Rosen on Real Estate: Let the Good Times Roll

By Sharon Simonson The Bay Area economy is the strongest in the nation with the exception of oil-booming North Dakota, and commercial real estate is well positioned to take advantage,...

Kimpton Raising Capital for New Hotel Fund

The University of Michigan Endowment in Ann Arbor, Mich., had committed $20 million to the KHP Fund III L.P., the latest investment fund being sponsored by San Francisco-based Kimpton...

Texas Pension Fund Commits $75MM to Stockbridge

By Jon Peterson The Texas Municipal Retirement System has approved a $75 million commitment to the Stockbridge Value Fund, a commingled real estate investment vehicle managed by San Francisco’s Stockbridge...

East Bay Loans Lead List of Monitored Debt

By Sharon Simonson More than $187 million in unpaid loans collateralized by Oakland area real estate have been added to a “watchlist” compiled by Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC. The assessment puts...

Pension Fund Tags Santa Clara Industrial For Sale

By Jon Peterson A Santa Clara warehouse and distribution facility owned by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System has been slated for sale as part of a larger disposition program that involves...

Sun Life Looks to Sell Walnut Creek Offices

By Jon Peterson Toronto-based Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada is calling for offers on the 197,500 square-foot Centre Pointe Business Park in Walnut Creek. The six-building, two-story property is located...

Historic San Francisco Building In Mortgage Default

By Jon Peterson The historic Humboldt Bank Building at 785 Market St. in San Francisco has tumbled into mortgage default, according to a monthly report for March prepared by Morningstar Credit...

Food for Thought: Safeway To Put $1B Into Real Estate Development

By Jon Peterson & Sharon Simonson Developers of neighborhood-based necessity retail have a new deep-pocketed competitor: Pleasanton-based grocer Safeway Inc. Operating through Property Development Centers, a wholly owned subsidiary established quietly in...

Arden Sells Into Rising Market

By Jon Peterson Los Angeles-based Arden Realty Inc., the commercial property arm of the General Electric Co., has placed a nine-property, central Silicon Valley office and R&D portfolio on the market...

Prudential Selling in San Francisco South Financial District

By Jon Peterson Parsippany, N.J., -based Prudential Real Estate Investors has put 685 Market St. in San Francisco’s red-hot South Financial District up for sale. The Monadnock Building, as the property is...