The private merchant bank Garlock & Company provides real estate developers with a combination of local, San Francisco-area resources and the more significant financing available from international investment banks. Formed by William F. Garlock in 1986, Garlock & Company successfully navigates the fluctuating market for its varied clientele of financial investors and real estate developers.With a list of successes that includes residential and commercial properties as well as historic buildings, Garlock & Company analyzes each project, determining its requirements carefully before taking action. The company portfolio includes handsome high-rise parking garages in downtown San Francisco; luxury single-family homes in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, and an office complex in downtown Oakland, California, created in an elegant historic structure.The company website, http://www.GarlockandCompany.com, demonstrates the company’s proficiency. The site displays case studies for several projects that proved successful for both developers and investors. Included are Club One's new building on Santana Row in San Jose, California; the funding of start-up company Vasona Technologies, Inc.; and a financial plan that allowed for planned growth in Electropure, Inc.Garlock & Company's investment sources are as varied as its projects and are drawn from dozens of the company’s contacts around the world. Over the last several years, the merchant bank and its associates have provided financial support for, or built, more than 1,000,000 square feet of commercial projects and more than 1,000 residential units. Furthermore, partnered with its affiliates, Garlock & Company has facilitated the purchase and development of more than $100 million in properties in the past 18 years.