• Acquisition financing for Civic Center Plaza, a Class A office campus totaling 93,535 sqft in San Rafael, California

    April 5, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has secured acquisition financing for Civic Center Plaza, a two-building, Class A office campus totaling 93,535 square feet in San Rafael, California. Working on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between Union Property Capital and...
  • Stella & Dot Family Brands Adds Sparkle to Sierra Point Towers’ Stellar Tenant Roster

    April 5, 2016— Newmark Cornish & Carey today announced the Stella & Dot Family Brands (Stella & Dot, KEEP Collective and EVER Skincare) leased a full floor of office space at Diamond Investment Properties’ Sierra Point Towers for its new headquarters. The social selling accessories and skincare company joins a...
  • HFF hires John Churchward as a director in its San Francisco office

    April 4, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that John Churchward has joined its San Francisco office as a director focused on debt and equity placement transactions in the Bay Area. Mr. Churchward has nearly 20 years of experience in mortgage banking and commercial real estate. ...
  • HFF recognized by San Francisco Business Times in Bay Area Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards

    March 28, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times in its annual Bay Area Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards 2016 gala held at the Intercontinental San Francisco on March 23rd. HFF was honored for...
  • $39.25 million sale and $22.3 million in financing for Napa Square in downtown

    March 16, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has closed the sale and arranged acquisition financing for Napa Square, a 65,848-square-foot, trophy mixed-use asset in downtown Napa, California. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, CDI Companies, a private investor.  JOSS Realty...
  • JetSmarter Raises Additional Funding

    March 12, 2016 — JetSmarter, the mobile marketplace that seamlessly connects travelers to private jets from their smartphones, has announced a new $30 Million raise from its recent existing Series B investors and other prominent business executives. JetSmarter closed its recent $20 Million Series B round in July of...
  • HFF arranges $11.5 million financing for manufactured home community in the San Francisco Bay Area

    February 25, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has arranged $11.5 million in acquisition financing for Spanish Ranch II, a 187-home site, 100-percent occupied, manufactured home community for seniors (age 55+) in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Hayward, California. HFF worked on...
  • $30.5 million sale of San Francisco Bay Area redevelopment site

    February 4, 2016— Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has closed the $30.5 million sale of The Atrium at 1650 65th Street in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Emeryville, California. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Griffin Capital Corporation. Gerding Edlen...
  • Luxury L.A brokerage “The Agency” sets it’s sights on S.F. Bay Area expansion

    February 2, 2016— The Agency, a luxury residential brokerage based in Beverly Hills is seeking to build three Bay Area offices over the next few months and capture a share of the region’s booming high-end housing market. The group is headed by CEO Mauricio Umansky, a well-known character on the...
  • Hightower Expands West Coast Presence with San Francisco Office

    January 22, 2016—Hightower, a leasing management platform for the commercial real estate industry, has expanded its presence on the West Coast with a new office in San Francisco. Hightower has over 52 million square feet in the Bay Area on the platform and traction in the market continues to...
  • Kennedy Wilson and Partners Sell Multifamily Property in Northern California for $55 Million

    January 19, 2016— Global real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) today announced that the Company and its equity partners completed the sale of a 159-unit multifamily property in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for $55 million. The apartment community was acquired by Kennedy Wilson and...
  • Walker & Dunlop Makes Strategic Investment in Rentlytics

    January 14, 2016 – Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) and Rentlytics announced today that Walker & Dunlop has made a strategic investment in Rentlytics, a technology platform for owners and managers of multifamily real estate assets. The $9.1 million Series A round of funding led by Walker &...
  • Rentlytics has closed on a $9.1M Series A financing

    January 14, 2016— In 2013 I departed my role in commercial real estate Private Equity to build Rentlytics. I partnered with Phil Plante, and together we conceptualized how we would change the multifamily industry. Just recently, we reached a very important milestone in our business that we are delighted to...
  • HFF hires Edmund Najera as a managing director in its San Francisco office

