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Madison Acquires Stake in Two-Property Portfolio in California

Madison Acquires Stake in Two-Property Portfolio in California

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Two Bay Area properties were the object of a recent stake acquisition by private equity firm, Madison International Realty. The company has moved on the market for a share of a two-building portfolio owned by a closed-end fund sponsored by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management…

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New Multifamily Division to Focus on Developing Projects in Growing Tech Markets

New Multifamily Division to Focus on Developing Projects in Growing Tech Markets

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor As the main tech markets continue their emergence, driven by the growth of big names such as Google, Facebook and Apple and their development of new design-heavy facilities, as well as the growing interest in the San Francisco Peninsula, the market was bound to drive…

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TODAY’S DEALS: Capital One Provides Bridge Loan for Rental Conversion

TODAY’S DEALS: Capital One Provides Bridge Loan for Rental Conversion

HFF arranges financing for a N.J. community; KB Homes buys a condo development site in San Francisco; and NorthMarq Capital arranges a $32.4 million Freddie Mac loan for a Class A property.…

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Eight-Building Campus in San Jose Acquired by TMG Partners-Fortress Investment Group Joint Venture

Eight-Building Campus in San Jose Acquired by TMG Partners-Fortress Investment Group Joint Venture

A massive office campus deal was recently arranged by a joint venture between San Francisco-based TMG Partners and Fortress Investment Group LLC. The JV has acquired the current San Jose home of network solutions company, Cisco. The eight-building office/R&D campus was previously owned by the company which has already agreed…

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Berkeley Point Executes $325M in Refinancing for The Gateway in San Francisco

Berkeley Point Executes $325M in Refinancing for The Gateway in San Francisco

Berkeley Point Capital, along with Freddie Mac, recently closed on the largest single-asset loan in its company history. The 10-year, $325 million refinance loan for The Gateway, a 7.74 acre San Francisco property, was locked-in at a fixed rate of 3.38 percent and is a full-term, interest-only loan.…

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Silicon Valley Residential Market Sees Activity From Investors and Developers Alike

Silicon Valley Residential Market Sees Activity From Investors and Developers Alike

As the area’s office sector is set to greatly benefit from the fact that Silicon Valley is currently regarded as the most tech-friendly real estate market in the entire country, investors are taking some time to focus on an impending housing rise. Therefore, transactions and new development projects should pour…

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San Francisco Bay Area Submarkets Lead Nation in Terms of Tech Appeal, JLL Study Shows

San Francisco Bay Area Submarkets Lead Nation in Terms of Tech Appeal, JLL Study Shows

Most of the coverage that the San Francisco Bay Area receives real estate-wise is tightly knit to the area’s office real estate market. And now, according to real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle, we have the main reason. The San Francisco Bay Area’s three markets: San Francisco, Silicon Valley and…

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Yet Another Milpitas Multifamily Project Set to Take Shape as Silicon Valley Ramps up Housing

Yet Another Milpitas Multifamily Project Set to Take Shape as Silicon Valley Ramps up Housing

The rise of Silicon Valley has been a long process, and now the incentive is there for housing to fulfill the expectations of hordes of young professionals looking to relocate to the area as Google, Apple and a myriad of other tech companies continue their expansion. One of the cities…

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Drawbridge Realty Trust Continues Heightened Activity with Office Purchase in Santa Rosa

Drawbridge Realty Trust Continues Heightened Activity with Office Purchase in Santa Rosa

Drawbridge Realty Trust has made a move into the Santa Rosa submarket with a recently completed double acquisition. The real estate company has paid a purchase fee of $18 million for the two office buildings, an indication that Drawbridge has begun to put its $150 million revolving credit facility to…

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Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Acquired as Building is Once Again Part of MetLife

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Acquired as Building is Once Again Part of MetLife

As the city’s hospitality market soars to new heights, there might be space for passion plays as MetLife Inc. recently acquired its former headquarters, now a thriving San Francisco hotel. The insurance giant entered a joint venture with Thayer Lodging Group to purchase The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco for a grand…

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New Multifamily Development in The Mission Trades Hands Only Days After Opening

New Multifamily Development in The Mission Trades Hands Only Days After Opening

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Avant Housing’s newly opened apartment community was sold just days after its official opening. The company’s new Vara development was purchased by global commercial real estate investor, Behringer Harvard. Avant Housing was represented during the sale by Moran Co. representatives Brett Betzler and Mary Ann…

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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Stake Acquired by Carey Watermark in $100 Million JV Deal

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Stake Acquired by Carey Watermark in $100 Million JV Deal

San Francisco has elevated its hospitality market over the past few years to a point where rates and occupancy have been rising and the city is a top market contender. Then the recent big money move by Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated to acquire a joint venture interest in the Fairmont…

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