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Elizabeth Holmes hid a key fact about Theranos to win a $100M investment from the DeVos family, its adviser said

When courting an investment from former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Holmes never revealed that Theranos was relying on other companies to do its blood tests, DeVos’ investment manager said.

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  • October 26 @ 7:28 pm

Boutique grocer, Austin-based ice cream shop among new tenants for East River mixed-use development

Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries, Lick Honest Ice Creams and URBN Dental have signed on to lease space in the first phase of the 150-acre mixed-use development in the historic Fifth Ward.

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  • October 26 @ 6:52 pm

Nov. 2 election will determine whether The Woodlands will become a city

Since 2010, The Woodlands has had a unique status among Texas communities. It’s the state’s only township, a local governmental unit — or special purpose district — without the full authority and structure of a city. That could change after the Nov. 2 election.

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  • October 26 @ 6:31 pm

Santa Clara Mayor Gillmor plus top execs with 49ers, Related Companies talk future development

Who you can expect to hear from during a special “Future of Santa Clara” set to take place Friday.

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  • October 26 @ 5:10 pm

Developers vow Orange Station will connect St. Pete’s history with evolving future of the Edge district

The demolition of the former St. Pete Police Department headquarters makes way for Orange Station, which will include condos, office space and storefronts.

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  • October 26 @ 5:06 pm

Tech job postings slipped nationally in 3Q. Here’s how they fared in Portland

Tech job postings continue to rise in major metros across the nation – although the frantic pace has abated slightly. Here’s how things are trending locally.

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  • October 26 @ 5:01 pm

Warriors coach recruited to join sports, entertainment and media ‘blank check’ company

Warriors players, executives and co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber have been active investors, but Brown is a newer player.

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  • October 26 @ 3:41 pm

Silicon Valley tech openings fell by 15% in Q3, much worse than the rest of the nation

The number of tech job posting in Silicon Valley in the third quarter fell much more sharply than in San Francisco or the rest of the nation.

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  • October 26 @ 3:34 pm

Third-party cookies are becoming a privacy faux pas. This S.F. startup is trying to engage consumers without mining

S.F. startup Crossing Minds is bringing personalized recommendations that don’t invade user privacy.

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  • October 26 @ 3:29 pm

Newly renovated Amazon warehouse in Simi Valley sells for $128M

The e-commerce giant transformed former corporate offices for Bank of America to serve its warehousing and product delivery needs.

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  • October 26 @ 3:02 pm

La Mirada industrial property sells for $55 million

Brookfield Properties bought the 255,000-square-foot site, which is currently occupied by Dunkel Bros. Machinery Moving Inc.

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  • October 26 @ 2:59 pm

Alexandria Real Estate scoops up JCPenney shopping center in San Bruno

The SoCal developer said it has big plans for the center, which features close to 700,000 square feet of redevelopment potential.

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  • October 26 @ 2:00 pm

Tampa developer makes $70 million land buy in Pasco County

The land will become a master-planned community with thousands of homes and millions of square feet of commercial space.

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  • October 26 @ 1:37 pm

Former Farmer’s Daughter hotel renovated, renamed and now taking reservations (PHOTOS)

Now called Short Stories Hotel, the new 66-room boutique hotel and restaurant is slated to reopen in early winter 2022.

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  • October 26 @ 1:27 pm

Renovated, renamed Farmer’s Daughter hotel now taking reservations (PHOTOS)

Now called Short Stories Hotel, the new 66-room boutique hotel and restaurant is slated to reopen in early winter 2022.

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  • October 26 @ 1:27 pm

NAACP acquires ownership stake in Hello Alice small-business platform

Carolyn Rodz, co-founder and CEO of Hello Alice, said that Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest-growing groups seeking its services, accounting for 44% of the business owners on the platform.

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  • October 26 @ 1:16 pm

Early Money: A startup seeking to ensure that AI acts ethically was among 7 Bay Area companies that just raised see

Among the other companies that won seed funding in the past week are one that operates a marketplace for small business bonds and one that brings farmer’s market produce to customers’ homes. Here are the details.

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  • October 26 @ 1:08 pm

SoCal’s Pacific Sands Funds buys third Kansas City multifamily property, fourth on the way

Pacific Sands Funds has added a third property to its Kansas City-area portfolio. It also has a fourth deal in the works for a 50-unit apartment complex in Eastern Jackson County.

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  • October 26 @ 12:31 pm

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Local app helps you find food and drink deals in Tampa Bay

AppyHour showcases where live music, food and drink deals are happening locally.

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  • October 26 @ 12:19 pm

Houston restaurant software co. gobbles up Kansas City startup

A Houston-based company focused on restaurant technology acquired a Leawood company with a similar concentration.

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  • October 26 @ 12:18 pm

L.A. developer breaks ground on West Palm, Florida, apartments

This building will rise eight stories.

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  • October 26 @ 12:17 pm

Leaving Los Angeles: Why this company picked the Dallas area as CEO looks to next chapter

Hall Technologies is heading for North Texas as Dallas is becoming a “tech hub,” CEO said.

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  • October 26 @ 12:07 pm

SFBT Tuesday Digest: Sequoia shakes up VC world; Tesla hits a trillion

Meanwhile, a San Francisco fund started by Jay-Z has raised $325 million for its second fund.

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  • October 26 @ 10:19 am

Palo Alto clinical trial software startup Medable joins unicorns with $304M funding

The nine-year old Palo Alto startup has now raised about $475 million in four fundings in the past 18 months.

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  • October 26 @ 9:33 am

Being trans at Netflix: Program manager fired in Dave Chappelle controversy speaks out

In part two of their interview with the SVBJ, B. Pagels-Minor their role as a Black and trans leader inside Netflix.

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  • October 26 @ 9:11 am

Here’s why this CEO says his $26M IPO was more than enough for his self-driving tech startup

Cyngn, which sprang from the ashes of failed smartphone operating system developer Cyanogen, is developing autonomous technology for industrial vehicles. Its CEO says he’s plenty happy with its recent IPO.

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  • October 26 @ 8:30 am

Boston cybersecurity firm expands to Tampa, will open in Water Street

The CEO told the Business Journal that he could see the company’s Tampa head count growing to as many as 500 in three years.

