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Portland, Gerding Edlen, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Oakland

Opinion: Job Trends in Bay Area Will Hit Real Estate, the Economy, Municipal Budgets...

Wolf Richter An ugly red flag for all of California goes up. The labor force in California fell by 19,900 in June from May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the second...
McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Bay Area

McNellis: Trumped Real Estate Industry

By John McNellis I have been a real estate developer and landlord since the early 80’s. Even then, Donald Trump had a reputation within our industry as an empty suit,...
Rightsizing, Tech Sector, San Francisco, Bay Area

Rightsizing Has Once Again Come to the Tech Sector

By Wolf Richter Struggling Tech Boom as seen through San Francisco’s office space market. “Despite a flurry of leases to end the year, 2016 was the weakest year for transaction activity...
Opportunity Zone Fund, NES Financial, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Urban Catalyst, EJF Capital, Oakland, California

Retail Reinvented

By John Cumbelich The San Francisco Bay Area is now home to not one but two of the most evolutionary new projects in the world of commercial real estate. The...
Bell Partners, Northern California, Bay Area, Bell Institutional Fund VI, Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System

Have You Registered Your Property?

July 1 Deadline for California Energy Use Disclosure for Nonresidential Building Owners By Sean Cottle California nonresidential building owners, have you registered your property to determine its energy use? Starting July...
McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

McNellis: Rent Control Behind the Curtains

By John McNellis Rent control measures are sweeping the San Francisco Bay Area. For good reason. To pay no more than 25 percent of your pretax income—the yardstick for apartment...
Meyers Nave Bay Area Oakland Wetlands

Regaining Your Wetlands

Supreme Court gives landowners and developers the right to challenge Army Corps' wetlands jurisdiction determinations By Joshua A. Bloom It is an all too common scenario. A developer or landowner will...
Black Creek Group, Industrial Property Trust, Prologis, Morgan Stanley & Co., Eastdil Secured, Hogan Lovells, Denver,

Opinion: Market is on Edge

“The bottom has not entirely fallen out of demand, though.” By Wolf Richter Commercial real estate has experienced a dizzying price boom since the Financial Crisis. It goes in cycles. Rising...
McKinsey Global Institute, San Francisco, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

Tech is Bringing Changes to Construction

By Scott M. Wornow Scott M. Wornow Digital technologies are disrupting the construction industry, which has been a notable laggard in...
San José, Bay Area, Gensler, Silicon Valley, Apple, Nvidia, Google, Facebook, SPUR, The Knight Foundation, San José Downtown Association, Diridon Station

Revitalizing Downtown San José: Design’s Evolution and Impact

By Kevin Schaeffer Downtown San José is well positioned to become the next urban destination. An expanding job market, investment in public transit and more affordable real estate than other parts...