Vital, Network Communities

Hidden in Plain Sight

By Nash Hurley Creating a sustainable legacy for America’s Car Culture As part of our larger Network Communities research, we have been investigating gaps in the existing marketplace — between what...
Airbnb vacation rentals COVID-19 Booking.com Expedia Stock Apps Jastra Kranjec

Vacation Rental Revenues Halved Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Entire Industry to Lose $35B in 2020

By Jastra Kranjec Over the years, the vacation rental industry became a huge business, with millions of tourists choosing fully furnished homes or apartments instead of a traditional hotel or...

Let Clint Eastwood Rightsize Your Real Estate Footprint

By Gabe Burke Corporate real estate is headed for a showdown. A fear once deemed insignificant is now impossible to ignore. Many leaders worry that their portfolios will remain vastly...

Do Amenities Still Matter in a Post-COVID-19 World?

Over the past decade, amenities in and around office buildings had grown in quantity, popularity and creativity. The proliferation of office amenities was the outcome of several trends coalescing...
International Energy Conservation Code, NRDC, San Francisco, Seattle

At Long Last, A Truly Final 2021 Energy Code

By Lauren Urbanek It’s been a long time coming, but we now have a final 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for new residential and commercial buildings, following the uncertainty...
Perkins Coie LLP, San Francisco, CEQA

Despite Disappointing Legislative Session, Existing State Laws Can Change the Game for Housing Developers

By Alan Murphy, Perkins Coie LLP This year’s legislative session was disappointing for all those who understand that California’s dire shortage of housing is largely due to cumbersome entitlement processes...
San Francisco, Proposition H, Prop H, retail, formula retail, Starboard Commercial Real Estate

Why San Francisco Needs Prop H, and Formula Retail, to Succeed

By Hans Hansson This November, we need to vote to help save our small businesses, which are closing at record numbers due to the pandemic. Just last month, Yelp reported...
Cushman & Wakefield retail shopping mall COVID-19

Can the Shopping Mall Survive COVID-19?

By Richard W. Latella & Barrie Scardina There are currently more than 1,000 malls struggling to re-engage a consumer distracted by the convenience of digital offerings. With the continued growth...
Cushman & Wakefield, Ghost Kitchen, DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats

Ghost Kitchens: Cooking up a Response to COVID-19

By Garrick Brown Ghost kitchens (also referred to as cloud, commissary, dark, delivery or shadow kitchens) are delivery-only restaurants that, with the rise of third-party delivery app services like DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber...
Mobile Work Unit, VITAL, San Francisco, Seattle

The End of the Great Compromise

By Nash Hurley The era of the great compromise of work space has come to an end. For the better part of the last century, work space has served two...

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