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  • October 26 @ 8:05 am

Salvation Army has sold some of its Tampa Heights real estate

The buyer has a vision for the historic building that will further revitalize Tampa Heights.

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  • October 26 @ 6:18 am

Greenbrier Cos. says Lorie Tekorius will become CEO in March

Already the company president, she’ll take over for founder Bill Furman, the only CEO the Lake Oswego-based company has known.

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  • October 26 @ 5:01 am

Tesla strikes huge deal with Hertz, joins the trillion-dollar club

Tesla Inc. scored a major contract to supply Hertz Global Holdings Inc. with 100,000 electric vehicles for its rental fleet. And with that news, Tesla reached a valuation of more than $1 trillion for the first time.

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  • October 25 @ 8:42 pm

The Woodlands office market is sluggish but bests Houston’s record-low occupancy

Despite having the highest concentration of energy-related offices, office vacancy could be worse in The Woodlands.

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  • October 25 @ 5:16 pm

Oakland’s office market is showing early signs of a rebound even amid rising vacancies

New leasing in the city’s core business district was at its highest level since the end of 2019, data shows. Still, vacancy rates and sublease availability also remain high.

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  • October 25 @ 4:56 pm

South San Francisco reaches deal with luxury hotel developer over Oyster Point land sale

Negotiations with the city of South San Francisco and Oyster Point hotel site’s selected developer have stretched on for four years, reportedly due to the site’s complex location on top of a landfill.

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  • October 25 @ 4:56 pm

Opendoor looks ‘impressive’ compared to Zillow, real estate analyst says

“The iBuyers have come as close to profitability as they’ve ever been before, earlier this year, because of rising home price appreciation — unprecedented home price appreciation,” said Mike DelPrete, a real estate tech strategist. But it’s a different environment now.

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  • October 25 @ 4:47 pm

Portland industrial leasing powers to strongest quarter in three years

Much of the activity was concentrated in the northeast part of the Portland metro.

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  • October 25 @ 4:40 pm

SportsMap Tech Acquisition Corp. closes IPO at $115M, targets sports tech deals

David Gow, who serves as chairman and CEO of both the SPAC and Houston-based Gow Media, said the blank-check company was born out a confluence of three things: belief in sports tech, interest in SPACs and the board’s deep sports business and corporate governance experience.

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  • October 25 @ 4:34 pm

7 companies secured investment at the Bend Venture Conference

This year’s Bend Venture Conference awarded $550,000 to seven startups.

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  • October 25 @ 4:13 pm

A who’s who of regional founders up for new OEN award

To celebrate its 30th Anniversary OEN created a special award for this year.

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  • October 25 @ 3:58 pm

New community bank opens headquarters in Clearwater

Waterfall Bank is one of a small number of de novo banks to open in the past year.

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  • October 25 @ 3:32 pm

Demand for L.A. industrial real estate hit all-time high in Q3, says CBRE

L.A. industrial asking rates hit another record high and vacancy rates match an all-time low in the third quarter.

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  • October 25 @ 2:54 pm

The Funded: Allbirds — one of 5 Bay Area companies preparing to go public — plans to raise as much as $310M in

The parade of Bay Area companies heading to the public markets just keeps on flowing. Joining Allbirds in the march to Wall Street are Informatica, Arteris, Udemy, Nextdoor and Aurora Innovation.

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  • October 25 @ 2:28 pm

The Funded: Allbirds sets IPO targets as 5 others from Bay Area queue up to go public

The San Francisco casual footwear unicorn set price targets as Bay Area companies plan three initial public offerings this week and a pair of blank check mergers next week. Here’s more on that and other venture news from the region at the start of the week.

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  • October 25 @ 2:28 pm

Industrial activity up in The Woodlands

These numbers show industrial real estate is alive and well in The Woodlands.

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  • October 25 @ 2:28 pm

Theatre Under the Stars to build new arts, education facility in Midtown’s Ion District

TUTS will continue to hold its main stage professional productions of Broadway shows at the Hobby Center, but it will build a Midtown facility to offer space for students, artists, nonprofit partners and more.

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  • October 25 @ 2:13 pm

Google transferred about 0.9 acres of land to San Jose for affordable housing for its Downtown West project

The transfer, valued at $8.4 million, is part of the $200 million in community benefits Google promised as part of its mammoth campus project — and will count toward the project’s affordable housing targets.

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  • October 25 @ 1:36 pm

With latest divestment, Sarasota’s Roper Technologies has $5 billion to deploy by end of 2022

Roper’s CEO said the company has roughly $5 billion of available merger and acquisition “firepower” after recent deals.

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  • October 25 @ 1:05 pm

ReliaQuest completes its education puzzle with high school cybersecurity program

The cybersecurity giant already has programming in universities, elementary and middle schools.

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  • October 25 @ 12:41 pm

BizSpotlight: The Sinclair Group

The Sinclair Group, one of Tampa Bay’s largest pri

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  • October 25 @ 12:23 pm

Cameo makes first-ever acquisition for startup that sells celebrity merch

Chicago celebrity shoutout startup Cameo has made its first acquisition, scooping up an L.A. startup that sells T-shirts and other merchandise from celebrities.

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  • October 25 @ 12:11 pm

Blue.Cloud co-CEO: Pandemic has made cloud services shift more accessible

The Business Journal chatted with Kerem Koca about work that could be done to make Tampa Bay’s tech scene truly stand out, how businesses can follow his path of working with massive companies and more.

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  • October 25 @ 11:50 am

These are the 2021 Best Real Estate Deals in Tampa Bay

The Business Journal has revealed the honorees of its inaugural Best Real Estate Deals awards.

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  • October 25 @ 11:17 am

SFBT Monday Digest: Massive East Bay land buy, Big Silicon Valley tech campus sold

Meanwhile, a new S.F. unicorn is born after the startup gobbles up $145 million in new funding.

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  • October 25 @ 10:17 am

Analysis: High-profile office towers face foreclosure warnings as occupancy slips, debts come due

Some office properties that’ve faced sharp occupancy drops since the Covid-19 pandemic have seen pressure intensified in recent months by lenders and loaned servicers.

