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More Height, Less Parking, New Design for Approved Oakland Tower

More Height, Less Parking, New Design for Approved Oakland Tower

Plans for a 33-story building with 345 apartments to rise up to 330 feet in height at 1900 Broadway, adjacent to the historic Tapscott Building in Uptown Oakland, which is to be remodeled and incorporated into the project, were approved back in 2015. An increase to allow for 36... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Inches Up, but Not in San Francisco

Bay Area Employment Inches Up, but Not in San Francisco

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco is holding at a record low 2.1 percent, the number of people living in the city with job has actually dropped by 4,900 to 552,900 since the beginning of the year. And while the estimated change in employment last month was a... Read More »

The Master Plan for Two New Kaiser Center Towers to Rise

The Master Plan for Two New Kaiser Center Towers to Rise

Plans to demolish the mall portion of the Kaiser Center complex at 300 Lakeside Drive in Oakland and build two skinny office towers rising up to 574 feet in height on the site, with a combined total of 1.5 million square feet of new office space, were approved back... Read More »

Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco and Oakland

Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco and Oakland

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have since ticked up a little over 3 percent since the beginning of the year, but the majority of said gain can be attributed to normal seasonality. In fact, based on a comparison... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Drops, but Employment Drops as Well

Bay Area Unemployment Drops, but Employment Drops as Well

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco has just dropped to a record low 2.1 percent, the number of people living in the city with job has actually dropped by 5,400 to 552,400 since the beginning of the year, having dropped by 3,200 last month alone. But with the... Read More »

SF Population Ticks Up to 884,000; Bay Area Nearing 7.8 Million Mark

The estimated population of San Francisco proper has inched up from 880,400 in July of 2017 to 884,000 as of January 1, 2018, according to the latest data from California’s Department of Finance. As such, San Francisco’s population increased by roughly 10,000 (1.14 percent) in 2017, with 64 percent... Read More »

Berkeley Gas Station Development Redesigned for ‘Co-Living’

Berkeley Gas Station Development Redesigned for ‘Co-Living’

Plans to level the Berkeley Gas & Smog station on southwest corner of Shattuck and Ashby Avenues have been in the works since 2015, at which point a five-story development with 44 residential units and a total of 53 bedrooms, counting a studio as one, had been envisioned to... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slip, 9-Year Seasonal Low in San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slip, 9-Year Seasonal Low in San Francisco

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 7,122 in March, a 3.3 percent drop in volume versus the same time last year, versus a 9.0 percent gain over the previous year, according to recorded sales data from CoreLogic. And in... Read More »

Oakland A’s Enter Negotiations for Howard Terminal Site, Again

Oakland A’s Enter Negotiations for Howard Terminal Site, Again

Having dismissed the 50-acre site back in 2014, the Oakland A’s have now entered into a formal negotiating agreement with Oakland’s Port Commission to explore building a new MLB stadium at Howard Terminal, to the west of Jack London Square. Keep in mind that the current A’s chairman emeritus,... Read More »

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have ticked up around 3 percent since the beginning of the year, roughly half of which can be attributed to normal seasonality. And in fact, based on a comparison of nearly 3,000 listings,... Read More »