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CB Richard Ellis began marketing the buildings Friday on behalf of the state. The state's also taking bids on the Public Utilities Commission building in San Francisco, Judge Joseph Rattigan state building in Santa Rosa and the Elihu Harris building in Oakland. Vice chairman Kevin Shannon says the firm is pitching the sale as a low-risk investment to potential buyers worldwide.
That's because the state is planning to lease the space back, giving the new owners a steady stream of income.
The sale was adopted as part of last year's budget agreement between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers to raise money for the state. California is facing a $20 billion shortfall through the middle of next year.
The sale is expected raise more than $2 billion.