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SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

To quote San Francisco’s Planning Department which is pushing to develop a cohesive, long-term plan for the city: “We need to collaborate with our immediate geographic neighbors to develop a shared vision and strategic approach to ensure San Francisco’s – and the region’s – long term economic, social and... Read More »

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Three months ago, Floyd Kephart, the Chairman of a hedge fund advisory firm, was given 90 days to ink letters of interest with the Oakland Raiders and Athletics in order to get the City’s proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground, a project which has been in the works... Read More »

Oakland Office Vacancy Rate Under 10% For First Time Since 2008

The vacancy rate for office space in Oakland’s Central Business District has dropped to 9.6 percent, the first time it has been under 10 percent since the third quarter of 2008 according to DTZ (which recently acquired Cassidy Turley). And with the decrease in the vacancy rate, the going... Read More »

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Approved for development in 2007 but waylaid by the great recession and a parking lot since the former Courthouse Athletic Club Building on the site was hastily razed in 2009, the plans for a five-story condo project to rise across 1.4 acres at 2935 Telegraph Avenue have been dusted... Read More »

Last-Minute Change For SF’s Olympic Bid: Oakland Stadium Pitched

With the U.S. Olympic Committee just hours away from an expected announcement as to which U.S. city they will back in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, and the San Francisco organizing committee likely feeling a little heat, San Francisco is now pitching the idea of building... Read More »

Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Plans to demolish the majority of the Oakland Auto Center at 3093 Broadway and build a seven-story development across the 3.5 acre Auto Row parcel have been filed with the city and could result in over 400 residential units and 24,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space rising on... Read More »

Office Rents In S.F. Forecast To Climb, But Not As Fast As In Boston

Office Rents In S.F. Forecast To Climb, But Not As Fast As In Boston

With demand for office space in San Francisco at an all-time high and office rents having increased 15 percent over the past year and nearly doubling since the first quarter of 2010, Cushman & Wakefield is forecasting that office rents in the city will increase by another 6 percent a year in... Read More »

Two Large Tech Companies Circling Oakland’s Sears Building

Two Large Tech Companies Circling Oakland’s Sears Building

Without naming names, two “large technology companies” are reportedly in discussions to lease the entire Sears Building in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood which the department store vacated in September. The 400,000-square-foot building, which was built for the H. C. Capwell Company in 1929 and fronts Broadway, Telegraph Avenue and 20th Street,... Read More »

Some Relief For Renters In SF, Growing Pain(s) In The East Bay

While the average asking rent for a market-rate apartment in San Francisco has hit a record $3,400 a month, up 9.8 percent over the past year, the largest percentage increase has occurred in Oakland where the average rent now measures $2,500 per month, up 17.6 percent over the past... Read More »

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

Set to expire yesterday after two years of effort, Oakland’s City Council has granted a 90-day contract extension to the group which has been trying to get the proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground. While a developer for the project has yet to be identified, and... Read More »

A Tipping Point For Oakland’s Office Market?

Between 70 and 80 percent of the recent demand for office space across the Bay Area has been driven by tech companies, according to Cassidy Turley. In San Francisco, the demand for office space is at an all-time high and office rents have increased 15 percent over the past... Read More »

Oakland’s Uptown Neighborhood Is Great, But It’s Not Number One

Oakland’s Uptown Neighborhood Is Great, But It’s Not Number One

Oakland’s Uptown has landed on the American Planning Association’s list of “Great Neighborhoods” this year, a list which included San Francisco’s Chinatown in 2013. While Uptown appears atop the list on the APA’s site, however, it’s not actually “the number one “great neighborhood” in the country” as reported on SFGate,... Read More »

Trulia Deems San Francisco Overvalued, San Jose And Oakland Too

Trulia Deems San Francisco Overvalued, San Jose And Oakland Too

Based on ratios of home prices, incomes and rents, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland all made Trulia’s latest top-ten list of the most “overvalued” housing markets in the U.S., ranking fourth, seventh and tenth respectively. While Austin, Texas topped Trulia’s list of the most overvalued metro areas with... Read More »

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors are on their way out and the Oakland A’s have been angling for a move as well, the City of Oakland has just released the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres... Read More »

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

The two-bedroom bungalow at 5668 Broadway is a half-mile stroll from the Rockridge BART station and Market Hall, and not too much farther from Zachary’s (yes, we have our priorities straight). While remodeled, the interior hasn’t been Dwell-ified and much of the original woodwork has been refinished and remains... Read More »