Category Archives: Oakland Commercial Real Estate

San Francisco Bay Area Office Market Overview: Q1 2016

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research

Despite concerns with global market volatility, Bay Area office markets started 2016 on a solid basis. We’ve included a review of the Q1 highlights for each of the five Bay Area markets below which tracked in our recent Office Outlook report.

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  • Total sublease space on the market in the city approaches levels
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Fully engaged – What does your workplace say about your company culture?

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By: JLL Research

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 11.41.32 AMIn the upcoming weeks, we will share sections of a recent JLL research report that advocates for the importance of ‘workplace expression’ as a crucial tool that improves employee engagement and motivation. The physical design of the workplace can harness and communicate a company’s culture and brand values.

The future of the workplace

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Downtown Sacramento Pushes Commercial Real Estate Boundaries

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CRE boundariesBy: JLL Staff Writer

As a city, Sacramento is in the middle of a transitional period, evolving from a Monday-to-Friday government town to an 18-hour city with a “live-work-play” vibe. This evolution will only gain pace in the next few years thanks to the response of developers and community initiatives. 

Mayor Kevin Johnson’s “Think Downtown” campaign echoes the call made in the late… Read More

East Bay is Poised for Continued Growth in the Startup Community

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By: Katherine BillingsleyResearch Analyst | Oakland-East Bay

The tech sector has been good to the Oakland-East Bay Area in recent years. Talks of tech takeover continue to make its way through the East Bay circuits, and as markets like San Francisco and Silicon Valley continue to tighten, startups and veteran tech tenants are looking to the sunny side of the Bay for relief. This trend is discussed in more detail in JLL’s… Read More

“In Line” Shopping Still Beats Online, Despite Cyber Monday Hype 

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December 14, 2015

By: Amber Schiada, VP & Director of Research, JLL

’Tis the season for media reports predicting the end of brick and mortar retail stores.

Some reports regarding recent Black Friday sales estimates have attempted to explain a drop in estimated total bricks-and-mortar sales as evidence of a wholesale move of shoppers from physical to online stores. Such conclusions are hasty and erroneous. The truth is much more nuanced, and represents a… Read More

Why Tech, and Why San Francisco?

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By: Jack Nelson, Research Analyst – San Francisco

San Francisco remains the most attractive market in the United States for tech companies, and this has driven rent growth to double in the last five years to $66.80 per square foot, and vacancy to fall to just 8.4%.  The climate of this market is detailed in JLL’s Technology Office Outlook which seeks to illustrate the growing and existing influence of Tech companies throughout the US.

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San Francisco’s Emerging Market: The Central SOMA Plan [VIDEO]

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October 23, 2016

By: Ruby Bolaria and Amber Schiada, JLL Research – Northern California & Rocky Mountain Region

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Central SOMA plan overview
In 2011, the San Francisco Planning Department began the process to develop an integrated community in the southern portion of the Central Subway rail corridor, surrounding 4th Street between Townsend and Market Street. The Central SOMA Plan proposes a comprehensive strategy… Read More

Oakland’s cool factor is rising!

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By: Amber Schiada and Katherine Billingsley | JLL

There’s definitely a lot of excitement surrounding Oakland these days, and it seems like that’s only going to increase since Uber announced their purchase of Uptown Station from Lane Partners last month.

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Pictured above: Uptown Station | Oakland, CA

So, why is Oakland gaining favor these days?

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Destination: East Bay

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By: Katherine BillingsleyResearch Analyst | Oakland-East Bay

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As rental rates soar in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, tenants are increasingly exploring options in the East Bay. Current economic conditions in the two-county market provide a promising outlook for both investors and tenants alike. The unemployment rate in the East Bay is below California’s at 5.1 percent (California at 6.5… Read More

Understanding the Ongoing Revitalization of Downtown Oakland

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By: Hailey Harrington, Brokerage Associate | Natalie Behmlander, Marketing Manager – JLL Walnut Creek

Oakland is full of different neighborhoods with unique personalities. This map will help you understand the amenities available in the city’s different areas, along with an added dose of historical significance. Oakland’s brimming with exciting restaurants and bars – so come explore!

Download the PDF here: Oakland Neighborhood Map

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