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More to the SF Peninsula than buildings

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you read Opinion of Value, you probably already know that the SF Peninsula has an interesting and robust business community.  But its a great place to live, too– I’ve been fortunate to call this area home most of my life, and liked the You know you’re from the Peninsula blog post on SF Gate– enjoy

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The Arts are good for Commercial Real Estate

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
The Arts are good for Commercial Real Estate

The SF Peninsula is a great place to do business and to live, thanks in part to a collection of excellent downtowns in many of the small cities that compose our region.  I’ve written often about how the vibrant downtown cores up and down the Peninsula have dramatically outperformed the broader office leasing market of late– a quick look at […]

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Colliers International’s Silicon Valley TRENDS2013 Real Estate Forecast

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Colliers International’s Silicon Valley TRENDS2013 Real Estate Forecast

Colliers 14th Annual TRENDS Real Estate forecast was held today at San Jose’s historic California Theatre.  Colliers Managing Partner Jeff Fredericks is the best market forecaster in the Valley, and his presentation was rapid-fire, loaded with information, and, for a data junkie like me, a highlight of the conference.  A very abbreviated summary of Jeff’s observations and forecast for […]

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Office Snapshots: Inside Facebook’s Menlo Park Headquarters

| February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

I really like Office Snapshots, a blog that highlights (via some first-rate photography) trends in office interior design.   Their spread today is a tour of the interior of Facebook’s new campus, and it is one of their best to date.  Worth a look. There is some sentiment that the corporate campus is moving towards the […]

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Commercial Real Estate data upstart 42Floors Raises the Roof

| February 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
Commercial Real Estate data upstart 42Floors Raises the Roof

When the CoStar/LoopNet merger cleared regulatory hurdles early last year, I certainly wasn’t the only one who saw this as a potential opening for new players in the commercial real estate data space.  Perhaps San Francisco-based 42Floors $12.3M in new capital announced today was a direct result of this consolidation and the opportunity it presented. […]

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