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Big Plans for Piers 30-32 Have Raised Some Serious Concerns

Big Plans for Piers 30-32 Have Raised Some Serious Concerns

Having secured an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) for the redevelopment of Piers 30-32 and Seawall Lot 330 across the Embarcadero, the Strada Investment Group and Trammell Crow team (a.k.a. Strada TCC Partners) have been meeting with key stakeholders, including the State Land and Bay Conservation and Development Commissions. As... Read More »

Nearly $6,000 per Square Foot in Pac Heights, Six Years Ago

Nearly $6,000 per Square Foot in Pac Heights, Six Years Ago

Despite another misreport that’s now making the rounds, while the recent sale of the full-floor unit #6 in the iconic Alta Plaza Apartments building at 2500 Steiner Street was a record-setting price for a unit in the building at $15.5 million, or roughly $4,428 per square foot, it didn’t... Read More »

Counterintuitive Landmarking Slated to Proceed

Counterintuitive Landmarking Slated to Proceed

San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is slated to initiate a formal landmarking of the historic brick building on the southeast corner of Kansas and 15th Streets next week, a designation which could counterintuitively clear the way for the redevelopment of the 90,000-square-foot Takahashi Trading Company complex into office space.... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for an Eye-Popping Apartment in the Sky

Muted Appreciation for an Eye-Popping Apartment in the Sky

Purchased for $11.1 million, or roughly $3,350 per square foot, in April of 2016, the cooperative apartment #1601 at 1750 Taylor Street (a.k.a. The Royal Towers in Russian Hill) returned to the market listed for “$9.5 million” this past September, a price which was quickly upped to $11 million... Read More »

A Pac Heights Bastion Appears to Have Been Breached

A Pac Heights Bastion Appears to Have Been Breached

While not as exclusive as 2006 Washington, the penthouse of which is now on the market with a $45 million price tag, the twelve-story “Alta Plaza Apartments” building at 2500 Steiner Street is equally iconic and its twelve full-floor cooperative units infrequently trade hands. Purchased for $1.465 million in... Read More »

Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Now in the Hands of a Trustee

Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Now in the Hands of a Trustee

With the sudden $2.1 million price cut for the infamous seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue, which was foreclosed upon by a junior lender last year, having failed to move the property, the home is now in the hands of a bankruptcy trustee, the agent for whom is... Read More »

Shuttered WeWork Golden Gate Space Back on the Market

Shuttered WeWork Golden Gate Space Back on the Market

Having sat vacant for 20 years, the 56,000-square-foot office condo at 25 Taylor Street, above the Golden Gate Theater, was purchased by War Horse Cities for $6 million in 2012 and converted into “WeWork Golden Gate,” which opened in 2013 and “activated and energized the district and paved the... Read More »

Record-Setting Pac Heights Penthouse on the Market for $45M

Record-Setting Pac Heights Penthouse on the Market for $45M

Having traded hands for $32 million, or nearly $6,000 per square foot, in a hush-hush deal back in 2015, the record-setting contract price for the 5,400-square-foot Penthouse (Unit #10) atop the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street still stands, despite some misreports to the contrary. And as... Read More »

Iconic Castro Building Back on the Market

Iconic Castro Building Back on the Market

With plans to convert the prominent Bank of America/Italy building on the southwest corner of Castro and Market into a “Randy Rooster” burlesque club having fallen through back in 2013, at which point the building was in contract to be sold to the backers of the club for $7.7... Read More »

Landmark Octagon House Reduced $800K

Landmark Octagon House Reduced $800K

As we outlined back in 2015, when half of the landmark home was listed on Craigslist as a rental for $10,000 a month, the Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street is one of the oldest houses on Russian Hill. Built in the mid-1800s, the home was ordered to... Read More »