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Nearly 12 Million Square Feet of Vacant Office Space in S.F.

Nearly 12 Million Square Feet of Vacant Office Space in S.F.

In addition to 5.6 million square feet of directly vacant, un-leased office space spread across the city, which is up from around 3.7 million square feet of un-leased space at the same time last year, there is now 6.2 million square feet of office space in San Francisco which... Read More »

Another Wave of Vacancies Poised to Roil the Market in S.F.

Another Wave of Vacancies Poised to Roil the Market in S.F.

While the vacancy rate for larger, multi-unit apartment buildings in San Francisco had only ticked up from around 5 percent in the second quarter of last year to around 6 percent in the second quarter of 2020, that single percentage point increase represented around 1,500 newly vacated units, or... Read More »

Asking Prices Drop in San Francisco, Expectation Gap as Well

With the number of homes on the market in San Francisco nearing a two-decade high, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, and the asking price for a third of said homes having been reduced at least once, the average price per square foot of... Read More »

Single-Family Home Inventory Just Hit a 9-Year High in S.F.

Despite some misreports to the contrary, the market for single-family homes in San Francisco hasn’t become detached from the market for condos. While the market for condos tends to be more volatile, with higher highs, lower lows and faster swings between the two, it remains a leading indicator for... Read More »

Rental Concession Ante Just Raised Again in San Francisco

In a move that shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, with rents continuing to tumble and vacancy rates on the rise, Related has just upped the rental concession ante in San Francisco and is now offering up to three (3) months of complimentary rent to new residents who... Read More »

Pending Home Sales in the U.S. Hit a Record High

Pending Home Sales in the U.S. Hit a Record High

Having ticked up 5.9 percent in July, the National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, a seasonally adjusted index for which 100 denotes “an average level” of activity, rose another 9.8 percent in August to an all-time high of 132.8 and is now running 24.2 percent above its... Read More »

Small Business Eviction Can Kicked Down the Road

With Governor Gavin Newsom having inked an extension of Executive Order N-28-20 last week, which will allow local jurisdictions in California to continue banning the eviction of commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31 of next year (2021), Mayor London Breed has just authorized a modified... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Just Dropped Even More

San Francisco Rents Just Dropped Even More

Having slipped under $3,600 in August, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has just dropped to under $3,400 a month, which is down nearly 6 percent over the past month alone (having dropped closer to 3 percent a month over the prior quarter), down... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Jumps

Number of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Jumps

Having ticked up another 8 percent over the past week, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco, net of new sales and contract activity, has jumped over 15 percent since the end of August and crossed over the 1,800 mark for the first time in a... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, But…

Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, But…

Having slipped to just under $3,600 last month, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has since dropped another 5 percent to $3,425, which is now down 20 percent on a year-over-year basis and 23 percent below a 2015-era peak, driven by a sharp increase... Read More »