Our View: Suburbs point finger at S.F., while giving it to housing needs

Is the region’s housing crisis mainly San Francisco’s fault? Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Dimond switches H3 Hollywood from condos to rentals

The H3 Hollywood construction site at 2165 Van Buren Street and (inset) Vivian Dimond An investor group led by real estate broker Vivian Dimond will market the 247 planned units at H3 Hollywood development as rental apartments instead of condos, as the original developer had planned. “We are not going to be a condo, at …

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Talking gentrification, affordable housing and Burning Man with Build's Lou Vasquez

On this week’s edition of our Structures real estate podcast, we have special guest (and BioFlash podcast host) Ron Leuty talking about some of the recent biotech real estate moves by Kilroy Realty, in particular its option to purchase the massive 21-acre Oyster Point site in South San Francisco now owned by China’s Greenland USA. …

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Viewpoint: How businesses will rescue Houston under Sharp’s keen leadership

In this guest column, Mary Scott Nabers of Austin-based Strategic Partnerships Inc. examines the role private-public partnerships take in helping to rebuild cities after natural disasters and looks at the choice of Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp to lead the rebuilding efforts in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

San Francisco VC lists massive Utah estate for $30 million

A San Francisco venture capitalist and former tech exec has listed his 1,918-acre Utah estate for $30 million, his realtor said this week, in an area well-known for celebrity homeowners and eight-figure sales. Vinny Smith now runs Toba Capital, a venture capital firm in San Francisco and Newport Beach, but he is best known locally …

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Report: Apartment absorption slows as new units are added

Trend expected to normalize as construction slows over next year. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Dallas among worst cities for home flipping, report says

North Texas had one of the lowest rates of return on home flipping during the second quarter, averaging less than 33 percent, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions. The report found that 1,379 single-family homes and condominiums were flipped in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area during the quarter, with a median flipped price …

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Where’s my electricity? Here’s an update for South Florida properties

An electrician works to fix a traffic light during the ongoing power outage caused by Hurricane Irma (Credit: Getty) Millions of residents and businesses across Florida remain without power, days after Hurricane Irma struck a menacing blow. And those left without air conditioning, lights, use of their refrigerator and more are imploring: ‘Where is my …

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Lennar says hurricanes will delay hundreds of new home deliveries

The CEO said there should be more demand for new homes in hurricane-impacted markets over the long term. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Irma-related damage could affect $27B in securitized mortgages in Florida

Empty streets in downtown Miami. (Credit: Reuters) Some $26.6 billion in securitized commercial mortgages is potentially at risk in Florida, thanks to major damage left behind by Hurricane Irma. An analysis from Morningstar Credit Ratings looked into 16 Florida counties where it found about 1,840 properties backing 1,471 securitized loans. The counties were declared by the Federal …

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