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$135 Million East Bay Estate Trades (For $116 Million Less)

$135 Million East Bay Estate Trades (For $116 Million Less)

As we outlined last year: According to the agent for the 22-acre “Fieldhaven” estate at 7 Country Oak Lane in Alamo, David Duffield, the co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday, invested over $135 million in building out the property, a build-out which was completed in 2013 by a team of... Read More »

Bay Area Employment up by 63K in July, Down 440K YOY

Bay Area Employment up by 63K in July, Down 440K YOY

While the number of San Francisco residents with a job increased by 12,400 last month, there are still 66,900 fewer employed people in the city (511,200) than there were prior to the pandemic (578,100) and 62,400 fewer than at the same time last year (573,600) with an unemployment rate... Read More »

Asking Rents in Oakland Slip, Discount to S.F. Drops

With signs of weakness having started to emerge last month, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in Oakland has slipped back under $2,600 a month and is now down around 10 percent since the end of last year, and 13 percent below a 2016-era peak of roughly... Read More »

A “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity,” Take Two/Three

A “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity,” Take Two/Three

As we outlined last year, the roughly 6,000-square-foot home at 22 Toledo Court, which sits on nearly an acre of land “in the heart of Lafayette’s sought–after Happy Valley,” was designed by Alan Page and features “elite craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology, elegant lines and quality finishes throughout,” with an infinity-edge... Read More »

Delays for Supersized Development Articulated

Delays for Supersized Development Articulated

Approved last August, the entitlements for the 1,032-unit “Hub” development designed to rise upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot at 500 Kirkham, across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, are slated to expire on August 21, 2021, if the ground isn’t broken. And while... Read More »

Local Unemployment Claims Inch Up

Local Unemployment Claims Inch Up

Having dropped by nearly 60 percent in May, the number of San Francisco residents that filed a new/initial unemployment claim was effectively unchanged at 24,256 in June (versus having averaged closer to 5,000 a month since the end of the Great Recession, during which monthly filings never crossed the... Read More »

While up Nationally, Index for Bay Area Home Values Slips

While up Nationally, Index for Bay Area Home Values Slips

Having inched up to an all-time high in April, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – slipped 0.2 percent in May and the year-over-year gain for the index inched down... Read More »

114,000 Bay Area Residents Returned to Work Last Month, But…

114,000 Bay Area Residents Returned to Work Last Month, But…

While an estimated 16,000 San Francisco residents were either newly hired or returned to work last month, for a total of 499,100 employed, there are still 74,800 fewer employed people in the city than there were prior to the pandemic and 66,300 fewer than at the same time last... Read More »

Price of Renting a Room Down 16 Percent from Peak

With the weighted average asking price of renting an apartment in San Francisco already down over 10 percent on a year-over-year basis and continuing to drop, the average price for renting “a room” in San Francisco has just slipped to under $1,600 month. For the purposes of our analysis,... Read More »

Signs of Weakness in Oakland’s Rental Market Emerge

While rents in Oakland held relatively firm over the past quarter, particularly in relation to the market in San Francisco, signs of weakness are starting to emerge. In addition to an uptick in listing activity over the past couple of weeks, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment... Read More »