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Academy of Art’s $58 Million Settlement Plan Slated for Approval

Academy of Art’s $58 Million Settlement Plan Slated for Approval

While the original terms of the Academy of Art University’s nearly $60 million settlement with the City of San Francisco – to resolve allegations that the institution had systematically schemed to violate state and local laws in its acquisition and use of real estate holdings in San Francisco over... Read More »

Competition for an Office Space Allocation in SF is Heating Up

Competition for an Office Space Allocation in SF is Heating Up

With over 2 million square feet of new office development having recently been approved and granted a coveted allocation from San Francisco’s bank of allowable “Large Cap” office development, the Proposition M limited pool to which 875,000 square feet of allocable space is added every October now totals 896,752 square... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland Ticks Up, But…

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland Ticks Up, But…

The vacancy rate for East Bay office space around Oakland has ticked up from 9.5 percent at the beginning of the year to 11.9 percent today, driven by the delivery of 600,000 square feet of new space at 601 City Center in Downtown Oakland, half of which was pre-leased... Read More »

New Plans for Landmark Sentinel Building Have Been Drawn

New Plans for Landmark Sentinel Building Have Been Drawn

Finished in 1907, having been under construction during the great quake of 1906, the now landmark Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building at 916 Kearny Street was purchased by Francis Ford Coppola in the early 70s and is currently configured as six floors of office/film studio space over the ground floor Café... Read More »

Record Office Rents in San Francisco Tick Up, Absorption Slows

Record Office Rents in San Francisco Tick Up, Absorption Slows

Having hit a record high in the first half of the year, driven in part by the delivery of a record amount of high-end Class A space, all of which was delivered pre-leased, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco overall ticked up another 1.1 percent... Read More »

Plans for Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Hotel Progress

Plans for Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Hotel Progress

The formal application for a 29-story tower to rise up to 300 feet in height upon the 40-foot-wide parcel at 570 Market Street – an angled 7,000-square-foot lot which stretches to Sutter and upon which the two-story Daiso/Jack’s Shoe Repair/ABC Cleaners building current sits – has been submitted to... Read More »

Theatrical Plans for Shuttered OK Corral Space

Theatrical Plans for Shuttered OK Corral Space

Shuttered back in 2016 after two decades in business, plans to transform the former OK Corral Western and Work Wear building at 2519-2521 Mission Street into a community theater and cafe are in the works. From the Teatro Tin Tan team which acquired the space for $3.75 million in... Read More »

A Vision to Put San Francisco on the Map

A Vision to Put San Francisco on the Map

Positioned as the culmination of a 10-year vision, “to put San Francisco on the map as a nationally renowned destination for the highest level of comedic performance and training,” plans to redevelop the historic commercial building at 2965-2967 Mission Street, which Endgames Improv purchased for $2 million back in... Read More »

Kinders Out, Retail In

Kinders Out, Retail In

Plans to merge the former ARCH Art Supplies building at 99 Missouri Street and the shuttered Anthony’s Auto Collision Center at 1240 17th Street, and convert the combined 13,000-square-foot Lower Potrero Hill space into a new child care center, which had been in the works since 2015, have been... Read More »

Proposed Terraced Tower Take Two

Proposed Terraced Tower Take Two

As we first revealed back in early 2017: The designs for a modern 200-foot-tall hotel and condo building to rise at 447 Battery Street, a site which is currently occupied by the three-story Cort Furniture Rental building at the corner of Battery and Merchant, have been drawn and formally... Read More »