Navy's move speeds up 8,000 units in Treasure Island pipeline
 
Posted: 29 May 2015, 10:31 am
The slow transformation of Treasure Island from a Navy base to San Francisco?s largest housing project turned a tricky corner on Friday when 290 acres traded hands from the U.S. Navy to the city. The exchange allows for developers Lennar Urban and Wilson Meany to start building infrastructure and streets by next year and construction on the first phase of 500 housing units around Clipper Cove by 2017. Treasure Island and adjoining Yerba Buena Island will eventually have 8,000 housing units (one-quarter?

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EXCLUSIVE: 206-unit tower designed by global architecture firm to land in Oakland
 
Posted: 28 May 2015, 5:49 pm
A Portland-based developer is landing in Oakland with plans to build a 206-unit apartment tower in the city's Uptown District. The global architecture firm that renovated the Ferry Building and worked with the San Francisco Giants in Mission Bay is designing the new market-rate tower. Perkins+Will is crafting a "vertical neighborhood" of 206 rental apartments atop a retail base at 1700 Webster St., said Jeffrey Till, a design principal at Perkins+Will who is leading the project. The developer,?

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EXCLUSIVE: New hotel ready to check into Downtown Oakland
 
Posted: 28 May 2015, 5:40 pm
Oakland's tourism numbers are at an all-time high and the city may now have its best shot yet at getting a new hotel. Plans are under review to build a 95-room, six-story Hampton Inn by Hilton at 378 11th St., making it one of the first major developments east of Broadway to get serious about building. The property, on top of a parking lot in the shadows of the Tribune Tower, was purchased for $1.5 million last November by the Patel family, according to city records. The Patels own Ridgemont Hospitality,?

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Jamie Dimon unplugged: Chase CEO on banking's 'bums,' pain points and Apple
 
Posted: 28 May 2015, 5:34 pm
Jamie Dimon, never shy about speaking his mind, did not disappoint when addressing an investment conference this week, where no topic seemed off limits. The chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase was especially candid in discussing the threat Bay Area fintech companies pose to the banking industry in a presentation to those attending Bernstein's 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference in New York. "Silicon Valley is good at getting rid of pain points," Dimon said. "Banks are good at creating them. "In?

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