Cox Castle & Nicholson, San Francisco

New Laws Affecting California Employers in 2020

By Cathy T. Moses The California Legislature passed several new laws last year that likely will affect the operations of many California employers, including those in commercial real estate. One law,...
Oakland, Gravitational, Transwestern, Seattle

Transwestern Startup Stories: Kafi Payne – Gravitational

By Victor Valenzuela  This series profiles innovative companies and how they are adapting to the challenges of Bay Area Shelter-In-Place orders in the wake of COVID-19.  Gravitational is an open-source software...
San Francisco, Hanson Bridgett, SOMA, Transferable Development Rights, Caltrain, Rincon Hill, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

San Francisco Officially Passes its Long Awaited Central SOMA Plan

By M. Brett Gladstone, Esq., Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco . On December 4, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (on its second and final reading) approved the...
Cushman & Wakefield, San Francisco, Seattle

McGrane Musings: Hub and Spoke and Why Every Employer Should be Focused on the...

By Eugene McGrane As I often do when thinking about real estate and the economy, I found myself reflecting on The Power Broker by Robert Caro. In Caro’s masterwork on...

McNellis: Death by Power Point

By John McNellis With speaking season just around the corner, with the conferences, conventions and even lowly breakfast panels backing up like rusting jets at O’Hare, the National Power Point...
T3 Advisors, San Francisco, Seattle Caroline Quick

How Occupancy Sensors Can Increase Your Real Estate ROI

By Caroline Quick, Senior Principal at T3 AdvisorsThanks to advances in workplace technology, we can gather data to create office spaces that support your employees’ working habits—with the potential to save millions of dollars...
San Francisco, Bay Area, Colliers International, Santa Clara, Adobe, Apple, Nasa, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, San Jose, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Sacramento, Oakland, Facebook, Fremont, Tesla

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...
Wendel Rosen, Steven Morger

California’s Black Sky Decision Upends Decades of Lending Practice

By Steven M. Morger For decades, the holder of an obligation secured by a junior deed of trust would be able to sue successfully as an unsecured creditor for the entirety...
Bay Area, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Silicon Valley, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Bay Area Council

Rent Moratoriums: Impact on Pension Fund Investors

By Stanley L. Iezman, Chairman and CEO of American Realty Advisors COVID-19 has resulted in the unfortunate economic winddown of many businesses as our society seeks to protect itself through voluntary...
Kinzer Partners, San Francisco, Seattle

Tomorrow is Another Stay: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry Part Two

By Jena Thornton The effect from the coronavirus continues to have stunning impact on the hotel industry in the US and around the world. Vital statistics Here are some meaningful comments and...

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