Articles Filed Under: San Jose (And South)

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The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

According to a Principal at Retail West, the San Francisco-based firm which has been engaged to lead the retail strategy for Centennial Gateway, the “retail and entertainment destination” to rise directly across the street from the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the project will be “more contemporary, lively, and modern than anything the Bay Read More »

Former Sharks Captain Owen Nolan Asks $4.9M For San Jose Home

Former Sharks Captain Owen Nolan Asks $4.9M For San Jose Home

Owen Nolan, the retired NHL all-star and former San Jose Sharks captain, has listed his 9,500 square foot San Jose home in the foothills of Almaden Valley for $4.9 million. Built in 2010 on a little over 3 acres overlooking Silicon Valley, the “Mediterranean-inspired” home at 6971 Hollow Lake Way includes five bedrooms and seven Read More »

Tech OG Still Trying To “Sparc” A Home Sale

Tech OG Still Trying To “Sparc” A Home Sale

Purchased as new for $6,687,000 in 2006 and having since moved, Sun Microsystems co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy has been trying to sell his old 7,280 square foot Portola Valley home at 6 Blue Oaks Court since 2010 when it was listed for $5,200,000. Listed anew for $5,600,000 in 2013, the asking price for Read More »

San Jose Most Expensive Metro Area In US, San Francisco #2

With a median single-family home sale price of $808,000 in the first quarter of 2014, “San Jose” ranked as the most expensive major metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, according to the National Association of Realtors. The “San Francisco” MSA, which includes Oakland and Fremont, ranked as the second most expensive metro area with Read More »

Tracking Caltrain’s Makeover And Ridership

Tracking Caltrain’s Makeover And Ridership

With a goal of having Caltrain electrified and redesigned train cars in service by 2019, a request for qualified contractors to express their interest in the project will be issued this month with contracts slated to be awarded in 2015. A couple of stats from Caltrain’s latest customer survey: 40 percent of riders are between Read More »

With Easter Egg Hunts And Putt-ering In Mind: A Woodside Estate

With Easter Egg Hunts And Putt-ering In Mind: A Woodside Estate

If you’ve come to the realization that your annual Easter egg hunt is about to outgrow your backyard and you’re looking for a “little” more space or retreat, perhaps you’d be interested in perusing (or putt-ering around) 437 Whiskey Hill Road. Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

While Bay Area home sales were down 12.9 percent on a year-over-year basis last month, the slowest March in terms of sales volume since 2008, recorded home sales were up 8.2 percent on a year-over-year basis in San Francisco as contracts in a number of new condo buildings started to close (see last paragraph below). Read More »

Massive 31-Acre Tech Campus In San Jose Approved, But For Whom?

Massive 31-Acre Tech Campus In San Jose Approved, But For Whom?

A ten-building tech campus with over 2 million square feet of office space and room for 10,000 employees has been approved to rise on a 31-acre parcel in North San Jose, bordering Highway 101 along Brokaw Road, a half mile from the San Jose airport. While developer Peery-Arrillaga says a tenant has already committed to Read More »

Google Owns Over 10% Of Mountain View And Plans To Expand

Google Owns Over 10% Of Mountain View And Plans To Expand

Including 42 acres upon which Google has proposed to build a 1.2 million square foot Bay View campus (click to enlarge), Google now controls 250 parcels in Mountain View and owns over ten percent of the city’s taxable property, all of which The Verge has mapped. Google’s stated plans for developing nearly four million square Read More »

Silicon Valley’s Biggest Tech Campuses As Self-Contained Cities

Silicon Valley’s Biggest Tech Campuses As Self-Contained Cities

The premise: With tech workers flocking to San Francisco seeking the urban environment that Silicon Valley lacks, what might it look like if a few of the largest tech campuses south of San Francisco replaced their parking lots and select open spaces with enough high-density housing to support all their employees? The Tech Campus Housing Read More »

Bay Area Million Dollar Homes Sales Jump, East Bay Jumps The Most

The number of California homes that sold for a million dollars or more rose to 39,175 last year, the highest level since 2007 when the number totaled 42,505, but 28 percent fewer than the all-time high of 54,773 in 2005. A quarter of the sales were all-cash transactions. In the Bay Area, home sales over Read More »

Bay Area Commercial Boom: San Francisco Second To Santa Clara

Spending on commercial real estate construction activity around the Bay Area this year is expected to top the record $6 billion mark set in 2000 and could reach as high as $6.7 billion by the end of 2013. The Bay Area County with the most commercial construction activity is currently Santa Clara County which should Read More »

Bay Area Rents Climb, East Bay Jumps 10 Percent In 3 Months

While the vacancy rate for apartments throughout the Bay Area has ticked up from 3.1 to 3.9 percent, according to Cassidy Turley the average rent has ticked up from $1,851 to $1,897 a month, two percent below its first quarter peak of $1,941. The average rent in San Francisco is now $3,266 a month, up Read More »

What Would You Do With 57 Acres 20 Minutes From SF And SFO?

What Would You Do With 57 Acres 20 Minutes From SF And SFO?

A twenty minute drive south from the heart of San Francisco and twenty minutes from SFO, a 57-acre parcel overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Pacifica is on the market with a “suggested offering price” of $6 million and offers due by November 15. The marketing notes an “opportunity for future development of residential community with Read More »

Silicon Valley Rents Remain Up But Pressure Is Building

The average monthly rent for an apartment in a complex with 50 or more units in Santa Clara County remains up 8.1 percent year-over-year with rents in San Jose averaging $2,105 a month, up $26 in the third quarter. With a backlog of new developments hitting the market in Silicon Valley, however, the occupancy rate Read More »