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Oakland Office Rents Hit an All-Time High

While demand for office space in San Francisco slipped last quarter, asking rents in Oakland’s Central Business District gained 8 percent, are up 36 percent versus the same time last year and have hit an all-time high, eclipsing their previous dotcom era peak set at the end of 2000.... Read More »

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

While the plans for a seven-story Oakland development with 225 apartments over 23,000 square feet of retail space at 2400 Valdez Street were granted a key neighborhood plan-based exemption from having to complete a project specific environmental review in March, an appeal of the exemption has been filed. Leading... Read More »

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

The plans for a modern six-story Oakland development to rise at the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue, with 204 apartments over 34,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, including 28,000 square feet for a full-service grocery store, could be approved by the City’s Planning Commission in... Read More »

San Francisco and East Bay Rents Little Changed Last Quarter

San Francisco and East Bay Rents Little Changed Last Quarter

Following a nominal slip at the end of last year, the average asking rent for an apartment in a building with over 50 units in San Francisco inched up $4 a month (0.1 percent) to $3,620 in the first quarter of 2016 and $16 a month (0.7 percent) to... Read More »

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

The Japanese inspired Oakland Hills home at 7257 Skyline Boulevard, which we featured in late 2006 when listed for $2,600,000, and Governor Jerry Brown purchased for $2,425,000 in 2007 having “found it online,” is back on the market and about to be listed for $2,595,000. Designed by Sallie Lang of... Read More »

Hello Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills

Hello Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills

Sitting on 1.5-acre gated parcel atop the Oakland Hills in Hillcrest Estates, the remodeled 4,000-square-foot ‘Mid-Century Hacienda’ at 5630 Bacon Road has just hit the market listed for $2.4 million. The five-bedroom home features multiple light-filled living rooms, an open kitchen with a casual dining area and adjacent formal... Read More »

Million Dollar Listing Sells for a Million Dollars Less

Million Dollar Listing Sells for a Million Dollars Less

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon, trashed and sold for $800,000 in early 2014 in need of “some work.” Rebuilt and... Read More »

Remodeled Mid-Century Listed for $232K Less in the Berkeley Hills

Remodeled Mid-Century Listed for $232K Less in the Berkeley Hills

Purchased for $2,117,000 two years ago when listed for $1,695,000, the rather exceptional Mid-Century home at 10 Atlas Place has just returned to the market in the Berkeley Hills listed for $1,885,000 ($504 per square foot). Remodeled by John Hans Ostwald, an enclosed redwood atrium leads to the four-bedroom home’s... Read More »

Oakland Adopts Emergency Rent Control

A whittled down 90-day moratorium on rent increases that surpass the annual change in the Consumer Price Index (which has been running around one percent per year) was adopted by Oakland’s City Council early this morning. A proposed provision which would have also prohibited evictions without cause was eliminated... Read More »

Berkeley Castle on the Market for $5 Million

Berkeley Castle on the Market for $5 Million

Designed by architect John Hudson Thomas and modeled on a 13th-century French monastery, the landmark Berkeley castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way has just hit the market for $5 million. Built in 1929 for the son of James Hume, whose father was the Special Detective for Wells Fargo who... Read More »