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Delivery of New Development Driving the Office Market in SF

Delivery of New Development Driving the Office Market in SF

The average asking rent for office space in San Francisco inched up 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to an all-time high of $71.40 per square foot per year, which is 2.5 percent above the mark at the same time last year. And the net absorption of... Read More »

Iconic Lombard Street IHouse in Play

Iconic Lombard Street IHouse in Play

The iconic A-frame at the corner of Lombard and Pierce was built for the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) back in 1968. And while it’s still open for business, the owners of the 3,600-square-foot restaurant and corner parking lot are now quietly looking for a new tenant, touting an... Read More »

Redevelopment of Macy’s Men’s Store Building Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Macy’s Men’s Store Building Slated for Approval

In the works since the end of 2016, as we first reported at the time, plans to strip the concrete and travertine skin from the exterior of the Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street and install a glass curtain wall facade are slated to be approved at... Read More »

San Francisco’s First Whole Foods 365 Slated for Approval

San Francisco’s First Whole Foods 365 Slated for Approval

In the works since 2016 and having survived a proposed formula retail ban, 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 approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three weeks time. As... Read More »

Plans to Triple the Height of Pinterest’s Brand New Building

Plans to Triple the Height of Pinterest’s Brand New Building

As we wrote about the recently completed six-story office building at 505 Brannan Street, which is now home to Pinterest, prior to it breaking ground in 2016: “Speaking of development along San Francisco’s emergent Fourth Street Transit spine, while the City’s Central SoMa Plan envisions up-zoning the southwest corner... Read More »

The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

While the developer who recently paid $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory in the Mission has ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels, the zoning of the parcel upon which the Armory sits (Urban Mixed Use) would have to be changed to allow... Read More »

Mission District Institution on the Market

Mission District Institution on the Market

Founded by Gabriel Maldonado in 1951, back when the Mission District was primarily an Irish and Italian working-class neighborhood, La Victoria Bakery was the first Latino-owned business on the 24th Street corridor. The panaderia moved across the street to its current location at 2937 24th Street, a corner building... Read More »

Conversion of Mid-Market Retail Space Calendared for Next Month

Conversion of Mid-Market Retail Space Calendared for Next Month

Completed a year ago next month and dubbed “6×6 San Francisco” by the marketing team, the new 350,000-square-foot retail center at 945 Market Street has sat empty ever since, not including the center’s 173-car garage which is operational. Arguing that the marketing team’s inability to secure any retail tenants... Read More »

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Plans for a boutique 12-room hotel, with a 1,800-square-foot ground floor restaurant and a decent sized roof deck for guests, but no formal hotel lobby, to rise up to 40 feet in height on 18th Street, in the heart of the Castro, could be approved on March 1. As... Read More »

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

A developer with ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels has paid a reported $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission Street in the Mission which had been home to Kink.com. Peter Acworth, the founder of Kink, purchased the century-old armory... Read More »