Monthly Archives: January 2015

Chinese Can’t Get Enough of Bay Area

Short of a dramatic change in jobs in the Bay Area, a hiccup in international relations or new political or economic winds in China, Chinese interest in Bay Area real estate will remain strong in 2015, says Hamsher. SAN FRANCISCOChinese … Continue reading

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Obama should highlight Bay Area in his State of the Union

gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7408362|article-gallery-6025821|1 gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7408364|article-gallery-6025821|2 When President Obama presents his plan to level the playing field — just a bit — between the wealthy and not so wealthy in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, he could point to the Bay … Continue reading

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Best Cities to Rent, Not Buy, in the San Francisco Bay Area

For renters and homeowners alike, finding an affordable place to live in the San Francisco Bay Area is like discovering the needle in an ever-increasing haystack. And there’s no sign of prices falling anytime soon as the strong job market … Continue reading

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Horrible commute is a boon to East Bay tech firms

gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7369878|article-gallery-6021348|1 gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7369880|article-gallery-6021348|2 gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7397842|article-gallery-6021348|3 The commute to Silicon Valley has gotten so bad that it is becoming a recruiting tool — for tech companies in Oakland and Berkeley. When the Metropolitan Transportation Commission released its list of the Bay Area’s worst … Continue reading

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7 major Chinese investment and development deals in the Bay Area

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has an agreement to purchase an unentitled site at First and Mission Streets in San Francisco for $296 million. Oceanwide is buying the site from developer TMG Partners and capital partner Northwood Investors LLC. The project will … Continue reading

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