Samsung Considers San Jose Expansion, Offers No Guarantees

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By Sharon Simonson Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and its wholly owned American subsidiary Samsung Semiconductor Inc. plan to expand a North San Jose research and development operation, but are giving...
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Contract Manufacturer Grows In San Jose

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By Sharon Simonson Growth fueled by acquisition and organic business expansion is pushing global contract manufacturer SMTC Corp. to expand its employee count and more than triple the size of...

Bay Area Office Brokers: Markets Still Look Good

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By Sharon Simonson Despite the nation’s itinerant recovery, investors remain interested in Silicon Valley and San Francisco commercial property, while downtown Oakland seems on the cusp of capturing technology-tenant overflow, brokers...

Pension Funds Buy Bay Area Multifamily, Again

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By Jon Peterson Pension funds can’t seem to get enough of Bay Area apartments. The state of Wisconsin and the Los Angeles County employees’ pension fund, both of which have invested...

Hines Selling Three San Mateo Buildings

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By Jon Peterson Houston-based Hines Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. has put a three-building San Mateo office complex on the block. The sale will test investor demand for Peninsula office space...

Bechtel Lands At Bishop Ranch

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By Sharon Simonson Nearly two dozen companies including a unit of San Francisco’s Bechtel Corp. have signed new leases in the last 60 days to occupy in excess of 50,000...

Investors Flock to San Francisco Office Deals

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By Jon Peterson Institutional investors in two San Francisco office buildings in the city’s North Financial District have agreed to accept initial yields of 5 percent or less, according to...

Gilead Pays $610 a Square Foot for Foster City Property

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By Jon Peterson Foster City-based Gilead Sciences Inc. has agreed to pay $180 million, or $610 per square foot, to acquire 303 Velocity Way in its hometown. The 10-story building...

Jay Paul Looks to Climb ‘Tall Tree’ in Palo Alto

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By Sharon Simonson San Francisco-based Jay Paul Co. has filed a request with the city of Palo Alto to allow the office developer and landlord to build more than 300,000...

Bay Area Retail Recovery Reaches Farther, Wider

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By Sharon Simonson and Jon Peterson In another sign of the Bay Area’s retail revival, a new study shows that of nearly four million square feet of big-box shop space...