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  • October 25 @ 10:09 am

PayPal says it’s not buying Pinterest ‘at this time’

The San Jose payments company issued a statement following reports that it might pay as much as $45 billion to acquire the San Francisco social media business.

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  • October 25 @ 8:06 am

Exclusive: Global Safety Management rebrands with new name, CEO after tumultuous year

This will be the company’s third CEO in two years.

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  • October 25 @ 6:03 am

Timpano to reopen refreshed restaurant in Hyde Park Village (Photos)

A longtime mainstay of South Tampa’s restaurant scene will reopen in Hyde Park Village soon.

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  • October 25 @ 5:55 am

Exclusive: Austin’s Capital Factory bringing startup programming to The Ion

Capital Factory will hold its first public event at The Ion in mid-November.

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  • October 25 @ 12:01 am

Podcast: Bitcoin goes bonkers in a busy Silicon Valley week

On this week’s Silicon Insider Podcast: Bitcoin ETF and a new high for the cryptocurrency; Apple rolls out new MacBooks and AirPods; plus Facebook, Elizabeth Holmes and news on the billionaire beat.

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  • October 22 @ 8:15 pm

Seattle’s Washington Holdings just bought a Milpitas tech campus for $170M

The purchase was the second of about the same amount in the same general area this year by the real estate investment firm.

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  • October 22 @ 5:09 pm

Women Who Mean Business: Meet HBJ’s 2021 education and technology honorees

Here are HBJ’s 2021 Women Who Mean Business honorees in the education and technology category.

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  • October 22 @ 5:07 pm

Controversial Portland glass recycling plant agrees to install pollution controls or shut down

Cully neighborhood facility has been the focus of activists.

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  • October 22 @ 4:58 pm

Scopely buys GSN Games, Navitas goes public in this weeks’ L.A. tech news

Three Los Angeles-area companies joined the billion-dollar club in this week’s #TechLA news.

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  • October 22 @ 4:17 pm

United Airlines sees silver lining in supply-chain bottlenecks

In an airlift for fashion, Levi Strauss & Co. is among the clothing makers shipping by air to help stock store shelves.

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  • October 22 @ 4:12 pm

Trader Joe’s in Southwest Portland opens before end of October

The new store at 7215 S.W. Garden Home Road will be the ninth location in the Portland metro, the company said, and Oregon’s 13th.

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  • October 22 @ 3:52 pm

Viewpoint: In San Francisco, can we build in anyone’s backyard?

Turmoil over two recent projects in the city show we have deep problems, our guest commentator writes.

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  • October 22 @ 3:25 pm

How O’Neill Construction expanded from electrical speciality to full service contractor

How O’Neill built on an electric foundation.

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  • October 22 @ 3:14 pm

How a Portland company went from electrical work to full-on construction

How O’Neill built on an electric foundation.

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  • October 22 @ 3:14 pm

Exxon Mobil reportedly to close 2 office towers in The Woodlands

Exxon was supposed to employ more than 1,400 across the two buildings in order to maintain tax incentives.

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  • October 22 @ 3:06 pm

G4’s new headquarters sets the stage for network’s relaunch (PHOTOS)

The 67,000-square-foot space has been redeveloped to serve as a 24/7 broadcast studio, collaborative workplace and professional gaming space all in one.

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  • October 22 @ 3:05 pm

Women Who Mean Business: Meet HBJ’s 2021 architecture, engineering and construction honorees

Meet HBJ’s 2021 Women Who Mean Business honorees in the architecture, engineering and construction category.

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  • October 22 @ 2:58 pm

The Funded: Sam Altman new $1B startup is aiming for global adoption of its new cryptocurrency

Altman’s new Worldcoin just got $25 million to promote a global cryptocurrency.

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  • October 22 @ 2:48 pm

Women Who Mean Business: Meet HBJ’s 2021 real estate honorees

Here are HBJ’s 2021 Women Who Mean Business honorees in the real estate category.

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  • October 22 @ 2:32 pm

Apartment rents are on the rise nationally. Here’s how the Portland metro is faring.

An analysis by The Business Journals found that among 50 of the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States, rents grew more than 10% between the first quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021. Here’s how we stack up locally.

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  • October 22 @ 12:47 pm

Apartment rents are on the rise nationally. Here’s how the Tampa Bay area is faring.

An analysis by The Business Journals found that among 50 of the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., rents grew more than 10% between the first quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021. Here’s how we stack up locally.

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  • October 22 @ 10:29 am

SFBT Friday Digest: Lyft releases first safety report; Ferry Building’s tasty new tenant

Meanwhile, S.F. fintech Brex is reportedly gobbling up another $300 million in financing, sending it well north of the $10 billion valuation mark.

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  • October 22 @ 10:18 am

S.F. slashes annual office supply to less than 200,000 square feet

The limited supply could be further reduced pending an audit of the city’s affordable housing production between 2015 and 2019.

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  • October 22 @ 10:17 am

S.F. annual office supply capped at under 200,000 square feet

The limited supply could be further reduced pending an audit of the city’s affordable housing production between 2015 and 2019.

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  • October 22 @ 10:17 am

Luxury residences and resort at Napa’s Stanly Ranch near completion

Developers began planning the project, on 100 acres in Napa’s Carneros region, in 2006.

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  • October 22 @ 10:07 am

Apartment rents are on the rise nationally. Here’s how Los Angeles is faring.

An analysis by The Business Journals found that among 50 of the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States, rents grew more than 10% between the first quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021. Here’s how we stack up locally.

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  • October 22 @ 9:41 am

Santa Clara builds its way to a new future with more homes and more businesses

The giant Related Santa Clara project may be the biggest development on the drawing board, but it’s far from being the only one aiming to bring new companies and thousands of residents to the city.

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  • October 22 @ 9:15 am

Santa Clara University’s new Sobrato Campus is designed to teach STEM through collaboration

The recently completed Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation at Santa Clara University is located near other important schools on campus and intentionally brings together students and professors from different departments.

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  • October 22 @ 9:07 am

New Sobrato Campus at Santa Clara University links STEM and non-STEM worlds to solve problems

The recently completed Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation at Santa Clara University provides an opportunity for STEM students to participate in cross-functional interdisciplinary learning.

