Tag: Class A

Downtown Palo Alto market update

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our September snapshot of the Downtown Palo Alto submarket is now available. While the vacancy rate ticked up an inconsequential amount (up to 2.45%, from the previous 2.25%, representing a whopping 5000 sf of additional vacant space), the amount of AVAILABLE space (vacant plus occupied space already on the market) dipped by nearly 20%. More interesting are […]

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Correlation does not Imply Causation

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

An article in The Registry today covers a recent report on vacancy rates for LEED-certified buildings in the Bay Area. The study concludes that vacancy rates for LEED buildings are notably lower than market averages, and significantly so in some markets. A few anomalous results–notably San Francisco, where vacancies are actually a bit higher in […]

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Where can one get reasonably priced office space for a would-be startup in Silicon Valley?

| July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Where can one get reasonably priced office space for a would-be startup in Silicon Valley? My answer on Quora Where can one get reasonably priced office space for a would-be startup in Silicon Valley?

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First quarter 2011 is in the books– my overview of the Peninsula Office market

| April 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Colliers 1Q 2011 Market report will be released shortly.  I’ve just finished my article covering the office market.  You can find the text below: The San Francisco Peninsula commercial real estate market opened 2011 in dramatic fashion, with the biggest lease in recent memory kicking off the year, and several of other notable transactions […]

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Kicking off 2011: The bifurcated market

| January 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

A recent SF Business Times article covered a topic that I have written on extensively– the strength seen in a few select core submarkets, specifically in this case downtown Palo Alto.  The article claimed that many in the real estate industry were concerned that the large block of sublease space made available in downtown Palo Alto by Facebook at […]

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