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Refined Plans for Auto Row Infill Project Approved

Refined Plans for Auto Row Infill Project Approved

The refined plans for a modern 12-story building to rise up 191 feet in height between 24th and 26th Street on Oakland’s Auto Row, adjacent to the Oakland M&N building (Mua), have been unanimously approved by the City. As designed by Flynn Architecture for the Signature Development Group, the... Read More »

Asking Rents in Oakland HODL as Well, But…

Asking Rents in Oakland HODL as Well, But…

As we first outlined last week, while the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has been holding at around $3,100 a month, listing activity (i.e., availability) has inched up. And on a year-over-year basis, which takes into account seasonality, asking rents have actually continued to... Read More »

Index for Bay Area House Values Inches Up, Condo Index Down

Index for Bay Area House Values Inches Up, Condo Index Down

Having ticked up an upwardly revised 1.0 percent in October, 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 – inched up 0.6 percent in November for a year-over-year gain of 8.3 percent... Read More »

California Ends All Regional Stay Home Orders and Framework

California Ends All Regional Stay Home Orders and Framework

While the current ICU availabilities for the Bay Area (8.2 percent), Greater Sacramento (9.9 percent), San Joaquin Valley (0.0 percent) and Southern California (0.0 percent) regions are all under 15 percent, and none of the regions with an active Stay Home Order were projected to meet the State’s black... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Drops, Labor Force Down 123K

Bay Area Employment Drops, Labor Force Down 123K

As we outlined last month, while the unemployment rate in San Francisco dropped in November, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck (i.e., employment) was actually on the decline, as was the case across the Bay Area as well. And in fact, the number of... Read More »

161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

As proposed, seven Berkeley parcels fronting Blake Street and Dwight Way, between Shattuck Ave and Milvia Street, will be merged and two new residential buildings would rise up to 82 feet in height upon the 2015 Blake Street site, with a three-story building on the corner of Blake and... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Nearing 16 Percent

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Nearing 16 Percent

With the office vacancy rate in San Francisco having ticked up to 16.7 percent, the vacancy rate for office space in the East Bay is now nearing 16 percent as well, with 4 million square feet of un-leased space and over a million square feet of space which has... Read More »

COVID-19 Case Rate and Hospitalizations in S.F. Hit New Highs

COVID-19 Case Rate and Hospitalizations in S.F. Hit New Highs

While the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region has ticked up to 4.7 percent, the State has formally extended its Regional Stay Home Order, an order which isn’t likely to be lifted for at least another month (if not two). At the same time, the ICU availability... Read More »

Bay Area Stay Home Order Will Be Extended [UPDATED]

Bay Area Stay Home Order Will Be Extended [UPDATED]

With the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region having just dropped to 3.5 percent of total capacity, the Regional Stay Home Order which went into effect at 11:59PM on December 17, 2020, and could have been lifted tomorrow, January 8, will be formally and indefinitely extended until... Read More »

Oakland Rents Tick Down, Listing Activity Up 2X

Oakland Rents Tick Down, Listing Activity Up 2X

While the average asking rent for an apartment in Oakland hasn’t declined as much as it has in San Francisco, either in the absolute or relatively, it has ticked down another 1.4 percent over the past two months to $2,300, which is down 19 percent on a year-over-year basis... Read More »