Exclusive: Bay Area tech tenants doubled real estate footprint in the last decade

In less than a decade, the tech industry doubled its real estate footprint in the Bay Area growing to 200 million square feet of office and research and development space, according to a report from brokerage firm CBRE. That means the industry occupies 42 percent of the region’s total office and R&D space.

The Bay Area is home to close to 4,600 tech companies ranging from tiny startups to global giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and LinkedIn that continue growing.

“New revenue…