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Inventory of Homes for Sale in SF and Trend of Those in Contract

Inventory of Homes for Sale in SF and Trend of Those in Contract

While the number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco has ticked down 16 percent since the middle of July with typical seasonality in play, there are 3 percent more homes on the market right now (555) than there were at the same time last year (540) and... Read More »

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

The plans for a four-story building to rise on the southern end of the historic San Francisco Gas Light Company’s parcel in the Marina, where a former workshop addition flagged 3620 Buchanan Street currently sits, has been redesigned by Ian Birchall and Associates. Originally envisioned as a mix of... Read More »

Even More Exclusive in San Francisco

Even More Exclusive in San Francisco

While the Business Times has just broken the “exclusive” news that a 3,326-square-foot condo atop the new tower at 181 Fremont Street has sold for “$15 million or about $4,509 per square foot, setting a record as the highest price-per-square-foot condo sale in San Francisco,” it’s time for a... Read More »

New Plans for a Transbay District Tower Have Been Drafted

New Plans for a Transbay District Tower Have Been Drafted

As envisioned, a 350-foot-tall tower could rise on the little 4,000-square-foot parking lot behind the four-story office building at 543 Howard (a.k.a. 48 Tehama Street). While designed as a stand-alone structure, the 350-foot-tall “addition” would be connected to 543 Howard at its basement and ground floor and cantilevered over... Read More »

East Bay Office Market Lull

East Bay Office Market Lull

While still below average, the vacancy rate for East Bay office space has ticked up from 8.2 percent at the beginning of the year to over 9 percent today, including an uptick in the vacancy rate for existing office space in Oakland’s Central Business District (from 6.6 percent to... Read More »

Timing and Cost of Affordable Family Housing to Rise in Mission Bay

Timing and Cost of Affordable Family Housing to Rise in Mission Bay

As we first reported earlier this year: As designed by Paulett Taggart Architects and Studio Vara for Mercy Housing, the proposed development to rise up to 74 feet in height, not including its parapets, on the western half of Mission Bay South Block 6, along Merrimac Street, between China... Read More »

50 Percent More Homes on the Market in San Francisco versus 2015

50 Percent More Homes on the Market in San Francisco versus 2015

While having slipped 6 percent over the past month with typical seasonality in play, the number of single-family homes and condos actively listed for sale in San Francisco has ticked up 9 percent over the past two weeks to 650, which is 3 percent higher on a year-over-year basis... Read More »

The Vulnerability and Consequences of Sea Level Rise in SF

The Vulnerability and Consequences of Sea Level Rise in SF

While a final assessment and consequences report isn’t slated to be finished until next year, a map of the San Francisco blocks most vulnerable to a projected sea level rise of between 36 and 66 inches by the end of this century has been drafted. And while recently approved... Read More »

Rents Tick Up along with Delivery of New Office Buildings in SF

Rents Tick Up along with Delivery of New Office Buildings in SF

With 1.3 million square feet of new office space having been delivered over the past quarter, all of which was pre-leased and instantly absorbed, included The Exchange at 16th (Dropbox) and the tower at 181 Fremont Street (Facebook), the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco ticked... Read More »

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

With San Francisco’s new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center and rooftop park slated to open on August 12, the first four (4) leases for the center’s thirty-five (35) potential retail/restaurant/commercial spaces have been negotiated and could be approved this week. Eddie Rickenbacker’s is slated to sign a 15-year lease for a... Read More »