As Suburbs Become More Urban, Smart Growth is Key

By Nancy Amdur As Bay Area towns such as Redwood City and Fremont create plans for growth, city leaders and developers are taking into account suburban development trends. “Suburbs are changing,”...

Sunnyvale Town Center May Resume Development Following Court Ruling

By Nancy Amdur After years of litigation, the delayed development of the mixed-use Sunnyvale Town Center may soon move forward. The 6th District Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of...
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Jay Paul Takes Innovative Water Approach at 181 Fremont in San Francisco

By Nancy Amdur When the Jay Paul Co. completes its 70-story mixed-use tower at 181 Fremont St. in San Francisco’s South of Market district, its modern sustainable design will include...

Three Mayors Meet on Bay Area Housing

In a Bay Area civic version of the Three Tenors, the three mayors of our region’s largest cities met last week to discuss one of the most pressing issues...
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Stockbridge Pays Approx. $100MM for 107-Unit Etta in San Francisco

By Jon Peterson San Francisco-based Stockbridge Capital Group paid approximately $100 million or $887,000 per unit to buy the 107-unit Etta apartment complex in San Francisco, according to multiple sources...
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Thompson Dorfman and Trammell Crow Form A $500MM Apartment Development Venture

By Jon Peterson Mill Valley-based Thompson Dorfman Partners and Dallas-based Trammell Crow Residential have formed an apartment development program in the San Francisco Bay Area with an initial capital commitment...
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BHV Plans 178-Unit Apartment Project in Walnut Creek

By Jon Peterson Danville-based BHV Centerstreet Properties is gearing up to start construction on the 178-unit The Landing at Walnut Creek. The 1.78-acre project, located at the corner of Ygnacio...

San Jose Mixed-use Apartment and Commercial Project Moving Forward

A new development of apartments and commercial space is moving forward in San Jose. The Silicon Valley city has awarded a site development permit for the construction of as...
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Greenheart Building 195 Residences Near Facebook Campus in Menlo Park

By Nancy Amdur Greenheart Land Co. will soon add 195 luxury apartments near Facebook Inc.’s new west campus in Menlo Park. Construction on the multifamily project is under way at 777...
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New Apartment Venture Looks to Buy in San Francisco and Seattle

By Jon Peterson Chicago-based Waterton Associates has formed a new $800 million apartment investment venture that will include making acquisitions in San Francisco and Seattle. “I think that these two markets...