Seattle, New York City, Zumper, National Rent Report, San Francisco, Honolulu, Chicago, Oakland, Zumper National Rent Price Index

Suddenly, US Rental Markets Diverge by Bedrooms

by Wolf Richter But rents tank in the most expensive metros. Even Seattle cools off, awash in new supply. In New York City, the second most expensive major rental market in...
San Francisco, Board of Supervisors, Strategic Economics, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Starboard, Planning Department, Starboard Commercial Real Estate

Why San Francisco Needs to Reset its Understanding of Retail

By Hans Hansson San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recently heard the results of a long-anticipated report from Strategic Economics for the OEWD (Office of Economic and Workforce Development), on the...
Bay Area, 2018 Bay Area Council Poll, Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Bay Area Council, EMC Research, San Francisco, Oakland, housing

The Future of Bay Area Housing Markets and Income Inequality: What the Demographics Tells...

By Nina Gruen, Gruen Gruen + Associates This article will also appear in The VIEW, the quarterly newsletter of Commercial Real Estate Women San Francisco (CREW SF). CREW SF’s mission is to...
Retail, shopping centers, America, Canada, Germany, Great Recession, DDR, Brixmor, Regency Centers, Kimco, Weingarten, Equity One, Regency Centers, Property Development Centers, TRC, Westfield, Unibail-Rodamco, Wall Street, John Cumbelich & Associates, San Francisco Bay Area

We’re Overbuilt in Retail

By John Cumbelich America’s inventory of shopping centers is ominously overbuilt. Even if the migration of retail sales to the internet had not brought chronic overbuilding into sharp relief like...
San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, abal Capital Partners, Detroit, Austin, Cleveland, Charlotte, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing: Death by Entitlement

By W. Charles Perry “Affordable Housing” has now joined the ranks of “negative income” and “unbiased opinion” as a world-class oxymoron in the California vernacular. In 2016, our fearless leaders...
design, office environment, WorHealthk Style, Activity-Based Planning,Well-being, WELL Building Standard™, Integrated Technology, Engagement, Culture

How Do We Create Meaning in Today’s Office Spaces?

By Sascha Wagner, AIA IIDA LEED AP As commercial real estate costs continue to climb in tech-focused urban markets, competition for the right space remains high and for talent it’s...
Greystar Real Estate Partners, University of California, San Francisco, UC Hastings

Time for a Coordinated Bay Area Displacement Policy

By Eric Von Berg “Silicon Valley is over” “In the last three months of 2017, San Francisco lost more resident to outward migration than any other city in the county”...
Amazon, Whole Foods Market, Thasos Group, Walmart, Trader Joe, Wall Street, retail, shopping, merger economic impact grocery

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...
Facebook, Amazon, Sports Authority, Golfsmith, Borders Books, Circuit City, HH Gregg, Barnes & Noble, Kohls, Office Depot & Staples, Oakland, International Council of Shopping Centers, John Cumbelich & Associates

Goodbye Big Box

By John Cumbelich First the old news: Department stores are departing; Facebook has replaced the mall as our national hangout; and Amazon and its peers are where people now go...
NAIOP, Associated General Contractors of America, San Francisco, Greater Bay Area, Potential Change Order Log, BCCI Construction Company

Taking The Burn Out Of Escalating Construction Costs

By Adam Felson The cost to build commercial office space is not getting any cheaper thanks to material increases, labor shortages and the demand of our vibrant market. NAIOP reported 8...