Tag: Mountain View

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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Demand shift in Mountain View knocks out big redevelopment

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Demand shift in Mountain View knocks out big redevelopment

What was it about 1970’s Mountain View and kitschy shopping malls?  As a kid, I saw movies and went for pizza in the shadow of the indoor water wheel and creek at the Old Mill, shopped at San Antonio Shopping Center, and often hung out at the very groovy Mayfield Mall, with its wall-to-wall carpet […]

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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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Top 10 Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Stories of 2011

| January 2, 2012 | 5 Comments
Top 10 Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Stories of 2011

Who can resist a good Year-End Top Ten list? Here’s my take on the Top Commercial Real Estate stories for 2011 from the SF Peninsula: 1. Google Eats Mountain View: The 800-lb internet gorilla went on a real estate feeding frenzy like none seen previously in tiny Mountain View. With a mix of high profile […]

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Big deals driving the market

| October 25, 2011 | 2 Comments
Big deals driving the market

Last week at a company-wide meeting, my colleague Jim Beeger pulled out a tidbit of market information that I found very compelling, and in keeping with something I’ve commented on here previously.   Jim identified six different cities around Silicon Valley in which over half of year-to-date Gross Absorption (total leasing activity within a market area) […]

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