Bay Area Housing Floating Up Around Oakland Waterfront

September 19, 2018

While the Bay Area struggles to meet its housing needs, many cities are tapping into one of the region’s best amenities to add more housing: its massive bayfront. Cities have partnered with developers to redevelop underused waterfront into thriving mixed-use communities that could add thousands of much-needed housing units. Many of the projects also will add additional ferry terminals and result in a different kind of transit-oriented community. Read the full article

From Technology To Transit-Oriented Development: How Transportation Advances Are Changing Commutes

September 17, 2018

The way people get to and from work (and navigate around the cities where they live or work) is changing, and those who provide the means of transportation are looking at new ways to address both ridership and the demands of commuters. Read the full article

Bay Area Leads Nation In Retail Worker Shortage, Other Skill Shortages

September 13, 2018

The San Francisco Bay Area leads the nation with the largest shortage of those with retail sales skills, according to LinkedIn’s September workforce report. Retail hiring is up slightly, growing 0.5% from a year ago in August, but demand for retail workers has surged across the country, LinkedIn reports. In some markets, such as Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Philadelphia, there is a surplus of workers with retail sales skills, but the Bay Area, New York City and Seattle continue to struggle this year to find enough qualified employees to fill those positions. Read the full article

Legacy Partners Pulls Wraps Off Boutique Oakland MF

September 12, 2018

Legacy Partners opened Baxter on Broadway, a five-story, 130-unit boutique apartment community in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. The residential community, developed in a joint venture between SRM Development and USAA, is being managed by Legacy Partners. Read the full article

These California Bills Could Improve The Housing Crisis

September 11, 2018

California’s housing crisis is impacting just about every demographic from students to seniors. To address the challenges Californians are facing, the state legislature has been working on several bills to help ease regulatory burdens that have stalled many developments or provide new rules to increase housing production. Read the full article

Sporting Goods Retailer To Replace Emeryville Toys R Us

September 6, 2018

Decathlon will open its first full-scale store in the Bay Area at a former Toys R Us property in Emeryville. The 47K SF property at 3938 Horton St. was acquired by Benderson Development earlier in the summer. The Decathlon store is scheduled to open in the spring. Read the full article

San Francisco Startup Launches Real Estate Messenger

September 4, 2018

A San Francisco-based tech startup has unveiled a professional messenger for the real estate industry. Openland is designed to streamline communication between owners, builders, investors, lenders, tenants, brokers and local government officials. The company recently received $2.25M in funding. Read the full article

TH Funds JV Purchase of Oakland Office Tower

August 30, 2018

A joint venture between KKR and TMG Partners will purchase 1330 Broadway, an 18-story office tower in Oakland, thanks to $141.5 million in financing from TH Real Estate. Read the full article