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Uber Selling Uptown Oakland Office before It Opens next Year

Uber Selling Uptown Oakland Office before It Opens next Year

Having previously announced plans to sublet over half of the former Sears Building in Uptown Oakland which Uber purchased for $123.5 million in 2015, the company is now looking to sell the entire building prior to its expected opening in the second quarter of next year. And according to... Read More »

Embattled Dolores Park Hive Back on the Market for $6.8 Million

Embattled Dolores Park Hive Back on the Market for $6.8 Million

Purchased by the Hive Communities LLC for $6.495 million in April of last year, an ongoing battle with a number of neighbors and San Francisco’s Planning Department over the apparent commercial use of the 5,493-square-foot condo at 651 Dolores Street, one of four condos within the converted Second Church... Read More »

Massive Pier 70 Project Slated for Approvals

Massive Pier 70 Project Slated for Approvals

In the works for over a decade and now expected to take another 10 to 15 years to complete, the key approvals for the redevelopment of San Francisco’s 28-acre Pier 70 site, the height limits for which were increased by voters back in 2014, could be approved by San... Read More »

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of San Francisco sued the building’s... Read More »

Development Redesigned to Look Less Muddled and Add a Floor

Development Redesigned to Look Less Muddled and Add a Floor

As we foreshadowed, the proposed development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Street, upon the current Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site, has been redesigned. Gone are the Art Deco and industrial flourishes which Planning had viewed as “muddled.” And in addition to adding a... Read More »

New Transbay District Market Opening Soon

New Transbay District Market Opening Soon

The shelves are stocked. And according to the owner, by way of a plugged-in tipster, the highly anticipated grocery to open in Lumina’s 9,500-square-foot market space at the corner of Folsom and (318) Main is expected to open next week. Once again, the new Woodlands Market will provide “organic,... Read More »

Falling Rents and Returns for a Signature Two-Bedroom with Views

Falling Rents and Returns for a Signature Two-Bedroom with Views

Purchased for $1,550,000 in early 2008, the 1,317-square-foot unit #23D at 301 Main Street, a “signature” two-bedroom unit with Bay Bridge and water views in the first tower of the Infinity, was offered for rent at $6,500 a month in June of 2013, an effective CAP Rate (ROA) of... Read More »

A Lack of Appreciation for the Largest Penthouse atop BLU

A Lack of Appreciation for the Largest Penthouse atop BLU

Purchased for $2.8 million back in February of 2011, the 2,623-square-foot “Penthouse D” atop BLU at 631 Folsom Street returned to the market in April of last year priced at $4.198 million, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 49.9 percent over the previous five years... Read More »

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

With plans to level the historic Lucky 13 bar and develop a new five-story building upon its 2140 Market Street parcel having been approved, and the demolition and building permits for the project in the works, the Market Street site and newly rendered plans are officially on the market... Read More »

Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 159-unit hotel, 72 apartments and 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail space to rise up to six stories in height at 2401 Broadway, stretching from 24th to 25th Street along the former Auto Row in Uptown Oakland, will be presented to the city’s... Read More »