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Peninsula Market Update, 2Q 2013

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Peninsula Market Update, 2Q 2013

We will be releasing our 2Q 2013 market report very shortly. My article on the state of the office market follows: After five consecutive quarters of increasing vacancy and negative net absorption, Q2 of 2013 saw substantial activity. The current vacancy rate of 11.83% on the Peninsula is at its lowest point in a year. Similarly, San Mateo […]

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The evolving face of Commercial Real Estate Technology

| June 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
The evolving face of Commercial Real Estate Technology

‘Commercial Real Estate Technology’ is an impossibly broad term that touches really every facet of a complex industry. Occupier services. Search. Data Exchange. Analytics– and more. Last week’s CRE Tech Intersect conference pulled these diverse items together in a setting that provided attendees with some great cutting-edge information, but still reminded everyone that personal interaction was still […]

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What are some interesting facts about Castro Street in Mountain View? My answer on Quora

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
What are some interesting facts about Castro Street in Mountain View?  My answer on Quora

View Question on Quora The most prominent landmark on Castro is 444 Castro Street, aka ‘Mountain Bay Plaza’.  The building is now home to some high-profile companies such as 500 Startups, but there’s some great history leading up to 444 Castro’s current status as a start-up hub: The building was designed with earthquakes in mind, and […]

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CCIM Institute: “How Much Space Do We Need?”

| June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

I just read one of the most detailed and relevant articles I’ve seen on the topic of space utilization and shrinking per-employee allotments (thanks to my colleague Kevin Manning for forwarding).   Published in the CCIM Institute’s CIRE Magazine, the authors show in great detail the very different allocation of space per worker by industry– most articles I’ve read on the topic […]

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CRE Tech Intersect, this month in San Francisco

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
CRE Tech Intersect, this month in San Francisco

This looks like a good event– some interesting players in the emerging CRE Tech world, and some great speakers.  I’ll be there! More info at:  http://cretechintersect.com/       —————– Eat, drink and enjoy alongside friends, colleagues and today’s most exciting Commercial Real Estate (CRE) technology firms. This inaugural event is about bringing people together; […]

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