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Zac Miles KTGY’s Zac Miles says Oakland has more cranes in the air than any other Bay Area city at the moment.

OAKLAND, CA—The demand for additional housing and the rise in rental rates has spurred more high-rise concrete and steel-framed construction, according to Zac Miles, KTGY Architecture + Planning’s newly promoted associate principal. Although that type of construction is more expensive to build, he says it nets a considerably higher number of residential units, which can make the project pencil out for the developer.

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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