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Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

The designs for the mixed-use development to rise at 1300 Fourth Street (a.k.a. Mission Bay Block 6 East), with 142 affordable apartments and a mangers unit over up to seven ground-floor commercial spaces fronting the Fourth Street corridor, have been refined and newly rendered. As designed by Mithun Solomon... Read More »

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

After 35 years in business on Market Street, Streetlight Records is calling it quits. And while the owner of the store and property at 2350 Market had been looking for another tenant, and reportedly didn’t expect it to be a problem despite the current state of retail along the... Read More »

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

The paperwork for the building permits has been filed, the proposed development has been pre-leased to payments startup Stripe, and the public hearing which could clear the way for the 300,000-square-foot office building with open floor plans and a private “eatery” to rise at 510 Townsend Street has been... Read More »

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Building On The Market In The Mission

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Building On The Market In The Mission

When the Roosevelt Tamale Parlor building on 24th Street in the Mission quietly traded hands for $1.85 million five months ago, the two one-bedroom flats above the restaurant were rented for $2,200 a month and the Parlor was paying $4,500 per month with a long-term lease. While the Tamale... Read More »

Seeking A New Envoy Of Beer

Seeking A New Envoy Of Beer

While reports of its imminent demise back in 2013 were well off the mark, Bistro Gambrinus at 1813 Fulton and Masonic is now on the market if you’re looking to become an envoy of beer. The asking price of $335,000 doesn’t include the building, but it does include a... Read More »

Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy Report

Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy Report

There are currently around 30 vacant retail spaces along the Castro and Upper Market retail corridor and the vacancy rate is hovering around 8 percent, nearly twice the city’s overall average. Inactive storefronts are offering refuge to an increasing number of homeless people and wearing on the area’s image,... Read More »

Waylaid Hotel Redesigned, Ready To Break Ground

Waylaid Hotel Redesigned, Ready To Break Ground

Highgate Hotels has purchased the parking lot at 72 Ellis Street and intends to break ground for an upscale 11-story hotel with 156 guest rooms “as soon as possible.” The site was first approved for development in 2001 but the project was waylaid by the dotcom collapse and decline... Read More »

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

While the Mayor’s Office has agreed to spend a potential record-setting amount to purchase a Mission District development site in order to build 72 units of affordable housing, the City is poised to approve the development of a 550-foot office tower on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of... Read More »

Office Rents In S.F. Nearing An All-Time High, Deal Flow Slows

Office Rents In S.F. Nearing An All-Time High, Deal Flow Slows

The net occupancy of office space in San Francisco increased by a nominal 66,000 square feet in the second quarter of the year, the smallest quarterly increase in two years and versus 539,000 square feet of net absorption in the second quarter of 2014. That being said, potential demand... Read More »

Demand For Oakland Office Space Nearing Record Rate

The vacancy rate for office space in Oakland’s Central Business District has dropped from 9.6 to 7.5 percent over the past six months and demand for East Bay office space is hovering around 2 million square feet, which is twice the historic norm and nearing the record 2.5 million... Read More »

Looking To Make A Small Fortune?

Looking To Make A Small Fortune?

Founded in 1897 by Ed and Bertha Haus as the Burgundy Winery & Olive Oil Factory, a hundred years later the Eakle family purchased the winery and its 36 acres in the Vacas Mountains above Napa Valley and re-dubbed it Pope Valley. In addition to the winery, the property... Read More »

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Facing a ballot measure fight for which the signatures have already been collected and could have blocked any redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site in Central SoMa, Kilroy Realty has agreed to “long-term leases at affordable rates and a relocation plan during construction” for existing vendors at the... Read More »

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven concept proposals for restoring and re-purposing San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck, built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 and served as home to the Exploratorium for 40 years, have been submitted to the city for review. The proposals... Read More »

Opposition To Potential Tenant As Rent Increase Claims Cole Garage

Opposition To Potential Tenant As Rent Increase Claims Cole Garage

A rent increase has claimed the iconic Cole Garage, the most recent operators of which had been there for 25 years.  And while a new lease for the nearly 10,000-square-foot space adjacent to Cole Hardware has yet to be inked, the building owners have been in talks with a... Read More »

A Peek At The Sky-Bridge To Connect Twitter’s Staff

A Peek At The Sky-Bridge To Connect Twitter’s Staff

While Twitter is grabbing headlines for the pending departure of CEO Dick Costolo, and Shorenstein is quietly shopping the two Mid-Market buildings in which Twitter is headquartered, we gaze upward at the first renderings for the proposed sky-bridge which would physically connect the Market Square buildings and Twitter’s staff.... Read More »