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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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Mountain View Increases Density on County Land; Sale Will Be Attempted Again

December 17, 2009

Tweet The Mountain View City Council upped the density on a piece of land owned by the county to allow 50% FAR (floor-area ratio), up from 30%. The 3.6 acre parcel is located at 590 E Middlefield Road. The county had previously put the property up for bid, but bids came in too low for […]

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Huge NASA Academic Development Deal Goes To TMG and Related

November 16, 2009

Tweet The billion dollar, 75-acre academic super campus 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 […]

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Nokia Siemens Laying off 4,500 to 5,700

November 3, 2009

Tweet Nokia Siemens Networks, a 50-50 JV of Nokia and Siemens announced that it will be looking to cut costs and as part of that effort will look to lay off up to 5,700 employees globally out of its 64,800 person workforce.. The company has a presence locally in Mountain View. [via PR]

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RREEF Portfolio Under Distress

July 28, 2009

Tweet RREEF was an aggressive acquirer of Silicon Valley real estate over the past several years. The acquisition spree began in earnest when RREEF acquired a large tract of R&D buildings in Silicon Valley from Equity Office. Following up that was the massive acquisition of the Peery/Arrillaga portfolio in 2006. The portfolio consisted of some […]

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Mountain View Deal Highlights Trauma in Land Values

June 24, 2009

Tweet With development anticipated to be dead for at least 4-5 years, land has lost incredible amounts of value. Just two years ago, Dostart development paid some $60+ psf for a 15 acre site on East Middlefield Road. Two years later, the county has offered up a 3.6 acre piece next door to that site, […]

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LinkedIn Bucking The Trend and On The Prowl

June 4, 2009

Tweet The economy might be in the dumps for some, but LinkedIn seems to be bucking the trend. The social-networking site used often by sales staff and job seekers is on the hunt for additional office space nearby its current facility in Mountain View. The company is out and about looking at space in the […]

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Symantec Taking Down Whisman Campus

March 17, 2009

Tweet About two weeks ago we noted that Symantec had plans to sell off its Cupertino assets, and relocate to Mountain View. At the time it made a lot of sense to us that Symantec (SYMC: 24.59 +0.37%) would make this move, because it could also take advantage and lockup space at the adjacent (former) […]

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Weekend Roundup

March 15, 2009

Tweet Los Angeles’ Largest Private Landowner Might Have to File For Bankruptcy Protection [Link] According to the WSJ, Meruelo Maddux Properties is contemplating a bankruptcy filing to help it cope with its debt load. The developer has played a part in a large part of Downtown LA’s revitalization but it has now stopped making interest payments […]

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Symantec Ditching Cupertino?

March 4, 2009

Tweet We’ve heard that Symantec Corporation (SYMC: 24.59 +0.37%) intends on selling its remaining assets in Cupertino, and moving all of its Cupertino operations to facilities in Mountain View. Symantec recently sold a 90,000 square foot building at 10201 Torre Avenue to Snell & Co. back in August of 2008, and in addition still owns […]

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