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Why Hudson Pacific’s development plans near San Jose airport could be a big deal

The nine-story development would add to the developer’s already extensive portfolio in North San Jose, an area of the city that’s experiencing a flurry of commercial real estate activity. Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. is looking to expand on a slew of existing office campuses it owns near Mineta San Jose International Airport by building a […]

Is Richmond the new Oakland? New ferry terminal attracts SF homebuyers, stokes gentrification fears

During his 16 years selling homes in Richmond, realtor Mark Lederer has always seen buyers from San Francisco looking in the East Bay city. But he says those numbers have gone up recently, thanks to both skyrocketing prices in SF and the soon-to-open Richmond-SF ferry service. In fact, he estimates that 30 to 40 percent of buyers […]

How will S.F.’s tallest buildings fare in the next big earthquake? Report expresses concerns

San Francisco’s tall buildings may be at risk of damage during the next big earthquake, a study released by research nonprofit Applied Technology Council (ATC) last week warns. The 36-page report outlines vulnerability concerns over outdated building standards and provides a strategy for proactive safety checks. The study’s release comes just days after cracks were […]

The 10 top emerging trends that will shape real estate in 2019

The Urban Land Institute’s annual look at the year ahead focuses on technology and transformation at an uncertain moment. It’s complicated. In the course of compiling its annual Emerging Trends report, the Urban Land Institute found that the only certainty in its outlook for 2019 was uncertainty. Expert analysis points to a more complex, multi-layered series […]

Milpitas’ Great Mall unveils major revamp as Silicon Valley shopping centers up the ante

As retail sputters in some places around the country, Silicon Valley retailers and property owners are facing a different challenge: How to compete in a market where investment is still hot in the retail sector. The Great Mall in Milpitas is one of those looking for a competitive edge in a region where the traditional […]

Tenants start grabbing space in one of the East Bay’s only new office towers

One of the Bay Area’s largest life science landlords, Wareham Development, is now more than a third leased up in its latest project, the 265,000-square-foot EmeryStation West in Emeryville. The San Rafael-based developer recently completed the building after starting construction back in 2016 with no tenants in hand and now has commitments for 93,000 square feet with Profusa […]

Walnut Creek housing project near BART beats back appeal

The developer is a frequent face at Walnut Creek’s Planning Department, and will responsible for constructing more than 900 new housing units around the downtown BART station. A Walnut Creek housing proposal cemented approval last night after the City Council voted to quash an appeal. Danville-based developer Blake Griggs’ now has a clear line of […]

Jay Paul Co. plans to redevelop San Jose’s massive CityView Plaza

Mere months after Jay Paul Co. paid $283.5 million for CityView Plaza, a block-sized mixed-use campus in downtown San Jose, the management team overseeing the complex has confirmed that it will be redeveloped. “As many of you are aware, CityView Plaza will be redeveloped,” a Wednesday email from CityView management to the plaza’s tenants, which […]

2nd crack at SF Transbay Transit Center — to stay closed through next week

San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center will remain closed at least through the end of next week, officials said Wednesday, after yet another cracked beam was discovered during an overnight safety inspection. The $2.2 billion hub for buses and eventually trains, which opened just last month as the flashy centerpiece of city infrastructure, was closed […]