2010 Silicon Valley Index Released

February 17, 2010

Tweet Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network has released its comprehensive Silicon Valley Index for 2010. The 76-page report covers everything Silicon Valley, from governance, to economy and society. The full report can be downloaded from here. We’ll also link to it from our link bar. [via Joint Venture]


CRE: 90’s Then And Now Part Three

November 3, 2009

Tweet Business Insider had a two-post discussion on commercial real estate, and the difference between the nineties and now. The original post which references a post by David Lynn of ING Clarion in NREI points out that we don’t have the oversupply problem that plagued the industry in the 90’s. In addition, most real estate […]


Using The MIT TBI Supply and Demand Index To Time The Market

September 21, 2009

Tweet MIT’s transaction based index is based on NCREIF data, which tracks the sale and resale of some 6,123 properties valued at some $250B. One of the data sets that MIT puts out is its Supply and Demand Index, which is based on methodology from a 2003 paper found here. Using the data and chart […]


Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization Declines

April 15, 2009

Tweet Released today were Industrial Product, and Capacity Utilization numbers, and the declines continued: Industrial production fell 1.5 percent in March after a similar decrease in February. For the first quarter as a whole, output dropped at an annual rate of 20.0 percent, the largest quarterly decrease of the current contraction. At 97.4 percent of its 2002 average, […]


Cap Rates Still Hiking According to CoStar and Korpacz Survey

March 21, 2009

Tweet CalculatedRisk points us to a brief article put out by CoStar a few days ago has some interesting numbers on Cap Rates and the continued rise across office, industrial, and multi-family sectors. The data is generally as follows: Class A Office data indicates that average cap rates for Q1 2009 will come in around […]


Only One Lease For 520SF Signed in Shadelands (Walnut Creek)

March 20, 2009

Tweet According to Jeff Weil’s blog in the East Bay, the Shadelands submarket of Walnut Creek saw only a single lease get inked in the past 90 days, and it was for a whopping 520 square feet. For those of you not familiar with Shadelands, its a roughly 250 acre portion of Walnut Creek with […]


RREEF Updates Economic Forecast Map

December 8, 2008

Tweet RREEF has updated its economic forecast map for North America. The map is a quick guide which provides very high-level economic data for markets throughout the United States and Canada.


Notes From the ProLogis Earnings Call

October 26, 2008

Tweet ProLogis (PLD: 40.50 -0.27%) released its earnings numbers and its FFO numbers were down significantly, prompting a selloff in its stock as well as San Francisco-based AMB’s (AMB: N/A N/A). Digging into their earnings call were a few notable excerpts. On development: Beginning in September, we have done nothing but build to suit starts, […]


SF Chronicle Article Today On San Francisco Office Space Market

October 3, 2008

Tweet The SF Chronicle today is featuring an article discussing the trouble San Francisco office market is facing as a result of all that is going on in the equity and debt markets. There are two key takeaways in this article. The first is that we could see a 900 basis point increase in the office vacancy […]


August 2008 Federal, California, and Silicon Valley Unemployment Numbers

October 3, 2008

Tweet The latest unemployment numbers for August 2008 have been released and the economy continues to trend lower as unemployment nationwide, statewide, and locally have all continued to trend higher. The graph to the right shows the trend over three years, but what we are seeing over a longer time period is that statewide, the unemployment […]

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