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  • October 22 @ 9:07 am

Welcome to the new Santa Clara neighborhood: What’s in store at Tasman East

Coming to Santa Clara: Thousands of new market-rate homes in the city’s northern reaches.

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  • October 22 @ 9:04 am

Tasman East, Santa Clara’s newest neighborhood, could add thousands of homes

Coming to Santa Clara: Thousands of new market-rate homes in the city’s northern reaches.

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  • October 22 @ 9:04 am

Here are the 6 hottest Bay Area startups of the third quarter

With all the money flowing into Bay Area startups, a company’s valuation had to jump more than 850% to make the hottest companies list.

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  • October 22 @ 8:30 am

The old Camera 12 building in Downtown San Jose will soon be home to an indoor miniature golf course

Urban Catalyst, which is redeveloping the long-empty structure, just signed its first tenant.

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  • October 22 @ 8:00 am

Fast 100: Meet the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area in 2021

Here are companies that took on the challenges of 2020 head on and not only survived, but thrived.

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  • October 22 @ 7:00 am

Fast 100: Treez, a San Francisco cannabis platform, surges amid growing industry

Treez is a one-stop shop that streamlines operations of running a dispensary through its software solutions — and they’re expanding as more states move to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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  • October 22 @ 7:00 am

Fast 100: Coalition is creating the gold standard in cyber protection

Coalition is growing exponentially with its suite of cyber security software and insurance policies that protect its customers’ private data from malicious ransomware attacks.

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  • October 22 @ 7:00 am

Fast 100: UXReactor is bringing a new user experience to technology

Too much technology is “painful to use,” Satyam Kantamneni says. His mission is to change all that.

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  • October 22 @ 7:00 am

Largest Coworking Companies in the Bay Area

This List includes coworking companies with locations in the Bay Area, which is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Information was obtained from SFBT research, websites and company representatives.

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  • October 22 @ 5:00 am

40 under 40: Michael Shadeed, Franklin Street

Michael Shadeed is the senior director for insurance services at Franklin Street.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Ryan Reynolds, CBRE

Ryan Reynolds is the SVP for CBRE.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Ryan Reyes, Stoneweg US

Ryan Reyes is the EVP/chief investment officer for Stoneweg US.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Roberto Reho, SitusAMC

Roberto Reho is the SVP for client services at SitusAMC.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Katrina Pasteur, The Beck Group

Katrina Pasteur is the health care market sector leader for The Beck Group.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Andrew Park, Park & Eleazer Construction

Andrew Park is a managing partner for Park & Eleazer Construction

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Miriam Noble, Amazon Web Services

Miriam Noble is the head of sales for Southeast Greenfield Amazon Web Services.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Wyatt Castellvi, Rhyno Glass

Wyatt Castellvi is the president/founder of Rhyno Glass.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Scott Gossen, The University of Tampa

Scott Gossen is the director of design and construction at The University of Tampa.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Sarah-Jane Vatelot, Behar Peteranecz Architecture

Sarah-Jane Vatelot is an architect at Behar Peteranecz Architecture.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

Designs revealed for St. Pete’s Sankofa Project

The community is being asked to give the Sankofa Vision Group feedback on the designs for St. Pete’s Sankofa Project, the first new construction of the Deuces Rising development.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

Big changes ahead as redevelopment impacts the Tampa Riverwalk

Expect some major changes along the Tampa Riverwalk in the years ahead.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Steve Fiske, iApartments

Steve Fiske is the co-founder/chief product officer at iApartments.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

40 under 40: Curtis DeLaquil, JE Dunn Construction Co.

Curtis DeLaquil is the senior project manager at JE Dunn Construction Co.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

Microsoft’s diversity numbers at executive level show improvement

The Redmond tech giant said it’s making good on its pledge to double the number of Black directors and senior employees in the U.S.

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  • October 21 @ 8:07 pm

Snap warns of slowing revenue growth due to Apple rule changes

The company’s revenue rose 57% to $1.07 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

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  • October 21 @ 6:37 pm

Intel CEO tries to calm investors spooked by aggressive spending plan to regain tech lead

Gross margins was a main topic of concern on a third quarter conference call.

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  • October 21 @ 6:05 pm

Report: Chip design startup SiFive has decided to go it alone rather than be bought by Intel

The companies reportedly couldn’t agree on financial terms or on how Intel would incorporate SiFive’s technology into its future product plans.

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  • October 21 @ 5:48 pm

Sherwood baked goods maker files for Chapter 11

For the year, Portland has recorded nine business bankruptcy filings.

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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm

Hunters Point Shipyard soil sample retesting reveals elevated levels of radioactive material

S.F. health officials have said that soil samples do not present an immediate risk to public health, but the results cast further doubt over the safety and timing of a massive redevelopment effort planned at the shipyard. In response to the results, the Navy said it is revamping its testing procedure to improve accuracy and […]

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  • October 21 @ 4:59 pm

These 6 Bay Area startups were among the 92 in Plug and Play’s latest batch

Among the local companies that took part in the accelerator’s fall program were one that’s developed a process for making an earth-friendly plastic and one that’s helping e-commerce companies reduce returns.

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  • October 21 @ 4:55 pm

Plaid teams up with Square, Marqeta, SoFi, others to move into payments

“How people pay is undergoing a massive transformation,” said Paul Williamson, head of revenue and partnerships at Plaid,

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  • October 21 @ 4:54 pm

Troubled Zymergen renegotiates loan, cuts 100 more jobs and loses co-founder

The moves are in line with acting CEO Jay Flatley’s plans to cut costs at the East Bay synthetic biology company, which just six months ago was a Wall Street darling with a $575 million IPO.

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  • October 21 @ 4:44 pm

Troubled Zymergen renegotiates loan, cuts 100 employees and loses co-founder

The moves are in line with acting CEO Jay Flatley’s plans to cut costs at the East Bay synthetic biology company, which just six months ago was a Wall Street darling with a $575 million IPO.

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  • October 21 @ 4:44 pm

Concept Art House raises the NFT roof with $25M funding round

“We now find ourselves at the intersection of NFT and gaming, two of the fastest growth areas in the blockchain ecosystem and digital entertainment,” said James Zhang, CEO of Concept Art House.

