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SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

To quote San Francisco’s Planning Department which is pushing to develop a cohesive, long-term plan for the city: “We need to collaborate with our immediate geographic neighbors to develop a shared vision and strategic approach to ensure San Francisco’s – and the region’s – long term economic, social and... Read More »

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Three months ago, Floyd Kephart, the Chairman of a hedge fund advisory firm, was given 90 days to ink letters of interest with the Oakland Raiders and Athletics in order to get the City’s proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground, a project which has been in the works... Read More »

Oakland Office Vacancy Rate Under 10% For First Time Since 2008

The vacancy rate for office space in Oakland’s Central Business District has dropped to 9.6 percent, the first time it has been under 10 percent since the third quarter of 2008 according to DTZ (which recently acquired Cassidy Turley). And with the decrease in the vacancy rate, the going... Read More »

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Approved for development in 2007 but waylaid by the great recession and a parking lot since the former Courthouse Athletic Club Building on the site was hastily razed in 2009, the plans for a five-story condo project to rise across 1.4 acres at 2935 Telegraph Avenue have been dusted... Read More »

Last-Minute Change For SF’s Olympic Bid: Oakland Stadium Pitched

With the U.S. Olympic Committee just hours away from an expected announcement as to which U.S. city they will back in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, and the San Francisco organizing committee likely feeling a little heat, San Francisco is now pitching the idea of building... Read More »

Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Plans to demolish the majority of the Oakland Auto Center at 3093 Broadway and build a seven-story development across the 3.5 acre Auto Row parcel have been filed with the city and could result in over 400 residential units and 24,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space rising on... Read More »

18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development Back On Track

18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development Back On Track

With Berkeley’s Measure R having been soundly defeated at the ballot box, a measure which would have required tall buildings to have met higher environmental building standards (LEED Platinum versus LEED Gold as is currently required), the plans for the proposed 18-story “Residences at Berkeley Plaza” development to rise... Read More »

San Jose And San Francisco Prices Slip While U.S. Median Advances

San Jose and San Francisco remain the two most expensive major metropolitan areas in U.S. for single-family homes, but the gap between the two and the completion has narrowed a bit as the median price dropped for both areas in the third quarter of 2014. The median price for... Read More »

Two Large Tech Companies Circling Oakland’s Sears Building

Two Large Tech Companies Circling Oakland’s Sears Building

Without naming names, two “large technology companies” are reportedly in discussions to lease the entire Sears Building in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood which the department store vacated in September. The 400,000-square-foot building, which was built for the H. C. Capwell Company in 1929 and fronts Broadway, Telegraph Avenue and 20th Street,... Read More »

Some Relief For Renters In SF, Growing Pain(s) In The East Bay

While the average asking rent for a market-rate apartment in San Francisco has hit a record $3,400 a month, up 9.8 percent over the past year, the largest percentage increase has occurred in Oakland where the average rent now measures $2,500 per month, up 17.6 percent over the past... Read More »

Plans For Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Show Potential

Plans For Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Show Potential

Plans to redevelop the 30,000-square-foot Bancroft Center retail complex, across the street from the UC Berkeley campus, have been drawn and the owners of the center have engaged Colliers to market the property and potential. As designed and envisioned by Lowney Architecture, “a new owner could potentially re-develop the... Read More »

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

Set to expire yesterday after two years of effort, Oakland’s City Council has granted a 90-day contract extension to the group which has been trying to get the proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground. While a developer for the project has yet to be identified, and... Read More »

A Tipping Point For Oakland’s Office Market?

Between 70 and 80 percent of the recent demand for office space across the Bay Area has been driven by tech companies, according to Cassidy Turley. In San Francisco, the demand for office space is at an all-time high and office rents have increased 15 percent over the past... Read More »

Bay Area Rents Hit Record High, And Oakland Has Risen The Most

The average asking rent for an apartment in the Bay Area increased to a record $2,234 in the third quarter of 2014, up 3.5 percent over the past three months and 11.4 percent higher versus the same time last year.  And the average Bay Area studio is now renting... Read More »

Proposed Moorish Fortress Closer To Reality?

Proposed Moorish Fortress Closer To Reality?

New renderings and details for Ken Sarachan’s proposed “El Jardin” development, the six-story Moorish fortress designed to rise on the long vacant Berkeley lot at the corner of Haste and Telegraph Avenue, have just been delivered to Berkeley’s Design Review Committee (DRC). And with Berkeley’s Planning Department recommending that the... Read More »