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Core downtown markets remain tight

| July 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Our Q2 2011 market report for the SF Peninsula will be out in a few days- and you can preview my article on the office market HERE. The downtown, rail-served downtown submarkets up and down the Peninsula are still major drivers.   Our various submarket reports show that downtown Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Mateo […]

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State of the local commercial real estate market, mid-2012

| July 12, 2012 | 1 Comment
State of the local commercial real estate market, mid-2012

Colliers International will be releasing its 2Q 2012 Market Report for the SF Peninsula region in the next several days. My article on the Office market follows: The San Francisco Peninsula and surrounding metro area continues its position at the lead of an improving national economy and commercial real estate market.    While the market, it […]

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New Gateway building for downtown Mountain View

| July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Gateway building for downtown Mountain View

I’ve had a lot of friends ask me over the last few years, ‘what’s up with that old house next to Chez TJ?’  A dilapidated structure, adjacent to one of the best restaurants in Northern California as one of the first thing one encounters when entering a nice downtown is, well, a bit odd.  Combine […]

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A preliminary look at mid-year 2012 market stats

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just got a first look at preliminary (and very much subject to change) quarterly stats for the Peninsula at the close of Q2.   We show a slight increase in the vacancy rate for San Mateo County over last quarter, from 12.5% to the current 12.8%.   My sense is that we’ll see a similarly modest boost […]

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TechCrunch: There’s No More Room In Silicon Valley

| June 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Quite a bit of discussion in the market about the perceived competition between Silicon Valley and San Francisco for the title of Start-up Central.   An article in TechCrunch this week has continued the discussion but I think has created a false impression of where the broader Silicon Valley office leasing market sits at the moment. […]

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