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  • October 21 @ 4:24 pm

Intel beats Q3 earnings estimates, but weak outlook sends shares tumbling

The company reported revenue that nearly hit estimates and earnings per share that beat, but investors were still not happy.

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  • October 21 @ 4:06 pm

Remote workers, empty nesters are swooping into the void left by business travel

“We’re making that kind of lifestyle accessible to anyone.”

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  • October 21 @ 3:39 pm

Building Trust: How Meyer Memorial Trust’s new headquarters advances equity in Historic Albina

The endeavor stood to reverse, at least on one corner lot, the historic hostility toward the Albina District.

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  • October 21 @ 3:33 pm

New platform aims to help Bay Area artists book events, experiences

ClassBento empowers artisans to share their craft with individuals and groups, without having to deal with marketing and logistics, so they can focus on the work they love doing.

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  • October 21 @ 3:27 pm

$300 million Kurve on Wilshire apartment tower opens

The first 200 apartments in the 644-unit tower are open for business.

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  • October 21 @ 3:10 pm

White House, Texas clash over vaccine mandate leaves contractors in a tough spot. Here’s what they need to do

With Texas’ ban of the federal vaccine mandate, contractors face the unenviable position of being between state fines and the loss of federal contracts.

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  • October 21 @ 3:05 pm

Houzz has hired Goldman Sachs to help it prepare for an IPO

After slashing staff at the start of the pandemic last year, Houzz said its business has rebounded and is now booming. And now it’s reportedly gearing up to go public.

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  • October 21 @ 3:01 pm

Apartments in St. Pete’s historic Kenwood sell for $125 million

It’s the latest in a spate of nine-figure apartment sales on both sides of Tampa Bay.

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  • October 21 @ 2:34 pm

Sweetgreen is coming to Tampa

The salad chain with a cult following is planning a storefront in Tampa.

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  • October 21 @ 2:28 pm

Early Money: An ex-Intel researcher’s startup that’s working on chip-based gyroscopes gets $28M in Seri

Anello Photonics’ sensors are designed to be smaller, lighter and cheaper than older fiber-optic ones. Here’s more on its new round and 7 other recent Bay Area Series A deals.

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  • October 21 @ 2:07 pm

Tampa real estate maven Andrew Wright buys downtown St. Pete’s Hotel Indigo

Andrew Wright’s Ally Capital Group plans to completely transform the property — and a Tampa restaurateur will add a new concept to the hotel.

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  • October 21 @ 1:41 pm

How this communications firm used gaming to collect data for Harris County’s housing study

As FordMomentum was approaching its deadline for the survey, one of its apprentices had an idea to get more responses: gamification.

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  • October 21 @ 1:32 pm

Meet Andrew Park, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Andrew Park is the managing partner for Park & Eleazer Construction and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 21 @ 1:29 pm

New joint venture to invest $500 million in L.A.-area studio space

King Street Capital Management has partnered with Alberta Investment Management Corp. and a sovereign wealth fund to work with East End Studios on the projects.

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  • October 21 @ 12:33 pm

Bankruptcy filing appears to stop plans for Armature Works-style food hall at Sundial

Two of Tampa Bay’s most prominent developers have been engaged in litigation for the last year over plans to put a market-style food hall in St. Petersburg’s Sundial.

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  • October 21 @ 11:00 am

SFBT Thursday Digest: Inspectors check Chase Center after death; Tech giant tightens office protocols

Meanwhile, more plant-based faux meat producers from San Francisco are debuting their products both locally and internationally.

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  • October 21 @ 10:17 am

Treasure Island condos secure $29 million construction loan

Pinellas County has become a focus for the lender, which has deployed approximately $83M in construction financing in the county in the past year.

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  • October 21 @ 9:51 am

AT&T gets more traditional mobile growth as it wrapped up DirecTV deal

CEO John Stankey is putting a bigger focus on AT&T’s core business.

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  • October 21 @ 9:42 am

Prologis portfolio just posted its largest quarterly value jump in company history

“Demand is just crazy,” the company’s CEO said during its Oct. 15. earnings call.

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  • October 21 @ 9:41 am

Private equity group gets control of Campbell-based Saama Technologies in $430M deal

Saama Technologies provides analytics software that it says has been used by over 50 pharma and biotech companies on more than 1,500 studies.

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  • October 21 @ 9:29 am

Insider’s view: Newmark Group Southeast lead talks navigating office decisions through Covid, what’s ne

Sean Moynihan was recently appointed executive vice president, regional managing director and Southeast market leader for Newmark Group Inc.

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  • October 21 @ 9:25 am

Velodyne founder plans to nominate directors to replace two who ousted him

In a letter to shareholders, David Hall accuses Velodyne’s board of “embracing performance mediocracy, large salaries and other egregious compensation practices instead of developing an actionable plan to stem value destruction.”

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  • October 21 @ 9:24 am

Flexible office space is a key to recruiting employees, JLL exec says

Bigger companies have started to rethink their plans for office space.

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  • October 21 @ 8:07 am

Energy consulting firm expands HQ in downtown Houston’s Pennzoil Place by 36%

“While we will provide some flexibility in working remotely at times, we strongly believe working together in a collaborative office environment provides enhanced communication and more opportunities to develop our people. Our remodel and expansion will allow us to both better meet the needs of our clients and accommodate a convenient, safe and dynamic workspace […]

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  • October 21 @ 7:58 am

Developer of ONE, Saltaire plans a new 41-story luxury condo tower in downtown St. Pete

The Covid-19 pandemic has only strengthened demand for luxury condos in St. Petersburg, says one of the city’s most prolific developers.

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  • October 21 @ 6:24 am

More women are investing Florida’s startup scene, new report says

There’s an increase in women investing in Florida’s startup scene, but the number of female-led startups is down.

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  • October 21 @ 5:59 am

Alphabet’s Wing plans to start making drone deliveries in the Dallas area

The move will represent the first effort by the sister company of Google to make deliveries in a major metropolitan area.

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  • October 20 @ 8:50 pm

Ex-Theranos product manager denies trying to deceive people with demos of its blood tests

Daniel Edlin also said he didn’t know if the company’s practice of hiding errors in its results aided its demonstrations.

