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Salesforce Transit Center Repairs Underway

Salesforce Transit Center Repairs Underway

As we first reported last year, the cracked Salesforce Transit Center wasn’t going to reopen in 2018 and we were projecting it would likely remain closed “through the first, if not second, quarter of 2019 as well.” With a fix for the transit center’s fractured beams having since been... Read More »

BIG Plans for a Pair of Swoopy Towers Closer to Reality

BIG Plans for a Pair of Swoopy Towers Closer to Reality

As we first reported in December of 2017, Tishman Speyer was pushing forward with their plans for two modern towers to rise up to 420 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend, stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels, including those currently occupied by The Creamery,... Read More »

Affordable Development in the Mission Finally Breaks Ground

Affordable Development in the Mission Finally Breaks Ground

Having survived a parking related challenge, the plans for a nine-story building with 127 units of affordable housing to rise on the northern half of the parking lot parcel at the corner of Folsom and 17th Street, adjacent to the new In Chan Kaajal Park on the southern half... Read More »

Approved Dollar Store Development on the Market in the Mission

Approved Dollar Store Development on the Market in the Mission

As we first reported last year: Having already been redesigned to look “less upscale” and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets was subsequently challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) for the potential... Read More »

Tenant Buyouts Tick Up in San Francisco, Averaged $48K Last Year

Tenant Buyouts Tick Up in San Francisco, Averaged $48K Last Year

Over the past year, a total of 379 buyout agreements between landlords and their tenants were inked and filed with the City, as now required by law. That’s up 13 percent from the 335 buyout agreements filed in 2017 and 18 percent more than the 320 filed in 2016.... Read More »

Mission District Institution Closing, Corner Buildings for Sale

Mission District Institution Closing, Corner Buildings for Sale

As we first reported last year, Lucca Ravioli’s detached parking lot parcel at 1120 Valencia Street was on the market in the Mission and has since sold to a developer with plans for a five-story development to rise on its mid-block site. As we noted at the time, “yes,... Read More »

Russian Hill Hideaway Fails to Fetch Its 2015 Price

Russian Hill Hideaway Fails to Fetch Its 2015 Price

As we noted near the end of last year: Originally designed by William Wurster and perched on the eastern slope of Russian Hill, the three-bedroom home at 1116 Greenwich Street, which actually fronts the Greenwich Pathway versus the street, was renovated in 2008 and sold for $2.825 million in... Read More »

Regal SF Residence Fetches 6 Percent over its Early 2014 Price

Regal SF Residence Fetches 6 Percent over its Early 2014 Price

As we first reported near the end of 2017: When the hedge fund manager who lives in the 4,400-square-foot Presidio Heights home at the corner of Walnut and Jackson learned that the home next door at 3311 Jackson, a smaller 3,000-square-foot home which had been in the same family... Read More »

Penthouse BLUs, Take Two (And Three)

Penthouse BLUs, Take Two (And Three)

Purchased for $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2012, the 2,285-square-foot Penthouse Unit C (PHC) atop BLU at 631 Folsom Street has just resold for $2.89 million, representing total appreciation of 20.4 percent over the past six years on a straight-line basis. Missing from that two point timeline,... Read More »

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 »