Tag: Palo Alto

A Bifurcated Valley?

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing too surprising any more about reports that cover the drastically bifurcated market recovery seen to date.  It’s a topic that has had my interest for quite a while now.  More than just a ‘flight to quality’, start-ups and other users chasing top employee talent have swarmed to the downtown cores of Peninsula cities […]

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SV Business Journal: Barnes and Noble Major Expansion in Palo Alto

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A recent Business Journal discussed the major Barnes & Noble lease in Palo Alto’s Stanford Research Park.  The current dearth of available big blocks of space on the Peninsula is something that I forecast a year ago, and is a result of demand unusually driven by larger users. Despite the claims put forward in this […]

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Monthly update on key submarkets

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our monthly look at a few markets of note:   Downtown Palo Alto saw average rents top $7.00 FS, an amazing 24% over a year ago, but only a modest gain since mid-year, surprising in light of continued low vacancies.  Possibly a market that has topped out. Downtown Redwood City continues to pick up steam, with […]

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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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