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A $500K Cut for the Crown Jewel of Piedmont

A $500K Cut for the Crown Jewel of Piedmont

Designed by William Charles Hays and built in 1912, the Edwardian estate at 117 Sheridan Avenue in Central Piedmont has been lovingly restored and remodeled over the past four decades by the Herbert family. While the four-bedroom home appears to measure 4,104 square feet, that doesn’t include the refinished... Read More »

San Francisco Apartment Rents Back to 2014 Pricing

Having dropped 5.6 percent over the past year, and 7.9 percent since a peak in the fourth quarter of 2015, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments – is currently running around $4,100 a... Read More »

S.F. and Oakland Rents Have Dropped 8 Percent

S.F. and Oakland Rents Have Dropped 8 Percent

According to a query of over 1,400 active listings for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland, including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is currently running around $4,100 a month, which is 5.6 below the... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, were presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission last night.  And the Commission has formally recommended that Oakland’s City Council approve the project... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Dropped Nearly 10% in December, More in SF

Bay Area Home Sales Dropped Nearly 10% in December, More in SF

The estimated number of Bay Area single-family homes and condos that traded hands this past December (7,136) was 9.1 percent lower than in December 2015, having dropped 4.4 percent from the month before at a time of the year when sales typically rise. And in San Francisco, the year-over-year... Read More »

Raiders Move Closer to Reality without Casino Magnate’s Money

Raiders Move Closer to Reality without Casino Magnate’s Money

As we foreshadowed when the Oakland Raiders formally filed their application to move the franchise to Las Vegas two weeks ago, Goldman Sachs was positioned to fund any financing gap for the proposed $1.9 Las Vegas stadium if casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wouldn’t commit. Having paved the way for... Read More »

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Speaking of new hotels, plans for a 220-room hotel to rise on the vacant Caltrans lot to the south of the Emeryville Target have been drafted and will be reviewed by Oakland’s Design Review Committee tomorrow evening, January 25. The proposed “Mandela Hotel” would rise up to six stories... Read More »

Employment Drops in San Francisco and the East Bay

Employment Drops in San Francisco and the East Bay

While employment typically ticks up at the end of the year with seasonal hiring, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job dropped by 3,300 in December to 543,300, the first December dip since 2009. That being said, there are still 77,800 more people living in... Read More »

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

The Oakland Raiders have submitted their formal application to move the franchise to Las Vegas, filing the paperwork a month before it was due. The league’s 32 owners are expected to vote on the proposed move in March, with a supermajority of 24 needed to approve the team’s relocation.... Read More »

Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

While the West Oakland warehouse at the corner of Filbert and 24th Streets is in the hands of a bankruptcy trustee, and the entitlements to level the site and construct 55 new ‘Emerald Parc’ townhomes on the parcels known as 2400 Filbert Street were slated to expire at the... Read More »