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Top 10 SF Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Stories for 2013

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Top 10 SF Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Stories for 2013

What a year.  Here’s my take on the Top Commercial Real Estate stories for 2013 from the SF Peninsula: Yeah, Google. Again: Cutting the largest lease deal on the Peninsula this year wasn’t enough. Google’s major land grab in Palo Alto turned heads too.  Seems our favorite local search engine behemoth was one of the biggest players […]

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On “Giving Tuesday”, support Youth Arts education on the Peninsula

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
On “Giving Tuesday”, support Youth Arts education on the Peninsula

Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) is entering its 22nd Season of bringing high quality performances and arts education to our community.   This year alone…. 30,000 audience members enjoyed at least one of PYT’s theatrical performances including CenterStage, Stories on Stage, School Play in a Box programs as well as our free summer performances of Theatre in the Park. […]

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SV Business Journal: Rockwood office building buy latest sign of red-hot downtown Palo Alto office market

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to read Colliers Market Snapshots regularly to know that downtown Palo Alto is home to one of the most impacted office markets anywhere.   I had dinner the other night with a friend who has been living abroad for the last decade or so, and HE mentioned that he’s been hearing about just how crazy our local […]

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SF Business Times: No vacancy: S.F. sublease space falls to 13-year low

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

I remember sitting in a sales meeting in early 2001 at my old company when our research guy showed us some data that got my attention. We learned that the volume of available sublease space had surpassed that offered directly from building owners. Even though this wasn’t a stat that was commonly tracked back then, […]

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The future of downtown Redwood City

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve written more than once about the ongoing transformation of downtown Redwood City into one of the premier locations on the Peninsula.   The formerly sleepy downtown now checks all the boxes– good amenities, access to the CalTrain Baby Bullet, good arts and entertainment options, etc.  The only real missing element has been a lack of critical mass in the […]

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