaged San Francisco youth.

Client List

For the past thirty years, I have had the privilege to work with and exclusively represent some of the most successful and prestigious Landlords and companies/firms in San Francisco and the country. Below is a partial list of these valued clients.

Insurance & Financial Services
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of California
  • Bank of San Francisco
  • Bank of the Orient
  • Brae Corporation
  • Continental Insurance
  • Fremont Industrial Indemnity Insurance
  • Gallagher Heffernan Insurance Brokers
  • GMAC Mortgage Corporation
  • Great Western Savings & Loan
  • M.O.N.Y. Financial Services
  • M.O.N.Y. Western Region
  • State Farm
  • Tucker Alan
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western Independent Bankers
  • GTE California, Inc.
  • Sprint
  • US Telephone
Travel & Transportation
  • Carlson Incentive Dimensions
  • Crown Sterling Suites
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Jarman Travel
  • Lankmark Travel
  • Olivia Cruises & Resorts
  • United Airlines
  • Deportes Media of CA
  • Bonneville International
  • Brown Broadcasting
  • Cumulus Media Inc.
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Evergreen Media
  • Hispanic Broadcasting Company
  • Inner City Broadcasting
  • Interep National Radio Sales
  • Jacor Communications
  • Kelly Television
  • Major Market Radio
  • Northern California Broadcasters
  • Association
  • Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • Susquehanna Broadcasting Co.
  • Cantaloupe Systems
  • Code & Theory
  • DMAX
  • Ford Graphics
  • Parisoma
  • Rdio
  • Spongecell
  • Tic Toc Planet
  • Voxer
  • Bishop, Barry, Howe, Haney & Ryder
  • Bunsow, De Mory, Smith & Allison
  • City Attorneys Office of San Francisco
  • Epstein, Englert, Staley & Coffey
  • Goldfarb & Lipman
  • Gordon & Rees
  • Hanson, Bridget, Marcus, Vlahos & Rudy
  • Miller & Van Eaton
  • O’Melveny & Myers
  • Perkins Coie
Real Estate
  • Bechelli Properties
  • Bedford Properties
  • Cahill Construction
  • Calfox, Inc.
  • Founders Title Company
  • Freemont Properties
  • Legacy Partners
  • Mariani Family Trust
  • Old Republic Title
  • Pacific Union Real Estate Group
  • Peter Sullivan Associates
  • Redwood Mortgage Investors
  • Richlen Construction
  • Shurgard Storage
  • SOMA Living
Professional Services
  • Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • California Lawyer
  • California Real Estate
  • CSDA Design Group
  • Inc. Magazine
  • Indicate Design Groupe
  • Locals 1021 & 790 – SEIU
  • Marine Terminal Corporation
  • Round Table Pizza
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • San Francisco Labor Council
  • Shogakukan, Inc.
  • Society of California Pioneers
  • United Educators of San Francisco
  • Woodward-Clyde
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101 Mission Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94105