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  • October 20 @ 8:23 pm

Netflix employees walk out in protest of company’s airing of transphobic Dave Chappelle special

In the Bay Area and Hollywood, dozens of company workers walked out to call attention to the hurt caused by Chappelle’s comments and to call on the company to do better by the trans community.

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  • October 20 @ 7:07 pm

DEQ fines Portland roofing manufacturer record $2.1M, charging decade of dangerous emissions

Formaldehyde emissions were particularly concerning, DEQ said.

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  • October 20 @ 5:23 pm

TMT Development, Cornerstone Security Group named in $25M lawsuit for death of Freddy Nelson, Jr.

The lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, with the family seeking a jury trial.

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  • October 20 @ 4:59 pm

Chris Boshuizen on space flight: ‘I have this very strong urge to go back’

“There’s something over the oceans of space that is valuable for us and I think as a species we must go and find it.”

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  • October 20 @ 4:55 pm

Web-based clothing startup Betabrand sued after terminating Mission District lease

Betabrand’s landlord alleges that the web-based clothing company stopped paying rent in August and then abandoned the property in early September.

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  • October 20 @ 4:49 pm

Bumped hires Acorns exec as new chief revenue officer

The move is meant to take Bumped’s sales and partnership strategy to the next level.

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  • October 20 @ 3:26 pm

Plans to replace shuttered Food 4 Less with apartments, retail move forward

The project would raze the empty grocery story, which Kroger Co. closed earlier this year in response to a Los Angeles hero-pay mandate.

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  • October 20 @ 3:12 pm

The Funded: Udemy is getting ready for an IPO that could raise as much as $484M

The San Francisco-based online education company set a price range for its offering and is expected to make its Wall Street debut next week.

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  • October 20 @ 2:24 pm

Opinion: In the Rose Quarter, restoring people to restore place

A Portland contractor writes that the proposed freeway caps, among other touches, can help the neighborhood thrive.

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  • October 20 @ 1:56 pm

Vancouver-based Embed raises $60M as it readies Q4 launch

The company has raised a total of $80 million since April.

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  • October 20 @ 1:39 pm

Toyota plans $1.29B battery plant in US; Texas a likely contender

Toyota plans to create a $1.29 billion battery plant in the United States. The company didn’t announce a location for the plant, which is expected to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles, but reports indicate Texas could be a contender for the project.

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  • October 20 @ 1:07 pm

PayPal’s shares dropped while Pinterest’s surged on reports that they’re in merger talks

PayPal reportedly has pitched the idea of paying $70 a share for Pinterest, a 26% premium.

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  • October 20 @ 12:53 pm

Hotel, apartments, retail development planned for L.A.’s Miracle Mile

CGI+ Real Estate Strategies has secured full entitlements and plans to start developing nearly half a city block at 639 S. La Brea.

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  • October 20 @ 12:38 pm

Meet Roberto Reho, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Roberto Reho is the senior vice president for client services for SitusAMC and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 20 @ 10:53 am

SFBT Wednesday Digest: Facebook to change its name; Former PUC head indicted

Meanwhile, high-end Oakland meat seller Belcampo notified employees Monday that it’s shutting down all of its restaurants and e-commerce operations.

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  • October 20 @ 10:16 am

Enterprise Products planning another $435M project in Mont Belvieu

Enterprise’s Mont Belvieu manufacturing complex is already home to six propane/propylene splitter units.

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  • October 20 @ 10:00 am

Six red flags that send investors running the other way

No, your addressable market is not in the trillions.

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  • October 20 @ 9:51 am

Portland factory destroyed in fire reopens in new location

The business relaunches six months after it was level by a fire.

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  • October 20 @ 9:33 am

Facebook may adopt new name in an alpha bet on the metaverse

The news has sparked a number of questions, including: Why change from Facebook? What will the new name be? What’s the metaverse? And, will it make any difference to Facebook’s critics?

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  • October 20 @ 9:12 am

San Jose City Council gives planned downtown residential tower 27West tax and fee waiver

The 22-story, market-rate residential tower that would replace the defunct Woolworth’s in downtown San Jose got a financial break from the City Council.

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  • October 20 @ 8:17 am

‘It’s bringing new eyes and new dollars:’ Tampa Bay sees explosion in cryptocurrency industry

Crypto funds, startups and founders have all flocked to the Tampa Bay area. What does it mean to the region’s bottom line?

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  • October 20 @ 6:07 am

The #AppleToo organizer Apple just fired didn’t expect to be terminated — but isn’t sorry about speak

Janneke Parrish talked to the Business Journal about how she got involved in #AppleToo, why she deleted apps from her phone and what the movement means for Apple.

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  • October 19 @ 9:42 pm

WeWork is finally going public after investors approved its merger with a Silicon Valley SPAC

The co-working giant will make its debut on Wall Street Wednesday after merging with a blank check company headed by Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.

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  • October 19 @ 7:14 pm

SportsMap Tech Acquisition Corp. prices $100M IPO, targets sports tech deals

SportsMap Tech Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SMAPU), a Houston-based special purpose acquisition company focused on deals in the sports tech space, priced a $100 million initial public offering on Oct. 18 and began trading on the Nasdaq on Oct. 19.

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  • October 19 @ 6:40 pm

Theranos changed a benchmark to make a flawed test result appear normal, an ex-employee said at Elizabeth Holmes

Theranos had a simple solution to a flawed test result, a former product manager said at Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial.

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  • October 19 @ 5:46 pm

C-Suite Rides: Got wealth? Lexus LC 500 convertible is for you! (PHOTOS)

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious and eye-catching ride than the Lexus LC 500 convertible.

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  • October 19 @ 5:25 pm

Green groups appealing Port Westward farm-to-industrial rezone decision

Rezoning advocates say more developable land is needed to take advantage of a deep-water port.

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  • October 19 @ 5:23 pm

A new Portland campus for De La Salle North Catholic High School

The school had rented two locations since opening in 2001.

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  • October 19 @ 4:59 pm

New proposal would pave way for tenant associations in San Francisco

Legislation introduced Tuesday would require residential landlords to recognize tenant associations and to meet with them upon request.

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  • October 19 @ 4:57 pm

New legislation paves the way for tenant associations in San Francisco

Legislation introduced Tuesday would require residential landlords in San Francisco to recognize tenant associations formed in their buildings and to meet with them upon request — up to four times a year.

