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Related opens The Avery, San Francisco’s most exceptional new address

The soaring sculptural tower by designed by internationally renowned architecture firm OMA features inspired interiors by Hall of Fame designer Clodagh, 30,000 square feet of amenities and panoramic views of the bay and city. The luxury residential building includes a penthouse designed by Jay Jeffers, art by Gallery Wendi Norris and a stylist in residence.

Related California, the West Coast affiliate of the nation’s largest privately-owned real estate firm, Related Companies, today announces the opening of its highly anticipated residential high-rise, The Avery. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Transbay District, The Avery’s impressive architecture is designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Rem Koolhaas’ Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) while acclaimed New York firm Clodagh Design brings nature-inspired design to the interiors and 30,000 square feet of amenities. Together, the team created a remarkable 56-story sculpted glass tower offering 118 luxurious condominium residences starting on the 33rd floor, premium luxury apartment rentals on floors 2-32 at Avery 450 and unprecedented amenities and services.

In conjunction with the opening of The Avery, Related is also unveiling a spectacular 4,312-square foot penthouse designed by renowned interior designer Jay Jeffers. Priced at $15,950,000, the penthouse reflects an elegant modern design that takes full advantage of its breathtaking views and allows residents a remarkable space to entertain.

“Today marks a significant milestone as we celebrate the opening of The Avery and the debut of our Jay Jeffers-designed penthouse,” said Gino Canori, executive vice president and chief development officer at Related California. “With its world-class architecture, meticulously designed residences, unparalleled amenities and Related’s signature service, The Avery embodies the City’s next influential chapter—bringing together its residents and community and establishing a new standard for luxury living in San Francisco.”

Architecture by OMA
The Avery reflects the visionary work of OMA, representing the firm’s first-ever high-rise in San Francisco and first ground-up development in the Bay Area. At the ground level, the tower introduces The Shops at Avery Lane, a thoughtfully curated collection of premium dining and retail partners, set to generate activity throughout the neighborhood. The Avery’s world-class architecture creates an impressive addition to the City skyline—its striking glass façade creates a distinct exterior and provides residences with prominent views of the San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge, the iconic City skyline and beyond.

“The Transbay District is changing into a place where San Francisco’s future is developing," said Jason Long, partner at OMA. "Our building is centrally located, so we wanted the site to be both a connector and a destination.”

“We are thrilled to be completing our first tower on the West Coast," continued Shohei Shigematsu, partner at OMA. "The Avery is shaped to weave together multiple scales and optimize views out to the City and Bay."

Inspired Interiors by Clodagh Design
Inspired by the Bay Area’s connection to nature and wellness, The Avery’s residential interiors by Clodagh Design boast refined details including hand-selected Italian Michelangelo marble kitchen counters with full-height backsplashes, Miele appliances with integrated paneling and spa-inspired baths with custom dual vanities with Cristallo Pearl marble counters, frameless glass showers and Kaldewei soaking tubs. Residences also feature glowing oak flooring that is illuminated by expansive floor-to-ceiling glass windows in every room, Dornbracht fixtures and a meticulous design influenced by Clodagh’s consistent work in the wellness field. Internationally renowned Feng Shui expert Alberto Amura guided the project since the groundbreaking, creating balance and vibrant energy throughout the property. 

“The Avery design experience has been both a deep joy and an honor for me and for the entire team at Clodagh Design, from start to finish,” said Irish-born, New York City-based Clodagh. "Related Companies understands and encourages Clodagh Design’s wellness tenets of biophilia, Feng Shui, biogeometry and chakra healing that create total harmony and wellbeing for all of The Avery’s residents and the staff alike.

"We wanted to capture that magical feeling of San Francisco for residents at The Avery, with our choices of mixed woods and marbles, for which we were inspired by San Francisco’s redwoods and the ocean, as well as all of the Bay Area’s natural attractions, and massive paintings that evoke luxury, comfort and an interior connection to nature. We took care to select vendors that align themselves with sustainable and eco-friendly practices. The attention to detail with available health and wellness programs, such as the deep aqua pool with its shimmering ceiling that captures the changing lights of the Bay, is extraordinary. And an infra-red sauna, ancient stone, flickering fire and water features all address the Feng Shui ethos.”

A Contemporary Art Collection by Gallery Wendi Norris
Gallery Wendi Norris curated an impressive contemporary art collection for The Avery, featuring local, national and international artists working in a variety of mediums from painting to video installation. The collection is anchored by a polished, sculptural piece by Alijca Kwade, representing her first installation on the West Coast, which resides at The Shops at Avery Lane for residents and the public to enjoy. The collection also includes work by Sara Vanderbeek, Chris Ofili, Mikka Tajima and a new commission from Eamon Ore-Giron that welcomes Avery 450 residents. The Avery’s striking collection is a testament to its world-class design, outstanding services and amenities and extraordinary lifestyle it provides to residents. 

Wendi Norris notes, “The Avery collection utilizes imagery rooted in universal languages to speak to greater human connectivity. Often grounded in themes of environmental preservation, cosmological curiosities and cultural symbologies, the works are immediately and strikingly beautiful, over time revealing their multifarious layers.”

