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Bay Area Home Sales and Prices Moved Rather Unevenly in June

Bay Area Home Sales and Prices Moved Rather Unevenly in June

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco inched up 0.7 percent from 566 in May to 570 in June versus a typical seasonal gain of closer to 3 percent. And on a year-over-year basis, sales actually slipped a percent versus an 11.0 percent... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in people by surprise the plans for an 18-story building to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, the top floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building have once again been redesigned. As we first reported last... Read More »

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Having been completely redesigned “to break down the bulk” of the proposed development and be “more consistent with the rectilinear forms” of the existing high-rise buildings in the area, SCB has further refined the designs for either a 21 or 34-story tower to rise upon the 2 Kaiser Plaza... Read More »

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

Facing pushback with respect to the lack of a pronounced step back along 15th Street, which was seen as being inconsistent with “the lower height context of the buildings within 15th & Webster Historic District,” as well as its dark colors, “over use of boxy forms,” and... Read More »

SF Employment Dropped in First Half of 2017, First Time since 2009

SF Employment Dropped in First Half of 2017, First Time since 2009

With no growth in the number of people living in San Francisco with a job last month (542,100), despite an increase in the labor force by 2,800 to 559,800, the unemployment rate in San Francisco ticked up from 2.7 to 3.2 percent in June. And for the first time... Read More »

Fire Consumes Major Development near Oakland’s Auto Row

Fire Consumes Major Development near Oakland’s Auto Row

A fire has consumed Wood Partners’ 193-unit development under construction at 2302 Valdez Street, one of the largest projects in the works or anticipated to rise within Oakland’s Broadway Valdez District and along the city’s burgeoning Auto Row. In addition to the 193 market-rate units, which were to average... Read More »

8,000-Square-Foot Guest House on the Market for $13.5 Million

8,000-Square-Foot Guest House on the Market for $13.5 Million

Built as a guest house for the founder of 24 Hours Fitness, who owns the larger 13,757-square-foot home next door, the 8,064-square-foot pad at 3941 Happy Valley Road is now on the market for $13.5 million in Lafayette. Sitting on 2.3 acres and sited around a pool with two... Read More »

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

The plans for a proposed 18-story Marriott hotel (with 276 rooms over 1,600 square feet of ground floor retail space and a parking garage for 95 cars) to rise up to 189-feet in height at 1431 Jefferson Street, stretching from 14th to 15th Streets in Downtown Oakland, have been... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Building Raises Concerns

Tower to Rise over Historic Building Raises Concerns

As we first reported earlier this year, Ellis Partners is planning to abandon the previously approved plans for a 20-story tower to rise adjacent to the historic Key System Building in Downtown Oakland. Instead, the firm is now pursuing plans for an 18-story building to rise on the 1100... Read More »

Steph and Ayesha Curry’s East Bay Pad Officially Listed at a Loss

Steph and Ayesha Curry’s East Bay Pad Officially Listed at a Loss

The East Bay pad that Steph and Ayesha Curry purchased for $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, after which another $400K was spent to remodel the kitchen (which was used to shoot a Food Network series for Ayesha) and rebuild the master bath with a walk-in steam... Read More »