Zynga Buys San Francisco Digs

By Sharon Simonson Social gaming company Zynga Inc. has entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy the building that houses its corporate headquarters at 650 Townsend St. and 699 8th St....

Kilroy Realty Moves South

By Jon Peterson The all-cash purchase of Menlo Corporate Center by Kilroy Realty Corp. won’t be the Los Angeles company’s last in the Silicon Valley, its chief investment officer said. After buying...

Stockbridge Shifts Sights With New Fund

By Jon Peterson San Francisco-based Stockbridge Capital Group is raising money for a new fund that would embrace the smart and small, and eschew the popular. The Stockbridge Smart Markets Fund, which...

Kinship Harvests a Pioneer

By Sharon Simonson Harvest Properties and a Chicago money partner have acquired the 34,000 square-foot Pioneer Building in San Francisco’s Mission District with a plan to renovate and reposition the 1902...

Crucial Court Decision Approaches For Sunnyvale Town Center

By Sharon Simonson All eyes turn to receiver Jerry Hunt in the legal brawl to control the Sunnyvale Town Center. On March 15, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Peter Kirwan is...

CalPERS Increases Multifamily Bet

By Jon PetersonThe California Public Employees’ Retirement System has committed $631.8 million in new equity to an investment fund that specializes in apartments and already owns six Bay Area...

Skanska Wants More of Nor-Cal Pie

By Sharon Simonson Swedish construction giant Skanska AB is stepping up the intensity of its pursuit of Bay Area business. Already, at the end of last year, the company booked $347 million...

Boston Properties Buys In Mountain View

Jon Peterson Boston-based Boston Properties Inc. has paid $71.5 million to acquire 2440 W. El Camino Real in Mountain View, a 140,000 square-foot office building. The publicly traded real estate investment...

Apple Inc. Takes Sunnyvale Town Center Offices

Sharon Simonson Apple Inc., the rapidly growing consumer electronics maker that has its headquarters in neighboring Cupertino, has again jumped the city boundary to lease a 156,000 square-foot building at...

Apartment Owner Tries Concord Mobile Homes

Sharon Simonson A Concord mobile home park with 178 spaces has sold for $9.3 million to a private apartment investor looking for yield. Joel Kelly, a principal with Oakland’s Bay Apartment...