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Align Technology Inks 129K SF Lease

February 4, 2010

Tweet Align Technology (ALGN: 53.40 +3.33%) has signed a 7-year lease with Equity Office for two buildings on Orchard Parkway. The 129,000 square foot lease is for 86-months, and consists of two (2) 64,500 SF buildings located at 2560 Orchard Parkway and 2570 Orchard Parkway. The terms of the lease are: 86 Months First 2 […]

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Panasonic Takes 50K in Cupertino

February 3, 2010

Tweet After being in the market for quite some time, Panasonic has landed in Cupertino. The company leased 50K SF from Tantau Investments LLC, the partnership of Ralph Borelli, Ron Tate, Larry Wallerstein, and John Salera. The 102,500SF building, dubbed Cupertino Crossing is a new (and rather plain looking) 2-story concrete tilt production. Panasonic is taking […]

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S&P: Worst Yet To Come For Commercial Real Estate Loans

February 1, 2010

Tweet Despite all the good news that you’ve been hearing about commercial real estate, we haven’t been entirely convinced. We’ve indicated that uncertainty and continued weakness in rents and occupancy are powerful enough forces to keep the commercial real estate sector in check for some time. Now S&P is out with a research paper entitled, “Industry […]

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CRE Videos … Sternlicht and More

January 28, 2010

Tweet More videos… First up, Barry Sternlicht on Bloomberg from Davos. Not much new except that they’re hot on residential land. This is understandable as housing stabilizes in a market that has seen little new development. Second up is Greg Genovese, of Thompson National Properties, and Jordan Sadler, of Keybanc Capital Markets discussing FED impact […]

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CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle on CNBC

January 28, 2010

Tweet Colin Dyer, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle was on CNBC discussing the CRE market. Unless there are additional monetary shocks, he sees a sharp V-shaped recovery when confidence returns. Interesting. The other guy in the interview, Ken Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard, didn’t seem like he was buying it and called Dyer […]

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Prudential U.S. Quarterly Report

January 28, 2010

Tweet rudential has put out it’s latest report outlining it’s take on the commercial real estate market. Some bullet points from the report: The recent appearance of positive indicators – economic and otherwise – has turned market sentiment in the commercial real estate sector decidedly more favorable. Widespread distress has yet to materialize, although it […]

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Transbay Joint Powers Closes on $171M Loan

January 27, 2010

Tweet The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has closed on a $171M federal loan to help it kickstart the massive Transbay Terminal project in San Francisco. This is a good step in the right direction, though additional funding multiples the size of this loan will ultimately be needed. The entire project will likely end up costing […]

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Layoffs Back: Verizon 13K, Sam’s Club 11K

January 27, 2010

Tweet The other day Wal-Mart announced 11-12K layoffs at its Sam’s Club unit. Yesterday we got word that Verizon is planning on laying off roughly 13,000 employees in 2010. This comes on the back of some pretty significant cuts it made in 2009. And today Home Depot is announcing 1,000 layoffs. …and there will be […]

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Bruce Mosler of C&W Optimistic

January 26, 2010

Tweet Bruce Mosler, co-chairman of Cushman & Wakefield believes that the activity at the end of 2009 will continue. There is no doubt about that; companies as we type are negotiating large deals (there are numerous 200K+ SF deals in the works) in the valley. The question is not absorption so much as it should […]

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Howard Marks of Oaktree on the Economy

January 26, 2010

Tweet Hedge Fund Manager Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital put out a client memo discussing the economy. The 12-page letter is interesting, but the underlying theme is uncertainty. The document can be found on the below linked site. [via Business Insider]

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