Tag: Stanford Research Park

Spec building is back on the Peninsula

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spec building is back on the Peninsula

Think the drought is bad?  The drought in new construction that we saw in the decade following the dot-com bust didn’t have quite the same consequences, but it still shows its impact on the local commercial real estate market.   It seemed that speculative (‘spec’) development of office product without a tenant locked and loaded might […]

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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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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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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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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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