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Airbnb competitor expands to S.F. to turn empty apartments into pop-up hotel rooms
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Airbnb competitor expands to S.F. to turn empty apartments into pop-up hotel rooms

Airbnb's meteoric rise in the hospitality industry has triggered plenty of competition, but the latest startup to the San Francisco scene is...

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Amazon Go to expand FiDi footprint with fourth San Francisco store
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Amazon Go to expand FiDi footprint with fourth San Francisco store

Amazon is picking up speed on its Bay Area expansion with its latest plan to open a fourth Go store in San Francisco. The company has leased a 2...

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San Francisco's Postmates delivery business plots major expansion with hundreds of new jobs
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San Francisco's Postmates delivery business plots major expansion with hundreds of new jobs

Postmates Inc., the pioneer of providing on-demand delivery of food and a range of other items, is gearing up to add hundreds of jobs in Nashville....

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Redwood City OKs Sobrato housing, office project to accommodate thousands
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Redwood City OKs Sobrato housing, office project to accommodate thousands

A large, multi-use development that will house around 1,400 residents and accommodate 1,720 workers got the unanimous approval of Redwood City...

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Rising retail vacancy levels push neighborhoods to take matter into own hands
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Rising retail vacancy levels push neighborhoods to take matter into own hands

North Beach's commercial district is one of the smallest in the city, but with a retail vacancy rate nearly triple that of San Francisco's average,...

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9 Salesforce towers sprouting up across the globe
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9 Salesforce towers sprouting up across the globe

Salesforce Tower is the tallest addition to the San Francisco skyline, but it is just one of the tech giant's nine towers that have either sprouted...

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Uber reportedly eyeing massive lease at old Post Office in this city
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Uber reportedly eyeing massive lease at old Post Office in this city

Uber Technologies Inc. is considering leasing 450,000 square feet to house thousands of employees at the old Chicago Post Office at 433 W. Van...

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Exclusive: 600 California St. deal could be start of WeWork's buying binge
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Exclusive: 600 California St. deal could be start of WeWork's buying binge

WeWork is in talks to buy a downtown San Francisco office building where it leases space, a move that could be the first of many acquisitions as...

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Developer aims for over 250 homes in Burlingame
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Developer aims for over 250 homes in Burlingame

A prolific multifamily developer has heeded Burlingame's call for new housing. SummerHill Homes has proposed a 265-unit apartment complex at 1 and...

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San Francisco-based financial giant ramps up its out-of-state expansion
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San Francisco-based financial giant ramps up its out-of-state expansion

San Francisco-based Visa Inc. has outpaced projected growth at its Austin technology center in Texas. The credit card company now leases more than...

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Exclusive: Buyer in talks for massive Levi's Plaza deal
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Exclusive: Buyer in talks for massive Levi's Plaza deal

An Atlanta-based company is in talks to purchase Levi's Plaza in what could be one of the biggest San Francisco office sales ever. Jamestown LP, a...

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Huge SoMa project scheduled to break ground this summer
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Huge SoMa project scheduled to break ground this summer

Brookfield Properties announced last week that they will break ground this summer on 5M - a four-acre, mixed-use project at 5th and Howard streets....

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Officials could fast-track 8,000 new housing units in Bay Area
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Officials could fast-track 8,000 new housing units in Bay Area

Faced with a looming housing crisis, city officials in San Jose want to fast-track the construction of 8,000 new housing units in North San Jose -...

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Plans for new S.F. housing restrictions to curb over-crowded units fail to gain traction
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Plans for new S.F. housing restrictions to curb over-crowded units fail to gain traction

One supervisor's plan to ratchet up restrictions on building large new housing in part of his district met a quiet death at Thursday's San...

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IPOs for Uber, others already boosting Bay Area housing market
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IPOs for Uber, others already boosting Bay Area housing market

The Bay Area's cooling housing market got a bit of good news Thursday: Some parts of the market are already getting a lift from the anticipated...

