Tech Tenants: Build It, and They Will Come
Technology / Workplace Trends

Tech Tenants: Build It, and They Will Come

By: Carson Hopkins CompStak talked to brokers and tenants about one of the fastest growing tenant industries in commercial real estate. It’s no secret that the startup industry is booming. From major hubs such as San Francisco and New York to smaller cities like New Orleans and Providence, more and more internet-based companies are cropping up … Continue reading

Help a Vet by Donating your Suit to the “Interview Attire Workshop”
Community / non-profits

Help a Vet by Donating your Suit to the “Interview Attire Workshop”

Dear friends, Please join me in supporting St. Anthony’s efforts to help veterans re-enter the workforce by donating your new or gently used suits, sport coats, slacks, shirts, ties, belts and shoes. I’m sure we all have some great clothes collecting dust in our closets, so here is a GREAT opportunity to put them to … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Transbay Transit Center Hardhat Construction Tour
Development / Events / Green / Sustainability

PHOTOS: Transbay Transit Center Hardhat Construction Tour

To call the new $4 billion Transbay Transit Center development anything less than spectacular would be a gross understatement. The sheer magnitude and scale of the project is staggering and the cutting edge building and engineering processes being implemented will make your head spin. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) which oversees the project, generously … Continue reading

How the Sale of Your Building Could Cost You Money
Lease Clauses / Leasing / Tips

How the Sale of Your Building Could Cost You Money

California’s Proposition 13 provides a statutory limit on annual increases to the assessed value of a property. Basically, the state general levy tax rate is limited to 1.0% of the property’s value and cannot increase more than 2.0% per year, unless the building is sold, more than 50% is transferred, or substantial new construction is … Continue reading

San Francisco’s Mid Market and the “Twitter Effect”
Development / Leasing / Technology

San Francisco’s Mid Market and the “Twitter Effect”

So who’s to thank for surging rents in San Francisco’s Mid Market corridor? The technology sector, naturally, whose epicenter has steadily been migrating from Silicon Valley to downtown San Francisco.  Operating the business to be closer to the tech talent pool is a trend that represents a shift in the thinking behind where a company decides … Continue reading

What I Learned While at 42Floors
Cool new things we love / Leasing / Technology

What I Learned While at 42Floors

Yesterday, I wrapped up a one-month consulting position with San Francisco-based 42Floors.com. As a tenant rep advisor that’s passionate about commercial real estate and technology, I jumped at the opportunity to join the team and get a feel for what it’s like to work within a fast paced startup in the midst of SoMa’s exciting technology … Continue reading