Bay Area apartment, Canada Pension Fund, San Francisco, Bay Area, Pleasanton, San Jose, The Multi-Employer Property Trust , Golub & Company, Palo Alto, Livermore, CPPIB

Canadian Pension Fund Invests $206MM in Bay Area Apartment Developments

By Jon Peterson Toronto-based Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has made $206 million worth of investments into three apartment developments in the San Francisco Bay Area. The projects are located...
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Essex Steps up Acquisition Efforts in Northern California

By Jon Peterson Palo Alto-based Essex Property Trust is making its presence felt in Northern California with the publicly traded REIT closing on two apartment purchases and planning to buy...
Jamestown, San Francisco, Waterfront Plaza, LaSalle Investment Management, San Francisco real estate, commercial real estate, Bay Area news

Ground Lease and Quality of Asset Keeps Price Down for Office Deal in San...

By Jon Peterson Atlanta-based Jamestown has paid around $88 million or $296 per square foot to acquire the 297,260 square foot Waterfront Plaza office complex in the North Waterfront sector...
Bay Area, San Francisco real estate, value add real estate, The Registry, Bay Area news, commercial real estate news, SOMA

Value-Add Drought Afflicts the Bay Area

Many investors are refocusing value-add efforts to existing properties. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ - THE REGISTRY’S PRINT PUBLICATION - IN JULY 2014 By Neil Gonzales Steve Weir feels fortunate. His investment...
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Ivanhoe Cambridge Expands Apartment Investment Strategy to San Francisco

By Jon Peterson Montreal-based Ivanhoe Cambridge has made its first move into the San Francisco apartment investment market with a new joint venture partnership with San Francisco-based Veritas Investments. There is...
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Boston Properties Sells Mountain View Assets for $92MM to Google

UPDATED: July 31, 2014 By Jon Peterson Boston-based Boston Properties couldn’t turn down an offer from Google to buy two office buildings from the REIT in Mountain View. “We had no plans...
LCOR Ventures, South Bay, San Jose, Oakland, Commercial Real Estate News, Silicon Valley

Zurich Acquires First Apartment Complex in the Bay Area

By Jon Peterson A member company of Zurich North America, advised by New York City-based Zurich Alterative Asset Management, has paid $86.7 million to acquire the 174-unit 121 Tasman apartment...
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Chinese Private Capital Pays $10.6MM for Re-development Site in San Francisco

By Jon Peterson A private Chinese capital source paid $10.6 million to acquire the Alexandria Theatre re-development project located at 5400 Geary Boulevard in San Francisco. “I think this is the...
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Norges Bank to Grow Portfolio in Bay Area with Planned Purchase of 405 Howard...

By Jon Peterson Oslo, Norway-based Norges Bank Investment Management will soon be adding another office building in San Francisco to its investment portfolio. The real estate investment manager and New...
Real estate conference, real estate event, forum, The Registry forum, CMBS, takeaway, asset bubble

What’s the Value of a Conference Today?

Notes from the 2014 CREFC Conference By Eric Von Berg I try to take time to frequently attend commercial real estate conferences and events. Early in my career, in the world...