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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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Peninsula Market update, 1Q 2014

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Peninsula Market update, 1Q 2014

  Our 1Q 2014 market report is available HERE. If you are a regular reader of our quarterly reports, you may notice some inconsistencies in the vacancy rate in a few submarkets– notably Palo Alto where, by our reports, the vacancy rate took a nose dive in the past 3 months.  This is due to […]

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Colliers International’s Silicon Valley TRENDS2014 Real Estate Forecast

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Colliers International’s Silicon Valley TRENDS2014 Real Estate Forecast

There really is no better commercial real estate forecaster in the Valley than Jeff Fredericks.   Jeff once again opened Colliers’ annual Silicon Valley TRENDS Forecast from the stage of the beautiful California Theatre in downtown San Jose with an exceptional look at what’s ahead in the local market.   A few highlights:   Gross absorption (a […]

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