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Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

The downsized plans for a modular 29-story tower to rise up to 350 feet in height on the corner of Franklin and 21st Street in Uptown Oakland have just received a favorable environmental review, qualifying as an urban infill project per the California Environmental Quality Act and having been... Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: Five Steel-Skinned Stories as Proposed

Building Up Berkeley: Five Steel-Skinned Stories as Proposed

Plans to level the former Northwest Berkeley service station turned abandoned tax office at 1740 San Pablo Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a five-story building with 48 apartments over 4 street level live/work units and a stacked garage for 53 cars will rise up to 59... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit, Down over 30 Percent in SF

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit, Down over 30 Percent in SF

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area in September dropped an above average 13.6 percent from August (8,490) to September (7,338) and were 7.5 percent lower versus the same time last year and a three-year low for September. And in San... Read More »

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

With the Oakland Athletics having formally announced their plans to build a new Major League ballpark upon the 13-acre parcel of land that’s currently owned by the Peralta Community College District at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland, concern about the speculative... Read More »

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

The preliminary plans for a 374-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, at the corner of 13th in Downtown Oakland, have been scrapped. Instead, Pinnacle Red Group is now pushing forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise on the site, the formal application for... Read More »

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Fetches $5.225 Million

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Fetches $5.225 Million

Having hit the market listed as “the crown jewel of Piedmont” for $7.25 million last year, the restored 5,700-square-foot Edwardian on a manicured half-acre lot at 117 Sheridan Avenue has just closed escrow with a $5.225 million contract price or roughly $908 per square foot. And having been reduced... Read More »

SF and Oakland Rents Down, Relative Premium Up

SF and Oakland Rents Down, Relative Premium Up

Following the trend we first noticed forming twelve months ago, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland have dropped over the past year. In fact, based on a comparison of nearly 3,000 listings, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco (including one-off rentals... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Site

Bigger Plans for Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Site

Originally pitched as a potential five-story project, as we first reported at the time, Landmark Properties is pushing forward with plans for an eight-story building to rise up to 86 feet in height upon on the site of the 30,000-square-foot Bancroft Center retail complex at 2580 Bancroft Way, across... Read More »

Liebermann Designed Berkeley Hills Pad Listed for $3.8 Million

Liebermann Designed Berkeley Hills Pad Listed for $3.8 Million

A major addition by the late Daniel Liebermann transformed this former redwood cottage, which sits on two secluded parcels totaling 1.4 acres up in the Berkeley Hills at 200 Panoramic Way, back in 1991. Since dubbed “Panoramic Sky,” a floating wooden staircase leads from the home’s new stone-paved foyer to... Read More »

San Francisco Home Sales Take a Hit

San Francisco Home Sales Take a Hit

While the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco proper only dropped 0.8 percent from 485 in July to 481 in August, the sales volume was down 14.0 percent versus the same time last year and the month-over-month decline was muted by a downward... Read More »