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Updated Top Chef Home Back on the Market

Updated Top Chef Home Back on the Market

Having staved off a foreclosure sale by way of a bankruptcy filing in 2017 and then sold for $3.7 million in early 2018, the very first ‘Top Chef’ home at 3159 Baker Street in San Francisco has since been “updated” a bit, including a refresh of its kitchen. And... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland’s City Center Ticks Over 34%

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland’s City Center Ticks Over 34%

The office vacancy rate in the East Bay, not including Walnut Creek or further east, ticked up to 18.4 percent at the end of last year, roughly double the vacancy rate prior to the pandemic. In addition to 4.9 million square feet of un-leased space, the current vacancy rate... Read More »

Enough Empty Office Space for 160,000 People in San Francisco

Enough Empty Office Space for 160,000 People in San Francisco

As we outlined yesterday, the amount of vacant office space in San Francisco has just hit a new pandemic-era high of nearly 21 million square feet. For context, the 1,070-foot-tall Salesforce/Transbay tower at First and Mission, which is the tallest building in San Francisco, contains 1.35 million square feet... Read More »

Upgraded Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Upgraded Penthouse Trades at a Loss

As we outlined in September of last year: We’ve been fans of penthouse unit #613 atop the historic Embarcadero Lofts building at 300 Beale Street since we first featured the condo back in 2008. Having last traded hands for $1.92 million in September of 2017, “over $350K” has since... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in San Francisco Hits an Even Higher High

Office Vacancy Rate in San Francisco Hits an Even Higher High

Having hit a pandemic-era high of 23 percent in the third quarter of last year, the effective office vacancy rate in San Francisco has since ticked up another 110 basis points to just over 24 percent, representing nearly 21 million square feet of vacant office space in buildings spread... Read More »

2017 Era Two-Bedroom Drops Further Below Its Purchase Price

2017 Era Two-Bedroom Drops Further Below Its Purchase Price

Purchased for $1.399 million in August of 2017, which was $91,000 under its list price at the time, the “luxurious, high-style corner unit” #405 at 1450 Franklin Street, a 1,325-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath unit with two private decks, storage and parking in the building’s garage, returned to the market priced... Read More »

Price for Mission District Infill Site Drops

Price for Mission District Infill Site Drops

As we outlined back in the fourth quarter of 2021: Having been in and out of contract a handful of times over the past couple of years, a sale of the former used car lot turned Firepie site on the northeast corner of Valencia and Cesar Chavez, which is... Read More »

Plans for Another Big Polk Gulch Infill Project on the Boards

Plans for Another Big Polk Gulch Infill Project on the Boards

Plans to raze the two-story, 15,000-square-foot office building at 1460-1462 Pine Street are in the works. And as proposed, a 9-story building designed by RG-Architecture would rise up to 85 feet in height on the Polk Gulch site. As proposed, the 1462 Pine Street project would yield 104 residential... Read More »

Re-Revised Plans for Building Up on Geary Closer to Reality

Re-Revised Plans for Building Up on Geary Closer to Reality

As we outlined a few years ago, there was a fundamental problem with the proposed plans for a bonus-sized, 9-story development of “group housing” units to rise up to 89 feet in height upon the Grand Hot Pot Lounge building’s parcel at 3565 Geary Boulevard. And in fact, said... Read More »

Supersized Plans for Proposed SoMa Tower Now in Play

Supersized Plans for Proposed SoMa Tower Now in Play

While the City had balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel at 636 4th Street, after which plans for a code-compliant, 250-foot-tall, 271-unit tower to rise on the site were drawn, supersized plans for a 461-foot-tall tower... Read More »