A Company Called Blueseed

6th January, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

A company called Blueseed wants to park a boat full of start-ups in international waters 12 miles off California’s Half Moon Bay. Foreign entrepreneurs who want to come to Silicon Valley would use Blueseed to make an end run around immigration laws! . A 30 minute ferry ride lands them in Silicon Valley for meetings […] Read More

Trends in Open Office Design

27th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Office collaboration through open design- the Big Ass Fan Company (BAFC) designed its new 80,000 square foot headquarters with an almost total open plan. Only one executive office, fabric cubicle walls, a cantina, clinic, and meeting rooms, an acoustical deck that absorbs and dissipates sound.  Six conference rooms and fifteen breakout rooms allow for a […] Read More

Big Blocks of Office Space, Pay More for Less

26th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Big block office space and big rents- reports out predicting Manhattan will see 60 or more 100,000+ square foot office deals in 2013, with 46 of these over $100/sf for annual rents. Major tenants may be downsizing the square foot per employee ratio (from 250 square feet per employee down to 150-175 square feet per […] Read More

Tech Potential for Suburban Offices

23rd December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

A recent article published in the National Real Estate Investor, October 2013, predicts that tech office growth will eventually spread outside the current core areas of San Francisco, New York, Chicago and elsewhere that have lower labor costs and rents and where there are more incentives for business… whether this occurrence remains to be seen, […] Read More

Commercial Real Estate Financing Update

20th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Commercial real estate financing- the Colliers Mortgage group report lots of money for decent financing or refinancing, non-recourse, assemble and at fixed-rates running about 2% over US Treasury for 10-year term. Tweet This Post Read More

East County Industrial Leasing is Up

19th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Light industrial/Warehouse space in Concord/East County. Our guys have leased over 1,000,000 square feet of space just during the past 18 months……. Tweet This Post Read More

Downtown Walnut Creek (California) Sizzles

18th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Downtown Walnut Creek Main Street retail space is getting expensive.  Broadway Plaza has given lease termination notices to about forty tenants in the way of the new remodel. I have heard of downtown store rates of $5/sf NNN. Ouch! Tweet This Post Read More

Net Zero Commercial Building-How they Did It!

17th December, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The largest net zero energy building in the world is the Phoenix regional office of DPR Construction. The LEED-NC Platinum facility features an 87 foot solar chimney that enables a passive cooling system, releasing hot air out of the building while drawing cooler air in; 90 operable windows work in tandem with  the energy monitoring […] Read More

Hot in the Valley, red-hot in San Francisco….

18th November, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“Things are hot in the Valley (Silicon Valley), but red-hot in San Francisco,” according to Mike Sullivan, a partner with Pillsbury Law. Silicon Valley has been growing its tech workers at an average of 3.6% over the past three years, while San Francisco is sizzling at an average growth rate of 9.4%. San Francisco now […] Read More

Silicon Valley Companies Haven Taken Over….

14th November, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Silicon Valley Companies have taken over 700,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco over the past year, from tiny start-ups to big giants like Cisco and LinkedIn. The talent, which is pouring in from all over the United States to be part of this new Internet Gold Rush, is the reason for this.   […] Read More

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