Tag: Palo Alto

Does transit drive deals?

| August 30, 2010 | 2 Comments
Does transit drive deals?

An article in the SF Business Times discusses a trend that I’ve written about here more than once– the seeming surge in interest in office space located in range of Caltrain stations.   This is an interesting look at the market, but I remain unconvinced that Caltrain ALONE is what drives the strength we’ve seen in some […]

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Mid Year Market Update

| July 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

   I’ve recently finished writing the narrative for Colliers’ 2Q ’10 report for the Peninsula.  The full report should be released within a few days.   What I find most interesting about the current market is the inconsistency.  This is the most drastically bifurcated market that I have seen in my long career.  Consider these little […]

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SF Office Market Looks a bit like the Peninsula

| January 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

News of market conditions in San Francisco hasnt always caught my attention, but over the years, the Peninsula has grown a bit more urban while The City has attracted more tech companies.   An SF Business Times article a few weeks ago on conditions in SF could easily have been written about the Peninsula.  While rents […]

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A few thoughts on Tesla’s relocation to Palo Alto

| August 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

Its been a long time, but the Page Mill Road corridor in Palo Alto used to be referred to as the Stanford Industrial Park. Tesla’s 350,000 sf deal in the Stanford Research Park had been floating around the broker rumor mill for a bit, but it was certainly a surprise to see an industrial user […]

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Downtown Palo Alto slips?

| August 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

  I’m not an expert on the retail markets by any stretch, but this Article about downtown Palo Alto did get my attention. I’m more than a little skeptical about how effectively the City can measure vacancy– Colliers and all of our major competitors put a lot of resources into accurately tracking the market, and […]

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