Research Center - San Francisco

  • San Francisco Bay Area Properties Put Up for Sale as California Looks to Pay Off Wall of Debt

    The Department of General Services is planning the sale of a large section of surplus land in its administration, and marketing has commenced for the property. According to a press statement, the DGS will be listing the property and talking with interested buyers until the 3rd of October, this year. The 81 acres of land that are being offered up for sale by the state of California were once belonged to the former Agnews Developmental Center.

    12 June 2013 21:06
  • City of San Francisco to Complete 100K-square-foot Lease Agreement with Laurus

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Laurus Coporation is cashing in on one of its earlier San Francisco Bay Area investments. The company has recently announced it is negotiating a leasing agreement for a large chunk of space at its 1155 Market St. property. The L.A.-based investment company is currently holding talks with the City [...]

    07 November 2012 21:26
  • Warriors Arena Gets Development Team as Architect Unveils New Design

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A new hurdle was recently cleared in the process of delivering a new sports arena to the city of San Francisco, as the project finally has a construction deal. The San Francisco Business Times reports that companies Hunt Construction Group and Webcor have been awarded the coveted contract. The developing [...]

    17 October 2012 15:55
  • Sunnyvale Set to Steal Tenants from Neighboring Submarkets; Legacy Pounces on Development Opportunity

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The improving office market in Silicon Valley is making its effects known, as landlords and developers scramble to get as much space as possible while the spike lasts. Yet while the area is set to continue to generate interest due to the presence of giants such as Facebook and Google, [...]

    10 October 2012 15:13
  • Massive Office Development Could Spur Palo Alto Downtown Re-branding Frenzy

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The City of Palo Alto is set to see a massive office development take shape in one of its prime downtown areas. Local authorities have teamed up with philanthropist John Arillaga in order to get a four-tower office complex at 27 University Avenue that, if done right, could also result [...]

    26 September 2012 14:33
  • Treat Towers in Walnut Creek Trade Hands

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor MetLife recently acquired Treat Towers in one of the largest office deals in the East Bay this year, trading for around $120 million. The property was bought from Chicago-based Equity Office Properties Trust, who co-owned the Treat Towers with a TIAA-CREF retirement fund. The twin 10-story office buildings offer around [...]

    05 September 2012 15:35
  • Fortinet Acquires Facility Potentially Groomed for New HQ

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A company dealing with national and international network security is set to expand after a recent property purchase in Sunnyvale. Fortinet Inc. is the new owner of 164,099 square feet of space at 895 Kifer Rd. on a 10-acre lot. The California-based tech company acquired the facility for a total [...]

    22 August 2012 17:50
  • Stockbridge Capital Closes $220M Fund; Targets Value-Add Assets

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Stockbridge Capital Group recently announced the final closing of a $220 million fund that will target a wide range of value-added investments including industrial, office, retail and multi-family properties in major domestic markets. Established in 2011, Stockbridge Value Fund I will focus on distressed and undervalued properties. The entity will [...]

    28 June 2012 15:10
  • Brentwood’s $61M Civic Upgrade Makes its Public Debut

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor In a bid to create a more vibrant image and revitalize its core, Brentwood has just wrapped a $60.8 million investment in its public buildings and spaces. Located in eastern Contra Costa County, the city of 51,000 marked the official opening of the multi-faceted project last month. A highlight is [...]

    06 June 2012 19:05
  • Cordish, Giants Detail $1.6B Waterfront Plan Near AT&T Park

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor, and Paul Rosta, Senior Editor A 27-acre parcel near AT&T Park is the proposed site of a sports-anchored $1.6 billion  waterfront plan  that would be among the nation’s largest urban mixed-use developments. The Cordish Cos. is teaming up with the San Francisco Giants on the 3.5 millon-square-foot office, retail and residential complex. Dubbed [...]

    09 May 2012 15:55