A Penthouse by Jay Jeffers
Designed by renowned interior designer and author Jay Jeffers, the recently completed 4,312-square-foot penthouse at The Avery reflects an elegant modern aesthetic and is ideal for a savvy buyer excited about entertaining and enjoying the best of San Francisco. Custom contemporary and vintage pieces converge to bring dynamism and soul, along with a touch of glam. In the great room, thoughtfully designed vignettes allow residents and guests the opportunity to conversate while sweeping views of the water, Bay Bridge and San Francisco take center stage.

“The design of the penthouse for The Avery takes into consideration the building’s striking architecture and unrivaled services and amenities, knowing the buyer of this residence would appreciate something that’s equal parts sophisticated and sexy," said Jay Jeffers, who is headquartered in San Francisco. "The Avery exudes style and the penthouse is designed to be its pinnacle, refined yet statement-making."

A Stylist in Residency with Mary Gonsalves Kinney of MGK Style
Building upon its impressive services and amenities, The Avery is pleased to exclusively offer its residents access to celebrity stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney, CEO and founder of MGK Style, who will be headquartered at Avery 450. The Avery condominium purchasers will receive a complimentary one-hour styling consultation including a thoughtful closet review and insights into their wardrobes with the option to engage MGK Style for a full closet edit, in-home shopping experience, red carpet styling and styling of new and current pieces at any time. MGK Style also uniquely affords residents convenient and exclusive access to a curated collection of ready-to-wear and couture pieces from the most interesting and iconic fashion brands locally and globally.

“Being headquartered in San Francisco’s most desirable new building, which mirrors the level of service and attention to detail that we provide to our clients on a daily basis, is an absolute dream,” notes Mary Gonsalves Kinney. “We look forward to integrating styling into The Avery’s robust suite of services and helping residents express their personalities in ways they didn’t know possible, creating looks they love.”

30,000 Square Feet of Amenities
This desirable new address will provide residents with one of the most exceptional living experiences in the Bay Area. Inside, residents will enjoy 30,000 square feet of dedicated amenity space that spans over three floors. Offering an unprecedented array of health, recreation and entertainment spaces, amenities will include a state-of-the-art Equinox®-curated fitness center, a 60-foot indoor lap pool, a professional-grade demonstration kitchen, private formal dining room, media lounge and game room, business center with all of the technology essentials, an outdoor landscaped terrace, pet spa and 24/7 on-site valet parking. Residents will benefit from the highest level of service with a precision-trained staff along with on-site management by Related Management and complimentary services from Life Simplified by Related and Hello Alfred, including a completion of weekly to-do lists.

The Shops at Avery Lane
Just steps from The Avery’s residences are The Shops at Avery Lane, a carefully curated collection of retail partners that occupy 17,000 square feet amidst a captivating paseo—delivering the ultimate upscale neighborhood experience. Located only two blocks from the new Salesforce Transit Center and 5.4-acre Salesforce Park, and within walking distance to some of the world’s most influential corporations from Facebook and Google to WeWork and Amazon, The Avery provides convenient access to the City’s new heart as well as access to fine dining, world-class shopping, culture and sporting venues.

Available residences at The Avery are priced from $1,785,000 for one-bedrooms, $2,500,000 for two-bedrooms and $3,700,000 for three-bedrooms. Available apartments at Avery 450 are priced from $3,750 a month for studios, $4,795  a month for one-bedrooms and $6,695 a month for two-bedrooms. Move-ins are now underway and closings will commence next month. In keeping with Related’s commitment to sustainability, the building is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold Certification. For more information on condominiums, please visit and for rentals, visit You can follow along @TheAverySF and contact the Sales Gallery, located at 235 First Street, at 415.228.8900.

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About Related California:
Related California, the West Coast affiliate of Related Companies, is a fully integrated real estate firm that develops multifamily residential and mixed-use properties in California. Related California has a long history of community partnership, having collaborated with more than 35 municipalities and over 25 non-profit organizations throughout California.

Related California is currently developing more than $2 billion of assets in San Francisco, including The Avery, 1601 Mariposa and 1500 Mission. Combined, this includes nearly 1,500 residential units, 75,000+ square feet of retail and a 460,000-square-foot office building, which will be owned by the City and County of San Francisco. Related California is also embarking on the development of CityPlace in Santa Clara, a nine-million-square-foot master plan that will include office, retail, hotel and residential across from the 49ers new stadium. Additionally, Related California recently delivered Argyle House, an 18-story luxury apartment tower, in Hollywood adjacent to the landmark Capital Records building and is also developing The Grand, a 1.5-million-square-feet open air mixed-use complex designed by Frank Gehry in downtown Los Angeles.

About Related:
Related Companies is the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed over 40 years ago, Related is a fully integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales.

Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi and London, and boasts a team of over 3,500 professionals. The Company’s portfolio of over $50 billion in real estate assets owned or under development is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets. Related has developed preeminent mixed-use projects such as Time Warner Center in New York and CityPlace in West Palm Beach and is currently developing the 28-acre Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s West Side. Related also manages approximately $4 billion of equity capital on behalf of sovereign wealth funds, public pension plans, multi-managers, endowments, and family offices. Related was recently named to Fast Company Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

Related also owns Equinox® Fitness Clubs and SoulCycle, further expanding the company's capabilities into the health and fitness arena and enhancing the value of its properties through an exclusive, branded amenity and lifestyle offering. Related is also a partner in CORE, a boutique residential brokerage. For more information about Related Companies, please visit


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