The size of Silicon Valley’s real estate empires, charted

Anatomy of a Googleplex.
Anatomy of a Googleplex.
Image: Reuters/Noah Berger
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Alphabet, Apple, and Facebook have tens of thousands of employees in the Bay Area, all of whom need space to do their jobs. As a result, the tech giants command millions of square feet in the region.

Alphabet alone owns or leases 19.9 million square feet in the Bay Area, nearly four times as much as the area’s largest commercial real estate firm, Hudson Pacific Properties, according to the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Business Times.

Next up? San Jose, which tech firms are eyeing to escape San Francisco’s skyrocketing real estate prices.