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Sobrato Nabs McAfee for 240K SF and What It Means For The Market

April 2, 2010

Tweet Sobrato has managed to bag McAfee for ~240K square feet – and potentially more – at its Santa Clara campus. The Registry has some info on the deal as well. The deal is a great one for Sobrato, which has Yahoo! on lease until the end of July. The buildings are located at 2811 […]

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Westbrook Partners Gets a Deal on Four Seasons

March 22, 2010

Tweet Westbrook Partners has moved in to the aid of Millennium Partners, including the San Francisco Four Seasons which was in foreclosure. The deal is seemingly a good one for Westbrook but what this deal signals is that the market was shifting. Banks, which for some time were unfit and/or unsure of what to do […]

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Deloitte’s Theory on CRE: Could Be, May Be, and Expected To

March 22, 2010

Tweet Deloitte is out with a report titled “Perspectives on Real Estate: Uncovering Opportunity in a Distressed Market”. It’s a good read. It pretty much tells you everything we already knew was broken, that we are facing problems with: Declining Real Estate Values Debt Maturity and Credit Access Stalled Construction The rest of the report […]

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$46B in CMBS Balances Now Delinquent

March 3, 2010

Tweet RealPoint’s February report is out and things continue to get worse on the CMBS front. Not only is the oustanding CMBS loan amount huge, but the rate of growth is staggering. The amount of distressed 90+ day loans rose 28% in one month. In January 2010, the delinquent unpaid balance for CMBS increased by […]

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LeFrak and Flexner on CNBC

March 3, 2010

Tweet Tom Flexner, head at Citi Global Property and LeFrak of the LeFrak Organization on CNBC. Lots of capital sitting on the sidelines, and LeFrak is trying to figure out how to deploy it. Flexner’s answer: reduce your return requirements.

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Golden State Portfolio Hits The Market

March 2, 2010

Tweet Back in December, CBRE won the pony show to sell off a 7 million square feet portfolio of our property. It’s officially hit the market and just in time for IOU’s.

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Moodys’ Commercial Property Price Index Increases 4.1% In December

February 22, 2010

Tweet Moody’s CPPI registered another gain for December. The index rose by 4.1% in December, following a 1% increase in November, marking the second consecutive month of increases. Despite transaction volumes up dramatically over previous lows, and prices beginning to rise, Moody’s remains cautious on the future, citing in its report that “it would be […]

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Record Breaking Land Site Headed Back to Bank

February 19, 2010

Tweet Back at the top of the market in 2007, Candy & Candy acquired an 8-acre development site in Beverly Hills. The price? $500,000,000 – or some $1400 per square foot! Just three years earlier, the seller, New Pacific Realty, had acquired the site for $33.5M. It was encumbered with a long-term lease to the […]

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Mountain View Considering Upping North Bayshore FAR

February 18, 2010

Tweet Google has devoured much of the Shoreline and North Bayshore area of Mountain View and now is seeking to work with the city of Mountain View to make the city “a model for Silicon Valley”. This entails bringing in MUX and residential uses, and increasing the FAR. My bet is public transportation (rightly so) […]

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Creditors Push For Auction of Whistler on Friday

February 18, 2010

Tweet The site of the 2010 Winter Olympics may be headed for auction on Friday. Apparently investors in the resort are back on payments on a $524M loan the used to acquire Whistler and other resorts and creditors are pushing for a sale to happen as soon as Friday. The story begins in the distant […]

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