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  • October 19 @ 4:57 pm

Work with Coinbase and crypto is winning plaudits for Marqeta. But there’s a lot more to it than that

Marqeta is getting more attention on Wall Street, given the fintech’s impressive client roster that includes Coinbase, Square, Uber, Affirm and Instacart.

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  • October 19 @ 4:57 pm

Elevate Capital talks results and lessons from Commercialization Gap Fund I

Business Oregon is taking applications for a fund manager for Commercialization Gap Fund II. The group that managed Fund I talks about the first outing.

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  • October 19 @ 4:49 pm

Uber opens large downtown Chicago office, but 25% of space will be unused for now

Uber opened its new Chicago HQ on Tuesday at the Old Post Office Building in downtown Chicago.

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  • October 19 @ 4:39 pm

Rocket Lab to add helicopter to next booster recovery effort

The launch window for “Love at First Insight” opens on Nov. 11.

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  • October 19 @ 4:33 pm

A startup from ex-Microsoft, Twitter engineers is trying to build ethics into enterprise AI

Oversight is good for both business and humanity, the team behind Credo AI says.

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  • October 19 @ 4:26 pm

Q5id secures $10M, readies pilot roll outs

The company recently moved into a larger office with room to grow.

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  • October 19 @ 4:22 pm

Zillow pauses home purchases in Houston, elsewhere

“Pausing new contracts will enable us to focus on sellers already under contract with us and our current home inventory,” one exec said.

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  • October 19 @ 3:00 pm

The Finger Cos. sells more than 20 multifamily properties for $2B

Since The Finger Cos. was founded in 1958, the company has retained ownership and management of most apartment projects it has developed. Now, it’s sold more than 20 properties in a $2 billion deal.

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  • October 19 @ 2:28 pm

St. Pete-based Climate First Bank to open eco-friendly branch in Central Florida

The community bank was founded to combat and reverse the climate crisis.

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  • October 19 @ 1:39 pm

$62.9M Galleria-area office tower sold to New York-based investment firm

The purchase of 5718 Westheimer comes at a time when Houston’s office market continues to struggle amid high vacancy rates.

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  • October 19 @ 1:28 pm

Early Money: Startups making it easier to design circuits and create AI models just received seed funding

Among the four Bay Area companies that landed seed rounds in the past week was one that is helping small and mid-size businesses design machine learning models.

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  • October 19 @ 1:15 pm

Meet the Tampa startup bringing representation to videos — and that just won $25K from Daymond John

“I started looking and said, ‘I don’t see enough of people who do look like me and in the Black community.’”

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  • October 19 @ 12:09 pm

Warner Bros. to move back onto Ranch Lot after $500 million makeover

“This new development, at 926,000 square feet including 16 soundstages, will be the largest studio development in the country,” developer Jeff Worthe said.

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  • October 19 @ 11:58 am

SFBT Tuesday Digest: S.F. may sell ‘air rights’ to developers; A’s tax vote nears

Meanwhile, two wine-industry professionals have purchased a 162-acre vineyard in Mendocino County.

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  • October 19 @ 10:18 am

Tesla market share slipping as sales and delivery wait times grow

This happened at the same time that Tesla sold about 67% more cars in the country this year than last year at a time that overall auto sales in the country dropped by about 13%.

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  • October 19 @ 9:39 am

What Google CEO Sundar Pichai says about privacy legislation, return-to-work effort

Google offices in the Bay Area are starting to see more employees walk through their doors.

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  • October 19 @ 9:34 am

Ryder to help Palo Alto-based Gatik go national with its self-driving delivery trucks

It’s the latest in a series of partnerships that Gatik has forged that include a delivery deal with Walmart in Louisiana, with Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws Inc. and with Isuzu.

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  • October 19 @ 9:09 am

Foster City-based Zoox to test its autonomous vehicles in Seattle

The Foster City robotaxi company that was acquired by Amazon is deploying its autonomous driving technology in Seattle. The city will be the company’s fourth testing site.

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  • October 19 @ 7:47 am

Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen plans to open next month in St. Pete

The Florida-based restaurant will be opening its first St. Pete location in November.

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  • October 19 @ 5:58 am

Exclusive: Another crypto executive has moved to Tampa — and this time, launched an entire fund

“The vibe in Tampa is incredible; it seems like every week there is an announcement of a high-profile technology or financial firm moving to the area,” the CEO said.

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  • October 19 @ 5:51 am

S.F. supervisor wants tighter controls on life science, medical construction in Dogpatch

A Board of Supervisors panel advanced his proposal Monday.

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  • October 18 @ 9:53 pm

San Bruno OKs massive expansion of YouTube headquarters

The five phases of the project will generate around $130 million for the Peninsula city and close to two million square feet of new office space.

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  • October 18 @ 8:08 pm

Pipe manufacturing co. Tenaris restarts Houston-area plant after Covid closure

This latest move is part of a series of facility restarts and production increases at Tenaris facilities across the U.S.

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  • October 18 @ 4:13 pm

Developer proposes 10 stories of apartments above Central SoMa office project

Work on on the three-story office building at 960 Howard St. began in July, and the developer already wants to make a big change.

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  • October 18 @ 3:17 pm

Live Nation office in Beverly Hills sells for $153 million

The 102,500-square-foot building underwent a $44 million renovation in 2019.

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  • October 18 @ 2:48 pm

Former Apple exec Ron Johnson’s Enjoy Technology had a subdued Wall Street debut

After an initial rise in price, Enjoy’s shares gave up all of their gains and more.

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  • October 18 @ 2:27 pm

Former Apple Store chief Ron Johnson celebrates Enjoy Technology’s Wall Street debut after SPAC merger

The Palo Alto company’s stock rose by as much as 9% to $11.88 in morning trading (Nasdaq:ENJY) but gave back its gains to end the final 90 minutes of the day down by almost 2% at $10.72.

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  • October 18 @ 2:27 pm

The Funded: Remote hiring startup Deel has seen its vaue soar from $19.5M to $5.5B after scoring four funding round

Deel’s latest round, announced Monday, was for a whopping $425 million. Here’s more on that and other Bay Area venture and startup news.

