Tag: Market Trends

State of the local commercial real estate market, mid-2012

| July 12, 2012 | 1 Comment
State of the local commercial real estate market, mid-2012

Colliers International will be releasing its 2Q 2012 Market Report for the SF Peninsula region in the next several days. My article on the Office market follows: The San Francisco Peninsula and surrounding metro area continues its position at the lead of an improving national economy and commercial real estate market.    While the market, it […]

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A preliminary look at mid-year 2012 market stats

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just got a first look at preliminary (and very much subject to change) quarterly stats for the Peninsula at the close of Q2.   We show a slight increase in the vacancy rate for San Mateo County over last quarter, from 12.5% to the current 12.8%.   My sense is that we’ll see a similarly modest boost […]

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TechCrunch: There’s No More Room In Silicon Valley

| June 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Quite a bit of discussion in the market about the perceived competition between Silicon Valley and San Francisco for the title of Start-up Central.   An article in TechCrunch this week has continued the discussion but I think has created a false impression of where the broader Silicon Valley office leasing market sits at the moment. […]

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Market Update for June

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

We don’t aggregate data for the Peninsula market area on a monthly basis, but our research team does provide great snapshots with some data that I find useful.  A few highlights, and links to our current reports: San Mateo County is essentially the Peninsula minus its strongest submarkets (Palo Alto and Mtn View).   Without […]

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This months snapshot of key submarkets

| May 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

Once again, our research staff has delivered some very useful snapshots of some important local submarkets.  Downtown Palo Alto was really where the local market recovery started a few years back– but rents there have show no growth there in over six months, despite virtually no vacancy.  This market has almost certainly topped out. Downtown […]

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