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Paper products maker buys Hayward building

Agio Group Inc., maker of the Sunnycare line of paper products, bought a 48,000-square-foot industrial building at 26587 Corporate Ave. The seller in the deal, Tayson LLC, built the property on a two-acre property and [Read entire story]

Paper products maker buys Hayward building

Agio Group Inc., maker of the Sunnycare line of paper products, bought a 48,000-square-foot industrial building at 26587 Corporate Ave. The seller in the deal, Tayson LLC, built the property on a two-acre property and [Read entire story]

Essex buys BRE Properties for $4.34 billion

Essex buys BRE Properties for $4.34 billion

Essex Property Trust Inc. and BRE Properties will soon be one company after agreeing to a $4.34 billion buyout deal for BRE that will create a $10.4 billion company. The two companies recently announced they were [Read entire story]

Loan program boosts revival along Broadway in Oakland

Loan program boosts revival along Broadway in Oakland

Since 2006, the Oakland Business Development Corp. helped fund about 150 companies along the Broadway corridor in Oakland, dispersing $8 million in loans. Companies that the OBDC helped range from restaurants and cafés [Read entire story]

Art.com expands Emeryville headquarters in Hines office tower

Art.com expands Emeryville headquarters in Hines office tower

Art.com Inc., an online art retailer, is growing in Emeryville to 72,000 square feet at its offices in 2100 Powell St. The company previously leased about 48,000 square feet on the 10th and 13th floor of the tower, [Read entire story]

AvalonBay dives into Emeryville with 260-unit project

AvalonBay dives into Emeryville with 260-unit project

AvalonBay is working to entitle a 260-unit, eight-story apartment building in Emeryville that could break ground in 2015. The developer is in contract to buy a 2.3-acre site at 6701 Shellmond St. and expects to get city [Read entire story]

CAC is selling itself to CBRE to go global

CAC is selling itself to CBRE to go global

During the past 24 years, CAC Group morphed into San Francisco’s most dominant real estate brokerage and property management firm, but dominating San Francisco wasn’t enough anymore — the firm's leaders saw it was [Read entire story]

CAC is selling itself to CBRE to go global

During the past 24 years, CAC Group morphed into San Francisco’s most dominant real estate brokerage and property management firm, but dominating San Francisco wasn’t enough anymore — the firm's leaders saw it was [Read entire story]

BRE Properties and Essex confirm buyout negotiation

BRE Properties Inc. confirmed Monday that it is negotiating with Essex Property Trust on a buyout offer for BRE estimated to be worth $4.48 billion — a deal that would unite two of the Bay Area’s largest apartment [Read entire story]

BRE Properties and Essex confirm buyout negotiation

BRE Properties Inc. confirmed Monday that it is negotiating with Essex Property Trust on a buyout offer for BRE estimated to be worth $4.48 billion — a deal that would unite two of the Bay Area’s largest apartment [Read entire story]

Startups wage war on Craigslist apartment ads

Looking for an apartment? One word typically comes to mind first: Craigslist. But, in today’s world of fancy, high-powered, data-driven websites and apps, the old tried and true go-to is coming under attack from a slew [Read entire story]

The 10 major projects that are reshaping Oakland

The 10 major projects that are reshaping Oakland

Oakland’s development landscape is in full recovery mode after the dismal slowdown during the recent recession. All over the city, significant projects are moving forward to redefine Oakland with new office, retail, [Read entire story]

Essex Property Trust aims to buy BRE Properties for $5 billion

Essex Property Trust aims to buy BRE Properties for $5 billion

Essex Property Trust is considering a takeover of BRE Properties — a deal that would unite two of the Bay Area’s major apartment developers. Palo Alto-based Essex reportedly offered $5 billion for San [Read entire story]

Swinerton expands to Atlanta with Cambridge Builders partnership

Swinerton expands to Atlanta with Cambridge Builders partnership

Swinerton Builders, a San Francisco general contractor, joined forces with Atlanta-based Cambridge Builders to form a joint venture called Cambridge Swinerton Builders Inc. The two firms started working together in 2010 [Read entire story]

San Francisco home prices skyrocket 26 percent, experts talk bubble

San Francisco home prices skyrocket 26 percent, experts talk bubble

Home prices in San Francisco ballooned by 25.7 percent during the past year — far outpacing the national average growth of 11.2 percent according to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to the [Read entire story]

Jewelry retailer Chloe + Isabel leaves San Francisco for Oakland

Jewelry retailer Chloe + Isabel is moving its West Coast office to Oakland from San Francisco. The company, based in New York, sells its goods through a network of “merchandisers” who set up individual online [Read entire story]

UC Press puts old Berkeley headquarters on the market

UC Press puts old Berkeley headquarters on the market

After deciding to move to Oakland, the University of California Press is selling its building at 2120 Berkeley Way in Berkeley as a potential development site. The sale, handled by Gordon Commercial Real Estate, calls [Read entire story]

Airport Home Appliance leases new headquarters in Hayward

Airport Home Appliance leases new headquarters in Hayward

Airport Home Appliance Inc., a family-owned appliance and furniture retailer, is moving its headquarters, warehouse and distribution space to a 151,389-square-foot facility in the Bayside Distribution Center in [Read entire story]

UC Press moving to Lake Merritt Tower in Oakland

UC Press moving to Lake Merritt Tower in Oakland

The University of California Press is leaving its longtime home in Berkeley for a new office near Lake Merritt in Oakland. The publisher, a unit of the University of California Office of the President, leased 25,000 [Read entire story]

Ellis Partners proposes two 20-story towers for Jack London Square

Ellis Partners proposes two 20-story towers for Jack London Square

Ellis Partners LLC is revamping its plans to transform Jack London Square with a proposal to build up to 665 housing units. The developer submitted an application to the City of Oakland to amend a previous development [Read entire story]