Silicon Valley Office Space Continues to Get Cheaper

September 22, 2008

Tweet Landlords across Silicon Valley are working hard to get space leased, and in the process are offering everything from teaser start rates to bonuses to the brokers. In fact, in the past two months we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of landlords who are looking to entice brokers by providing them […]


Tesla Motors San Jose Land and Factory Deal: Thanks Government!

September 17, 2008

Tweet Tesla has signed a lease for 89 acres of land in North San Jose off Zanker Road north of highway 237. Tesla is proposing to build a 600,000 square foot headquarters and factory facility. From what is being reported, it seems Tesla got a great deal. Tesla signed a 40-year lease, of which the first […]


Facebook Looking to Leave Downtown Palo Alto

June 23, 2008

Tweet Faced with low single digit vacancy rates, sky-high rental rates, and rapid growth, Facebook is looking to leave downtown Palo Alto. Kara Swisher, who also revealed Facebook’s revenue numbers, is reporting that Facebook’s migration will begin as soon as the first quarter of 2009. This isn’t new news at all since Facebook had been in […]


Sequoia Capital Moving into San Francisco; Leases Top Floor at 555 Mission Street

June 20, 2008

Tweet The San Francisco Business Times is reporting that Sequoia Capital has signed up for the top floor of Tishman Speyer’s new tower at 555 Mission Street in San Francisco. The 33-Story, 550,000 SF tower is being built by Turner Construction and is currently seeking LEED certification. It was designed by architecture firms Kohn Pederson […]


Yahoo Cuts a Deal with Google

June 12, 2008

Tweet Yahoo has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to allow Google to run ads on Yahoo’s web properties. The deal is estimated to ad approximately $800M a year in cash flow to Yahoo. As of June 8th, Microsoft and Yahoo have concluded their negotiations as well. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has expressed interest in continuing […]


Google Leases Land at NASA for Development of New High Tech Campus

June 4, 2008

Tweet It’s been rumoured in the past that Google was nibbling at taking down space at Jay Paul’s Moffet Towers Project. In what could be construed as less than favorable news for Moffett Towers, insofar as Google is concerned, NASA announced today that it has inked a deal with Google for 42 acres of land […]


San Francisco Office Space Leasing Slows

February 4, 2008

Tweet Faced with a possible downturn in the economy, tenants seeking space in San Francisco returned to the sidelines in the fourth quarter. 2007 saw a number of large deals take place including 200K for Google and 170K for O’Melveny & Myers. Rents also saw an uptick in 2007 overall, but that trend seemed to have stalled […]


Mountain View, France?

November 14, 2007

Tweet The French have selected Mountain View as one of the cities to inspire eco-friendly towns of the future. An article in the Mountain View Voice indicates that French official Jacques Attali has selected Mountain View as one of five cities representing the best role models in the world for this vision. What is the […]


Google Third Largest Acquirer of Santa Clara County Property Last Year

October 2, 2007

Tweet According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, Google was the third largest acquirer of land in Santa Clara County last year. The two ahead of Google in the race were real estate companies. The article also points to plans by Google to develop a hotel and conference center on the east side […]

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