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Zillow opens San Francisco office

New digs bring rental operations under one roof

SAN FRANCISCO -- A Starbucks espresso machine, a stocked kitchen, a shuffleboard table, writeable walls in Zillow blue and many large computer monitors fill Zillow's new office space in downtown San Francisco. The newly furnished 18,350-square-foot space, which occupies the 11th floor of the Standard Oil Building in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, brings together under one roof two rentals-focused companies Zillow acquired in 2012 -- RentJuice, now rebranded as Zillow Rentals, and HotPads. "We wanted to come together in one space," said David Vivero, vice president of Zillow Rentals, at the office's grand opening event yesterday evening. Zillow joins Trulia in downtown San Francisco, which is only a half-mile from the new office. The U-shaped office houses more than 60 employees in an open floor plan. Although the office has numerous conference rooms and a game room, there are no private offices. It's part of the firm's philosophy of operation transparency. ...