International Luxury Retailers Clamor for Space in San Francisco’s Union Square

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By Nancy Amdur San Francisco’s Union Square district is becoming a one-stop destination for glamour as more international high-fashion retailers drawn to the city’s strong economy have recently flooded the...
Google, San Francisco, Spear Tower, 188 The Embarcadero, One Market Plaza, USAA Real Estate, Paramount Group, San Francisco real estate, Bay Area news

Google Buys and Leases Office Space in San Francisco

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By Jon Peterson Mountain View-based Google has agreed to acquire a building and at the same time lease office space in downtown San Francisco, according to sources familiar with the...
San Jose, Bay Area news, Diridon Station Area Plan, Fairfield Residential, Chandler Pratt & Partners, SAP Center, Caltrain, BART, high speed rail

Bold Plan Envisions Large New Regional Destination in San Jose

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By Neil Gonzales It might take a while, but San Jose envisions a large swath near downtown eventually being transformed into a transit-oriented high-tech/entertainment core with iconic architecture and alluring...
Swift Realty, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, DivcoWest, Silicon Valley real estate, Bay Area news, San Francisco, Credit Suisse,

Swift Realty Sees 200 Basis Points Shift in Future Cap Rate on Recently Acquired...

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By Jon Peterson San Francisco-based Swift Realty Partners believes that it can improve its cap rate by 200 basis points on an office building portfolio it recently acquired in Santa...
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David Gottfried: Explosion Green

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USGBC's founder reflects on the movement's 20-year history and the road ahead. He offers practical solutions and ways to improve. By Nancy Amdur As the founder of the U.S. Green Building...
Jamestown, San Francisco, Pacific Place, Intuit, Demandforce, Old Navy, Container Store, Levi's, JP Morgan, Bay Area news, San Francisco real estate

J.P. Morgan’s Property Fund Closes Over $900MM of West Coast Deals

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By Jon Peterson The J.P. Morgan Strategic Property Fund has significantly ramped up its acquisitions of properties on the West Coast with it paying more than $915 million for two...
San Francisco, apartment, Carmel Partners, investment, Carmel Partners Investment Fund, Bay Area news, IRR, housing, Bay Area

Carmel Partners Creates $2.93B Investment Fund for Apartments

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By Jon Peterson San Francisco-based Carmel Partners has formed a new apartment investment fund with a total capitalization of $2.93 billion, according to sources familiar with the commingled fund. The company...
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CoreNet Examines Tech Firms’ Space Needs in Silicon Valley

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By Robert Carlsen In order to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, technology firms and real estate developers are searching for the right elements when designing their new...
One Market, San Francisco, Visa, Autodesk, Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, The Paramount Group, Bay Area news, San Francisco real estate

Blackstone Pays $600MM to Buy One Market Plaza in San Francisco

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By Jon Peterson New York City-based Blackstone Real Estate Partners has paid $600 million or $750 per square foot to buy a 49 percent interest into the 1.6 million square...
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Development Booming Along East Bay I-580 Corridor

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By Michele Chandler Rising property values in San Francisco are finally rippling out to surrounding communities, helping to fuel a flurry of development in the East Bay. Major multifamily, retail and...