Apple ‘spaceship’ commands highest property taxes in all of Silicon Valley

Construction of Apple's new company headquarters in Cupertino, a 2.8 million-square-foot ‘spaceship’ building with room for 12.000 employees.

Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters have boosted the Santa Clara county’s annual assessment role. The “spaceship” generates $21.5 million dollars in property taxes, which is more than any other Silicon Valley company, according to a recent report by Commercial Café, a commercial real estate information services provider.

Not entirely surprising, the big tech companies of this region are most heavily represented on Commercial Café’s list of top 50 tax-paying properties in Silicon Valley. Apple takes up three spots in the list, with its new 2.8 million square-foot campus for more than 12,000 employees taking the absolute lead. Besides Apple Park, the Genentech Campus in South San Francisco, Tesla in Fremont, Gilead Sciences Campus in San Mateo and Googleplex in Mountain View fill the top 5.

Scroll through Silicon Valley’s top 50 property tax list below.