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Record Office Rents in San Francisco Climb with a Jump in Demand

Record Office Rents in San Francisco Climb with a Jump in Demand

Having ended 2018 at a record high, driven in part by the delivery of a record 3.7 million square feet of shiny new space over the past year, all of which was delivered pre-leased, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco ticked up another 2.2 percent... Read More »

Stylish SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2015 Price

Stylish SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2015 Price

As we outlined last month: Purchased for $1.185 million in December of 2015, the “modern, stylish, tri-level loft” #14 at 175 Russ Street, “located in the heart of SOMA,” with easy access to tech shuttles and company headquarters, as well as to Whole foods and “countless restaurants and cafes,”... Read More »

Supervisors Reverse Approval of Western SoMa Development

Supervisors Reverse Approval of Western SoMa Development

While approved by Planning at the end of last year, an appeal aiming to block the plans for a seven-story development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Streets, upon the Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site, has been upheld by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors... Read More »

Pace of Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Pace of Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Having totaled a seven-year low last year, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco totaled 17 in the first quarter of this year, that’s up from 10 in the first quarter of 2018 and slightly above average for first quarter activity as measured since... Read More »

Detailed Plans for a Key Central SoMa Site and a Non-Tower Design

Detailed Plans for a Key Central SoMa Site and a Non-Tower Design

Up-zoned for development up to 200 feet in height, assuming the adoption of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan is upheld, detailed plans for redeveloping the nearly one acre parcel at 490 Brannan Street, at the corner of Fourth and upon which a Wells Fargo, Starbucks and 116-space parking lot... Read More »

Over Asking on Alameda’s Gold Coast (But at an Actual Loss)

Over Asking on Alameda’s Gold Coast (But at an Actual Loss)

Built on Alameda’s Gold Coast back in 1903, the year after a new shipping canal turned the former East Bay peninsula into an island, the 4,700-sqaure-foot home at 1405 San Antonio Avenue sold for $2 million in October of 2015 having been well kept by the same family for... Read More »

Transbay District Grocery Store Plans Formally Nixed

Transbay District Grocery Store Plans Formally Nixed

As we first reported back in 2017: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too... Read More »

Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

As we outlined last June: “Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago , the ground for which has yet... Read More »

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t... Read More »

Another Institution on the Market in the Tenderloin

Another Institution on the Market in the Tenderloin

The Edinburgh Castle at 950 Geary Street is now on the market with a $3.995 million price tag. In addition to the iconic bar’s building, the asking price includes the Castle’s business and liquor licenses. And yes, the Tenderloin parcel upon which the 3,900-square-foot bar sits is zoned for... Read More »