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SF Population Ticks Up to 884,000; Bay Area Nearing 7.8 Million Mark

The estimated population of San Francisco proper has inched up from 880,400 in July of 2017 to 884,000 as of January 1, 2018, according to the latest data from California’s Department of Finance. As such, San Francisco’s population increased by roughly 10,000 (1.14 percent) in 2017, with 64 percent... Read More »

Berkeley Gas Station Development Redesigned for ‘Co-Living’

Berkeley Gas Station Development Redesigned for ‘Co-Living’

Plans to level the Berkeley Gas & Smog station on southwest corner of Shattuck and Ashby Avenues have been in the works since 2015, at which point a five-story development with 44 residential units and a total of 53 bedrooms, counting a studio as one, had been envisioned to... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slip, 9-Year Seasonal Low in San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slip, 9-Year Seasonal Low in San Francisco

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 7,122 in March, a 3.3 percent drop in volume versus the same time last year, versus a 9.0 percent gain over the previous year, according to recorded sales data from CoreLogic. And in... Read More »

Oakland A’s Enter Negotiations for Howard Terminal Site, Again

Oakland A’s Enter Negotiations for Howard Terminal Site, Again

Having dismissed the 50-acre site back in 2014, the Oakland A’s have now entered into a formal negotiating agreement with Oakland’s Port Commission to explore building a new MLB stadium at Howard Terminal, to the west of Jack London Square. Keep in mind that the current A’s chairman emeritus,... Read More »

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Asking Rents Tick up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have ticked up around 3 percent since the beginning of the year, roughly half of which can be attributed to normal seasonality. And in fact, based on a comparison of nearly 3,000 listings,... Read More »

Revised Plans for Supersized Bart-Adjacent Project Sans Parking

Revised Plans for Supersized Bart-Adjacent Project Sans Parking

Facing pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing” of the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise up to 23 stories in height upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, and that the... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Slips from Record Highs

Bay Area Employment Slips from Record Highs

At a time of the year when Bay Area employment figures typically tick up, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job dropped by 1,200 in March to 555,500. But with 2,300 people having been removed from the labor force, the unemployment rate... Read More »

Employment Ticks up to (Mostly) Record Highs as Growth Slows

Employment Ticks up to (Mostly) Record Highs as Growth Slows

Having dropped by a downwardly revised 3,700 at the beginning of the year, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job increased by 2,900 in February to a near record 557,000 and the unemployment rate dropped from 2.7 to 2.6 percent. And as... Read More »

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, Oakland’s Planning Commission has set the stage for a formal denial of the plans for a seemingly split, 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street in Downtown Oakland. As proposed, the development would require the demolition of... Read More »

San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have inched up around one (1) percent over the past two months, in part due to the typical seasonality in rents. And in fact, based on a comparison of roughly 2,600 listings, the... Read More »