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Our View: California's housing future should not look like its past
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Our View: California's housing future should not look like its past

California's past and future collided in this week. That's not how any of the participants in a raucous, three-city meeting on the Peninsula...

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TMG jumps into waterfront megaproject, will propose over 200 units
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TMG jumps into waterfront megaproject, will propose over 200 units

Five years ago, taking an Uber to San Francisco's Pier 70 usually resulted in a double-take. "You'd drive down and it'd be like, 'Where am I...

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Retailer's new Union Square flagship signals demand for upper-floor retail in S.F.
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Retailer's new Union Square flagship signals demand for upper-floor retail in S.F.

Rent the Runway's new Union Square flagship defies nearly all of the standard retail survival strategies. Its expansive space at 228 Grant St. is...

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Exclusive: JPMorgan Chase taps PG&E to fill key post in San Francisco
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Exclusive: JPMorgan Chase taps PG&E to fill key post in San Francisco

JPMorgan Chase told the San Francisco Business Times Wednesday that it hired Allen Fernandez Smith as its West region executive for global...

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Amid labor dispute, developer wants to convert hotel to housing
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Amid labor dispute, developer wants to convert hotel to housing

Even before the laid-off employees of a Tenderloin hotel have resolved a dispute with their former employer, a Los Angeles-based developer has...

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors approves ban on cashless stores
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San Francisco Board of Supervisors approves ban on cashless stores

Sweetgreen will soon have to take down its "No Cash Money" sign now that San Francisco city officials have voted to ban cashless brick-and-mortar...

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'East Palo Alto can't be the dormitory for tech,' leader tells sister city
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'East Palo Alto can't be the dormitory for tech,' leader tells sister city

East Palo Alto has a strong message for its sister city: Palo Alto needs to step up. As Peninsula cities like Palo Alto and Menlo Park have...

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After almost five years, Divisadero housing to replace car wash nears approval
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After almost five years, Divisadero housing to replace car wash nears approval

After years of delays and redesigns, a developer's plan to raze a longtime car wash for housing could finally nab approvals. Genesis Real Estate...

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Modern Workplaces: Lyft’s office design aims to 'delight' – starting with the secret entrance to the Wonka Room
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Modern Workplaces: Lyft’s office design aims to 'delight' – starting with the secret entrance to the Wonka Room

The lobby of Lyft's China Basin headquarters is whimsical, with vibrant pink and purple hues and yo-yos dangling from the ceiling. Lyft's founders,...

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Mall landlord brings in co-working to high-end East Bay shopping center
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Mall landlord brings in co-working to high-end East Bay shopping center

Bay Area mall landlord Macerich is mixing up its usual lineup of tenants with plans to expand a co-working partnership to Walnut Creek's Broadway...

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A's, Port of Oakland line up deal for Howard Terminal ballpark site
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A's, Port of Oakland line up deal for Howard Terminal ballpark site

The Oakland A's would pay a minimum $156 million to the Port of Oakland over 66 years to lease Howard Terminal for a 35,000-seat ballpark that the...

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Sobrato buys Pinterest building in SoMa
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Sobrato buys Pinterest building in SoMa

The Sobrato Organization has snatched up a SoMa office building in a sale that topped $1,000 per square foot. An off-market deal has closed for...

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These four projects will have a huge impact on Richmond's residential real estate
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These four projects will have a huge impact on Richmond's residential real estate

A Richmond site reached an important milestone in April, bringing the city one step closer to adding hundreds of new homes to its pipeline. Last...

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Richmond plants seed for cannabis grower project that could bring city hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars
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Richmond plants seed for cannabis grower project that could bring city hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars

Entrepreneurs may no longer need to choose between San Francisco or Oakland to launch a venture in cannabis cultivation following Richmond's...

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Architect behind luxury S.F. towers talks about his biggest design regret and how upscale highrises are changing
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Architect behind luxury S.F. towers talks about his biggest design regret and how upscale highrises are changing

Glenn Rescalvo is a co-founder of Handel Architects, the designer behind San Francisco buildings from the Metreon to the ultra-luxury Four Seasons...

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