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Conversion of Iconic Union Square Building Closer to Reality

Conversion of Iconic Union Square Building Closer to Reality

The plans for redeveloping the iconic I. Magnin/Macy’s Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, have been refined and newly rendered by Handel Architects. While the top three floors of the building are still envisioned to be converted into 21 high-end condos, the... Read More »

San Francisco’s City Hall Will Reopen in June

San Francisco’s City Hall Will Reopen in June

Having closed to the public in March of last year, San Francisco’s City Hall will reopen for in-person services, such as applying for marriage licenses, obtaining birth and death certificates, recording and researching documents, registering businesses, and the processing of property and business taxes and fees, along with general... Read More »

Value of a Prized View Condo Drops $500K

Value of a Prized View Condo Drops $500K

As we outlined in October of last year: Purchased from the sales office for $3,149,500, or roughly $2,003 per square foot, back in June of 2016, the “highest and largest” two-bedroom, two-bath unit in the Lumina tower at 338 Main Street, unit #35A, was then listed for $3,449,000 in... Read More »

A (Less Than) Significant Finding for Proposed Tower to Rise

A (Less Than) Significant Finding for Proposed Tower to Rise

While a detailed analysis of the proposed tower to rise up to 200 feet in height on the site of San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13, as newly rendered by SOM below, on the southeast corner of Sansome and Washington Streets, has determined that the development would cast some... Read More »

Rarely Available View Condo Drops $275K

Rarely Available View Condo Drops $275K

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased for $2.125 million in April of 2016, the “rarely available,” two-bedroom, two-bath condo #17E in the LUMINA tower at 338 Main Street was offered for rent at $7,000 a month in 2018. After a year as a rental, the unit returned to... Read More »

A Pair of High-End Resales (Almost) Atop The Pacific

A Pair of High-End Resales (Almost) Atop The Pacific

Purchased for $4.95 million in August of 2016 and listed for $5.498 million this past January, the south-facing, 2,172-square-foot Penthouse Two, which isn’t to be confused with the Grand Penthouse Two, atop The Pacific at 2121 Webster Street, has just resold for $5.395 million, up 8.9 percent on an... Read More »

Iconic Jazz Mural Building on the Market

Iconic Jazz Mural Building on the Market

Prominently positioned on the northwest corner of Broadway and Columbus and adorned with the iconic Jazz Mural that Bill Weber first painted in 1987, and has since restored, the four-story building at 606 Broadway is now on the market for the first time in over 40 years. Located at... Read More »

Another Modern Two-Bedroom Trades Down Over 10 Percent

Another Modern Two-Bedroom Trades Down Over 10 Percent

When the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #504 in the Rowan building at 338 Potrero, which “exemplifies modern living,” traded for 11.9 percent less than its purchase price in the fourth quarter of 2017 last month, the two-bedroom, two-bath unit one floor below (#404) was in contract but hadn’t yet closed... Read More »

Appreciation For a Big One-Bedroom (Plus) With Views

Appreciation For a Big One-Bedroom (Plus) With Views

Purchased for $2.3 million in April of 2015, the 1,838-square-foot corner unit #806 in the Comstock, at 1333 Jones Street atop Nob Hill, returned to the market priced at $2.9 million this past July. Technically a two-bedroom, the unit, which features some rather spectacular, panoramic views, was previously reconfigured... Read More »

Seeking Forgiveness for the Former Abby Hotel

Seeking Forgiveness for the Former Abby Hotel

With the master lease to the San Francisco Art Institute, which had been using the building for student housing, having expired last year, and 52 of the 54 units, 27 of which had private bathrooms, having been delivered vacant, the former Abby Hotel at 630 Geary Street traded for... Read More »