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Where does an 800 lb Commercial Real Estate data aggregator sleep?

| May 2, 2012 | 4 Comments
Where does an 800 lb Commercial Real Estate data aggregator sleep?

Nearly a year since it was first announced, CoStar’s acquisition of LoopNet finally cleared regulatory hurdles and closed this week.  Many in the industry have been concerned about this consolidation– as separate companies, both had pretty user-unfriendly pricing (contrary to popular industry sentiment, I find LoopNet’s to be the more onerous of the two on this front, given their […]

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Colliers Q1 2012 SF Peninsula Market Report and Forecast

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Colliers Q1 2012 SF Peninsula Market Report and Forecast

Our SF Peninsula Market Report and Forecast for Q4 2011 is now available.  I would like to call your attention to the Office market report, which I authored. Download the full report HERE

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1Q 2012 update on the SF Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Market

| April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

We will be releasing our Market Report for 1Q 2012 shortly.  My article on the Office Market follows: It would not be realistic to expect the San Francisco Peninsula commercial real estate market to open 2012 at the same fevered pace seen during the prior year.  The local market – very much in keeping with […]

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Where is a good place in Silicon Valley for a warehouse and manufacturing space, and what is the price range per square foot? My answer on Quora

| February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a very general rule, the further South and East you go, the better.  More inventory, better pricing The Peninsula (Mtn View- north) is pretty much a non-starter for industrial space aside from smaller multi-tenant buildings.  Most recent industrial lease I did in Mtn View was at about $1.00/sf for an older building. Sunnyvale/Santa Clara-more […]

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Facebook unfriending Menlo Park?

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Facebook unfriending Menlo Park?

When the news broke that Facebook had quietly purchased 20 acres adjacent to their new Menlo Park campus,  I commented that, given the city’s history, Menlo Park’s newest major corporate resident may find the development process a tad challenging. Facebook hopes to eventually bring nearly 10,000 employees to the existing campus and adjacent site– well […]

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