SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco's retail marketexhibited healthy demand during the last quarter of 2014. Withlittle new retail space in San Francisco and strong demand forexisting retail spaces, landlords have been pushing asking rentshigher. That is according to a recent report from Cushman& Wakefield.

“The overall vacancy rate citywide was a stable1.9% at the end of 2014, a minimal 10 basis points higher than theend of 2013,” the firm says.

And three retail projects are now in the earlystages of development, the report says. Market StreetPlace, a $150-million, 250,000-square-foot project at 935Market St. between Fifth and Sixth Streets, broke ground inNovember. Delivery is projected for August 2016. TransbayTransit Center will offer 160,000 square feet of retailand restaurant space. The first phase comprising of 100,000 squarefeet of retail space is expected to open in late 2017. The secondphase, with 60,000 square feet of underground retail, will openwhen Caltrain adds service to the station. Another project closingin on a start date is the Warriors Arena inMission Bay, which will add 125,000 square feet of retail space intime for the 2018 season.

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