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

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

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

San Francisco Hold the Highest Number of Platinum and Gold Certified Commercial Projects….

11th November, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

According to the United States Green Building Council, San Francisco has the highest number of LEED Platinum and Gold Certified Commercial projects in the nation,  with 155 projects in comparison to second-place holder, Chicago, with 148 projects. On the other side of the report card, San Francisco earned an “F” as the least-affordable major United […] Read More

San Francisco Bay Area is a Job Magnet…

25th October, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The San Francisco Bay Area is expected to be a job magnet for the entire United States for years to come. By 2040, the Bay Area will claim nearly 2.55 percent of all United States jobs, with 75 percent of these jobs expected to come from business and professional services, the health and educational sectors, […] 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

Multi-Family Investments….

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

According to Rich Martini of the Colliers Multi-Family Investments Group, the Real Facts-Meyers Research Group tracks twenty eight multi-family metros across the U.S. and ranks those metros according to eleven indicators, including; rent increases, occupancy, job growth, multi-family permit levels and estimated cap rates for stabilized properties.  The top three metros (markets) are as follows: […] Read More

$2 Trillion to the Financial Statements of U.S. Companies….

15th October, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

The FASB accounting rule changes that have been underway for the past four years, which would require corporations to capitalize their property leases on their balance sheets, is still stuck in the muck of negotiation. Congressman Brad Sherman predicts that the new rules would automatically add $2 trillion to the financial statements of U.S. Companies […] Read More

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