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Mission Bay Gains Police HQs; Palo Alto Street Named Most Expensive for Office

Mission Bay Gains Police HQs; Palo Alto Street Named Most Expensive for Office

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The city is on its way to getting its first Mission Bay-located civic building. Groundbreaking has recently taken place on a new headquarters for the San Francisco Police Department, which will also house neighborhood police and [...]…

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Construction Kits Go Green, Jobs Go Down in the Bay Area

Construction Kits Go Green, Jobs Go Down in the Bay Area

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor  Amid plans of overhauling the entire building industry and impressive attempts at sustainable and energy-efficient structures, some projects seem to prosper more than others. One such endeavor is Project Frog, a San Francisco-based building business. The [...]…

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Hotel Market to Rise During Coming Years

Hotel Market to Rise During Coming Years

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The city has been landing decent punches with its real estate deals and projects these past few months, but it might have missed out on a potentially rewarding trend. Bloomberg‘s recent overview of the area found [...]…

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California Cities Court NFL Teams with Stadium Plans

California Cities Court NFL Teams with Stadium Plans

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor   As National Football League teams get ready to kick off the 2011 season, competition of a different sort is heating up in California. No fewer than four cities in the Golden State have plans in the pipeline for [...]…

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Apple Unveils New HQ plan; High Stakes on High-Speed Rail

Apple Unveils New HQ plan; High Stakes on High-Speed Rail

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Apple is taking its gadget design into the real estate world–at least, that’s what the plan for their new Cupertino campus looks like. The new state-of-the-art structure, designed by British architect Norman Foster, will emulate everything [...]…

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Google Development Ambitions Strain Relationship with Mountain View

Google Development Ambitions Strain Relationship with Mountain View

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Google has brought many good things to its hometown of Mountain View. But the Bay Area might have had enough. Google was highly criticized by local officials for its plans to build several bridges over a creek that [...]…

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Swift Realty Buys 1 Million SF Bank of America Complex in Concord

Swift Realty Buys 1 Million SF Bank of America Complex in Concord

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor   In one of the area’s largest local office trades of recent years, Bank of America’s 1.1 million-square-foot complex in Downtown Concord has come under the ownership of Swift Realty Partners, the Contra Costa Times reported. Clocking in [...]…

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Proposed Developments Headline Bay Area Real Estate

Proposed Developments Headline Bay Area Real Estate

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor An ongoing dispute between the city of San Francisco and the California Pacific Medical Center regarding $2 billion in upcoming healthcare-sector projects is nearing its apex, the San Francisco Business Times reports. The two proposals are [...]…

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49ers, Folsom Street Development Opportunities Move Forward

49ers, Folsom Street Development Opportunities Move Forward

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The city of San Francisco has actively rekindled its search for an appropriate developer for a housing project in the vicinity of Transbay Terminal. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the city’s Redevelopment Agency is [...]…

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Subway Project Polarizes Community as Massive Funding is Sought from Government

Subway Project Polarizes Community as Massive Funding is Sought from Government

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The city is set to start on its very own Subway. And this bit of news is definitely not about sandwiches. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency awarded a substantial $233.6 million to American-Italian joint venture [...]…

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Medical Technology Entities Expand–and So Does the Zoo

Medical Technology Entities Expand–and So Does the Zoo

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor  The Bay Area has been seeing an uptick in medical technology deals. First there was Intuitive Surgical, which, in a three-building transaction, instantly expanded its prospects in the area. The 235,000 square feet it acquired is [...]…

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Environmental Protection Set to Become Bay Area Priority

Environmental Protection Set to Become Bay Area Priority

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Bay Area seems to enjoy protecting the environment, and in more ways than one. News has surfaced regarding two very different aspects of the U.S. environmental policy. One involves placing a tech incubator in a [...]…

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