Tag Archives: San Francisco Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Crowdfunding Field Gets Crowded

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September 6, 2016

By: Alex Lassar, Senior Vice President

Though still a nascent sector, online crowdfunding platforms have proliferated in recent years as individual investors look for ways to get into the world of direct real estate investing. According to the Real Estate Crowdfunding Review, there are now more than 100 crowdfunding sites operating online.

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Tech Growth Drives Bay Area Office Construction and Tenant Improvement Costs Higher

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By: JLL Staff Writer

Overall construction costs for commercial office buildings and tenant improvement projects will continue to rise in the San Francisco Bay Area through 2016 and perhaps as far out as 2020, according to research analyzed by project management experts at JLL.

JLL’s analysis of national and regional labor and materials data suggests that while the price of construction materials is likely to trend downward in 2016 – the result of… Read More

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

It’s Different This Time: San Francisco’s Commercial Real Estate Bubble

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By: Hudson Smythe, Vice President

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By every measure, San Francisco’s commercial real estate market is on fire, and the tech industry continues to fuel it.  Tech companies occupy 25% of San Francisco’s office inventory and yet are accountable for 70% of the city’s net occupancy growth.  The health of the tech economy and that… Read More

2 Great Cities, But What to Eat? Pizza vs Burrito

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By: Katy Scheck, Director of Marketing

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Pizza vs burrito. It’s a dilemma I face 24/7. With only 7 days in a week it seems impossible to consume enough of the 2 best foods on the planet. I would go see a movie called Pizza vs Burrito before I… Read More

How Science Fiction is Shaping Modern-Day Technology and Commercial Real Estate

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By: Christan Basconcillo, Senior Research Analyst

Science fiction has long been a source of inspiration for technology, touching upon our wildest imaginations. From flying cars and artificial intelligence to advanced utopian or dystopian societies, the boundaries for technology in science fiction are limitless. Believe it or not, sci-fi authors have been shaping the future for some time, using their stories as a sort of testing ground to spark the ideas of ambitious… Read More