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Old 03-26-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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99designs Relocating Company Headquarters to Oaklands Uptown Neighborhood

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99designs, the largest global marketplace for graphic design, today announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Oakland in spring 2015...The decision to move to Oakland was inspired by several factors, including our desire to be part of the citys flourishing art, design and tech community.
99designs, The Global Leader in Logo Design, Relocating Company Headquarters to Oaklands Uptown Neighborhood
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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S.F. developer proposes 330 apartments at Jack London Square

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After paying more than $20 million for the site, the developer is planning to bring the all-market-rate rental project to the Planning Commission by the summer and start construction by early next year...The mid-rise project will likely be seven stories – five stories of wood-frame construction on top of a two-story podium. Todd Vitzthum, who marketed the site for the brokerage Cushman & Wakefield, said the 90,000-square-foot property is big enough to allow the project to make money.
Carmel Partners proposes 330 apartments at Jack London Square, one of Oakland's largest projects - San Francisco Business Times
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Developer takes key step in revival of 935-unit project at former East Bay Navy site

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Developer SunCal has filed plans for a 935-unit mixed-use development at the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, formally reviving a project that had been in limbo following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
SunCal files plans for 935-unit mixed-use project at Oakland's former Navy Hospital - San Francisco Business Times
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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you're on a roll today stephen
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Benjamin Moore & Co. : Opens New Distribution Center

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Benjamin Moore & Co., North America's favorite paint, color and coatings brand, today opened a new distribution center in Oakland, California to support demand of its growing West Coast business...The opening of the new Oakland distribution center is a milestone for our domestic and international growth strategy,” said Mike Searles, President and CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co. : Opens New Distribution Center in Oakland, California
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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you're on a roll today stephen
it's not me, its Oakland.

its frustrating and exciting at the same time. I am dying to hear what tech giant is reportedly leasing Uptown Station, and to see what domino effect it will have on the surrounding area. I am also waiting to see some cranes in the sky with 2 or 3 highrise towers proposed and approved in Uptown.
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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Although rents in Oakland have climbed to some of the highest in the country, they're still not high enough to justify costly highrise construction, developers and brokers say.
I think THIS is crazy. we already have some of the highest rents in the country if they keep waiting until they get higher plenty of people will just say well heck I can live in San Francisco for that price why bother with Oakland. I myself love Oakland and would choose it over SF ever time but many people coming from the East Coast and Northwest wont if the options are the same.

I hope that in the future Oakland will be on equal footing with SF in terms of vibrancy and competition but that day is not now and if developers wait to get Manhattan prices they will never build a thing and Oakland will look exactly as it does now. Its crazy how there are cranes up all over the bay area and in every bordering town but not a one in Oakland. I have faith though dang it, it will happen.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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but many people coming from the East Coast and Northwest wont if the options are the same.
So, we could corral the East Coast and Northwest transplants all in one place? Locals secretly relocate to Oakland? This sounds very much like a win-win.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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What i was saying is that one of Oakland's primary features is its affordability and with all things being equal in both cities people be they locals or transplants will go for the more well known, and presumably more "desirable" city. We will still get transplants but at a much smaller rate. Most likely folks looking for deals will just head on over to Freemont, Hayward or out to Walnut Creek or Dublin. If our rents get to high we lose before we establish ourselves and get passed right over.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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What i was saying is that one of Oakland's primary features is its affordability and with all things being equal in both cities people be they locals or transplants will go for the more well known, and presumably more "desirable" city. We will still get transplants but at a much smaller rate. Most likely folks looking for deals will just head on over to Freemont, Hayward or out to Walnut Creek or Dublin. If our rents get to high we lose before we establish ourselves and get passed right over.
Then, next up: Hayward! Place is due for substantial makeover, anyway.
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