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Bay Area Employment Ticks Up, Unemployment as Well

Bay Area Employment Ticks Up, Unemployment as Well

Having jumped in September, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job ticked up by another 1,800 over the past month to a record 565,700 in October while the labor force increased by 2,200 to a record 578,900, pushing the employment rate up from 2.2 to... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Plunge to an 11-Year Seasonal Low

Bay Area Home Sales Plunge to an 11-Year Seasonal Low

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 5,970 in September, down 18.9 percent on a year-over-year basis and the slowest September in terms of sales since 2007, according to recorded sales data from CoreLogic. In San Francisco, recorded sales totaled... Read More »

Destination Waterfront Hotel Redesigned

Destination Waterfront Hotel Redesigned

Facing pushback from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Design Review Board, which determined that the plans for a 155-room resort hotel to rise up to six stories in height on the Jack London Square parcel known as F3 would not adequately provide “a distinctive waterfront place with... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Slips

Index for Bay Area Home Values Slips

Having inched up 0.6 percent to a record high in July, 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 0.3 percent in August but remains 10.6 percent higher on a... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Having ticked up a little over 1 percent from the second to third quarter of this year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments – slipped around 2 percent in October and is now... Read More »

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

With the architects (WRNS Studio) having eliminated the previously proposed fabric of screens/shutters to adorn the development’s façade, the refined plans for a contemporary 18-story building to rise up to 180 feet in height at 2190 Shattuck Avenue, at the intersection of Allston Way in the heart of Downtown... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Ticks Up, Unemployment Near Record Low

Bay Area Employment Ticks Up, Unemployment Near Record Low

Having dropped in August, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job increased by 7,900 over the past month to a record 577,500 in September while the labor force increased by 6,900 to 577,500 and the employment rate dropped from 2.4 percent to a near-record 2.2... Read More »

More Density and Time for Brooklyn Basin Development as Proposed

More Density and Time for Brooklyn Basin Development as Proposed

With only 241 of the fully-entitled project’s 3,100 units of housing to rise on the Brooklyn Basin site along Oakland’s waterfront currently under construction, the Signature Development Group is now seeking approval to add another 600 apartments to the project’s total. As proposed, the additional units could be “accommodated”... Read More »

Auto Row Development on the Market in Oakland

Auto Row Development on the Market in Oakland

Having qualified for a streamlined environmental review and hearing, the proposed 45-unit ‘luxury community’ to rise at 3300 Broadway, along Oakland’s Auto Row, was approved by the city eight months ago and building permits for the projected $23.6 million development were requested. In addition to the 45 residential units,... Read More »

Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

While the Oakland A’s have yet to ink a deal for building a new Major League Baseball stadium at Howard Terminal, a 50-acre waterfront site to the west of Jack London Square, Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Oakland Sports and Mixed-Use Project Bill (a.k.a. AB 734) which could... Read More »