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Makeover at 680 Folsom Reels In Riverbed for 168,000 SF Lease

Makeover at 680 Folsom Reels In Riverbed for 168,000 SF Lease

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor San Francisco is angling for the informal title of innovation capital of the world, to use Mayor Ed Lee’s phrase, and a major lease in the South of Market district is giving the mayor a new [...]…

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Pier 27 Makeover Starts; One Beach Street Trades for $36.5M

Pier 27 Makeover Starts; One Beach Street Trades for $36.5M

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A new cruise ship terminal is on the horizon at Pier 27. Following the Jan. 31 demolition of a warehouse, the site initially will house America’s Cup Village, which will provide retail space and restaurants as [...]…

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MetWest Terra Continues Streak with Third Bay Area Purchase

MetWest Terra Continues Streak with Third Bay Area Purchase

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor MetWest Terra Hospitality is on a roll in the Bay Area after a flurry of hotel acquisitions. In mid-January, the company picked up the Hotel Abri, a 91-key Downtown San Francisco property that was the company’s [...]…

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Apple Expands in Sunnyvale; East Palo Alto Makeover in Doubt

Apple Expands in Sunnyvale; East Palo Alto Makeover in Doubt

By Alex Girda, Assciate Editor Apple has recently signed a lease that may be the opening round of a large-scale expansion by the technology giant in Sunnyvale. Reports peg the deal as the first in a long series of moves that will [...]…

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Salesforce.com, BioMarin Deals Jump-Start 2012 Leasing Market

Salesforce.com, BioMarin Deals Jump-Start 2012 Leasing Market

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A pair of major leasing deals is helping the New Year get off to a strong start in the Bay Area. In a $339 million deal that city officials called the biggest of its kind in [...]…

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A’s Wolff Makes Triple Play with 3rd San Jose Hotel Buy

A’s Wolff Makes Triple Play with 3rd San Jose Hotel Buy

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Wolff Urban Development L.L.C. is widening its footprint in San Jose through the acquisition of a third high-profile hotel. The privately held investment firm, which is controlled by Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff, acquired the l71-key [...]…

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Pac-12 Enterprises Leases 70,000 SF in South Market

Pac-12 Enterprises Leases 70,000 SF in South Market

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Pac-!2  athletic conference’s integrated media affiliate  has signed an 11-year lease for 70,000 square feet at  370 Third Street in San Francisco, the San Francisco Business Times reported. Kilroy Realty Corp., the building’s owner, acquired [...]…

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BART’s Coliseum Transit Village Moves Forward in Oakland

BART’s Coliseum Transit Village Moves Forward in Oakland

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The latest transit-related development in the San Francisco Bay Area is getting on track. The Bay Area Rapid Transit District board of directors is negotiating an agreement with the Oakland Economic Development Corp. to develop a [...]…

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Golub, Mercy Housing Win Transbay Project

Golub, Mercy Housing Win Transbay Project

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor An important Bay Area contract has gone to the joint venture created by Golub & Co. and Mercy Housing. The sale of the property, for construction of a Folsom Street housing complex in the Transbay District, [...]…

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Residential Developments Take Center Stage

Residential Developments Take Center Stage

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Potrero Center is a large deal waiting to happen. The 227,000-square-foot shopping center has been listed for sale by current owner The Emerald Fund. The venture aims to sell the property by pitching the possibility [...]…

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Equity Residential Engages in Massive Residential Shopping Spree

Equity Residential Engages in Massive Residential Shopping Spree

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor East Palo Alto is on the verge of selling more than half of its rental stock to one of the nation’s largest landlords. If that doesn’t sound noteworthy, consider the number of apartments that are part [...]…

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Office Space Show Still Going On in San Francisco as Westcore Keeps Getting Bigger

Office Space Show Still Going On in San Francisco as Westcore Keeps Getting Bigger

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Bay Area office market just keeps on landing punches like it’s fighting for its life, and considering the past three or four years, you could say it is. Westcore, one of the area’s major players, [...]…

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