    January 13, 2016— Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has hired Edmund Najera as a managing director in its San Francisco office. Mr. Najera will focus on office and R&D investment sale transactions throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Najera has more than 15 years of commercial real...
  • Invesco Real Estate Sells Alamo Plaza

    January 12, 2016— Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has closed the sale of Alamo Plaza, a 195,147-square-foot, fortress, grocery-anchored shopping center in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Alamo, California. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Invesco Real Estate. Donahue Schriber purchased...
  • Kenneth T. Lombard joins MacFarlane Partners after Six Years with Capri Capital Partners

    January 11, 2016— MacFarlane Partners Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Victor B. MacFarlane and Capri Investment Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Quintin E. Primo III announced jointly that Kenneth T. Lombard, formerly vice chairman, partner and head of investments for Capri Capital Partners, LLC, the U.S. real estate investment...
  • Introducing The Future Of Real Estate: Auction.com Rebrands As Ten-X

    January 11, 2016— Auction.com announced today that it has rebranded as Ten-X, marking the company’s transition into an online marketplace where buyers, sellers, and the agents and brokers who represent them can easily and efficiently buy and sell high quality residential and commercial real estate. The company also announced plans...
  • HFF expands West Coast hotel investment sales team with the addition of James Escarzega

    January 7, 2015— Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has expanded its West Coast hotel investment sales team with the addition of James Escarzega in its San Francisco office. Escarzega joins HFF as a managing director focused on hotel investment sales throughout the Bay Area and the...
  • HFF closes sale of Rincon Center in North San Jose

    January 4, 2016— Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has closed the sale of Rincon Center, a two-building, 156,094-square-foot, Class A office/R&D campus in North San Jose, California. HFF represented the seller, an entity owned by certain funds managed by Westport Capital Partners LLC, in the transaction....
  • Centre Partners Sells 3 Property Portfolio

    January 4, 2016— Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has closed the sale leaseback of a three-property, four-building, mission-critical, industrial portfolio 100 percent occupied by PrideSports and totaling 241,890 square feet. The properties are located in Burnham and Guilford, Maine, and Florence, Wisconsin. HFF marketed the...
  • HFF arranges more than $50 million total project financing for retail development in the San Francisco Bay Area

    December 15, 2015— Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has arranged equity and debt capital in excess of $50 million for Pacific Pearl Shopping Center, a to-be-built 112,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored retail center in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Pleasanton, California. HFF worked on behalf of the...
  • Chai LP Buys Industrial Building in San Francisco for $14.2M

    December 14, 2015— Chai LP has purchased a 34,400-square-foot industrial building in San Francisco for $14.2 million. The building is located at 2650 18th St. in the city’s Mission District. Weston Wear previously occupied the space, though Zesty just signed a new lease. Zesty is a catering company that delivers,...
  • Madison Marquette Launches New Crowdfunded Real Estate Investment Opportunity In Napa Valley

    December 10, 2015— Real estate investment firm Madison Marquette today announced the launch of Napa Valley’s newest crowdfunded real estate investment opportunity, the Oxbow Public Market, on the RealCrowd platform. Today, thousands of potential investors looking to sink their teeth into Napa Valley’s vibrant food and wine scene will have...
  • SPACES Taps Related’s Paramount to Open First West Coast Location in SOMA

    December 1, 2015— Related California announced today that SPACES, a Netherlands-based leader in co-working, has selected The Paramount, located at 680 Mission Street, as the company expands to the West Coast. Related was exclusively represented by Mark Geisreiter and Conor Famuleuer at CBRE, while SPACES was represented by Tom...
  • Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and Colony American Homes Announce Merger

    September 21, 2015—  Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE:SWAY) and Colony American Homes (“CAH”) announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement (“Agreement”) to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock transaction. In connection with the transaction, SWAY will internalize the SWAY manager. The combined internally managed company (“the...
  • The Transformation of Transbay Terminal San Francisco

    September 21, 2015— Designed in the art moderne style by the local firm Pflueger and Brown, the Transbay Transit Terminal would soon eclipse San Francisco’s Ferry Building as the city’s most important transit hub, serving as many as 26 million passengers a year during its peak years in the...
  • A New City Place for Santa Clara

