Corporate employers, who provide perks to their employees, beware!

10th May, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Corporate employers, who provide perks to their employees, beware!  The Contra Costa Times today reported that the IRS is looking into making free meals and other perks some employers provide to their employees a taxable benefit to the employee.  Google gives their employees free gourmet meals and snacks, yoga classes, gym memberships and cooking classes, […] Read More

California vs. the Midwest …

10th January, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

California, even with its high cost of living, high wages, comparatively less advantageous business taxation, and all the other reasons the economic development directors from Kansas and Nebraska use to try to entice firms to relocate, still has a panache in attracting great companies seeking the best employees … given a choice, would you prefer […] Read More

According to the San Francisco Chronicle (November 29, 2012), Obamacare will add …

3rd December, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

758,000 new computer and information-technology jobs which will be created by the health care industry from 2010 to 2020 … and on the same day Blue Cross / Anthem announced it was raising all its medical plans 20 to 25 percent in 2013 … wonder if there is a connection? Tweet This Post Read More

San Francisco office sublease factoids …

12th November, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

40 percent of the current available sublease space (580,806 square feet) has come on the market just in the past 90 days … the average time sublease space is on the market is 268 days … there are 180 different office subleases currently available in San Francisco … and the total available is now 1,437,572 […] Read More

Can you believe that the City of Livermore charges …

29th October, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

A new 2,000 square foot restaurant sewer fees of $150,000? Tweet This Post Read More

Commercial lending rates for prime properties….

26th October, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Life companies are doing loans as low as 4 percent amortized over 30 years and due in 10, non-recourse, and conduit lenders are doing 4.5 percent 30 year amortization due in 10 years… banks have reportedly become more aggressive in commercial real estate lending with 4-4.5 percent 7-10 year term loans for quality properties. Tweet […] Read More

According to data provider CoreLogic and reported in the San Francisco Chronicle (9/12/12) …

2nd October, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

29 percent of the homeowners in the State of California are underwater with their mortgages and owe more than their home is worth, which could be a partial reason for the overall sluggish economy (with exceptions like San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties which are booming) and the housing recovery might be tied […] Read More

State rankings in the latest Business Facilities Magazine …

24th September, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

(July/August 2012)  puts California #1 in Biotechnology Strength Employment Leaders, Installed Solar Power Capacity Leader, Drugs/Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Aerospace/Defense Industry Leader,  #2 in Most Business Start-Ups, #3 in Installed Wind Power Capacity, #5 in Digital Media Leader, Alternative Energy Industry Leader, and don’t ask where we rank in Best Business Tax Climate or Best Business […] Read More

Tech office design has spread to other industries …

14th September, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

And one San Francisco law firm with 200 attorneys just got rid of all designated attorney offices entirely.  Their prime view space is now devoted to public meeting areas for attorney collaboration.  Fixed offices have been replaced by war rooms where employees can locate for weeks or months working on a specific case, and employees […] Read More

State regulators with the California Energy Commission are expected to approve stringent energy efficiency standards for new residential and commercial buildings.

13th June, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The new standards, which would take effect January 1, 2014, would range from requiring hot-water pipes to be insulated and new homes and commercial buildings have “solar ready roofs,” with roofs to have clear, unobstructed access to the sun for most of the day.  Remember, usually when California comes up with stuff like this it […] Read More

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