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Exclusive: Historic waterfront rehab at Pier 70 scores another big tenant, now fully leased

A human resources software company took the remaining space in Orton Development's $120 million rehab of multiple industrial buildings in San Francisco's Pier 70. [Read entire story]

Is Palo Alto about to go YIMBY?

The Palo Alto city council unanimously approved exploring proposals that would encourage more housing and density in a city known for its strong not-in-my-backyard streak. [Read entire story]

Facebook teams up with Bay Area companies to challenge Craigslist on apartment listings

Zumper and Apartment List are among several companies trying to unseat the all-free site Craigslist as the go-to for apartment rentals and are now partnering with Facebook. [Read entire story]

Rare Mission building and housing development site hit the market in San Francisco

The Lion Building features office and light industrial space plus a parking lot that could be turned into housing in the Mission District — a hot neighborhood where commercial properties rarely hit the market. [Read entire story]

View from the top: Inside the top floor of Salesforce Tower (360 Video)

Within about three months, construction will wrap up on Salesforce Tower — the tallest building in San Francisco and the second tallest on the West Coast. Enterprise software maker Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the [Read entire story]

TMG Partners refurbishes another historic office building in Oakland

TMG Partners is revamping a former furniture-store-turned-office building at 2201 Broadway in Oakland. The San Francisco investor bought the 198,000 square-foot building last year for $65 million, or about $328 per [Read entire story]

Snap Inc. snaps up San Francisco office in Soma

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) snapped up 33,300 square feet of office space in 875 Howard St. in San Francisco. Landlord Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP) mentioned the lease in its recent earnings report and said the [Read entire story]

First look: Tech accelerator Rocketspace unveils new San Francisco ‘campus’

Tech accelerator Rocketspace has opened a new San Francisco location at 123 Mission St. The company has helped several marquee tech companies, such as Uber, Spotify and Supercell, grow into powerhouse unicorns with its [Read entire story]

Forest City scores final approval for $2 billion, 28-acre Pier 70 redevelopment after a decade of planning

After about a decade of planning, developer Forest City Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: FCE.A) finally scored approval for its massive Pier 70 overhaul that could bring up to 2,150 new homes, 1.75 million square feet of [Read entire story]

Suffolk digs into innovation at new lab

In Suffolk Construction’s San Francisco office, the company has built out a cave — a very high-tech cave that allows employees to “step inside” construction sites. Stepping in the virtual reality cave can save [Read entire story]

New group of North Bay luminaries hires former FEMA director to lead rebuilding effort after Wine Country fires

As the fire-ravaged Wine Country shifts into rebuilding mode, nonprofit Rebuilding North Bay is diving in to help the region recover in the long term.  The primary concern in the two weeks since wildfires destroyed [Read entire story]

Sobrato aims for the almost impossible: Building housing in Palo Alto

The Sobrato Organization, one of the largest developers in the South Bay, wants to build 50 apartments on El Camino Real in Palo Alto — a city with robust housing demand, but also plenty of anti-development sentiment. [Read entire story]

City picks finalists to develop massive housing site in South San Francisco

City officials in South San Francisco are narrowing the list of candidates vying to build out a 6-acre housing site in the city’s core.  The city put out a call for interested developers earlier this year that netted [Read entire story]

CBRE Group snaps up tech-focused San Francisco brokerage

With a star-studded roster of technology clients, San Francisco-based Custom Spaces sold itself to CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE:CBG), the Los Angeles commercial real estate behemoth. Terms of the deal weren't [Read entire story]

North Bay housing costs likely to spike after wildfires, economist says

With roughly 4,000 homes destroyed by wildfire, the North Bay has lost a sizeable chunk of its housing stock in what was already a tight home market. That loss is likely to boost home and rental prices immediately, said [Read entire story]

North Bay housing costs likely to spike after wildfires, economist says

With roughly 4,000 homes destroyed by wildfire, the North Bay has lost a sizeable chunk of its housing stock in what was already a tight home market. That loss is likely to boost home and rental prices immediately, said [Read entire story]

Longtime landlord busts the myth that Sand Hill Road has lost its luster

For the past five or six years, Gary Wimmer has been informed numerous times that Sand Hill Road is history. Irrelevant. Past its prime. Out to pasture.  Wimmer, who runs the Ford Land Co., the original developer and a [Read entire story]

Developers kick off 110 pre-fab homes, half-affordable, half-market-rate, in East Oakland next to Coliseum BART

The $53 million, 110-unit apartment complex will incorporate pre-fabricated apartments and townhomes in East Oakland. [Read entire story]

Stanford offers faculty luxury Palo Alto homes at discount prices, but there’s a catch

Stanford faculty can buy a brand new home at about half the cost of comparable homes in Palo Alto. [Read entire story]

Developers propose high-rise condo tower in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

The site of a Thai restaurant could become a 15-story condo tower in the middle of a rapidly changing part of the Tenderloin. [Read entire story]