New Condo Developments in San Francisco

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  Yesterday evening I had the pleasure to attending “Cranes of SoMa” — a panel discussion of new residential developments in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. No other area of the city is seeing as much construction as is happening here–Approximately 60% of the city’s new construction is happening in District 6 which includes the Tenderloin, South of Market, Mid-Market/Civic Center, South Beach, Mission Bay and Rincon Hill. Fact: Never has there been so much construction at one time in

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Metreon scores big-box Target

Shoppers could be finding the deal on Aisle 4 of a Target store in the Metreon as soon as early 2012 now that the project has gained approval. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency unanimously approved the plans Target needed to build its 100,000-square-foot store on the first and second floors of the Metreon, which has been plagued by vacancies the past year. The latest approval means the Metreon sign will be replaced with Target’s signature bull’s-eye signage. Metreon

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Happy Ending for Blighted Hugo Hotel

You’ve probably heard of the “broken window” theory. It says that if a broken window isn’t fixed it sends a message to the neighborhood that the people who live here don’t care, so go ahead and spray graffiti, vandalize property, and break more windows. In San Francisco we don’t have broken windows. We have broken buildings. Exhibit A is the “furniture building” near the base of Sixth Street. Vacant since 1988, the Hugo Hotel is a claptrap building with a single defining feature

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Voter Approved High Speed Rail – It's coming to SF

South of Market Residents have a new reason to lose their cars – as well as yet another major construction project planned for the hood. Just like the Bay Bridge retrofit, this one promises to be delayed, long, debated and probably pretty cool once it’s complete. As real estate agents, we’re being advised to take this into consideration when selling properties in the surrounding area… On November 5, 2008, California voters approved Proposition 1A authorizing funding of a high-speed rail

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