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Goodbye, Deadwood City

| September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Goodbye, Deadwood City

The demise of its “Deadwood City” reputation has been inevitable for some time now, but downtown Redwood City’s new status as one of the premier core locations in the region was pretty much locked in with the lease signed this week at the Crossing/900 Project.   The infusion of 300,000-plus square feet worth of tech employees will have a transformative impact […]

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Colliers International: Frozenomics Thaw Unfreezes Office Market

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Colliers International:  Frozenomics Thaw Unfreezes Office Market

Colliers International has released its Q2 2014 North American office report, Frozenomics Thaw Unfreezes Office Market in Q2. A few highlights: The economic and office market recoveries are broadening to include more markets, including many of those hit particularly hard by the housing bust and financial crisis (e.g. Las Vegas, Orange County, Miami). Half of […]

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Entrepeneur Magazine: What Your Sales Team Can Learn from Actors

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Entrepeneur Magazine:  What Your Sales Team Can Learn from Actors

I don’t normally stray away from the commercial real estate world in this space, but I really enjoyed this article by my friend and fellow theatre Dad Joe Hyrkin.  A new twist on some good common sense business fundamentals.   First thing I thought when I read this was, just like all actors depend on the costumers, spotlight operators and […]

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Spec building is back on the Peninsula

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spec building is back on the Peninsula

Think the drought is bad?  The drought in new construction that we saw in the decade following the dot-com bust didn’t have quite the same consequences, but it still shows its impact on the local commercial real estate market.   It seemed that speculative (‘spec’) development of office product without a tenant locked and loaded might […]

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Peninsula Market Update, 2Q 2014

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Peninsula Market Update, 2Q 2014

Our 2Q 2014 Market report and forecast for the SF Peninsula is available HERE.  My article on the Office market follows: At the midpoint of 2014, the accelerated tech-driven shows no signs of easing, as vacancies in the most sought after locations plunge to record lows and lease rates reach their highest point in over […]

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