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The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

In an attempt to mitigate the transportation/access issues surrounding the Oakland A’s proposed stadium development on the city’s 55-acre Howard Terminal site, adjacent to Jack London Square, the A’s have proposed building a gondola to the ballpark. As envisioned, the half-mile gondola would run from the Washington and 10th... Read More »

2018 Ended with Bay Area Employment at a Record High

2018 Ended with Bay Area Employment at a Record High

The number of people living in San Francisco with a job ticked up by 2,000 in December to a record 572,800, roughly matching the December increase in the labor force (1,900) which held the unemployment rate in the city, which hit a record low of 2.1 percent this past... Read More »

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

While San Francisco is now engaged in a legal battle over its recently approved, and rather significant, plan for reshaping and densifying the San Francisco’s downtown-adjacent district known as Central SoMa, the City of Oakland has just released the “preliminary draft” of its Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP), a... Read More »

Refined Design and Timing for That Creative Uptown Tower

Refined Design and Timing for That Creative Uptown Tower

As we first reported early last year, plans for a 27-story “creative office building,” with an oxidized metal frame, trim and finishes, to rise up to 465 feet in height upon the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by West Grand, Telegraph, 22nd and Valley have been drawn. As refined... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Reversed Course in 2018

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Reversed Course in 2018

Having dropped in 2017, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco and Oakland ticked up in 2018 but both markets remain below peak. Including one-off rentals, as well as those in larger developments, the average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is now... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Median Price Trending Down

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Median Price Trending Down

Having rebounded to a 7-year seasonal low in September, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 6,147 in November, down 14.1 percent on a month-over-month basis (versus a typical seasonal drop of around 10 percent) and 15.2 percent lower versus... Read More »

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Slip and Fall

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Slip and Fall

Having slipped 0.7 percent in October, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – has shed a total of 1.0 percent over the past quarter and its year-over-year gain has dropped... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Trends up to Another Record High

Bay Area Employment Trends up to Another Record High

Having ticked up in October, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job increase by another 5,500 over the past month to a record 571,000 at the end of November and the labor force increased by 5,000 to 583,700, pushing the unemployment rate, which hit a... Read More »

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Dubbed ‘The Phoenix’ and not to be confused with Phoenix Lofts, plans for a 316-unit development to rise up to 60 feet in height on the western edge of West Oakland, upon the former Caltrans lot now known as 801 Pine Street which was auctioned as surplus land last... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to a 7-Year Seasonal Low

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to a 7-Year Seasonal Low

Having plunged to an 11-year seasonal low in September, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 7,158 in October, up 19.8 percent on a month-over-month basis but 6.5 percent lower versus the same time last year and a mere 7-year... Read More »