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The Beacon: 90% Sold

According to Centurion Real Estate Partners, the group that converted the Mission Place apartment development into the 595 condo development named the Beacon, the South of Market condo market remains strong (and the Beacon is 90% sold). Quote: “Every time I check, our numbers are beating our pro formas.... Read More »

At Least They Didn’t Call It Golden Gate Hill

At Least They Didn’t Call It Golden Gate Hill

Real Estate Brokerage Hill & Company blankets Potrero Hill with a glossy mailer touting their ‘locals only’ knowledge of the neighborhood. Based on the reaction from the Potrero Hill, San Francisco Blog, they might have missed their mark:... Read More »

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

As we mentioned last week, ‘The Californian on Rincon Hill’ a 40-story and 435 unit luxury condo building is in the works for 375 Fremont St. Richard Keating, “international celebrity architect”, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, and designer of the Elihu Harris State Building in Oakland is heading... Read More »

Reader Question: What’s Really Going On? (Part I)

We recently received the following question from a reader: “Several large condo complexes are in phase I, II etc and claim rates of 50% – 80% sold after just a few months. Everything else in the area looks like a standstill in my opinion. What is really going... Read More »

A Trip Down Market Street (1905)

A Trip Down Market Street (1905)

Damion Matthews (of Five Star Living Group) tips us off to a youtube link for a short film shot through the window of a cable car rolling down Market Street in 1905. From Damion, “When I watched this footage, I was struck by the fact that this man with... Read More »

Central What Way?

Central What Way?

San Francisco CITYSCAPE has always been one of our favorite local sites – great little nuggets, tight community, and (mostly) intelligent discussions. Case in point: discussion of San Francisco’s on-again, off-again Central Subway. Plus, we can’t resist linking to posts that get us started singing AC/DC tunes… ∙ High... Read More »

Hola! Tortilla Heights

Hola! Tortilla Heights

The doors are now open (and the scaffolding is almost down) at ‘tortilla heights’. Located at the corner of Bush and Divisadero, and just down the street from Frankie’s Bohemian Café and the Fishbowl (same owners), it’s a welcome addition to the neighborhood. [Note: we’re not going to make... Read More »

New Condos Starting In The $400,000s?

New Condos Starting In The $400,000s?

Demolition has started to make way for construction of The Hayes, an eight-story condominium (128 units) and retail development in Hayes Valley (55 Page at Gough). It’s a long way from completion (rendering), but the “Starting in the $400,000s” is sure to get a lot of people’s attention and... Read More »

706 Mission Sold And Mission Bay Booming

Add the 10-story office building at 706 Mission St. to the list of “older, smaller office structures snapped up by luxury housing developers” over the past couple of years (others include “the former Chronicle building at 690 Market St.; 333 Grant Ave.; 74 New Montgomery St.; and 201 Sansome... Read More »