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) […]


Huge NASA Academic Development Deal Goes To TMG and Related

November 16, 2009

Tweet The billion dollar, 75-acre academicĀ super campusĀ envisioned for Moffett Field has moved one step closer to becoming reality as developers TMG Partners and Related have been named as the master developers. Originally construction was anticipated to begin in 2012, with initial occupancy to take place in 2014. The ground lease for the project was signed […]


Silicon Graphics Files Chapter 11 BK, Sells To Rackable Systems

April 1, 2009

Tweet It’s somewhat ironic that the company that first subleased and then sold its headquarters to the Google behemoth several years back has now filed for bankruptcy and made the decision to sell itself for a paltry sum of some $25M. Silicon Graphics, which was founded in 1982, seems to have finally (they filed BK […]


Google, IBM Cut Jobs; Legal Cuts Continue

March 26, 2009

Tweet The past few weeks have been fairly quiet on the layoff front, but IBM (IBM: 160.96 -0.08%) and Google (GOOG: 632.59 +0.10%) came out today with news that they’ll be making some cuts. Google announced a small cut of 200, while IBM announced that it will be eliminating 5,000 US positions. I suspect that […]


Silicon Valley Rent, Vacancy, and Unemployment

March 24, 2009

Tweet I was reading an article yesterday in the Mercury News about Silicon Valley rents that peaked my interest. Another broker who is often quoted, indicated that his expectation was generally that Silicon Valley wouldn’t see vacancy rates like those we saw in 2002, in which some submarkets experienced vacancy rates of 30%: ‘We don’t […]


Google Cuts Temporary Staff; ValleyWag Estimates Up To 6,000

January 8, 2009

Tweet ValleyWag has written a post comparing Google’s (GOOG: 632.59 +0.10%) December SEC filing to a statement made by Sergey Brin in October. In the December filing, Google indicated it has only about 4,300 temporary workers compared to the 10,000 that Sergey Brin indicated they had in October. Whether the number is correct or not, […]


Google Puts An Additional 128,000 Square Feet Up For Sublease In Mountain View

December 10, 2008

Tweet Google (GOOG: 632.59 +0.10%) has put on the market an additional 128,000 square feet for sublease in Mountain View. The 3-building campus is located at 2375 Garcia Avenue, 2350 Bayshore Highway, and 1500 Salado Drive. Unlike much of Google’s other real estate, and similar to 395 Page Mill Road (which Google put up for […]


Google Scraps Yahoo Partnership

November 5, 2008

Tweet After months of working to overcome anti-trust issues, Yahoo (YHOO: 37.42 -0.66%) and Google (GOOG: 632.59 +0.10%) have called off their “strategic partnership” that would have Google selling ads on Yahoo web properties. Yahoo struck this partnership in a move following it fighting off Microsoft, which earlier this year offered $33-36 per share for […]


Google Puts 225,000 Square Feet of Palo Alto Office Space on the Market for Sublease… Again

October 24, 2008

Tweet Google (GOOG: 632.59 +0.10%) has once again put its building at 395 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto on the market for sublease. Since signing a 10-year lease for the 224,000 square foot building mid-last year from Jay Paul Company, the building has sat vacant. The building was acquired by the Jay Paul Company […]


Academia Expected to Partner with NASA For New Campus at Moffett Field

October 11, 2008

Tweet Back in 2000, an academic collaboration was formed with the intent of creating a large shared-use academic and R&D campus at the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field. Now eight years later, it seems the partnership is poised to reach its goal of building that campus and has proposed a plan encompassing affordable housing, […]

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