Plans to Raise the Roof and New Rentals on Mission Closer to Reality

Plans to Raise the Roof and New Rentals on Mission Closer to Reality

With the master tenant of the former Anna’s Linens shop at 2610 Mission Street having been paid to forfeit the remaining 30 years on a 99-year lease, plans to renovate the existing 12,000-square-foot structure and add four residential floors – with eight two-bedroom apartments above 8,000 square feet of... Read More »

Boutique Urban Townhome Project Pushing Forward

Boutique Urban Townhome Project Pushing Forward

With the ground floor space of the little two-story office building at 220 Battery Street, which was to become a 7-Eleven, having been renovated and re-opened as Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, the plans for a modern three-story addition, with two urban townhomes, to rise atop the existing Financial District structure... Read More »

Shuttered Oakland Chicken Shack Back on the Market for $2 Million

Shuttered Oakland Chicken Shack Back on the Market for $2 Million

The shuttered Church’s Chicken shack at 345 East 18th Street, which is two blocks from the southeastern shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, is back on the market with a $1,999,999 price tag having failed to find a buyer last year. The corner parcel, which has since been stripped of... Read More »

Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

Purchased as new for $952,000, or roughly $1,213 per square foot, in November 2015, the 785-square-foot, one-bedroom condo #403 at 72 Townsend Street, a “one-of-a-kind luxury mid-rise” building in the heart of South Beach, returned to the market last month priced at $998,000, a sale at which would represent total... 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 »

Over Asking but a Real $550K Loss at the Infinity

Over Asking but a Real $550K Loss at the Infinity

Listed as an “Ultra Rare Super Sized Home at the Infinity” for $2.4 million in early 2015, the two-bedroom unit #5C at 301 Main Street sold for $2.3 million, or roughly $1,313 per square foot, that December. Returned to the market late last year, listed as a “Massive sized... Read More »

Positioning San Francisco’s Piers for a Luxury Hotel and Tech Space

Positioning San Francisco’s Piers for a Luxury Hotel and Tech Space

With the Port of San Francisco facing a multi-billion dollar challenge with respect to rehabilitating, renovating and re-purposing the city’s piers and over 100 acres of waterfront open space, a recently completed feasibility analysis prepared for the Port’s Waterfront Plan Land Use Subcommittee could help pave the way for... Read More »

$10 Million Deal for SoMa Park Land Ready for Board’s Approval

$10 Million Deal for SoMa Park Land Ready for Board’s Approval

Speaking of public open spaces, parks and land use in SoMa, San Francisco’s Department of Real Estate has negotiated a $9.725 million purchase price for five adjacent buildings at 11th and Natoma Streets. If the acquisition is approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, the hearing for which is... Read More »

Court of Appeal Rules That Children Aren’t Tenants

Court of Appeal Rules That Children Aren’t Tenants

Reversing a lower court decision, California’s First District Court of Appeal has ruled that minors living in a rental unit with a guardian are “occupants” but not “tenants,” an important distinction with respect to how San Francisco’s Rent Ordinance is written and the calculation of relocation payments due when... Read More »

Future Bayfront Park Newly Rendered, Detailed and Timed

Future Bayfront Park Newly Rendered, Detailed and Timed

San Francisco’s future 5.5-acre Bayfront Park, which will be bounded by a realigned Terry A. Francois Boulevard and the San Francisco Bay, between 16th Street and Nelson Rising Lane, across from the Warriors’ future Chase Center arena in Mission Bay, has been newly rendered and detailed. As conceptualized by... Read More »