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Sun Microsystems Inc. in 2000 became the largest company to expand into San Francisco when it took a whopping 534,000 square feet in two buildings at Wilson/Equity Office's Foundry Square development.
Represented by Erich Sengelmann and Jan Pope of Jones Lang LaSalle, Palo Alto-based Sun did a broad analysis of Bay Area locations before zeroing in on Foundry Square.
The location offered a "critical mass" and a "certain feel to it," Pope said.
Wilson/Equity was in the process of developing the four-building, 1.15 million-square-foot project at First and Howard streets when the deal was signed in November, capping two months of negotiations with Rob …