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Milhouse Engineering & Construction Environmental Protection Agency Phase I Environmental Site Assessment superfund TSCA

PFAS, Due Diligence and Real Estate Development

By David L. Sawicki, PG, CPG The Latest Environmental Concern and How it May Affect the Process.  INTRODUCTION  The term “forever chemicals” refers to a group of chemicals that are called “PFAS”...
Northmarq, San Francisco, Sacramento, Bay Area, Tom Wight, multifamily

Current Rate Environment Puts Multifamily Borrowers in Increasingly Difficult Position, but Viable Options are...

By Tom Wight Interest rates have increased substantially in a short period of time, which significantly impacts commercial real estate financing. As the cost of capital increases, it obviously becomes...
Amazon, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Diego, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Albertsons

Uncertainty or Opportunity?

By John Cumbelich As the sun begins to set on the withered stalk of another eventful year in commercial real estate, uncertainty prevails in Q4 of 2022 as forecasters ponder...
Kidder Mathews, Flexible Warehousing

Flexible Warehousing Garners New Interest

By John Fioramonti, Kidder Mathews Research The COVID-19 pandemic ignited significant social changes that have impacted commercial real estate in differing ways. For example, the remote working shift has driven...
San Francisco San Jose commercial real estate Seattle San Diego Southern California Pacific Northwest Northern California Gabe Burke

In Corporate Real Estate, We Have a New Truth

Written by Gabe Burke. Edited by Sharon Simonson. In corporate real estate, we have awakened to a new reality as we have discovered that some of our deepest beliefs are no...

Opinion: Plenty of Capital Available for Ground-up Multifamily Construction in the Bay Area

In a fluid capital markets environment, brokers and developers are using innovative financing to raise capital for multifamily deals. Banks, REITs, and funds are eager to lend for core...
San Francisco industrial Bay Area Oakland JLL Prologis Northmarq Fundrise Briana Harney

Supply Can’t Keep up With Surging Demand in San Francisco Bay Area Industrial Market

Robust leasing activity and growing rents are fueling investment activity. By Briana Harney The San Francisco Bay Area industrial market continues to experience relentless demand as the e-commerce explosion fuels retailers...
The Space Place, San Francisco leasing availability

Opinion: Another (Opportunistic) Look at San Francisco’s Office Vacancy

By Vladimir Bosanac As San Francisco’s vacancy and availability rates continue to climb into the high 20 percent range, I am struck by one thing: Opportunity! Today’s market may be one...
Google, Bay Area, San Jose, Mountain View affordable housing

Google Already Allocated $128MM to Fund 23 Affordable Housing Projects Across Bay Area

By Adrian Schurr, Bay Area Giving Manager The Bay Area is our home, and we’re helping our hometown communities solve challenging problems. In 2019, we committed $1 billion to help increase the Bay...
Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego, John Cumbelich & Associates

Opinion: Recession or Re-Set?

By John Cumbelich Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article observing that if the US economy is in a recession, “it’s a very strange one” (July 4, 2022). Every recession...

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