Quality, Integrity and Proficiency

We are the ideal alternative to large brokerages

Embarcadero Advisors works exclusively with owners, users and investors of commercial real estate. With transactions encompassing over five million square feet of commercial space and land, we specialize in class A, B and B+ office space and clean industrial and flex buildings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


Through strategic partnerships with affiliate firms that specialize in functional areas such as estimating, scheduling and other related disciplines, Embarcadero Advisors has successfully provided the following services for our clients:

Commercial Real Estate

  • Asset Management
  • Property Management
  • Brokerage (Leasing) Services
  • Commercial Property Investment
  • General Market Research & Analysis

Construction Management

  • Project Management
  • Construction Management


  • Debt & Equity Sourcing
  • Leaseback Structuring
  • Private Bond Placement

Land Planning Support

  • Project Entitlement
  • Subdivision Mapping
  • Environmental Review
  • Permits


Our team of experienced real estate professionals serve as the ideal alternative to large brokerages houses who are often faced with multiple listing conflicts in the market place. Working closely with each and every client, Embarcadero Advisors provides quality, integrity and proficiency in all of our real estate transactions. We look forward to working with you.

Michael Day

Chief Executive Officer

Michael began his commercial real estate career in 1991 as a portfolio manager for the Trammell Crow Company. During his twelve-year tenure at he served in many capacities within the firm, including: project leasing, asset management, acquisitions, investment sales, construction management, and development. In 1997, he became the Partner responsible for the firm’s San Francisco interests and third party client activities.

In 2002, he formed Embarcadero Advisors Inc. to serve as the fiduciary to multiple clients for their project leasing, asset management, property acquisitions, tenant representation, and property management needs. His projects total over $80MM since his formation of the company. Michael also provides investment advisory services which include: sourcing, evaluating, underwriting, negotiating, and financing commitments on behalf of institutional owners, developers, and individual investors.

Laura Allen

Market Research Analyst

Laura gained her initial experience working for her family’s residential real estate company focusing on both leasing and sales of single family and multi-tenant housing units. Working part-time throughout school, Laura assisted with the company’s marketing and administrative needs.

After earning her BA degree from Saint Mary’s College of California with a focus on History and Economics, Laura began working with Embarcadero Advisors as the company’s Market Research Analyst and Assistant Property Manager. She now also provides support in the brokerage and leasing arenas. Laura will soon have her real estate license and hopes to become both a Certified Property Manager (CPM) as well as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

Bruce McLean


With 20 years of real estate experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bruce is a seasoned executive with strong communication and operational skills. His expertise in project marketing, investment sales, finance, and accounting, has allowed him the opportunity create and add value to his client’s various real estate projects. Mr. McLean’s main focus has now transitioned into commercial development where he assists with the management of a variety of projects including the procurement of architects and contractors, rezoning, finance and budgeting, tenant improvements, as well as debt and equity acquisitions.

Nicole Franklin

Project Manager

Ms. Franklin has over 15 years of experience in project management, land use planning and community and economic development services. While Nicole has worked in both the public and private sectors, her passion has always been working with public agencies. Her professional experience has included project management and coordination, community engagement and government relations, environmental review (CEQA/NEPA), project entitlement coordination, zoning analysis and permit expediting, as well as real estate due diligence, acquisitions and leasing. At Embarcadero Advisors, Nicole is responsible for overseeing all new development and renovation projects from concept to completion.

Nicole also earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.


2552 Taylor St.


2710 Middlefield Rd.


945 Bryant St.


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We are located at  575 Market St., Suite 3050 San Francisco, CA 94105    |   Office: (415) 982-8800

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