Real Estate News & Editorial: 1st Quarter 2018

We’re sharing what we know right now about the trends in San Francisco Bay Area office space rents, leasing and vacancy rates.

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Q2 2018 Office Market Performance

San Francisco, aka Camelot: 11.8 M square feet available (direct + sublease). 900,000 sf of available space came on the market during the past 30 days. 9.8% total inventory is available 5.2M sf under construction (will add 4% to total inventory). Market size 119M sf...

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Q1 2018 | Newsletter

1Q 2018 Top Leasing Transactions SAN FRANCISCO Tenant Address Sq Ft WeWork 430 California 279,000 Google 2 Harrison 57,000 Pattern Energy 1088-1090 Sansome 52,000 Meltwater Ferry Building 45,000 Hall Capital Ptnrs 1 Maritime 44,000 SAN MATEO COUNTY Tenant Address Sq...

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Q1 2018 Office Market Performance

San Francisco, aka Camelot: 12.5 M square feet available (direct + sublease). 1,350,000 sf of available space came on the market during the past 30 days. 10.2% total inventory is available 5.6M sf under construction (will add 5% to total inventory). Market size 119M...

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Death by Office Lease: How to Avoid It

Office tenants, this is for you. And it’s personal. If you don’t have your act in order in this overheated, over-priced and treacherous office market, you’re going to jeopardize your business and future. As a 30-year veteran advising tenants in this territory, I also have a piece of advice to other tenant-rep brokers: Do your flipping job. Outside of the tech sector, which has entirely fueled the frenzied space-grabbing in the San Francisco area, non-venture-backed tenants have been compelled to sign leases north of $60/$70/$80 per square foot per year – absolutely unsustainable levels.

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Killing The “Vendors” Who Serve You

Streamlining the process vs. skipping steps: At the inception of every tenant–rep project, we help our clients to organize them, to assist with the selection of a Team to handle all aspects of their office leasing project, and to begin creating a strategy and budget to reflect that strategy. To this point, we’ve probably taken our client further than where 99% of tenant-rep brokers go. Tenants are oftentimes too fixated on the execution and outcome of the leasing process and, to the detriment of the transaction, take advice from inexperienced or maligned brokers all too happy to skip to the commission payment.

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No Revenue? No problem.

Pre-revenue startups without the right insights often overpay landlords who would have accepted tenant-friendly terms. What to do: Use of a dependable metric won’t expose prospective financial trauma. An age-old litmus test for tenants’ ability...

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