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California New Home Market Stays Cold in February, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO – The pace of home sales at California new-home communities continued to remain sluggish in February, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

Total New-Home Starts Decline Again in February, CBIA Announces

March 26, 2008, SACRAMENTO — New-home starts in California continued to decline in February as homebuilders continued to grapple with problems in the housing and credit markets, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

The 7th Annual HBANC Women’s Council Spring Basket Event

The 7thAnnual HBANC Women ’s Council Spring Basket Event fosters a sense of community, competition and fun. Donated baskets are filled with household supplies, personal care items, and other themed gift s.Last years ’ event resulted in more that 60 baskets donated to Shepherd ’s Gate a HomeAid charity. Not only is this event open to members of the HBANC, it is also open to the public.

California New-Home Market Is Off to a Slow Start in 2008, CBIA Announces

March 17, 2008. SACRAMENTO – The pace of home sales at California new-home communities began 2008 with a sluggish pace, the California Building Industry Association reported today, prompting CBIA to reiterate its call for the state Legislature to quickly take action to assist homebuilding, one of the state’s leading industries.

Freedom Realty Exchange Delivers an Innovative and Convenient Solution for Buyers and Sellers in...

Newport Beach, CA—With over thirty years of real estate auction experience, the LFC Group of Companies is strongly positioned to lead the way in the home auction industry.

California Tenants Fight to Save Rent Control

Emboldened by a national outcry against the use of eminent domain to seize property for private developments like Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards, California landlords have devised an ingenious attack on the state's local rent-control laws: Disguising a statewide referendum to ban them as a measure to reform eminent domain.


Fairfield, Calif., February 4, 2008 - The Fairfield Redevelopment Agency announces an invitation to purchase 4.29 acres of Agency-owned real property. The site offers prime commercial and residential development opportunities and is at 2030 North Texas Street, the former Fairfield Bowl property.

AMB Property Corporation(R) to Present at the Bank of America 2008 ‘Out of the...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMB Property Corporation(R) (NYSE: AMB), a leading developer and owner of industrial real estate, today announced that Eugene F. Reilly, the company's president, the Americas, is scheduled to make an appearance at Bank of America's 2008 "Out of the Box" REIT Summit, which is being held at the Palace Hotel in New York City.

Molasky Pacific Hosts The Ellington’s Sales Center Opening With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on January 16,...

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellington's much-anticipated Sales Center Opening will begin with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm at 130 Webster Street in Oakland. Las Vegas-based developer, Molasky Pacific, is inviting Oakland dignitaries, the public and media to join them in celebrating the official opening as well as take part in unveiling the new sales center.

Hollywood’s Grande Dame Gets 10-Story Office Tower

News Conference to Announce Plans for Famed Pantages Theatre. Original plans approved by City of LA in 1929 are now set to be complete

CalBungalow.com Promotes Bungalow Architecture in Southern California

Realtor Steffie Hands launches CalBungalow.com to promote bungalow architecture and homes for sale in Southern California. Long Beach, Orange, Pomona, Pasadena, Santa Ana, and Whitter are among the cities with a rich heritage of bungalow and Craftsman style homes that are featured on CalBungalow.com.

Turner Construction Company Nears Topping Out on 555 Mission Street Project http://www.tcco.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company said today that the 555 Mission Street project will top out three weeks earlier than planned on Friday, December 7, marking completion of its vertical construction.

SB Architects Announces Three New Principals

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the firm's growth and expanding horizons, SB Architects is pleased to announce the addition of three new principals to the practice. Based in the firm's San Francisco office, Bruce Wright, AIA, Thomas Sprinkle, AIA and Mark Sopp, LEED AP embody the vision and dedication that have driven the firm's tremendous success and growth in recent years.

Capital Properties Unveils Plans for San Francisco’s Rincon Residential Towers

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based Capital Properties has announced development plans for its recent purchase of the Rincon Residential Towers, citing renovations, new upscale amenities, and plans for converting a portion of the project into a new flexible living luxury rental concept.

The Abbey Company Breaks Ground on a Billion Dollars

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- When the shovel hits the dirt at 265 North El Cielo in Palm Springs on November 29th, The Abbey Company hits two milestones: breaking ground on their first ground-up construction office building in Palm Springs; and announcing gross commercial asset value of over one billion dollars in California

Washington Group International to Provide Professional Services on Major California Real Estate Development

BOISE, Idaho, and ONTARIO, Calif. (July 19, 2007) -- Washington Group International (NYSE: WNG) announced today it has been awarded a contract by the City of Ontario (Calif.) to provide professional services for infrastructure facilities in one of the largest infill real estate developments west of the Mississippi River.

Kennedy Wilson Multifamily Sells Four California Apartment Communities in 30 Days

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (November 19, 2007) – Taking advantage of the strong California apartment markets, Kennedy Wilson Multifamily Management Group (KW Multifamily), a leading West Coast apartment investor, has sold four of its California rental properties in the last 30 days for a total of approximately $147,000,000.

AMB Property Corporation(R) to Present at NAREIT’s Annual Convention

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMB Property Corporation(R) (NYSE: AMB), a leading developer and owner of industrial real estate, today announced that Hamid R. Moghadam, the company's chairman and CEO, is scheduled to make an appearance at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust's Annual Convention being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Californians Start Rebuilding Their Spirits and Their Homes

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Californians who have been struck by the tragedies of the wildfires have many resources online to use when they are ready to begin rebuilding their homes and their lives. In addition to searching Google, homeowners can also visit an online referral service such as CalFinder or All Around the Home

Kennedy Wilson Auctions and Sells 56 Homes in Los Banos and Manteca, California

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennedy Wilson Auction Group, a division of the national real estate services and investment firm Kennedy Wilson, conducted an inventory closeout auction of Paseo West, a community of one- and two-story single-family homes ranging up to 3,310 square feet in Manteca, Calif.

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The TransAmerica Pyramid used to be the tallest building of the Bay City, but the recently inaugurated SalesForce Tower has stolen its title, with its 61-stories and 1,070 feet. This project is only the beginning of a series of infrastructural plans set out to revamp San Francisco’s skyline in the years to come.