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Bay Area Employment Slips, Trending Down in S.F. and Alameda

Bay Area Employment Slips, Trending Down in S.F. and Alameda

On the heels of the weakest first quarter for employment growth since 2009, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job dropped by 1,100 in May to 542,600 versus ticking up by 800 in May of last year and 2,600 in May of 2015. But with... Read More »

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Five years ago, the owners 414 Brannan Street sought permission to change the permitted use of the industrial building, which had once been home to an electrical contractor, to general office space. Informed by the City that the ongoing use of the building as office space for a contractor... Read More »

Office Rents in San Francisco Slip, Vacancy Rate Inches Up

Office Rents in San Francisco Slip, Vacancy Rate Inches Up

Having inched up 0.8 percent at the end of 2016 to an all-time high of $69.77 per square foot per year, the asking rent for office space in San Francisco slipped a nominal $0.11 per square foot (0.1 percent) in the first quarter of 2017. And while rents remain... Read More »

Uber Slows its Roll in Oakland, Doubles Down in San Francisco

Uber Slows its Roll in Oakland, Doubles Down in San Francisco

With Uptown Station’s opening already pushed back to the second quarter of 2018 due to design changes, Uber is now looking to sublet up to half of the 300,000 square feet of future office space at the former Sears Building in Uptown Oakland which it purchased for $123.5 million... Read More »

Office Rents Hit a Record High in SF but Barely Budged Last Year

Office Rents Hit a Record High in SF but Barely Budged Last Year

Having slipped for the first time since 2010 in the third quarter of last year, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco inched up 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter and ended 2016 at a record high of $69.77 per square foot per year, up a... Read More »

How Not to Hide a Hacker Hostel in SF

How Not to Hide a Hacker Hostel in SF

Speaking of illegal group housing setups in San Francisco, if you’re arguing that your property isn’t actually being used as an un-permitted “hacker hostel,” the second complaint for which was filed last month, you might not want to prominently feature the property on your HacknSleep website (cheesy muzak alert),... Read More »

Judge Backs Law That Could Ban Majority of Airbnb Rentals in SF

Judge Backs Law That Could Ban Majority of Airbnb Rentals in SF

A federal judge has rejected the arguments of Airbnb and HomeAway that their online listings and subsequent transactions are protected by the First Amendment and Federal Communications Decency Act, upholding San Francisco’s amended Short-Term rentals law which now requires hosting platforms to verify that the units they offer for rent... Read More »

Twitter Shedding Space for 1,400 Employees

Twitter Shedding Space for 1,400 Employees

Twitter is seeking to “immediately” sublease the entire seventh floor of its Mid-Market headquarters at 1355 Market Street, along with the entire fourth, fifth and sixth floors in the adjacent One 10th Street building. The four Market Square floors total over 180,000 square feet of space and represent nearly... Read More »

Vast Majority of Hometown Airbnb Hosts Remain Scofflaws

According to Airbnb, there are nearly 9,500 listings for short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone, listed by 7,046 unique hosts. According to the City, it has received a total of 1,647 applications to register as a legal host. And as such, it would appear that roughly 77... Read More »

San Francisco Office Rents at All-Time High but Acceleration Slows

San Francisco Office Rents at All-Time High but Acceleration Slows

The average asking rent for office space in San Francisco hit a record high of $68.14 per square foot at the end of 2015, surpassing the dot-com record of $66.00 per square foot set in the fourth quarter of 2000 by 3.2 percent. And at 5.9 percent, the current... Read More »