UCLA Reports on San Francisco Office Market

June 12, 2008

Tweet According to the Allen Matkins/UCLA Commercial Real Estate Survey, San Francisco rents and occupancy will both fall over the next two to three years. This comes on the heels of several years of rental rate increases and a strong office market. It should be noted that the economic models UCLA has prepared have a […]


Proposition G Passes, F Fails: Lennar and 49ers Stadium One Step Closer

June 4, 2008

Tweet In a coup for Lennar Corp, San Francisco voters pushed through Proposition G and struck down Proposition F yesterday. Proposition G gave the green light to Lennar’s plans to develop a shipyard at Hunters Point and Candlestick Point. Proposition F would have required that a minimum of 50% of the housing portion of the […]


And The Landlord of The Year Award Goes To….

April 24, 2008

Tweet Tenant-Landlord relationships in San Francisco can often be “delicate”, particularly in rent-controlled buildings, but I just read a story in the SF Chronicle which is astounding, to say the least. The story is that a pair of 33-year old landlords purchased a building, began the eviction process, and when things didn’t go entirely their way, […]


Green Building Requirements Becoming Mandatory

March 24, 2008

Tweet The San Francisco Building Inspections Commission voted in favor on enacting new green building requirements. The requirements would require almost all commercial buildings (those bigger than 5,000 square feet) to comply with LEED standards. In addition, residential structures exceeding 75 feet in height and other buildings in excess of 25,000 square feet must also […]


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 […]


CoreNet Global Honors Frank Jesse of BEA Systems and Joan Price of Gensler

November 18, 2007

Tweet I attended a CoreNet Global dinner event at the Four Seasons in San Francisco on thursday honoring the Corporate Real Estate Service Provider of the Year as well as the Corporate Real Estate Professional of the Year for the Northern California Chapter. This year’s winners were Joan Price of Gensler for the CRE Service Provider […]


Speculative Building in San Francisco Returns in a Big Way

October 31, 2007

Tweet For seven years, vacancy and rental rates in San Francisco made it economically infeasible for developers to build new office buildings. With rents up, vacancy rates down, and large blocks of space hard to find, speculative building has returned to San Francisco. There is currently approximately 2M square feet of office space under construction […]


Disconnect Between Rents and Prices in San Francisco Focus of New York Times Article

September 5, 2007

Tweet The New York Times today published an article outlining not only the dramatic turnover of San Francisco office buildings but the disconnect between current rental rates and prices recently paid for office buildings. According to the article, it is estimated that 75% of San Francisco’s higher end office space has changed hands since the […]

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