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Bay View is Open — The First Campus Built by Google

By David Radcliffe - Vice President, Real Estate & Workplace Services After breaking ground in 2017, our Bay View campus officially opened to Googlers and our Charleston East project is in the...
CBRE, Savills, Wilshire Courtyard, Onni Group, Cushman & Wakefield, CO Architects

Tenant Improvements that Convert Office Vacancies to Long-Term Occupancy

Office Design Trends for the New Workplace By James Simeo, FAIA, LEED AP  At a recent CRE symposium on the Los Angeles market, CBRE Executive Vice President Grafton Tanquary offered, “CBRE...
Allen Matkins, Expo Line, Fix the City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superior Court

Recent California Court Ruling Signals Victory for Advocates of Mixed-Use Neighborhoods and Greater Housing...

By Spencer Kallick and Sean Becker of Allen Matkins On December 17, 2021, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a victory to the City of Los Angeles (the City) when...
Meta, Facebook, Burlingame, Portal, Ray-Ban Stories, Quest 2, Story Time, 322 Airport Blvd.

Meta to Open First Retail Store in Burlingame, Calif.

Today, we’re announcing Meta Store — our first physical retail space, which will open May 9 on our campus in Burlingame, California. In the Meta Store, you’ll be able...
CEQA, UC Berkeley, Pacific Research Institute, The CEQA Gauntlet

UC Berkeley Case Shows Why Comprehensive Reform Badly Needed to End CEQA Abuse

By Chris Carr The California Supreme Court last week declined to stay a lower court order in a case involving a housing and classroom complex under construction on the UC...
John Cumbelich & Associates, San Francisco, Bay Area, Retail

Retail’s New COVID Rules

By John Cumbelich The Ides of March was celebrated in ancient Rome on March 15th each year, as the deadline for settling debts. As the commercial real estate industry continues to emerge from the...
Cushing Terrell, US Department of Education

When Students Become the Teachers: What Workplace Design Can Learn from Higher Education Facilities

By Sandi Rudy, RID, LEED ID+C, and James Foster, AIA The typical pre-pandemic office design won’t get a passing grade in the workplace of the future. But there is hope...
Google Lendlease San Jose Downtown West

Google: Planning Underway for Downtown West in San Jose

Google and our development partner Lendlease are excited to be working with the City of San José and community on a plan to transform Downtown West into a vibrant...

Report: Retail West Coast Year in Review & Look Ahead

This article was republished with explicit permission from Kidder Mathews and its author, and it originally appeared here. Demand Fuels Expansion in Brick & Mortar Retail Recovery While the pandemic took...
Reno, ProPublica, Reno Housing Authority

Reno Seeks to Purchase Motels as Affordable Housing Instead of Letting Developers Demolish Them

The mayor of Reno did little to stop the razing of motels that housed low-income residents or to replace lost units. Following a ProPublica investigation, that may change. Anjeanette Damon,...

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