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...

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...
JLL Capital Markets, Panattoni Development Company, Bay Area, Invesco Real Estate, MetLife Real Estate Investors, Fairfield, Gateway 80 Business Park, JLL

Ecommerce Is Driving Prologis’ Industrial Uptick

By Sharon Simonson Industrial is eating retail. Ecommerce-related demand for space is driving leasing in U.S. industrial markets, which recorded their best quarter of occupancy gains since 2000 from January through...
Bay Area Council, San Francisco, Bay Area, East Bay

Rosen: Slow Recovery, Job Creation

By Sharon Simonson The U.S. economy will grow less than 2 percent this year, a full percentage point below the 50-year average, and only slightly more jobs will be created...

Synaptics Headquarters’ Price Trades Down

By Sharon Simonson Silicon Valley technology company Synaptics Inc. reduced the sale price of its Santa Clara headquarters to Orchard Partners and Apollo Global Real Estate by more than $1.5...

Key San Jose Site Up for Grabs for First Time in Four Decades

By Sharon Simonson An 11.6-acre site on the west side of San Jose’s popping Santana Row shopping center is being brought to market for the first time in more than...

Customers Are Banging on Signature’s Doors at San Jose Airport

By Sharon Simonson The Florida company building a private aircraft terminal at the San Jose airport has not marketed two new hangars that it will own beyond those that Google...

For Salesforce, Another Transbay Office Building Rises

By Sharon Simonson Salesforce.com Inc., already the largest technology company employer in San Francisco with 4,000 workers, plans to double its real estate footprint in the city by 2016 to...
San Mateo, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Peninsula, Clearview Business Park, Eastdil Secured, Lowe Enterprises, Bay Area news, San Mateo real estate

Lowe Enterprises Pursues Design of Newly Approved San Mateo Offices

By Sharon Simonson Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises will decide this summer and fall whether to move forward with speculative office development in San Jose and San Mateo. The real estate investment,...