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Allen Matkins, U.S. Treasury Department, Qualified Opportunity Zones, Qualified Opportunity Fund, QOZ Property, Internal Revenue Service,

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,”...
Oakland, R.H. Macy’s, H.C. Capwell’s, Sears & Roebuck, I. Magnin & Co, Joseph Magnin, Kahn Brothers, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bay Area, University of California, K Mart, Wal Mart, Target, Walnut Creek, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co,, Uber, Pandora, Ask, Blue Bottle Coffee, Cost Plus World Market, Clorox

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...
Oakland, Howard Terminal, Jack London Square, California Judicial Council, Bay Area, Los Angeles Clippers, Inglewood, Golden State Warriors, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Apple, Cupertino, Riverside, Los Angeles,

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...
CalSTRS, Sacramento, Pacific Waterfront Partners, San Francisco, Golden Gateway Center, San Francisco Waterfront Partners II, Buchalter

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...
Mattress Firm, Texas, Wall Street, Petaluma, Sleep Train, Steinhoff International, Bruce Levy

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...
Structural Engineers, PlanGrid, Bay Area, Apple, Skanska USA, Cambridge, Procore, BIM 360, CREW SF, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California

Construction Productivity Software: Bringing Tech to the Job Site

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...

Day for Night: Tech Crown of the City

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...
San Francisco Bay Area, Puget Sound, Fortune 500, Skanska, Seattle, CBRE, Salesforce Tower, New World of Work

Power to the People: How Tech Is Making Buildings Better for Occupants

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...
Congress, San Francisco, RealtyShares, Patch of Land, Los Angeles, Realty Mogul, White Tiger Condo Conversion, Crowdfunding

Tech-Driven Crowdfunding Sites Lower Barriers to CRE Investment

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...
Property Assessed Clean Energy, Berkeley, Cleanfund Commercial PACE Capital, Morningstar, California, Washington, Petros PACE Finance

San Francisco Passes Proposition C to Increase Gross Receipts Tax on Commercial Landlords

Commercial Rent Tax for Childcare Proposition C—the Commercial Rent Tax for Childcare and Early Education—is set to take effect January 1, 2019, and increase the Gross Receipts Tax ("GRT") on...