Balco building showcases mural for the First Art District in Napa Valley

January 29, 2017

Check out this mural painted on one of our buildings in Napa, CA!

Balco Properties - Mural 2017

This mural will be part of the first art district in the Napa Valley.

 

THINKSPACE X RAD NAPA / MURAL PROJECT

The Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Valley Wine Train and members of Napa’s local arts community have partnered to create the first art district in the Napa Valley, designated as the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa.

RAD Napa will transform the existing Cross-Town Commuter Path into a cultural corridor providing an experiential and educational trail celebrating our beautiful Napa Valley.  This will be accomplished by applying murals to the backs of buildings, installing sculptures, fence art, landscaping, gateway features, and more!

Thinkspace is honored to be the curator for the mural portion of this amazing project. This will be an ongoing, multi-year project spanning dozens of walls and featuring some of the biggest names in muralism.

Their first mural from Bezt of Etam Cru in collaboration with Natalia Rak has just been completed!!!

“Knocking On Heaven’s Door” took the duo 12 days to complete under some of the worst weather to hit the Napa Valley in recent memory, raining almost every day along with heavy winds and cold temps. These two took the challenge head on and soldiered through it with flying colors. The resulting mural is simply stunning and a great foundation for us to build upon up in Napa.

Strong Hayden hosts an open house in Napa for Balco Properties

August 19, 2016

Balco appreciates the help of our brokers @StrongHayden for hosting an Open House in Napa! Thank you!

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Balco Property Managers attended a BOMA luncheon together to learn about ADA requirements.

August 15, 2016

Balco Properties BOMA luncheon

Oakland has the hottest neighborhoods in the Bay Area, Zillow says

January 12, 2016

Housing site Zillow today issued its forecast for the hottest neighborhoods in the San Francisco metro area for 2016 – and it turns out they are all in Oakland.

The results are based on the Zillow Home Value forecast, which predicts the change in the Zillow Home Value Index over the next 12 months. Within that criteria for potential prices, Oakland was far and away the biggest gainer, with the Jefferson neighborhood claiming the top spot.

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Oakland on the verge of change: A walking tour of the city’s transformative projects (Video)

December 16, 2015

Oakland is on the verge of change, with over 7,000 residential units approved in the city. Here’s a look at some of the neighborhoods that have been at the forefront of development, and a glimpse into what Oakland may look like in the coming years.

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15 stories that show Oakland’s development rise this year

December 10, 2015

Oakland has been the development story of the year.

While city natives will point out that Oakland has long been worthy of attention and praise, from a real estate and economic development standpoint, 2015 marked the year when it really demonstrated its rise. From high-profile office sales and leases, to new home projects, to rising tourism numbers, people are investing in Oakland.Oakland has been the development story of the year.

While city natives will point out that Oakland has long been worthy of attention and praise, from a real estate and economic development standpoint, 2015 marked the year when it really demonstrated its rise. From high-profile office sales and leases, to new home projects, to rising tourism numbers, people are investing in Oakland…

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