Oakland

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

To be at the forefront of the office real estate sector, don’t spend too much time thinking about offices. At Bisnow’s London State of Office event on 12 September, more than 250 delegates heard from a variety of experts who advised that to remain relevant, office owners and developers need to look to a variety… READ MORE

When will this huge West Oakland BART project leave the station?

When will this huge West Oakland BART project leave the station?

Now entering four years of discussion, West Oakland BART developers say they’ll show progress soon on the $565 million project. New projects on BART property don’t happen overnight. It took 20 years to break ground at the Walnut Creek Transit Village, while Bridge Housing’s 200-unit project at the San Leandro station started construction after a… READ MORE

New Tech Offices In The Bay Area May Not Come With Free Lunches

New Tech Offices In The Bay Area May Not Come With Free Lunches

The age of free lunches for tech employees may be coming to a close in parts of the Bay Area. San Francisco Supervisors Ahsha Safaí and Aaron Peskin have proposed a ban on cafeterias in new office buildings, San Francisco Chronicle reports. Local retailers and restaurant owners have complained that the influx of new tech… READ MORE

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

The social media giant, along with infrastructure developer Plenary Group and SamTrans, are trying to pin down how, exactly, to fund the massive Dumbarton corridor revamp that would bring necessary traffic relief to the region. Facebook is exploring what it would take to finally build a commuter rail across Dumbarton corridor — a move that would… READ MORE

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Golden State Warriors fans bring the noise to every game at “Roaracle Arena,” but the franchise is trying to prove that it’s not tone deaf to potential sound problems or blind to lighting concerns around its new San Francisco home. GSW Arena LLC, the Warrior’s affiliate that owns and will operate the area-office-retail development in… READ MORE

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Cannabis companies are taking greater pains to design stores that will set them apart from the competition — especially in states where recreational marijuana use is now legal. While medical marijuana is now legal across 29 states, recreational use is legal in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of… READ MORE

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Mark Hall has an idea for redeveloping the site of the Oakland Coliseum. But, perhaps most importantly, he also has a track record. Hall, the president and CEO of Hall Equities Group of Walnut Creek, has outlined a plan to pay $85 million for 44 acres, including Oracle Arena, of the Coliseum complex and turn… READ MORE

Developer Considers Building Office Towers At West Oakland BART

Developer Considers Building Office Towers At West Oakland BART

Developers are negotiating with BART over a plan to create space for thousands of office workers at its West Oakland station. New details about the proposal were revealed at a community meeting on Saturday. The development group, which includes Chinese government-owned China Harbor Engineering Co. and local developer Strategic Urban Development Alliance (SUDA), was granted an exclusive negotiating agreement to develop… READ MORE

Developers Break Ground On Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project Near Fruitvale BART

Developers Break Ground On Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project Near Fruitvale BART

Construction is underway for an affordable housing project over a decade in the making near the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland. Developers Unity Council and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. will build a 94-unit affordable housing complex on a BART surface parking lot, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Casa Arabella… READ MORE

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Santa Clara County and East Bay commercial real estate markets are looking strong, according to several Colliers International brokers. The Santa Clara County “office market was actually stronger than we anticipated” during 2017, David Schmidt, an executive vice president in the Colliers San Jose office, said Tuesday in a presentation at the Trends 2018 conference,… READ MORE