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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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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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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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The State of the Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Market at the Close of 2011

| January 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

We will be releasing our 4th Quarter 2011 Market report in the next day or so. I have just completed the narrative for the Office Market portion of the report, which you can preview below– and you may also be interested in my recent post on the Top SF Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Stories of […]

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WSJ: Trouble in store for some office markets?

| January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Saw an interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal, looking at the impact of the expiration of big leases from the last real estate cycle.  These leases from the last rent bubble are a mouse working its way through the snake of the market.  In some regions where rents are still soft, the impact on […]

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