Plans For 276-Unit Potrero Hill Development Under Review

Plans For 276-Unit Potrero Hill Development Under Review

As we first reported last year: Just down the street from where Kaiser Permanente had proposed to build an 84-foot high building at the base of Potrero Hill but met with enough resistance from the “Save The Hill” folks that they moved their building to Mission Bay, the owner... Read More »

Techies Turned Winemakers Selling Napa Estate For $19M

Techies Turned Winemakers Selling Napa Estate For $19M

After selling their tech company in 1997, Perry and Carolyn Butler purchased 40 acres in St. Helena, planted vines and built a 9,600 square foot villa, and founded Juslyn Vineyards on the Spring Mountain estate. One of the largest private residences in Napa Valley, the villa at 2900 Spring Mountain Road... Read More »

New Mission District Neighborhood Grocery Store In The Works

New Mission District Neighborhood Grocery Store In The Works

A new grocery store dubbed “Gus’s Community Market” is angling to take over the ground floor of the industrial building at 400 Alabama Street in the Mission, with entrances on Alabama and Harrison at Seventeenth. As proposed, the 10,000 square-foot market “and accessory restaurant” would be roughly half the... Read More »

Modern Designs For Proposed Dogpatch Development

Modern Designs For Proposed Dogpatch Development

The plans for razing the two-story industrial building at 950 Tennessee Street and constructing a modern four-story complex on the Dogpatch parcel are now actively under review and working their way through Planning. Designed by Workshop1 and as rendered above, the proposed development includes up 129 condos to rise... Read More »

San Francisco’s Largest Office Space Pipeline In Over 30 Years

Over the past year, roughly 280,000 square feet of net new commercial space hit the market in San Francisco, a drop in the bucket relative to the current demand for space which has led to a spike in rents. And while nearly 3 million square feet of new office... Read More »

New U.S. Home Sales Slip While Inventory Grows

New U.S. Home Sales Slip While Inventory Grows

The seasonally adjusted annual pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. slipped 1.6 percent in November to an annual rate of 438,000 as the October pace was downwardly revised from 458,000 to 445,000. New home sales are now running at a pace which is 1.6 percent lower than at... Read More »

50,000 Units In San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline

50,000 Units In San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline

There are currently 6,700 units of housing under construction in San Francisco and another 5,000 for which the ground should soon be broken, the building permits for which have already been requested or approved. In addition, another 26,900 units of housing have been approved to be developed, but that... Read More »

From A $5M Fixer To A $10M Ranch, And That’s Just The Half Of It

From A $5M Fixer To A $10M Ranch, And That’s Just The Half Of It

A 3,000 square-foot fixer on a large Palo Alto lot raised a few eyebrows when it was listed for $6.5 million and sold for five million early last year. And with the home having since been rebuilt as a 6,000 square-foot “Napa Style” ranch house for which they’re now asking... Read More »

Existing U.S. Home Sales Slide To Slowest Pace In Six Months

The seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. dropped 6.1 percent in November to an annualized rate of 4.93 million homes, the slowest pace in six months but 2.1 percent higher than at the same time last year. At the same time, the inventory of unsold homes... Read More »

The Race To Raze Manor West

The Race To Raze Manor West

Plans to raze the one-story Manor West nightclub at 740 Harrison Street are working their way through Planning.  And as proposed, an 8-story building with 77 studios averaging 375 square-feet apiece will rise on the site, with a ground floor commercial space fronting Harrison and the entrance to a... Read More »

San Francisco’s Record Employment Run Takes A Breather

San Francisco’s Record Employment Run Takes A Breather

Following twelve straight months of growth and having hit an all-time high in October, employment in San Francisco was relatively unchanged in November as the labor force dipped by 100 and the number of city residents collecting a paycheck slipped by 200 to 481,700. That’s 22,900 more residents employed... Read More »

Master Plan For SF’s Largest Public Housing Site Ready For Review

Master Plan For SF’s Largest Public Housing Site Ready For Review

Built as housing for wartime ship builders in 1941 and now San Francisco’s largest, and perhaps most infamous, public housing complex, with nearly 800 run-down units across its 49-acre site, the HOPE-ful master plan for razing and redeveloping the Sunnydale-Velasco public housing complex is ready for its formal environmental review... Read More »

Huge Price Cut For Former Yahoo! President’s Napa Valley Estate

Huge Price Cut For Former Yahoo! President’s Napa Valley Estate

The former Lane Knolls municipal golf course at 1129 Dealy Lane in Napa was turned into a 25-acre private estate by legendary Hollywood producer David Wolper (think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Roots) in 1990.  And in 1999, onetime Yahoo! president and COO, Jeff Mallett, purchased “Vineyard... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop To Lowest Levels In 2014

Mortgage Rates Drop To Lowest Levels In 2014

The average rate for a conforming 30-year mortgage dropped from 3.93 to 3.80 over the past week, the lowest level since May 2013 and 67 basis points below the 4.47 percent average rate at the same time last year. That being said, with the Federal Reserve having rather clumsily... Read More »

Big Potrero Hill Development Refined, Ready For Review

Big Potrero Hill Development Refined, Ready For Review

The plans for Related California’s proposed Potrero Hill development to rise up to four-stories at 1601 Mariposa Street – stretching from Mariposa and Carolina to 18th and Arkansas – have been refined and now totals 316 apartments, 9,000 square-feet of retail/commercial space, and nearly 40,000 square-feet of open space... Read More »