Tags: Oakland

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

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

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

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

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

“It’s clear we need to change.” In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 35, a new law that demands California cities build more housing or risk temporarily losing control of some of their permitting and entitlements processes. Few metros meet the state’s regular Regional Housing Needs Assessments—hence the need for a law to motivate more building—but… READ MORE

Northern California Cities Remain Prime Locales For CRE Investors

Northern California Cities Remain Prime Locales For CRE Investors

Investment activity in the Bay Area and Northern California remained strong in 2017. San Francisco is reported as having one of the strongest office markets in the country, according to Avison Young’s 2018 North America and Europe Forecast. Industrial remains in high demand with low vacancies in Oakland and the East Bay. Investment activity remained… READ MORE

These High-Density Housing Projects Will Transform Oakland’s Skyline

These High-Density Housing Projects Will Transform Oakland’s Skyline

Oakland will add 3,600 units of housing in the next few years with several developers building multifamily complexes in downtown Oakland and beyond. Thousands more are in the planning stages. Developers are pursuing high-density housing projects and several want to build high-rises and mid-rises with hundreds of units of housing. These towers will help shape… READ MORE

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