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Does Palo Alto have the appetite to eat its last industrial pocket?

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Does Palo Alto have the appetite to eat its last industrial pocket?

The City of Palo Alto is in the early stages of studying the potential redevelopment of a pocket of small industrial buildings (end of the article covers the proposal I’m referencing here) on the south corner of town- one of the last little islands of industrial properties in that city. No doubt inspired by the […]

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A Bifurcated Valley?

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing too surprising any more about reports that cover the drastically bifurcated market recovery seen to date.  It’s a topic that has had my interest for quite a while now.  More than just a ‘flight to quality’, start-ups and other users chasing top employee talent have swarmed to the downtown cores of Peninsula cities […]

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SV Business Journal: Barnes and Noble Major Expansion in Palo Alto

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A recent Business Journal discussed the major Barnes & Noble lease in Palo Alto’s Stanford Research Park.  The current dearth of available big blocks of space on the Peninsula is something that I forecast a year ago, and is a result of demand unusually driven by larger users. Despite the claims put forward in this […]

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Monthly update on key submarkets

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our monthly look at a few markets of note:   Downtown Palo Alto saw average rents top $7.00 FS, an amazing 24% over a year ago, but only a modest gain since mid-year, surprising in light of continued low vacancies.  Possibly a market that has topped out. Downtown Redwood City continues to pick up steam, with […]

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Colliers Q4 2011 SF Peninsula Market Report and Forecast

| January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Colliers Q4 2011 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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