McNellis: Housing Crisis Band-Aids

By John McNellis Governor Jerry Brown just signed fifteen affordable-housing bills into law. A few might do a little good. Two senate bills will raise a bit of money. Senate...
Economic Innovation Group, Airbnb, Newgard Development Company, Great Recession, Florida, California, Rust Belt. Southwest

McNellis: California’s Housing Crisis is a High Class Problem

By John McNellis There are problems and then there are high-class problems. Being unemployed is a problem. Getting hit with a huge tax bill is a high-class problem. Not qualifying...
Downtown West, Google, San Jose, Sam Liccardo, Lendlease, HEatherwick Studio, SITELAB

San Jose City Council Unanimously Approves Google’s 80-Acre Downtown West Project

By Meghan Hall The largest development in downtown San Jose’s history has just cleared a huge milestone on its journey to becoming a reality: City Council approval. In a unanimous...
The Veranda, CenterCal Properties, Swift Plaza, Concord Plaza, DivcoWest, Walnut Creek, Colliers International, Oakland, Bay Area, Diablo Range, San Mateo, Contra Costa, BART, San Jose, San Francisco, Bay Area, East Bay, Concord

Concord’s Promises

By Vladimir Bosanac The fortunes and associated misfortunes of a robust Bay Area economy have by now spread pretty evenly across the region. A place where that is perhaps most...
Danville, Behring Companies, Oakland, Alameda-Contra Costa (AC) Transit, Mission Bay Development Group, Oakland Planning Commission, Tapscott Building, 1900 Broadway

Proposed Oakland Development at 1900 Broadway Inches Forward

By Meghan Hall The arduous planning and approvals process has proven to be more complicated than originally expected for Danville, Calif., developer and private equity firm Behring Companies. A development...
Greystar, Bay Area, Avana Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, Archstone Sunnyvale Apartments, AvalonBay, Silicon Valley, East Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, Marcus & Millichap, IPA, Institutional Property Advisors

Greystar Buys Sunnyvale Apartment Complex for $107MM

By Vladimir Bosanac Charleston, SC-based Greystar is making its footprint in the Bay Area larger. The company just spent $107 million, or $557,291 per unit, to acquire the 192-unit apartment...
Yahoo, Silicon Valley Synergy, Bay Area, LeEco, Genzon Investment Group, Santa Clara, Kylli

Kylli’s Santa Clara Project a “Fork in the Road” for the City

By Michele Chandler A proposal by real estate company Kylli, Inc. to build a massive new community in Santa Clara near Levi’s Stadium that would contain thousands of new residences...
Lendlease, San Francisco, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Newmark Cornish & Carey, Northern California, Lumina, One Rincon Hill, Redevelopment Agency

Lendlease to Pay $70MM for 30 Van Ness Site in San Francisco

By Jon Peterson The Lendlease regional office in San Francisco is estimated to close on the acquisition of the 30 Van Ness Avenue site in San Francisco for $70 million...
Artisan Crossing, Square Mile Capital, Belmont, BDE Architecture, Cushman & Wakefield, Bank OZK, Windy Hill Property Ventures

Square Mile Capital Makes $131.2MM Investment in Belmont Multifamily Project

New York City – Square Mile Capital Management LLC (“Square Mile Capital”) today announced that it originated a $131.2 million investment to facilitate the development of Artisan Crossing, a...
San José’, BART, Market Park, Borelli Investment Company, The Schoennauer Company, Santana Row, North Village of Market Park, Safeway, Silicon Valley, Bay Area, San José Flea Market, Santa Clara

As Flea Market Vendors Continue Hunger Strike, San Jose Has Limited Options on Redevelopment...

By Vladimir Bosanac In a session that lasted late into the night and continued later this morning, the City Council of San Jose took on one of the most controversial...

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