Silicon Valley’s New Corporate Campuses Shed Dim Light on Workplace Stock

By Sharon Simonson As much effort as has been expended to explain the San Francisco workplace revolution, Silicon Valley workspace is in a jumble, too. Five of the valley’s most important...

Design Activist: Worker Identity Leads Next Workplace ‘Megatrend’

By Sharon Simonson World citizen Uday Dandavate is one chief executive whose company won’t occupy a campus and who would never advise anyone else to build one. Trained in industrial design...
Bay Area Council, San Francisco, Bay Area, East Bay

Kilroy Says: Continued Strong Demand for Development

By Sharon Simonson Kilroy Realty Corp. has moved an estimated 70 percent of its office portfolio to match what it says are new norms for workspace, with an emphasis on open...

Boston Properties Builds San Francisco, Exits Downtown San Jose

By Sharon Simonson Even as office landlord Boston Properties aggressively pursues San Francisco office construction, including speculative development, and beefs up its ownership in Mountain View, it is shedding assets...

BRE Starts Construction on Mission Bay Project

By Jon Peterson San Francisco-based BRE Properties Inc. has begun vertical construction on its 360-unit MB360 apartment development in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. The publicly traded real estate...
n Francisco, DivcoWest, San Jose, Rockpoint Group, CBRE Global Investors, Eastdil Secured, 50 West San Fernando, Silicon Valley

Orphaned Knight-Ridder Sign in Downtown San Jose To Go

By Jon Peterson The iconic Knight-Ridder Inc. sign atop the 344,000-square-foot Fairmont Office Plaza in downtown San Jose will finally change, six years since the San Jose headquartered newspaper publisher...

Economic Revival To Transform West Oakland Historic Factory

By Sharon Simonson Oakland live-work developer John Protopappas and a team of investors have begun interior demolition and the seismic upgrade of a former General Electric manufacturing plant in West...
Republic Urban Properties, San Jose, Evergreen Valley College, PD Rezoning, San Jose – Evergreen Community College District

More Speculative Development Planned for Silicon Valley

By Jon Peterson Principal Real Estate Investors, the equity behind development of 57 acres in North San Jose once owned by Cisco Systems Inc., expects to undertake speculative development on...

Plant Construction Executive Grows Hope

By Sharon Simonson The City of Hope Real Estate and Construction Council has selected Craig Allison, co-general partner of Plant Construction Co., as this year’s winner of its Spirit of Life...

Mountain View’s Climbing Ticket Price Doesn’t Faze

By Jon Peterson The heady purchase price for a downtown Mountain View office building paid by Silicon Valley’s Menlo Equities brought little excitement from South Bay brokers who said the...