Urban Commons Buys San Jose Airport Hotel

By Jon Peterson Los Angeles-based Urban Commons LLC has closed on its first San Francisco Bay Area hotel acquisition with the $15.2 million purchase of the 196-room Radisson Plaza San...

Developers Push To Permit Construction on Former Cisco Property

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE—A preliminary plan from Trammell Crow Co. to build more than a million square feet of warehousing and office space on a tract it has acquired...

Netflix Has Right To Terminate Los Gatos Lease

By Sharon Simonson The Los Gatos Town Council has postponed—yet again—its decision on whether to permit a 550,000 square-foot corporate campus being sought by Netflix Inc., but their bird in...

Deep Discount for CBRE in San Jose

By Jon Peterson Los Angeles-based CBRE Global Investors got such a good deal on the 506-room San Jose Marriott Hotel that it has made the downtown Convention Center property its...

Foreigners Finance Real Estate Development To Gain U.S. Citizenship

By Sharon Simonson People seeking U.S. citizenship are financing Bay Area real estate projects using an obscure federal immigration program that grants green cards in exchange for capital investment. San Jose-based...

Whither Downtown San Jose?

By Sharon Simonson When Boston Properties’ executives meet with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and downtown San Jose Councilmember Sam Liccardo this week, it will be one of an irregular...
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Bay Area’s Great Bill Wilson Passes

By Vladimir Bosanac Last week, on May 7, the Bay Area real estate industry was left without a pillar of its community. William “Bill” Wilson III lost a long battle...

Marcus & Millichap Bay Area Real Estate Forecast: More and Better

By Sharon Simonson San Francisco Bay Area employment remains below its dot-com peak, but today’s jobs in technology and business and professional services are more lasting compared to the earlier...

San Francisco’s Picturesque Renoir Hotel to Return to Historic Masterpiece

By Sharon Simonson Federal tax credits and a federal immigrant-investor program are helping to finance the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Renoir Hotel, an aging beauty in the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood...

Rising Tide In Redwood Shores

By Jon Peterson The sale of a nearly 90,000-square-foot Redwood City office complex has earned the seller a more than $14 million profit after less than 30 months. Los Angeles-based Kennedy...