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Building Sale lands Mountain View new piece of public art

| September 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Building Sale lands Mountain View new piece of public art

A few years back, I was pretty excited (thanks to the I Love Mountain View blog) to learn that I had for years been driving by a barely hidden little chunk of history— one of the few segments of the Berlin Wall anywhere on the West Coast, discretely displayed in the parking lot of the Bayside […]

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Mountain View looks to the sky

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mountain View looks to the sky

Not really any way to spin this into a commercial real estate thing, but watching the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s visit to Mountain View’s NASA Ames Center was pretty darn cool

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Canary? Coalmine?

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

A quick blurb in the SF Business Times caught my attention today. According to my Colliers colleagues in San Francisco, available sublease space there has doubled in the past year.  A recent report out of their research department says that sublease space now accounts for a tick over 25% of available space in The City.  Not a […]

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Monthly snapshot shows flat Peninsula market

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our monthly look at Peninsula submarkets is now available.  For the third consecutive month, the  San Mateo County (the Peninsula minus Mtn View and Palo Alto) vacancy rate has ticked up modestly– a stark contrast to a closer look at some of core submarkets.   Current snapshots for downtown  Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Mateo show continued rent growth and exceptionally […]

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The largest open floor plan in the world

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
The largest open floor plan in the world

Given that last year’s dramatic market recovery was driven by large deals, I shouldn’t be too surprised to find myself writing about new proposed corporate campuses twice in as many days. Word that Facebook has hired legendary architect Frank Gehry to design their proposed new Menlo Park building has garnered some excitement on the Peninsula.   An […]

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