Seattle, MetLife Investment Management, Lyft, Uber, ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles

MetLife Investment Management Examines Impact of Transportation on Future of Commercial Real Estate

By Jack Stubbs The evolution of transportation networks across the country continues to impact the trajectory of the commercial real estate market, as traditional public transit systems are being supplemented...
Pier 70, Forest City, Dog Patch, Giants, Warriors, Portero Power Plant, Orton Development, Port of San Francisco, Illinois Street, Bethlehem Steel, Restoration Hardware, Dogpatch, Union Iron Works

Orton Development Nears Completion of Pier 70 Redevelopment just as Forest City Breaks Ground

By Meghan Hall After a decade of planning, the redevelopment of Pier 70 is finally being realized, as master developer Forest City broke ground in May 2018 on its 28-acre...
Bay Area, Fremont, Silicon Valley, Civic Center Master Plan Project, Capitol Avenue, State Street, City Hall, San Francisco, STUDIOS Architecture, Civic Center, Downtown Hall, Town Fair Shopping Center, Capital Avenue, Locale @ State Street

City of Fremont Moves Forward with Plans to Break Ground for New Civic Center

By Meghan Hall Like many cities in the Bay Area, Fremont formed as the outgrowths of other townships were combined and has experienced unprecedented levels of growth since the tech...
Windy Hill Property Ventures, San Mateo, Peninsula, Caltrain, CorePower Yoga, Pacific Catch, Kentucky Fried Chicken, City of San Mateo Planning Division, City Code

Windy Hill Looks to Double the Size of Its Planned San Mateo Development

By Meghan Hall More than two years after real estate investment fund Windy Hill Property Ventures released plans for a new proposed commercial development near San Mateo’s downtown, the project...
Tahoe-Sierra, Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, U.S. Supreme Court, Lake Tahoe Basin, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, Zoning Moratorium

Best Laid Plans Derailed: When Your City Decides to Adopt a Zoning Moratorium

By Amara Morrison It’s every developer’s worst nightmare. Having invested significant resources in planning and design and submitting a project application to the governing local agency for project approval, the...
High Line, San Francisco, Green Benefit District, Strategic Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces, Work PLACE, Work SPACE, Newmark Knight Frank’s Workplace Strategy and Human Experience

Applying Placemaking Principles to Build a Better Workplace

By Evelyn Lee The notion of placemaking was born in the 1960s through the aspirational ideas of writers like Jane Jacobs, who believed that the design of cities should focus...
Apple Computer, Cupertino, Apple Park, North San Jose, One Infinite Loop, Bay Area, Sobrato Organization, a3 Workplace Strategies, Apple

As Apple Continues Expansion, a Look Back Provides Glimpses into Future Alternative Workplace Solutions

By Robin Weckesser Yes, the spaceship landed, and Apple Computer is settling into its new Cupertino headquarters, Apple Park, a 2.8 million-square-foot campus that cost an estimated $5 billion and...
AvalonBay Communities, San José, Eaves West Valley, Blackford and Strawberry Park, Saratoga Avenue, San Tomas, Lawrence Expressway, Westfield Valley Fair Mall, Santa Clara, Saratoga Garage, Manzanita Garage, Eaves Garage, Kier & Wright Civil Engineers & Surveyors, Avalon Building

AvalonBay Communities Seeks to Expand Eaves West Valley Development in Downtown San José by...

By Meghan Hall AvalonBay Communities, the national apartment developer and REIT, submitted plans to the City of San José in December 2017 to demolish a portion of the Eaves West...
Palo Alto, Prince Street Partners, Menlo Park, Newmark Knight Frank, Santa Cruz Avenue, Merrill Street, Mixed-Use Project

Prince Street Receives Approval for 55,000 SQFT Mixed-Use Project in Menlo Park

By Jon Peterson Palo Alto-based Prince Street Partners has received approval for its mixed-use development in Menlo Park located at 506 and 556 Santa Cruz Avenue and 1125 Merrill Street....
Los Altos, Dutchints Development, TA Associates Realty, George Smith Partners, Sillicon Valley, Boston, 5150 El Camino Real

Dutchints Development Spends $48MM for Los Altos Property

By Jon Peterson Los Altos-based Dutchints Development has acquired the 77,000 square foot 5150 El Camino Real office building in Los Altos for $48 million, or just over $623 per...