Category Archives: Market Conditions

The T-Note and the 60-year rate cycle

Recently, I’ve been privileged to read the Realty Almanac put out by Realty Publications and First Tuesdays. Who is First Tuesdays and why the cryptic name? They are a California real estate trend resource providing news and data analysis since 1979. First Tuesdays … Continue reading

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East Bay Multifamily Outlook 2017

Recently I had the opportunity to see my friend Mark Lipsett from Pacific Western Bank speak about the state of the multi family market. This was put on by our trade group East Bay Rental Housing Association, EBRHA which is a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Basin Development Project

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of attending a couple of events that highlighted the scale and scope of four major development projects taking place in Oakland, California. BROOKLYN BASIN One of the most interesting projects is one that I … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown’s 10k Project

When Mr. Jerry Brown was sworn in office in 1999 as Oakland mayor, one of the first steps which he took was to unveil “Economic vision 10k” for the residents of Oakland. He laid down the vision and implementation road … Continue reading

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Enterprise Zone program in California

The social and commercial landscapes of Oakland have changed rapidly in the last ten years. This is due to both deliberate changes designed to encourage business growth, as well as unconscious changes in public perception. The Enterprise Zone program was … Continue reading

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Top Ten Cities with High Rents

Wow, for once Oakland can say it beat San Francisco at something. Oakland had one of the highest apartment rent spikes in the U.S. I have always thought Oakland had great potential for rental properties. We are finally starting to … Continue reading

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Bay Area rents are rising in 2012

It seems like after six long years of stagnant rental growth the East Bay has finally got a run up in apartment rents. Driven by the strong tech job market in San Francisco and a flourishing new art and restaurant … Continue reading

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Rental Market in San Francisco is on Fire

The rental market in San Francisco has been on fire for months. I first noticed the trend around March 2011 when I called to get information on a nice little apartment building for sale in the Mission. The broker said … Continue reading

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Apartment Forecast 2012 – San Francisco Bay Area

I had the pleasure of listening to Richard Knudsen talk about the apartment market in the Bay Area at the local IMF meeting. Richard is an extremely knowledgable veteran broker who is respected by many in the industry. Later I … Continue reading

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SOLD – The Kerwood Apartments – 32-Unit Apartment Building

The Kerwood Apartments  32-Unit Apartment Building  1627 High Street Oakland, CA 9 4 6 0 1  The Kerwood Apartments is a very well located, professionally owned and operated, 32-unit apartment building comprised of  9  2-bedroom units, 21 1-bedroom units, and … Continue reading

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