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The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

When San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is fully developed, it will include 6,400 units of housing. That’s 1,100 more than today, with 500 of those units under construction and planning for the remaining 600, all of which are slated to be offered at below market rates, underway. In... Read More »

The Fallacy of Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

The Fallacy of Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

The benefit of being awarded “Legacy Business” status in San Francisco is widely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented. Businesses that apply and are approved for Legacy Business status by the City are eligible to receive a grant of $500 per full-time employee per year, capped at $50,000 annually. And landlords... Read More »

Shuttered Real Food Company Site on Sale

Shuttered Real Food Company Site on Sale

As we first reported last year: While currently leased to Real Food Company, the neighborhood grocery which has occupied the converted auto garage for almost twenty years, the Cow Hollow buildings at 3060 Fillmore and 2169 Filbert Street have just hit the market. The nearly 12,000 square foot site... Read More »

Boutique Urban Townhome Project Pushing Forward

Boutique Urban Townhome Project Pushing Forward

With the ground floor space of the little two-story office building at 220 Battery Street, which was to become a 7-Eleven, having been renovated and re-opened as Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, the plans for a modern three-story addition, with two urban townhomes, to rise atop the existing Financial District structure... Read More »

Office Rents in San Francisco Slip, Vacancy Rate Inches Up

Office Rents in San Francisco Slip, Vacancy Rate Inches Up

Having inched up 0.8 percent at the end of 2016 to an all-time high of $69.77 per square foot per year, the asking rent for office space in San Francisco slipped a nominal $0.11 per square foot (0.1 percent) in the first quarter of 2017. And while rents remain... Read More »

Positioning San Francisco’s Piers for a Luxury Hotel and Tech Space

Positioning San Francisco’s Piers for a Luxury Hotel and Tech Space

With the Port of San Francisco facing a multi-billion dollar challenge with respect to rehabilitating, renovating and re-purposing the city’s piers and over 100 acres of waterfront open space, a recently completed feasibility analysis prepared for the Port’s Waterfront Plan Land Use Subcommittee could help pave the way for... Read More »

Proposal to Double the Size of Lyft’s Old HQ and Add Townhomes

Proposal to Double the Size of Lyft’s Old HQ and Add Townhomes

Plans to double the size of the 68,500-square-foot Mission District office building at 2300 Harrison Street, which was leased to Lyft before their move to China Basin, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story addition would rise over the building’s current parking lot to the south. In addition... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut for Asia SF’s Western SoMa Home

Million Dollar Price Cut for Asia SF’s Western SoMa Home

Listed for $8.595 million at the beginning of the year, the asking price for the three-story Western SoMa building on the southeast corner of 9th and Howard, the ground floor and basement of which is currently home to Asia SF, has just been reduced to $7.295 million and its... Read More »

Record-Setting Building (Site) Back on the Market

Record-Setting Building (Site) Back on the Market

While plans to convert the Mission District garage at 3140-3150 16th Street into a massive 20,000-square-foot restaurant and event space dubbed “The Albion on 16th” have been drawn, the building is now back on the market as “an excellent opportunity for an investor to re-purpose the existing building,” but... Read More »

Uber Slows its Roll in Oakland, Doubles Down in San Francisco

Uber Slows its Roll in Oakland, Doubles Down in San Francisco

With Uptown Station’s opening already pushed back to the second quarter of 2018 due to design changes, Uber is now looking to sublet up to half of the 300,000 square feet of future office space at the former Sears Building in Uptown Oakland which it purchased for $123.5 million... Read More »