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Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Having reversed course last year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has inched up over the past two months and slipped in Oakland. Including one-off rentals, as well as those in larger developments, the average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is... Read More »

Proposed Timeline and Route for New Rail Line over the Bay

Proposed Timeline and Route for New Rail Line over the Bay

As envisioned by Cross Bay Transit Partners, which is private affiliation between Facebook and Plenary, in conjunction with the San Mateo County Transit District, the Dumbarton Transportation Project would yield a new high-capacity rail link “between residential neighborhoods in the East Bay and job centers on the San Francisco... Read More »

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

As proposed, nearly 800 residential units could be built at the base of the West Oakland BART station, with a 30-story, 500-unit residential building rising up to 320 feet in height at the corner of 7th and Mandela, a 7-story mid-rise building with 240 below market rate units (and... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Dropped to Another 11-Year Low

Bay Area Home Sales Dropped to Another 11-Year Low

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 5,341 this past December, that’s down 13.2 percent from November (versus typically ticking up), down 21.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, and the lowest December sales total since 2007, which marks another 11-year seasonal low,... Read More »

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Drop, Condos Hit Particularly Hard

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Drop, Condos Hit Particularly Hard

Having slipped another 0.7 percent in November, 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 – has shed 1.4 percent over the past quarter and its year-over-year gain has dropped nearly five... Read More »

The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

In an attempt to mitigate the transportation/access issues surrounding the Oakland A’s proposed stadium development on the city’s 55-acre Howard Terminal site, adjacent to Jack London Square, the A’s have proposed building a gondola to the ballpark. As envisioned, the half-mile gondola would run from the Washington and 10th... Read More »

2018 Ended with Bay Area Employment at a Record High

2018 Ended with Bay Area Employment at a Record High

The number of people living in San Francisco with a job ticked up by 2,000 in December to a record 572,800, roughly matching the December increase in the labor force (1,900) which held the unemployment rate in the city, which hit a record low of 2.1 percent this past... Read More »

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

While San Francisco is now engaged in a legal battle over its recently approved, and rather significant, plan for reshaping and densifying the San Francisco’s downtown-adjacent district known as Central SoMa, the City of Oakland has just released the “preliminary draft” of its Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP), a... Read More »

Refined Design and Timing for That Creative Uptown Tower

Refined Design and Timing for That Creative Uptown Tower

As we first reported early last year, plans for a 27-story “creative office building,” with an oxidized metal frame, trim and finishes, to rise up to 465 feet in height upon the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by West Grand, Telegraph, 22nd and Valley have been drawn. As refined... Read More »

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Reversed Course in 2018

Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Reversed Course in 2018

Having dropped in 2017, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco and Oakland ticked up in 2018 but both markets remain below peak. Including one-off rentals, as well as those in larger developments, the average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is now... Read More »