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New Condo Sales and Pricing Drop in San Francisco

New Condo Sales and Pricing Drop in San Francisco

While sales activity for new condos in San Francisco has typically ticked up from March to April, the number of purchase contracts signed last month (35) was 62 percent lower than the month before and 17 percent lower versus the same time last year. At the same time, the... Read More »

The First Candlestick Blocks Slated to Rise

The First Candlestick Blocks Slated to Rise

Having revealed the design for Candlestick Point, Block 9a, which is intended to set the “sense of place” for the neighborhood, we now turn our attention to the timing and plans for blocks 6a and 8a, both of which will front the future Wedge Plaza and transit hub and... Read More »

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

As we first reported last week, the Strada Investment Group is seeking permission to increase the density of the approved development to rise at 1100 Clay Street, between 11th and 12th Streets in Oakland’s City Center, from 262 apartments as approved to 288 as envisioned. And once again, the... Read More »

Major Market Street Development Underway

Major Market Street Development Underway

Demolition of the former Flax at 1699 Market Street is underway. The building permits for a 9-story, 160-unit building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Market Street Hub site, with 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space fronting Market and an 86-car garage to... Read More »

Pipeline of Development in S.F. Holds but Nearing Negative Growth

Pipeline of Development in S.F. Holds but Nearing Negative Growth

With new proposals having been submitted to the City for roughly the same number of residential units that finished construction in the first quarter of the year, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco is holding around 63,600. But as we first noted last... Read More »

A Record-Smashing Deal on San Francisco’s Waterfront

A Record-Smashing Deal on San Francisco’s Waterfront

The Hong Kong-based SRE Group has purchased an 80 percent stake in the eight-story parking garage at 75 Howard Street, a waterfront site which is fully approved and permitted for a 20-story, 120-unit condominium tower to rise. And according to the Business Times, the price for the majority stake... Read More »

Opposition to 117-Unit Development in the Mission Paid Off

Opposition to 117-Unit Development in the Mission Paid Off

While approved for the development of 117 apartments last year, including 23 units which are to be provided at below market rates (BMRs), the 2675 Folsom Street project has been waylaid by appeals championed by Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). But with... Read More »

More Density in Downtown Oakland

More Density in Downtown Oakland

Having secured financing for a 262-unit apartment building to rise up to 15 stories at 1100 Clay Street in Oakland’s City Center district, between 11th and 12th Streets, and getting ready to break ground, the Strada Investment Group is now seeking permission to increase the number of units to... Read More »

Transbay Related Lawsuits are Piling Up

Transbay Related Lawsuits are Piling Up

The Board of Directors for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is slated to conference with legal counsel on Thursday, behind closed doors. In addition to nine (9) lawsuits related to the sinking Millennium Tower which have already been filed in San Francisco Superior Court, all of which include... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

The paperwork for a ballot initiative that seeks to establish an official “Thou Shall Not Covet” policy for the City of San Francisco has been submitted to the Department of Elections. The proposed language for the deceleration, which specifically targets the movement of professional sports teams around the Bay:... Read More »