Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions
1000 Marina

Meridian Buys 105,000 SF Office Building in San Mateo County for $29 Million

Meridian, a full-service office property developer in California, is pleased to announce the purchase of 1000 Marina, a six-story 105,000-square-foot office building in San Mateo County, Calif. The seller was TA Associates, a private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Meridian paid just under $29 million for the 90%-leased building located in the Sierra Point Submarket in the city of Brisbane.

November pending sales and Market Pulse Survey

Pending home sales dropped from both the previous month and last year in November, indicating that the robust sales registered in November will likely not be repeated in the months ahead, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

Silicon Valley REALTORS® Create Scholarship Endowment for Student Veterans at Foothill-De Anza Colleges

At the presentation marking the creation of “The John Tripp-Silicon Valley REALTORS® Veterans Scholarship Endowment” for student veterans of De Anza and Foothill Colleges were (left to right) Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® Board Director Katherine Frey, SILVAR President Karen Trolan, President-elect Denise Welsh, De Anza College Development Director Dennis Cima, Dean of the Disability Resource Center & Veterans Programs at Foothill College Teresa Ong, Foothill-De Anza Colleges Foundation Executive Director Tess Chandler, and Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation President Eileen Giorgi

November existing home sales and median price accelerate from year ago

Following last year’s new mortgage industry regulations that delayed some escrow closings, double-digit annual sales increases across every major region of the state propelled California existing home sales higher in November on a year-over-year basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today
481 on Mathilda

SummerHill Apartment Communities to Celebrate Completion of New Live-Work-Play Apartment Community in Sunnyvale, Calif.

SummerHill Apartment Communities, a division of SummerHill Housing Group and a leader in providing quality, smart growth, multi-family rental housing and mixed-use developments, announces the completion of 481 on Mathilda, a new 105-unit luxury residential rental community in downtown Sunnyvale, Calif. The completion celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at 481 South Mathilda, between Olive and Iowa streets, in the City of Sunnyvale.
Westwood Medical Plaza

The Muller Company’s Westwood Medical Plaza in Los Angeles and Taj Mahal Medical Center...

The Muller Company, a full-service real estate company specializing in management, investment and development of commercial real estate in the western United States, announced today that two Southern California medical office buildings owned and managed by The Muller Company have received the 2016 The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in each of their respective markets.
RJ Sommerdyke

R.J. Sommerdyke Joins Meridian Healthcare Acquisition Team

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities for the healthcare sector, announced today that R.J. Sommerdyke has joined the company’s acquisition team in Southern California. Sommerdyke will play a key role in expanding Meridian’s platform of acquiring value-add healthcare properties throughout Southern California.
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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRIG-West Team Complete Sale of Southgate Plaza in Sacramento,...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees announced today that he, Jimmy Slusher and their National Retail Investment Group – West (NRIG-West) team completed the sale of Southgate Plaza, a 339,369-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Sacramento, Calif., leased to three high-performing grocers, Walmart Neighborhood Market, 99 Ranch Market and 99 Cents Only, along with a complementary mix of co-tenants including, Ross Dress for Less, Skechers, Baskin Robbins, Sally Beauty, Payless Shoe Source, Chase Bank, Farmer & Merchants Bank, Taco Bell, H&R Block and others.

California REALTORS® commend FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2017 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $424,100 on one-unit properties and a cap of $636,150 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $417,000 and $625,500, respectively.

California pending home sales expand in October

Led by the Southern California region, California statewide pending home sales grew modestly in October from the previous year and were down from September as the market begins its seasonal cooldown, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

CIT Group Accused of Redlining and Violating Fair Housing Act

Yesterday, two nonprofit organizations formally filed a complaint requesting that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) investigate whether CIT Group violated and continues to violate the Fair Housing Act through its subsidiary, OneWest Bank. In 2014, CIT Group applied to acquire OneWest Bank, and after receiving regulatory approvals, the merger was completed in August, 2015

California home sales and median price post higher in October

Bolstered by healthy sales activity in Southern California and the Central Valley, California existing home sales and median price gained ground in October on a month-to-month and year-over-year basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.
Steve Patterson

Central Valley Builders Supply Doubles Down With Simpson Strong-Tie

In an environment that is experiencing changing demographics, a shrinking workforce, and reduced spending, the conventional wisdom is that brick and mortar retail building supply companies should be shying away from the big box format, opting instead for smaller formats with leaner inventories.

Counter to Utility Claims, Solar Users Provide Net Benefits

Solar panels provide pollution-free energy that delivers far-reaching benefits to the environment and the electric grid, said a new report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The report outlines how solar panels on homes, schools and businesses often provide more benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, counter to utility claims that solar owners don’t pay their fair share

California housing affordability holds steady in third quarter as rising wages and lower interest...

Rising wages and slightly lower interest rates did little to improve California’s housing affordability, which remained flat compared to the previous quarter, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.
Meridian Palmdale

Meridian Sells Dialysis Clinic in Palmdale, Calif. for $6.97 Million, 5.0% Cap Rate

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of medical real estate, is pleased to announce that it has closed escrow on the sale of its 13,750-square-foot dialysis clinic in Palmdale, Calif. The purchase price was $6.97 million, representing a cap rate of 5.0%. This is the second dialysis clinic that Meridian has sold this year. Earlier this year, Meridian sold a similar clinic in San Rafael, Calif.

C.A.R. installs 2017 Leadership team

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today installed its 2017 Leadership Team. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh, a 30-year real estate veteran and broker in Southern California. Serving with McIntosh are President-elect Steve White, Treasurer Jared Martin, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. The 2017 officers begin their official term this week at the close of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
Christine Velasquez

Meridian Expands Construction Division with Addition of Christine Velasquez as Project Manager

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities for the healthcare sector, expands its construction project management division with the addition of Christine L. Velasquez, a well-respected senior-level real estate professional with a successful track record of over 15 years in business and community development, commercial real estate and project management in the Silicon Valley.
Solaris Apartments

Thompson | Dorfman Partners Doubles its Money on Sale of Apartment Community in Hayward,...

Thompson | Dorfman Partners, LLC (TDP), a San Francisco Bay Area real estate development and investment firm, through its TDT Ventures (TDT) subsidiary, and equity partner, BayNorth Capital of Boston, announced today that the venture sold a 68-unit apartment community in Alameda County, Calif., for $14,268,000, representing $209,824 per unit; $307 per square foot. TDT purchased Solaris Apartments in 2008 for $7.1 million.
Michelle Lagos

Healthcare Landlord Leasing Specialist Michelle Lagos Joins Meridian as Senior Asset Manager

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities for the healthcare sector, announced today that healthcare leasing specialist Michelle Lagos was hired as the senior asset manager and will play an active role in the management of Meridian’s Southern California portfolio

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A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.