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McNellis: Does WeWork at All?

Company discloses $1 billion losses in bond offering By John McNellis Wall Street’s biggest houses just hawked $702 million in junk bonds for WeWork. The junk pays 7.875 percent interest and...
Streamlining Affordable Housing Proposals, Governor

Governor to Help Ease Housing Pain

By Todd Williams In an effort to encourage housing production, Governor Jerry Brown has made a bold proposal to streamline the approval of certain multifamily housing projects that include a...
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Five Trends that Will Shape Silicon Valley in 2017

By Lexi Gelb & Miles Garber, Polaris Pacific While the world waits to see how Silicon Valley will change the way the rest of us live – from driverless cars...
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Amazon-Whole Foods Already Rattling the Grocery Sector

By Wolf Richter Here are the numbers since the August 28 price cuts. When Amazon’s deal to acquire Whole Foods Market closed on August 28, the first thing that happened was...
San Francisco, Bay Area, Wolf Richter

OPINION: The Great Unwind Unravels Hottest Rental Markets in the US

Now in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and perhaps a city near you. By Wolf Richter Averaged out across the US, asking rents for apartments still rose in...
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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...
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Cheaper AND Greener?

One builder’s small steps yield big results to the triple bottom line By Kara Overaa Gragg We know that the construction business is waste and energy-intensive, so as general contractors, our...
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Best Laid Plans Derailed: When Your City Decides to Adopt a Zoning Moratorium

By Amara Morrison It’s every developer’s worst nightmare. Having invested significant resources in planning and design and submitting a project application to the governing local agency for project approval, the...

Bullish Case for Crowdfunding

By Lawrence Fassler Most crowdfunding, or “peer-to-peer,” real estate marketplaces specialize in bringing to accredited investors opportunities in commercial real estate, a unique asset class that acts and behaves differently from...
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Primer on Workplace Amenities

How to Leverage Your Competitive Edge And Meet the Needs of a Changing Workforce By Robin Weckesser Using the workplace as a tool to attract and retain talent while enhancing the...