Tag: Retail

The Arts are good for Commercial Real Estate

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
The Arts are good for Commercial Real Estate

The SF Peninsula is a great place to do business and to live, thanks in part to a collection of excellent downtowns in many of the small cities that compose our region.  I’ve written often about how the vibrant downtown cores up and down the Peninsula have dramatically outperformed the broader office leasing market of late– a quick look at […]

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The Inevitable ‘Revive the Varsity’ conversation in downtown Palo Alto

| August 10, 2011 | 4 Comments
The Inevitable ‘Revive the Varsity’ conversation in downtown Palo Alto

When I was growing up in Palo Alto, the New Varsity Theatre was pretty much the heart of downtown. A good chunk of my high school social and dating life revolved around that building. The theater’s closing and conversion to a chain book store was not initially well-received around town. Borders eventually became a part […]

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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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