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Another Institution on the Market in the Tenderloin

Another Institution on the Market in the Tenderloin

The Edinburgh Castle at 950 Geary Street is now on the market with a $3.995 million price tag. In addition to the iconic bar’s building, the asking price includes the Castle’s business and liquor licenses. And yes, the Tenderloin parcel upon which the 3,900-square-foot bar sits is zoned for... Read More »

Chic Central SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2016 Price

Chic Central SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2016 Price

Purchased for $1.2 million February of 2016, the “chic” penthouse unit #801 at the Palms on 4th Street, returned to the market listed for $1.295 million at the end of last year, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 7.9 percent over the past three years... Read More »

Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Having shuttered back in 2014, after nearly five decades of serving freshly ground burgers to a legion of adorning fans, a permit to raze the iconic Joe’s Cable Car shack, on the northwest corner of Mission and Tingley Streets, has been requested. And as envisioned, a contemporary four-story building... Read More »

Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion Fetches 45% of Original Price

Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion Fetches 45% of Original Price

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased out of foreclosure for $2.525 million in 2013, the “grandly proportioned circa 1898 Victorian mansion” at 1945 Franklin Street, on the eastern edge of Pacific Heights, has since been “stunningly re-imagined for a modern 21st century lifestyle.” Now measuring nearly 7,000 square... Read More »

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

From the now singular proposal from the four finalists selected to bid for the opportunity to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio: Last September, at the public presentation of the RFCP responses, Presidio Trust Board members suggested that the four teams selected to move forward... Read More »

Home of the Largest Sex Club in SF on the Market in SoMa

Home of the Largest Sex Club in SF on the Market in SoMa

Hidden behind a rather nondescript industrial façade at 933 Harrison Street, the “largest sex club in San Francisco,” the 6,000-square-foot Blow Buddies club, has operated for nearly 30 years. And while the operators of the club would like to continue their business if possible, the building, which was purchased... Read More »

Nearly New Two-Bedroom Fetches 3 Percent over its 2014 Price

Nearly New Two-Bedroom Fetches 3 Percent over its 2014 Price

Purchased as new for $1,016,000, or roughly $963 per square foot, back in March of 2014, the “primely” located two-bedroom, two-bath unit #415 at 8 Buchanan Street (a.k.a. Linea) returned to the market priced at $1,156,999 in June of last year (a sale at which would have represented total... Read More »

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

With the initial round of testing having proven successful, the plans to permanently stabilize the sinking Millennium Tower by adding a series of 52 new piles around the tower’s perimeter have been further refined, building permits for the fix have been requested, and a final round of pre-fix testing... Read More »

Déjà Vu All over Again at the Ritz in San Francisco

Déjà Vu All over Again at the Ritz in San Francisco

Purchased as new for $1.53 million, or roughly $1,284 per square foot, in early 2008, right as the Great Recession was picking up steam, the two-bedroom Ritz-Carlton Residences unit #1702 at 690 Market Street returned to the market in early 2015 priced at $1.75 million. Reduced to $1.65 million... Read More »

Early Re-Activation Sequence for the Salesforce Transit Center

Early Re-Activation Sequence for the Salesforce Transit Center

With repairs to the fractured Salesforce Transit Center now officially underway and expected to be completed by the first week of June, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is expected to release an official re-opening schedule for the center next month. But according to a preliminary framework for the... Read More »