Major Excelsior District Development Newly Massed and Phased

Major Excelsior District Development Newly Massed and Phased

Having been expanded to include the Safeway parcel and parking lot at 4950 Mission Street, in addition to the Valente Marini Perata Funeral home parcel at 4840 Mission, the proposed development to rise up to seven stories in height across the Excelsior District site would now yield a total... Read More »

New Condo Sales Tick up in SF on the Heels of a Price Drop

New Condo Sales Tick up in SF on the Heels of a Price Drop

Having taken a hit in February, the Mark Company’s pricing index for new condos in San Francisco inched up 0.5 percent in March but is still running 8.8 percent lower on a year-over-year basis and 16.1 percent below its peak in the third quarter of 2015. At the same... Read More »

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have ticked up around 3 percent since the beginning of the year, roughly half of which can be attributed to normal seasonality. And in fact, based on a comparison of nearly 3,000 listings,... Read More »

Bottom Third of Bay Area Home Values Just Hit Pre-Recession High

Bottom Third of Bay Area Home Values Just Hit Pre-Recession High

Having inched up 0.4 percent in January, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – ticked up another 1.0 percent in February and is now running 10.1 percent higher on a... Read More »

Pace of New Home Sales above Average in the U.S., Jumps out West

Having ticked up an upwardly revised 3.6 percent in February, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up another 4.0 percent in March to annual pace of 694,000 sales, which is 8.8 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and 6.8 percent above average... Read More »

Revised Plans for Supersized Bart-Adjacent Project Sans Parking

Revised Plans for Supersized Bart-Adjacent Project Sans Parking

Facing pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing” of the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise up to 23 stories in height upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, and that the... Read More »

Get Ready to Rumble, Not Just Shake, If Approved

Get Ready to Rumble, Not Just Shake, If Approved

As we first reported at the beginning of the year, and formally confirmed last week, Shake Shack is planning to convert the shuttered Real Food Company building on the southeast corner of Fillmore and Filbert, down in Cow Hollow, into its first outlet in San Francisco, as newly rendered... Read More »

Proposed Mission District Development Newly Rendered

Proposed Mission District Development Newly Rendered

As we first reported last month and has been newly rendered below: Plans to level the Mission District garage at 1721 15th Street, between Little Star Pizza and The Monastery, are in the works. And as proposed, a five-story building, with twenty-four (24) residential units over 2,700 square feet... Read More »

Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Tick up but Slip Year-Over-Year

Having gained 3.0 percent in February, the pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. inched up another 1.1 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million sales but is now running 1.2 percent lower versus the same time last year. At the same time and... Read More »

SF’s First Whole Foods 365 Closer to Reality

SF’s First Whole Foods 365 Closer to Reality

As we first reported a couple weeks ago, plans to convert the shuttered Lombardi Sports building at 1600 Jackson Street, at the corner of Polk, into San Francisco’s first Whole Foods Market 365 could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Once again, the proposed grocery would... Read More »