Tag: Vacancy

Article misses the mark on local vacancies

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Stumbled across an article in USA Today that purported to be about the root cause of our locally high office vacancy rate.  The premise:  small start-ups are eschewing traditional office space en masse, leading to a spike in vacancies.  First off, the notion that the disastrous turn in the fortunes of the commercial real estate market can […]

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2009 in the Rear View Mirror

| January 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

While working on my write up for our Peninsula market report, I’ve been digging through our year-end stats for the Office market in San Mateo County. They are, quite frankly, pretty dull. We show a quarter where the vacancy rate for the county wiggled in a statistically insignificant range, with modest negative net absorption. One […]

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Strength in downtown Mtn View

| December 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Mountain View Voice is a good local paper, and I was pleased yesterday to see them provide some coverage of the local commercial real estate market.  I’ve suggested for some time now that there were a few local submarkets where conditions on the ground were a good deal better then broader conditions would suggest, and downtown […]

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