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  • Market Turn Proves Out Hold Strategy

    The resurgence of the North San Mateo County market, particularly due to the explosion in life science demand, coupled with YouTube’s expanding footprint in San Bruno and the resulting nosediving vacancy rate were key factors.

  • Van Ness Corridor Set for Rebirth

    In the coming years, 939 Ellis Street, recently purchased for $49 million, is poised to enjoy the benefits of what is currently San Francisco’s most transformative neighborhood, the Van Ness Corridor.

  • C-PACE Financings Solarize Two Buildings

    Seagate Properties used 30-year C-PACE financing by Cleanfund to install a 49.6 kW solar PV array on Seagate’s San Rafael headquarters and in an office building in Sausalito using a 76 kW solar PV array.

  • Bay Area Allows for Niche and Creative Deals

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Dashevsky says because of the Bay Area’s development hurdles, national players don’t have the footprint as in markets such as New York or Chicago, providing niche development opportunities.

  • Investors Shift to Renovated Core Assets

    With apartment demand rising, a vacancy rate near or below 4% and regional unemployment at its lowest level since late 1990s, many investors are investing in fully renovated core assets in core markets.

  • First New Union Square Space Since 80s Goes Vertical

    The arrival of 300 Grant Ave., the first ground-up retail and office development in Union Square in 30 years, is one of the most highly anticipated opportunities with 180 feet of trophy retail frontage.

  • Office Property Likely to Give Way to Multifamily

    The sale of Parkway Center, a two-story 71,742-square-foot office building that is 100% occupied, may pave the way for a potential redevelopment to multifamily, say sources close to the transaction.

  • Housing Project Builds in Co-Working Space

    In the second of a two-part EXCLUSIVE, Josh Roden, Brookfield Residential, discusses the co-working spaces in the Rec Center, café/kitchen and sustainability features of the Boulevard project.

  • Design Emphasizes Community Engagement

    In the first of a two-part EXCLUSIVE, Josh Roden, Brookfield Residential, discusses how homebuyers seek amenities that respond to smart, urban home designs that build relationships.

  • One of Largest Childcare Portfolios Sold Intact

    The portfolio was purchased by an institutional investor for $57 million and was encumbered by CMBS debt, but selling it intact circumvented defeasance penalties that would have been triggered by carving up.