Capmark Puts Silicon Valley Office Portfolio on the Market

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By Jon Peterson Horsham, Penn.,-based Capmark Financial Group Inc. is selling a portfolio of eight Silicon Valley office and research and development buildings that it took back from a borrower...

Bidders for State Buildings Wait, Wonder

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By Sharon Simonson Real estate investors who sought to acquire 11 state of California office buildings say they are watching with interest an unfolding legal dispute over the sale to...

Broadreach Defaults on Mountain View Property Loan

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By Sharon Simonson Union Bank has filed a notice of default regarding a more than $60 million mortgage against a prominent Mountain View office park owned by Palo Alto real...

Opponents Vow Appeal to San Francisco Judge’s Ruling to Allow $2.3 Billion State Building...

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By Sharon Simonson The state of California is free to proceed with the $2.33 billion sale of 11 office buildings under an order that was to be signed by state...

San Francisco Superior Court to Hear Challenge to State Buildings Sale

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By Sharon Simonson A lawsuit opposing the $2.3 billion sale of 11 state buildings to a Hines company partnership has its first hearing at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 in San...

Commercial Lenders Nibbling At the Edges

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By Sharon Simonson   Commercial real estate property lenders are back in the market, but their attention is selective and their demands are great. While interest is high in lending money,...

BioMed: New South San Francisco Properties’ Yield Approaches 10 Percent

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By Jon Peterson San Diego-based BioMed Realty Trust anticipates higher than 9 percent cash-on-cash initial return from its $298 million South San Francisco acquisition of two life-science properties. Kent Griffin, president...

CalPERS Drops BlackRock as Apartment Manager

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By Jon Peterson Eighty-five hundred employees in 24 countries were not enough to allow asset-management behemoth BlackRock Inc. to hang on at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. CalPERS announced Oct....

TMG Partners Makes the Grade

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By Jon PetersonSan Francisco-based TMG Partners has survived a review of investment managers by the California Public Employees' Retirement System. CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in the country,...

CalPERS Evaluates Future of CalSmart Investment Program

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By Jon Peterson CalPERS, the country’s largest public employees retirement system, may be abandoning a real estate investment vehicle at the heart of a decade-long thrust to acquire urban real...

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