“Too Much Of A Good Thing?”

4th March, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

By headlines in the Feb. 21, 2014 San Francisco Business Times “Too Much Of A Good Thing?” questioning whether SF has too many tech jobs. Let’s see too many 20 & 30 year olds making $100,000 or more, running around eating out at local restaurants, shopping at local merchants, working for Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce – […] Read More

Cost-Effective Lighting Retro Fits Can Lead To Huge Savings:

27th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Cost-effective lighting retro fits can lead to huge savings. Occupancy or vacancy sensors foreclosed spaces as conference spaces are occupied 30-70% of the time ,offices 35% of the time, and bathrooms 10% of the time. Estimated payback: two years. Daylight harvesting ($65-180 per workstation for sensors and wireless controls), ROI 5 years, daylight harvesting can […] Read More

Office design update: In an interview with Barbara Carlyle of Pivot Interiors

24th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Office design update: In an interview with Barbara Carlyle of Pivot Interiors (The Registry SF) on the future of office design: Pivot’s clients… “understand that the workplace is a strategic financial investment, one that is paramount to attracting and retaining the best talent. Pivot is coaching our clients to think beyond “square foot per employee” formulas. […] Read More

AT&T Is Downsizing And Charles Schwab Is Relocating

21st February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

AT&T will be downsizing 900,000 square feet at their San Ramon facility, which using a 200 sf per employee model, represents 4,500 jobs moving to Texas. Charles Schwab just announced it will be moving 1,000 jobs from San Francisco to Texas. I guess that is better than sending all those jobs to India or the […] Read More

Primo Orpilla Discusses Current Office Trends

18th February, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

In an interview published in the San Francisco Business Times 1/11/14, Primo Orpilla of Studio Q & A discussed current office layout trends. “Offices have evolved into more democratic spaces, with a much less hierarchical structure and executives and management blended with staff. Gone are the cube farms, replaced by relaxed yet functional work environments. […] Read More

VC Investment Trends

7th January, 2014 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

According to National Venture Capital Corporation (reported in Business Facilities Oct. 2013), of the top five Centers for tech startups, San Francisco ranked #1, San Jose #2 and Los Angeles #5 out of all U.S. cities. And according to the San Francisco Business times December 20, 2013, in the 3rd quarter, $3.6 billion of venture […] 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

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

Google Has Purchased Over 200 Companies In San Francisco….

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

One of many reasons the San Francisco Bay Area is a booming tech center lies in the fact that Google has purchased over 200 companies, since 2010 … The secondary impact of these purchases may have increased their Bay Area office presence… Tweet This Post Read More

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