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East Bay Office Market Cause for Concern?

East Bay Office Market Cause for Concern?

While not specifically quantified, the volume of office tenants in San Francisco seeking new space in the East Bay “dropped significantly” over the past quarter, according to an accounting by Cushman & Wakefield. And while the drop was partially attributed to a lack of available space, with the vacancy... Read More »

Warriors Appear to Have Won the Mission Bay Arena War

Warriors Appear to Have Won the Mission Bay Arena War

A Superior Court judge has just ruled in favor of the Golden State Warriors in their legal battle with the Mission Bay Alliance over building an 18,000-seat arena and event center in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. The judgment by the Honorable Garrett L. Wong, which affirmed the City’s contested... Read More »

Plans to Raze the Purple Building Closer to Reality

Plans to Raze the Purple Building Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the purple building at 340 11th Street, a former metal shop in the middle of San Francisco’s 11th Street Club Corridor, and construct a modern four-story building on its lot, have just been granted an exception from having to complete a lengthy environmental review. As designed... Read More »

Potential New Tech Space North of Market

Potential New Tech Space North of Market

A major renovation of the 62,000-square-foot Bemis Bag Building at 1088 Sansome Street, which was formerly fully-leased to LeeMah Electronics, is well underway.  And plans to convert the industrial building, which was built in 1906 and is a historic resource for the Northeast Waterfront Landmark District, into three floors of... Read More »

Exceptional Art Deco Temple on the Market in the Mission

Exceptional Art Deco Temple on the Market in the Mission

The rather exceptional Art Deco building at 170 Valencia Street, which is currently owned and occupied by the Baha’í Faith in San Francisco, is now on the market and will be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. Designed by architect Harold Stoner and built for the Independent Order... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in San Francisco Jumps the Most since 2009

Office Vacancy Rate in San Francisco Jumps the Most since 2009

Citing the emergence of “slow or no growth policies” amongst both start-ups and more established local firms, the office vacancy rate in San Francisco jumped 1.6 percent in the second quarter of 2016, the largest quarterly increase since the first quarter of 2009, according to data from Cushman &... Read More »

A Power Move in the Works on Ocean Avenue

A Power Move in the Works on Ocean Avenue

The Power Trading Company is now operating on a month-to-month lease. The two buildings the grocery store occupies at 1524 and 1532 Ocean Avenue are now on the market for $2.3 million and $1.7 million respectively. And plans to redevelop the two properties, with a proposed 18 apartments over... Read More »

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

While the controversial plan to open the first (legal) Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) north of Geary Boulevard, at 2414 Lombard Street on the border between Cow Hollow and the Marina, was narrowly approved and permitted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a 3 to 3 vote last year, with a... Read More »

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

As proposed by Hudson Pacific Properties and slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, the three-story Burlington Coat Factory structure at 899 Howard Street, on the southeast corner of Howard and Fifth Street, will be re-skinned and its second and third floors will be converted... Read More »

Plans for a Gym and Offices to Rise behind 21st Amendment

Plans for a Gym and Offices to Rise behind 21st Amendment

The early plans to demolish the two-story buildings at 77-85 Federal Street and their parking lot along De Boom Street, behind the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant, and construct a five-story building with a 22,000-square-foot gym on the ground floor and 50,000 square feet of office space above have... Read More »