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Pinterest Signs Pre-Lease For Entire SoMa Development

Pinterest Signs Pre-Lease For Entire SoMa Development

Pinterest has just inked a pre-lease for the entire 140,000-square-foot building to rise at 505 Brannan, a Central SoMa development which is slated to break ground early next year and be ready for occupancy in 2017. Designed by Heller Manus for TMG Partners, the 505 Brannan Street building will... Read More »

Future SoMa Tech HQ Approved To Rise

Future SoMa Tech HQ Approved To Rise

The proposed 300,000-square-foot office building to rise at 510 Townsend Street, with open floor plans and a private “eatery” on the top floor, has been approved by San Francisco’s Planning Department. Having been entirely pre-leased to payments company Stripe, and with the paperwork for the necessary demolition and building... Read More »

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

According to a new Legislative Analyst’s report, an estimated 25 to 50 percent of all Airbnb listings in San Francisco are for “commercially hosted” units, units which are continuously rented on a short-term basis and never occupied by their owners, “removing housing units that would otherwise be available for... Read More »

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

If approved, Google’s big plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus would have effectively blocked LinkedIn’s plans for expansion. Instead, Google was only awarded 515,000 of the 2.2 million square feet of development rights for the North Bayshore area to be allocated last night, less than a quarter... Read More »

510 Townsend As Envisioned And Pre-Leased To Stripe

510 Townsend As Envisioned And Pre-Leased To Stripe

While not yet approved for development but working its way through Planning, Alexandria Real Estate Equities has pre-leased its proposed 299,160-square-foot building to rise up to seven stories at 510 Townsend Street to payments startup Stripe. Assuming all goes as both sides plan, Stripe will be able to make... Read More »

The Infamous “G” Unloading Infinity Penthouse, Asking $12M

The Infamous “G” Unloading Infinity Penthouse, Asking $12M

The infamous Gurbaksh Chahal (a.k.a. “G”) purchased the penthouse unit #37B atop the first tower of The Infinity at 301 Main Street for $6.925 million in early 2008 and spent a million dollars upgrading the 3,355 square foot condo, a budget which included a reported $250K in marble flooring... Read More »

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Powertree, a local electric vehicle (EV) charging station startup, has lined up over 100 apartment buildings in San Francisco, Berkeley and Emeryville into which it plans to install solar-powered charging stations for residents, the first installation of which is slated for testing in the Mission in about a week.... Read More »

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

Vacant since damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the plans to rehab the Saint Joseph’s Church, parish hall and rectory at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the church, so to speak, into an 18,000-square-foot office space with 1,300 square feet of retail and a 2,500-square-foot assembly hall... Read More »

Listings For Over 6,000 Illegal Rentals In S.F. On Airbnb Alone

As of noon today, there are roughly 6,500 listings for illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone. For as of February 1, 2015, unless a residential unit in San Francisco has been registered with the city and received a unique registration number from the Planning Department, it’s... Read More »

San Francisco’s Tech Sector Nearly Doubles In Four Years, But…

According to the Planning Department’s latest Commerce and Industry Inventory report for San Francisco, employment within the city’s tech sector has grown by almost 91% since 2009 – up from 19,700 to 37,600 jobs in 2013 – but still represents a fairly small proportion (6 percent) of total employment... Read More »