Kinzer Partners, Seattle, Bay Area, Smith Travel Partners

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

By Jena Thornton The Black Swan has arrived.  Definition of black swan: An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult...
Transwestern, Vungle, San Francisco, North Waterfront, Levi’s Plaza, SOMA, Bay Area, Marin, BART, Caltrain, Jackson Square, Fog City, Grumpy’s, Old Ship Saloon, Bay Club

Transwestern Startup Stories: Stephanie Douglass – Vungle

By Jack Seymour This series profiles innovative companies and The Bay Area neighborhoods they call home. Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps....

Connected Buildings, Connected Things and Security Concerns

By Scott M. Wornow Is your “smart building” connected? Is your high-tech office, residential building or entertainment facility, with embedded sensors, wireless networks, remote monitoring devices and internet-capable security cameras, now...
McKinsey Global Institute, San Francisco, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

Tech is Bringing Changes to Construction

By Scott M. Wornow Digital technologies are disrupting the construction industry, which has been a notable laggard in technology adoption. For an industry that until recently has relied primarily on hardcopy...
San Francisco, Lyft, Bay Area, Oakland, Hayward, San Jose, Redfin, Sacramento,

Together, Lyft’s Employees Could Buy Every Single Home for Sale in San Francisco With...

Published with explicit permission from Redfin. The original article can be found here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/lyft-ipo-san-francisco-real-estate/ By Dana Olsen San Francisco already has sky-high home prices and a lack of inventory. Public offerings...
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...
San Jose, a3 Workplace Strategies, Harvard, Fast Magazine, Commercial Property Executive, Workplaces

As the Open Office Debate Intensifies, It’s Time to Reach Common Ground

By Robin Weckesser, President, a3 Workplace Strategies Recent studies have workplaces stirring again about an ongoing, controversial topic: Open or closed offices? What works best? Well, we think it’s time...
Allen Matkins, U.S. Treasury Department, Qualified Opportunity Zones, Qualified Opportunity Fund, QOZ Property, Internal Revenue Service,

The New Opportunity of Opportunity Zones

By Matt Ertman & Mike Pruter, Partners Allen Matkins The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect this past February contains a new program called “opportunity zones,”...
Structural Engineers, PlanGrid, Bay Area, Apple, Skanska USA, Cambridge, Procore, BIM 360, CREW SF, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California

Construction Productivity Software: Bringing Tech to the Job Site

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...

Day for Night: Tech Crown of the City

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...

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