Catherine Macken

Catherine specializes in commercial leasing and sales of retail properties in Oakland and Berkeley – representing tenants and landlords alike.

Her own history of success started in 2009 when she launched Subrosa Coffee, a start-up venture located in Oakland’s Temescal District. She built the business from the ground up – directly managing all aspects of the design, build-out, permitting, lease negotiations, operations, and second location expansion. In 2020 Catherine sold Subrosa to States Coffee, and shortly thereafter began her career in commercial real estate.

She enjoys the process of helping clients explore their goals and then working closely with them to make those goals a reality. She especially enjoys surprising clients with what you might call unexpected opportunities.

Catherine’s creative, community-driven approach is deeply rooted in her educational background – a bachelor’s degree from the California College of the Arts.

Tenant Representation

Best Friends Bottle Shop – 901 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA
Small Change Oyster Bar – 5000 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
Tall Boy Cocktail Bar – 4210 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
Mother Tongue Coffee – 308 41st St, Oakland, CA
Hi Felicia – 326 23rd St, Oakland, CA
Tarocco – 2570 Ninth St, Berkeley, CA

Lease & Sale Transactions

901 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA – Represented Buyer
4055 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA (Groundfloor Club) – Represented Landlord
5000 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA (Small Change Oyster Bar) – Represented Landlord
3258 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA (ReLove) – Represented Landlord

Major Projects

One Piedmont – Oakland, CA
Catherine Macken
P: 925.935.5400 x110
CA DRE LIC #2136323
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