Despite Ripe Conditions, Fractional Interest Market Slow to Take Hold in San Francisco

By Robert Carlsen Fractional ownership projects in San Francisco are few and far between—the two major ones being the Ritz-Carlton Residences in the financial district, which incidentally is no longer...

Pauls Corp. Planning 92-Unit Condo Project for Downtown Redwood City

By Nancy Amdur The Pauls Corp. is proposing to build an eight-story residential-and-retail building at 603 Jefferson Ave. in downtown Redwood City. The Denver-based developer, working on the project under the...
2121 El Camino San Mateo

Investcorp Buys San Mateo’s Tower Plaza for $67.5MM

A Bahrain-based manager of alternative investment products, for private and institutional clients, Investcorp, purchased the 12-story San Mateo building on 2121 El Camino Real for a reported $67.5 million...
Formula retail, San Francisco, Hayes Valley, North Beach, Cow Hollow, Fillmore Corridor, Mid-Market, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield

Formula Retail—A Bay Area Paradox

By Robert Carlsen For the past 11 years, San Francisco's restrictive formula retail law, which prohibits chain stores to open in certain neighborhoods unless they have 11 or fewer outlets...
Opportunity Zone Fund, NES Financial, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Urban Catalyst, EJF Capital, Oakland, California

Pacific Urban Residential Gets New $387MM Commitment from CalPERS

By Jon Peterson Palo Alto-based Pacific Urban Residential has received a new $387 million equity allocation from the California Public Employees Retirement System to invest in apartments, according to a...
Sunnyvale, Landbank Investments, Menlo Park, Webcor, HOK, Cushman & Wakefield, Silicon Valley, JLL, Bay Area news, commercial real estate, spec development

Landbank in Discussions with Apple for All of Central and Wolfe Campus in Sunnyvale

  By Jon Peterson Menlo Park-based Landbank is now in talks with Apple to take all of the space at the Central and Wolfe Campus in Sunnyvale located at 222 North...

Palo Alto’s Epiphany Hotel Sells for $71.6MM

Sales of hotel properties in California reached a record dollar volume of more than $4.4 billion in the first six months of 2015, a 64 percent increase over the...
Silicon Valley, Transwestern Commercial Services, CREW SV, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Devencore

Silicon Valley Housing Market Catches its Breath after Dizzying Yearlong Climb

By David Goll It may have been an exceptionally hot summer, but the Silicon Valley housing market experienced a brief chill during the month of July. It began to warm...
Cushman & Wakefield, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Bright Insights Report, Gateway

Dwindling Office, Industrial Vacancy Spurs Launch of Online Space Trading Service

By Nancy Amdur As office and industrial space in many markets gets increasingly difficult to find, a real estate Web site is launching a new service this week that allows...

Palo Alto’s 530 Lytton Sells for $52.9MM, or $1,074 PSF

Palo Alto is by most measures one of the tightest submarkets of the Bay Area, so when an opportunity to own a building in the city’s downtown area opens...