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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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Mission Project Set to Fill Market Void as Rents Rise

Mission Project Set to Fill Market Void as Rents Rise

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor San Francisco is seeing a clear increase in the renting market, with many former homeowners or potential homebuyers renting instead. As a direct result, rent rates have been climbing rapidly in the East Bay, especially Santa [...]…

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South of Market Attracts New Tech Firms; Toll Authority Votes for New HQ

South of Market Attracts New Tech Firms; Toll Authority Votes for New HQ

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor San Francisco has to be happy with all the interest it’s seeing from starter and medium-tech companies that are set to relocate to the Bay Area. Demand is at an all-time high, with millions of square [...]…

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Developers Battle for Transbay Terminal Housing; Spate of Hotels Trade

Developers Battle for Transbay Terminal Housing; Spate of Hotels Trade

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The City by the Bay is moving forward on one of its largest projects of the year, with four development teams battling it out for the mixed-income housing project near the Transbay Terminal. The 450 units [...]…

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Livermore, San Mateo Campuses Find New Ownership

Livermore, San Mateo Campuses Find New Ownership

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Greenville Business Center in Livermore was the object of San Francisco’s latest industrial real estate deal as it traded hands for a total of $23.3 million. The seller, Property Reserve Inc., relinquished the four-building industrial [...]…

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AREA Buys Way into Downtown; Foundry Square Price Breaks Records

AREA Buys Way into Downtown; Foundry Square Price Breaks Records

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor AREA Property Partners has recently made its mark on the San Francisco multifamily scene by acquiring a 422-unit portfolio. The portfolio, comprising units in 20 buildings, was previously owned by the Lembi family. The seller, although [...]…

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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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