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This is what makes S.F. the nation’s most competitive housing market

In possibly a bit of unwelcome news for prospective homebuyers, San Francisco comes up on top in a LendingTree ranking of the most competitive housing markets in the country. The online lending exchange identified the [Read entire story]

What are your rights and responsibilities if your business gets raided by ICE?

Efforts by Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers to turn California into a “sanctuary state” may run headlong into a widespread immigration crackdown by federal officials, leaving some businesses and employers in the [Read entire story]

Best Bay Area software companies, according to users

Bay Area companies make up a third of the top 100 SaaS companies that best met customer needs in 2017, according to business reviews site G2 Crowd. G2 Crowd formulated their annual rankings with a combination of [Read entire story]

Deaf-owned S.F. pizzeria hopes to go national with franchise plan

Mozzeria, the Neapolitan-style pizzeria started by Melody Stein and her husband, Russ, had a few key ingredients necessary for its formation: The dream of owning a restaurant, a drive to support opportunities for deaf [Read entire story]

Who’s up and who’s down on our list of San Francisco’s largest private employers

Our list of the largest private sector employers in San Francisco lists a few of the biggest local names in business, as well as newcomers to the top 10. So who's up and who's down on this year's ranking? Coming in at [Read entire story]

These were the most popular East Bay stories of 2017

One growing center of the San Francisco Business Times’ coverage has been the East Bay – and Oakland in particular – which far from simply being an area for San Francisco business spillover has turned into a hub of [Read entire story]

The San Francisco Business Times most-popular slideshows of 2017

This year’s most popular slideshows gave readers a more detailed look at the fastest growing companies in the Bay Area, the best places to grab a bite in San Francisco, the highest paid executives under 40 and even a [Read entire story]

Attention Christmas procrastinators: Here’s how Amazon gets you your 2-hour deliveries (Video)

From its launch in one zip code in Manhattan three years ago, the Prime Now service has expanded to more than 30 cities across the country and 50 cities across nine countries worldwide. [Read entire story]

Here are the 15 priciest zip codes in the Bay Area — and we have the most expensive one in the nation

In what’s ostensibly a win for the West Coast, the Bay Area is again home to the most expensive zip code in the nation. PropertyShark’s annual ranking now puts Atherton’s 94027 zip code in the lead, having [Read entire story]

Rents rose the most in these San Francisco neighborhoods this winter

Zumper’s quarterly rent map has revealed at least one thing is remaining hot this winter: San Francisco’s housing prices.  Even with a marginal dip in rental prices citywide – landing median one-bedroom rents at [Read entire story]

New workplace laws for the new year that Bay Area employers should be ready for in 2018

Lawmakers were hard at work in Sacramento to introduce a slate of new employment laws that govern everything from the kind of information that companies are prohibited from asking from potential job applicants to the [Read entire story]

S.F.’s worst neighborhoods for car break-ins mapped

Downtown, Civic Center and the Tenderloin have the dubious distinction of being the areas of San Francisco that have the highest likelihood of car break-ins, according to an analysis from parking app company [Read entire story]

Meet the Bay Area’s top tech billionaires under 40

The technology industry's explosion in the Bay Area is tantamount to a new Gold Rush, with billions of dollars in venture capital flowing through the region, attracting scores of startups popping up to take advantage of [Read entire story]

Fast-growing mobile esports startup wins $25M and adds international investors ahead of global expansion push

San Francisco startup Skillz – which has seen rocketship growth by carving out a position atop the mobile esports world – has raised another $25 million in funding from investors, including major international [Read entire story]

Bay Area political figures, luminaries react to the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee

The sudden death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at the age of 65 has left the city reeling, with stunned reactions and condolences coming in from local politicians, business people and celebrities, among others. Board [Read entire story]

Metallica guitarist puts Sea Cliff home back on market after chopping price to $13 million

The Sea Cliff home of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett could be yours for a discounted $13 million price tag. Originally put on the market last year for $16 million, the asking price for neoclassical style property was [Read entire story]

Check out these new S.F. condos you can buy for under $1 million

San Francisco has seen a rash of new condo projects in the last few years, with more than 2,500 new condos under construction in the city. Huge demand for housing keeps pushing prices up, leaving few options for buyers [Read entire story]

Our all-Oakland Structures podcast spectacular

The subject of how Oakland's real estate market is changing was top of our minds for our massive Oakland Structures special issue, which delved into the city's commercial, residential and retail market. It's also the [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Coding school backed by Ne-yo and Jeff Weiner doubles space with new S.F. location

Their new 28,500-square-feet location at 972 Mission St., doubles their former space and sits close to tech firms like Slack, Eventbrite, Yahoo and Y-Combinator. The school has an option to take over the entire building [Read entire story]

East Bay apartment complex sells for $52.85 million

Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm JRK Property Holdings has purchased a 242-unit apartment complex in Pittsburg for $52.85 million from McDowell Properties and Harbert Management Corporation. The Diamond [Read entire story]