    September 21, 2015— Santa Clara, California, rolled the dice in 2010 when it decided to build a $1.2 billion stadium for the San Francisco 49ers National Football League team, sparking outrage from local environmentalists and die-hard Niners fans unhappy about the team’s games leaving town. Unlike recent stadium projects...
  • Kilroy Realty Breaks Ground on The Exchange on 16th in the Mission Bay Submarket of San Francisco

    September 3, 2015— Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) launched its third San Francisco ground-up development project yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony that featured Mayor Ed Lee and Tiffany Bohee, Executive Director, Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure. KRC Chairman, President and CEO John Kilroy hosted the event, which included brokers...
  • Construction Underway on Hines’ 41 Tehama

    August 3, 2015— Hines, the international real estate firm, in partnership with Invesco Real Estate, recently began construction on 41 Tehama, a new 389,000-square-foot luxury multifamily complex in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. Designed by Arquitectonica, 41 Tehama will include 403 luxury urban-style residences in a 35-story...
  • Fitbit to open R&D office in San Diego

    July 29, 2015— Fitbit is starting to recruit engineers for a new research and development office it plans to open in San Diego, potentially marking the company’s expansion into 10 cities worldwide. The news comes weeks after the fast-growing, venture-backed startup saw a successful public offering and announced plans...
  • Developers can be required to include affordable housing, California high court rules

    June 15th, 2015— The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that cities and counties may require developers to provide below-market-rate housing as a condition of a building permit. The decision is expected to make it easier for Los Angeles and other cities with housing shortages to force developers to...
  • TMG Partners and Alexandria Real Estate Equities Pick Up San Francisco Dev Site

    May 13, 2015— A joint venture between TMG Partners and Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc has acquired 505 Brannan Street, a fully entitled development site in San Francisco complete with Prop M office allocation secured during late 2014. The site is currently slated for a 135k sf office building. “The...
  • 8 Octavia: Modern Architecture With Old-Fashioned Neighborliness

    May 8th, 2015— Like any consumer product, buildings designed but not yet built may have an expiration date. The longer that construction is delayed, the more likely that a new architect will be brought in to freshen things up.  Or the original design will be retained but watered down to...
  • Transbay Block 8 Moves Forward After Approval

    April 21, 2015— Related California, one of the state’s leading real estate development firms, today received key approvals to move ahead with Transbay Block 8, a 554-unit residential tower at Folsom and Fremont streets. This mixed income, mixed-use project is being developed in a partnership between Related California and Tenderloin...
  • Stockbridge Capital Group, Capstone Partners welcome Facebook to Dexter Station

    February 24th, 2015— Stockbridge Capital Group and Capstone Partners, developers of Dexter Station in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, officially welcomed Facebook Inc. to the newly constructed 10-story building. Facebook last week confirmed that it will lease 274,000 square feet at Dexter Station with an option for the remaining two...
  • TMG lands deal to develop huge housing site now home to CPMC’s Presidio Heights campus

    February 5, 2015— The California Pacific Medical Center tapped San Francisco-based developer TMG Partners to steer the future of its Presidio Heights campus — a rare large site in the neighborhood that could hold hundreds of housing units. Monday’s announcement makes the long road toward redeveloping the 4.9-acre property on...
  • Viceroy Hotel founder to launch New Proper Hotels Brand

    January 21, 2015— With the rise of so-called urban “innovation districts” rearranging so many downtown cores so quickly, there’s been a lack of hotel product to keep pace that aligns with the startup and creative professional crowds swarming to them. Launching today, Proper Hotels is a new lifestyle hospitality brand that...
  • Future Site of Transbay’s Norman Foster Tower to Sell to Chinese Developers for $296M

    January 14, 2015— Last summer, TMG Partners announced plans to build San Francisco’s second-tallest tower and released sparkly designs from starchitect Normas Foster. TMG has now agreed to sell the site for $296 million to China-based Oceanwide Holdings, which will have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars on top...
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