Alameda voters could see three separate rent-related measures on ballot
 
Posted: 6 May 2016, 9:54 am
Voters in Alameda may have a host of choices on their November ballot about how to control how much rent is charged in the city, as three separate proposals backed by advocates, property owners and even a city councilman vie to clarify what people should pay to live there. Alameda has been struggling with skyrocketing rents along with the rest of the Bay Area, but has met with only various degrees of success in the last year when it has attempted to slow down or limit how much landlords can charge. That?

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Salesforce will rename tower in Downtown Indianapolis, hire 800 tech workers
 
Posted: 6 May 2016, 9:37 am
San Francisco-based Salesforce will add as many as 800 new tech jobs to Downtown Indianapolis, invest $40 million over 10 years and rename the city's Chase Tower after leasing thousands of square feet at the property, the company confirmed Friday. The Indianapolis Star first reported the news Friday. Salesforce's new Indiana lease came with naming rights, which it will now use to rename the site Salesforce Tower Indianapolis, a reference to a hard-fought fight over LGBT rights in the state. The?

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10 megaprojects that will change the face of San Francisco
 
Posted: 5 May 2016, 4:56 pm
This profile is part of our special report on Bay Area megaprojects ? the huge housing and commercial developments that are transforming the region. Click here to read the full report. Living in San Francisco, it often seems like a new crane goes up for a major project every week. But many more huge projects are still on the horizon. We've taken a look at some of the megaprojects slated to transform the cityscape and ranked them by how many acres they cover. Click on the renderings to see the?

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Exclusive: Uber Oakland developer tees up another big office project
 
Posted: 5 May 2016, 3:35 pm
Lane Partners and Walton Street Capital, the development team that transformed Oakland's former Sears Building into Uber Technologies Inc.'s headquarters in a blockbuster deal last year, is in contract to buy another major office project nearby, which could be its fourth in the city. Lane and Walton Street are in contract to buy 2150 Webster St., a property owned by AT&T Inc.(NYSE: T) that could be renovated to become another tech destination, said two sources familiar with the deal. AT&T previously?

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