Moodys’ Commercial Property Price Index Increases 4.1% In December

February 22, 2010

Tweet Moody’s CPPI registered another gain for December. The index rose by 4.1% in December, following a 1% increase in November, marking the second consecutive month of increases. Despite transaction volumes up dramatically over previous lows, and prices beginning to rise, Moody’s remains cautious on the future, citing in its report that “it would be […]


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]


Silicon Valley Apartment Rents Fall 11.5%

January 21, 2010

Tweet Now at a 3-year low, Silicon Valley apartment rents have come down 11.5% from Q4 of 2008. The numbers are derived from an analysis of 426 complexes comprised of more than 78K units. Large complexes in Santa Clara County were 94.7 percent occupied last quarter, up slightly from 94.5 percent in the third quarter […]


Grubb & Ellis Q4 2009 Office Report

January 15, 2010

Tweet Grubb & Ellis has sent us their 4th Quarter Market Trends report for Silicon Valley. More of the same with the exception that we’re seeing to see some tenants make some moves. Over 1.8 million square feet of new construction has hit the market since the beginning of 2009. New construction accounted for 41.4 […]


Positive Signs in Venture Capital

January 7, 2010

Tweet The National Venture Capital Association put out its fourth quarter numbers for venture-backed exits. After suffering somewhat of a dry spell earlier this year, things are starting to turn up, with increased M&A activity and IPO activity. This is the metric to watch as venture capitalists need exits to recap and continue funding. Companies […]


Retail Squeeze: Retail Assets Fall Into Distress

January 6, 2010

Tweet InsideBayArea has an article out discussing some of the retail projects that have fallen into foreclosure. The projects listed include: Saigon Village LLC, owner of a Vietnamese-themed retail village that us proposed for Stevenson Boulevard between Cedar Boulevard and Albrae Street in Fremont, listed $18.5 million in mortgage debts and a property value of […]


A “Bloodbath” In Silicon Valley

January 5, 2010

Tweet Bloomberg is out with a hit piece on Silicon Valley’s office space market. More than 43 million square feet (4 million square meters) — the equivalent of 15 Empire State Buildings — stood vacant at the end of the third quarter, the most in almost five years, according to CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. […]


Heading North – CA Unemployment Up To 12.5%; Santa Clara County 11.9%

November 20, 2009

Tweet The EDD released unemployment figures today, and the rate was up to 12.5% in October, a 20 basis point increase from September’s 12.3%. Last year, it was 8% in October signalling a 50% year-over-year increase! In raw numbers, year-over-year, we’ve shed nearly a million jobs in California alone total, nearly 700K if you look […]


CPS 3rd Quarter Update and Thoughts on Leasing Activity

November 13, 2009

Tweet CPS emailed us their 3rd quarter Silicon Valley update. It’s a pretty good report that is a bit different than the typical quarterly report which just puts up vacancy and rental rates for each sub-market in that it stratifies the supply in the market, and also goes a bit beyond just a table of […]


Sun Micro Cutting 3,000 More Jobs

October 20, 2009

Tweet Awaiting to complete the takeover by Oracle, Sun Microsystems announced in a filing that it will be cutting approximately 10% of its workforce, or about 3000 employees. The cuts will likely be global, but locally Sun has a fairly big footprint in the South Bay and Peninsula markets. Last month we wrote a quick […]

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