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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 »

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Inches Up, Sales Slip

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Inches Up, Sales Slip

Having ticked up 4.5 percent in April, the Mark Company’s pricing index for new condos in San Francisco inched up another 0.4 percent in May and is now running 1.7 percent higher versus the same time last year but remains 11.9 percent below its peak in the third quarter... Read More »

Planning for the Population Doubling and Public Realm of Dogpatch

Planning for the Population Doubling and Public Realm of Dogpatch

With around 3,000 units of housing expected to be built in Dogpatch over the next decade, not including another 2,700 units which could eventually rise on the Potrero Power Plant site, the population of the neighborhood is expected to soon double, if not triple. And with that in mind,... Read More »

Record Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Grows

Record Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Grows

With the number of newly proposed units of housing to be built in San Francisco having outpaced the number of units that finished up construction, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco increased by 2,600 in the first quarter of 2018 to a record... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Ticks Up

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Ticks Up

Driven in part by a slowdown in sales activity since the beginning of the year, the number of single-family homes and condos actively listed for sale in San Francisco has ticked up a little over 6 percent over the past month to 690, which is roughly even with the... Read More »