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McNellis: Winter is Coming

By John McNellis As of last Friday, the S&P 500 was down 2.33 percent for the year. Like a dead rat in the basement, everyone can smell the next recession,...
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San Francisco Officially Passes its Long Awaited Central SOMA Plan

By M. Brett Gladstone, Esq., Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco . On December 4, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (on its second and final reading) approved the...
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Mayor Liccardo: What Google Means for San Jose’s Future

About a year-and-a-half ago, the City initiated discussions with Google about how we could work together to realize our community's collective vision for creating a vibrant, architecturally iconic, transit-focused...
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Ken Rosen’s Fall Forecast Sees Economy at a Peak

By Tom Wight On Tuesday the Fisher Center held its 41st Annual Real Estate and Economics Symposium. In one of the most highly anticipated presentations of the year, Fisher Center...
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As the Open Office Debate Intensifies, It’s Time to Reach Common Ground

By Robin Weckesser, President, a3 Workplace Strategies Recent studies have workplaces stirring again about an ongoing, controversial topic: Open or closed offices? What works best? Well, we think it’s time...
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The New Opportunity of Opportunity Zones

By Matt Ertman & Mike Pruter, Partners Allen Matkins The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect this past February contains a new program called “opportunity zones,”...
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Oakland 2.0

By John Cumbelich Prior to World War II, Oakland was one of the major retailing markets in the West. In an era when the department store was the king of...
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California Expedites Oakland A’s Stadium Development with AB 734

By R. Zachary Wasserman AB 734 provides a specially speedy CEQA approach for approval of a new Oakland A’s ball park and associated development at Howard Terminal near Jack London...
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Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, It Affects the Industry’s Owners

By Helen Moulis As most of us know, we’ve entered a new era of tax rules with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017. The last...
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McNellis: Mattress Firm’s Moral Bankruptcy

By John McNellis Mattress Firm, the nation’s largest mattress retailer, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. Why did it go bankrupt? Simple. The company had far more stores, more than...