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Brett Gladstone Gladstone says the board of supervisors may vote on the plan before Thanksgiving.

SAN FRANCISCO—Those who follow the fastest-growing US cities know that San Francisco has been a leader in population growth, growth in the number of businesses and growth in office construction since 2000. The first San Francisco gold rush of the 21st Century took place from 2000 to 2007, and generated a great deal of tension between old-timers and the new younger population of tech workers, says M. Brett Gladstone, partner, Hanson Bridgett, whose practice focuses on land use law and real estate transactions.

“The fear of displacement and too-rapid change prompted a downzoning of much of the city’s eastern neighborhoods with an eastern neighborhoods plan that encouraged  housing but little new office development,” Gladstone tells GlobeSt.com.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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