As 1 of only 3 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Forensic Laboratories in the country, this property represents a unique opportunity to purchase a highly customized property backed by the full faith and credit of the US Federal Government. Situated in affluent Walnut Creek, CA near the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 16 miles east of the city of Oakland. With a total estimated population of 67,673, Walnut Creek serves as a hub for its neighboring cities because of its location at the junction of the highways from Sacramento and San Jose (I-680) and San Francisco/Oakland and its accessibility by BART. Its active downtown neighborhood features hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues.
ATF laboratories have a distinguished history dating back to 1886. Starting with two scientists working in the attic of the U.S. Treasury building, the Laboratory Services Division has grown to a staff of more than 100 professionals. The FSLs and FRL are staffed with highly trained chemists, forensic biologists, engineers, fingerprint specialists, firearm and tool mark examiners, document examiners and administrative personnel.
These experts specialize in the forensic examination of evidence typically seen in fire, explosive, and firearm-related crimes. They also provide technical support, expert witness testimony and advanced training to a wide range of national and international law enforcement personnel. ATF actively supports and encourages its staff to obtain professional certifications in their areas of expertise. ATF laboratory personnel hold leadership positions in numerous professional scientific organizations and are recognized as being among the most highly qualified specialists in their fields of expertise.
- Leased to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives until October of 2021
- U.S. Government Guarantee (AA+ Credit Rating, S&P)
- One of Three ATF National Laboratories
- Located in Dense Office Development with Nearby Government Agencies