Just mind the tips of the iceberg.

We’ll handle the rest of the details and negotiation!

“…Your input and, of course, your skills in negotiating with our landlord for favorable terms, were critical to our decision to seek and ultimately obtain renewal of our lease.”

John Clark
Goodin, MacBride, Squeri & Day, LLP
Full Client Letter

Our Core Team

Dan Mihalovich | Founder & President
m: 415 999 9244
e: Dan@TheSpacePlace.net

Dan Mihalovich is the founder and President of The Space Place, a San Francisco-based commercial real estate firm exclusively representing and advocating the interests of commercial tenants. Read more about Dan’s background

Our Uniquely Efficient and Transparent Process

1. Analyze

We dive deep into your business to learn about your culture, infrastructure, finances and future plans. Our proprietary Lease Assessment uncovers issues in your current lease opportunities for remarkably better terms and savings. Our Space Calculator helps you determine your actual current needs, and at expansion milestones.

2. Assemble

We combine our brokerage and project management expertise with a hand-selected team of tenant-focused architects, contractors, furniture consultants, IT specialists, green consultants, move managers… whomever you need to create the ultimate relocation or renewal of your lease. Better teams deliver better results.

3. Strategize

Based on your goals for the future, we develop an ideal lease model. It becomes your guide for more efficiently getting the best office space for you and the best deal for it. Smarter strategies get better outcomes.

4. Compare

We compare real world options with your ideal lease model. Then we narrow the options to the ones that best meet your needs and business objectives. We integrate the market place comparisons into our proven negotiation strategy to get better pricing and terms. Savvy people want comparable benchmarks.

5. Negotiate

We ensure that you’re getting the best business and lease terms possible. We deploy some proprietary and proven techniques to get you the most competitive terms. High performance negotiators are focused and allocate plenty of time for it.

6. Execute

After the lease is signed, we oversee all aspects of design, construction and move-in. This is where terms on paper meet reality. Having a professional advocate on your side helps insure you get what was agreed to. What’s on paper only matters if it’s execution is properly managed.

7. Move in, Celebrate & Repeat

You and your colleagues settle into your new space. And you do so more smoothly than ever before. Enjoy your new workspace with confidence that you got a remarkably better deal than you knew was possible.

Success Stories

California Academy of Sciences

We represented the California Academy of Sciences in their relocation to 875 Howard Street while they rebuilt their permanent location in Golden Gate Park—it was one of the most historic and complex transactions in San Francisco history. Whether alone or part of a large project team, we go the extra mile for our clients…big and small. Read the full case study »

“All of this would not have been possible if it were not for the hard work of a very dedicated team, of which The Space Place was a key player. Dan worked tirelessly and professionally on our behalf to find the best property for us and with the best possible leasing terms.”

Scott C. Moran
Director of Project Management
California Academy of Sciences
Full Client Letter

The Bar Association of San Francisco

We represented The Bar Association of San Francisco in their relocation to The Old Federal Reserve Building at 301 Battery Street. They saw how it pays to enlist experts who stick with you through every step of the process. Read the full case study »

From beginning to end, Dan was tireless, tenacious, and tough. Once we had narrowed our options to three, he drove hard with each of the parties to get solid terms into place for comparison.

Martha Whetstone
Executive Director and General Counsel
The Bar Association of San Francisco

Brand+Allen Architects, Inc.

We represented Brand + Allen Architects, Inc. in their relocation to 601 California Street. Because we know the San Francisco commercial real estate market so well, we’re able to help our clients fulfill their vision and make their new space their own. Read the full case study »

“Although, as architects, we understand many of the aspects of programming and creative use of space, The Space Place helped us through the complexities of the process. And, since The Space Place did not represent any landlords in the San Francisco market, we never worried we were being shown space that provided any benefit to our broker instead of us.”

Steve Lochte, AIA
Brand + Allen Architects, Inc
Full Client Letter


Belcorp International, a beauty products company with 800,000 beauty consultants in 15 countries, set out to open its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco. We achieved all their dreams – at $25/sf/year less than the people who leased space upstairs! Read the full case study »

“Your negotiating skills are outstanding! We are very pleased with the work you have done for us and appreciate all your efforts to get our new office established.”

Maria Montoya
General Manager
Belcorp, USA
Full Client Letter

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

We represented Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) in their opening of a new San Francisco branch office at One Market Plaza. A spectacular client received a spectacular deal—with a view! Read the full case study »

“My law firm is three months into its amended lease, looking back on our recent experience evaluating office space in downtown San Francisco. In reflecting on the experience, we could not be more pleased with our decision to engage Dan Mihalovich as our broker and representative.”

Phyllis A. Jewell

Jewell, Stewart & Pratt P.C.
Full Client Letter

Dillingham & Murphy

Dillingham & Murphy has been our law firm client in San Francisco for 30 years. We’ve negotiated many deals for the firm, in multiple economic cycles. The landlord provided allowances for all required improvements, window coverings, design fees, wiring costs, and relocation costs. Ergo, one very happy client. Read the full case study »

Client List

Advertising / Creative Agencies


Architecture & Construction


Financial Firms


Healthcare / Biotech


Insurance Companies


Law Firms


Non-Profit Organizations


Retail / Restaurants


Technology / Software


Venture Capital / Management

Contact us to learn more or call 415 434 2820