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San Francisco’s Skyline: New Urban Development Projects to Bring the City Into the Future

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.

REO to Rental Boom in California is Bad For Tenants, Bad for 1st Time...

A new report by the California Reinvestment Coalition finds Wall Street’s latest profit scheme of buying and renting foreclosed homes (REO to Rental) is hurting neighborhoods throughout California. The report, based on a survey of 80 community-based nonprofits, finds long-term tenants are being displaced, first time homebuyers are losing to all-cash offers by investors, and communities are being destabilized.

Jane Poppelreiter of Paragon Real Estate Group Closes Sale on St. Francis Wood Home...

Jane Poppelreiter, agent with Paragon Real Estate Group, has recently closed the sale on an extensively remodeled Mediterranean home in the prestigious St. Francis Wood neighborhood in San Francisco. The home was listed at $2,995,000 and sold for $3,400,000.

Defeat of Senate Bill 364 preserves private property rights and protects California’s rental housing...

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today hailed the defeat of Senate Bill (SB) 364 (Leno) in the State Legislature this week. The bill would have eliminated property rights protections for owners of rental property and significantly discouraged efforts to create new rental housing in the city and county of San Francisco

Mercy Housing Property Wins Prestigious Architecture Award

Mercy Housing and the Providence Foundation are pleased to announce that one of their properties, Bayview Hill Gardens in San Francisco, Calif., has been named the recipient of the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) prestigious Housing Award.
Bayview Hill Gardens is the only building dedicated to formerly homeless families in its neighborhood, which has the second highest homelessness rate in San Francisco.

Unire Real Estate Group, inc. celebrates 15 year anniversary

Unire Real Estate Group is proud to announce it celebrates 15 years in business this year, marking what founder and president Mark Harryman thinks will be its most successful year yet. With a team of dedicated colleagues, Unire Group has grown from managing 1-million square feet in 2000 to more than 35-million square feet in the beginning of 2015, adding more than six million square feet to its portfolio last year

HGA Moves to Expanded Offices in San Francisco

Torrance, CA - September 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has relocated to expanded offices in San Francisco to accommodate its growing practice serving healthcare, higher education and cultural clients. HGA’s San Francisco office has grown by nearly 25 percent in the past two years, adding shared expertise to the 120-person California practice, which includes the Sacramento and Los Angeles offices

HGA Hires Kenneth Bishop As Associate Vice President

Torrance, CA - March 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has hired Kenneth E. Bishop as associate vice president and senior construction administrator for the Healthcare Practice Group in the San Francisco office.

HGA-Designed Student Center at Monterey College Opens

Torrance, CA - November 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The HGA Architects & Engineers-designed Student Services Center at Monterey Peninsula College in the Northern California town has officially opened, showcasing the architectural firm’s ability to create a sustainable, flexible facility that can be re-purposed for the future. HGA provided full architectural service for the project, which is designed to meet LEED® certification guidelines and also successfully centralizes several diverse programs that were previously scattered across the college’s campus.

Jason LeMone Joins Charles Dunn Company San Francisco as Regional Vice President

Torrance, CA - November 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Charles Dunn Company is pleased to announce that Jason LeMone has joined the company’s San Francisco office as regional vice president of the Northern California Real Estate Management Services Division.

Affordable Housing Preserved in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Committed to creating and maintaining affordable housing for seniors and families, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today joined residents and neighbors in celebrating the preservation of 245 affordable apartments at Nihonmachi Terrace in the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco. Located at 1615 Sutter Street, the seven building property is currently undergoing $25 million in renovations that will include energy-efficiency enhancements and structural improvements. The rehab is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010.

Six NorCal AORs offer new member benefit

Clarus MarketMetrics® is available for free to members of six Northern California AORs. LOS ANGELES, CA - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS®) today announced that more than 15,000 members of six local associations of REALTORS® in Northern California now have access to Clarus MarketMetrics® as a free member benefit. Members of the Coastal Mendocino, Marin, North Bay, Northern Solano County, San Francisco, and Solano associations of REALTORS® join the more than 100,000 California real estate professionals who have member benefit access. Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS) and the San Francisco MLS (SFARMLS) are the multiple listing providers to members of the aforementioned local associations.

Mayor Newsom Announces First Solar Installations at S.F. Public Housing Sites; Creates Green-Collar Jobs

Newsom also announces 450% increase in San Francisco solar applications since inception of solar rebate program. July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced plans to install over 365 kw of solar panels on the San Francisco Housing Authority properties of Hayes Valley North and South and Plaza East through San Francisco’s GoSolarSF Initiative. The solar panels will provide hundreds of thousands of kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity to public housing residents. The project is expected to create 25 jobs and be completed by the end of the year

Hines’ 75 Hawthorne Awarded Gold Certification Under LEED For Existing Buildings Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The San Francisco office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that 75 Hawthorne at Hawthorne Plaza is the first multi-tenant office building in San Francisco to receive Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system. 75 Hawthorne is a 20-story Class A office building that is owned and managed by Hines.

Brown and Contractors State License Board Stop Massive Statewide Home Repair Scheme

SAN DIEGO, CA - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) have finalized an agreement that will stop a massive service and repair scheme that unfairly overcharged thousands of Californians for "shoddy and woefully inadequate" home repair work.

Business Growth Continues in Fairfield, CA With Several Companies Choosing to Locate in the...

Fairfield, CA - March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Fairfield, CA continues to attract companies despite the slow economy. Businesses are drawn to the San Francisco Bay Area city for its strategic location and affordable and readily available office space.

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Torres, Poe Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Homeowners Prepare for Natural...

With the 2018 hurricane and wildfire season underway, the Homeowners Disaster Preparation Act would provide homeowners with loans to better plan for floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and landslides. U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Homeowners Disaster Preparation Act