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  • October 18 @ 2:25 pm

Acquisition of Oregon Tool — formerly Blount International — by private equity firm closes

Paul Tonnesen, CEO since June 2020, remains in charge.

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  • October 18 @ 2:00 pm

Howard Hughes Corp. secures $250M in financing for high-profile Woodlands tower

Howard Hughes said the financing for 1201 Lake Robbins Drive would bolster the company’s liquidity position and support its work to develop master-planned communities across the United States.

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  • October 18 @ 1:52 pm

Expensify files for IPO

The company moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland in 2017.

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  • October 18 @ 1:47 pm

Colin Powell was best known for his roles in Washington, but he was a key figure in Silicon Valley also

The former four-star general and secretary of state was a close confidant of John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins and Marc Benioff at Salesforce.

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  • October 18 @ 1:43 pm

L.A. company Hall Technologies relocating headquarters to Dallas area

The audio-visual technology manufacturing company said the move was a part of a year-long rebranding process.

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  • October 18 @ 1:26 pm

Amazon’s seasonal hiring push calls for more than 3,500 Oregon workers

Amazon on Monday said it is looking for more than 3,500 seasonal workers in Oregon.

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  • October 18 @ 1:09 pm

Clayco construction firm, Participant media company to be neighbors in Culver City

The Collection @ National has added a couple of disparate tenants, bringing the three-building creative office campus in the Hayden Tract neighborhood to 100% occupancy.

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  • October 18 @ 1:04 pm

Scopely buying GSN Games from Sony for $1 billion

Some of GSN Games’ mobile and online games include “Solitaire TriPeaks” and “Bingo Bash.”

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  • October 18 @ 12:10 pm

Billionaire developer behind St. Pete’s 400 Central condos expects interest from Northerners ‘tired of

“I think Northerners are tired of Covid, tired of the cold, they’re tired of criminals, and they’re moving on down,” John Catsimatidis told the Business Journal.

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  • October 18 @ 11:42 am

SFBT Monday Digest: Oakland in-law unit push; NorCal Kaiser workers strike

Meanwhile, a San Francisco-based startup in the global hiring, payments, and compliance space has just raised $425 million in new funding.

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  • October 18 @ 10:17 am

Cascade Seed Fund unveils Fund II with a $10M target and first close

The investor has secured $8 million of this new fund.

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  • October 18 @ 10:00 am

Exclusive: St. Augustine’s Mayday Handcrafted Ice Creams is coming to Tampa

Here’s the scoop on Mayday Handcrafted Ice Creams, which will open its first Tampa shop by the end of the year.

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  • October 18 @ 9:46 am

Here are the 10 top Q3 Bay Area venture exits in what’s been a record year

The value of U.S. companies going public or being acquired has already topped $500 billion this year for the first time and has doubled the previous record set last year,

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  • October 18 @ 9:17 am

Redwood City’s Informatica hopes to raise up to $1B in IPO

It’s a return to the public markets for the Redwood City-based data integration and management software company that could value it at about $8.8 billion if it hits the top of its price targets.

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  • October 18 @ 9:08 am

Portland’s Expensify files for IPO

The company moved its headquarters to Portland soon after founder and CEO David Barret moved back to town.

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  • October 18 @ 9:02 am

Meet Steve Fiske, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Steve Fiske is a co-founder and the chief product officer of iApartments and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 18 @ 5:42 am

ESS ends a tumultuous first week worth a lot more than when it started

SPAC merger deal that led to the company going public had valued it at $1.1 billion.

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  • October 15 @ 5:29 pm

ESS ends a tumultuous first week worth a lot more than it started

SPAC merger deal that led to the company going public had valued it at $1.1 billion.

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  • October 15 @ 5:29 pm

An ex-Theranos employee who reported to Elizabeth Holmes quit the company because he no longer believed its claims

A buddy of Holmes’ brother, Daniel Edlin said he interacted with Theranos’ founder daily.

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  • October 15 @ 5:16 pm

Netflix teams with Walmart to offer merchandise and experiences

The hub will offer merchandise from popular shows like “Squid Game” and “Stranger Things”and even an interactive baking kit from “Nailed It.”

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  • October 15 @ 5:12 pm

Salesforce-backed Bay Area entrepreneur strikes big deal to ‘crush’ student loan debt

The deal with one of the nation’s largest financial players will allow the startup to reach a huge new audience.

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  • October 15 @ 4:49 pm

Google X founding member wants to make a $1B bet on earth-saving startups

“By enabling old industries to persist without radical changes, we may protect 1,000 jobs, but at the cost of 10,000 lives,” said At One Ventures Founder Tom Chi.

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  • October 15 @ 4:24 pm

Google X founder wants to make a $1B bet on earth-saving startups

“By enabling old industries to persist without radical changes, we may protect 1,000 jobs, but at the cost of 10,000 lives.”

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  • October 15 @ 4:24 pm

Apple just fired one of the leaders of the #AppleToo movement

The company says it fired Janneke Parrish for allegedly deleting apps off her work device. Employees suspect her dismissal was in retaliation for her work with the employee movement that is highlighting stories of discrimination and harassment.

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  • October 15 @ 3:00 pm

Debi Coleman, who contributed heavily to Oregon’s tech sector growth, dies at age 69

The former Apple exec entrenched herself in Oregon’s business scene and helped myriad startups gain traction.

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  • October 15 @ 2:49 pm

Podcast: Where no ‘Star Trek’ cast member has gone before

On this week’s Silicon Insider Podcast: An astounding quarter for venture capital investments in the Bay Area, what happened at the Elizabeth Holmes’ trial, and Willian Shatner makes it into space.

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  • October 15 @ 2:26 pm

The Funded: Reliable Robotics, which is developing pilotless cargo planes, landed $100M to point it toward commerci

Led by a former engineer at SpaceX and Tesla, Reliable Robotics has already done a 200-mile test flight. Here’s more on its new funding round and those of other Bay Area startups.

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  • October 15 @ 2:25 pm

The Funded: Mountain View pilotless cargo plane startup Reliable Robotics lands $100M

The company is led by a former engineer at SpaceX, Tesla and Google’s X project.

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  • October 15 @ 2:25 pm

Ranked: 30 metros where apartment rents have grown the fastest since early 2020

An analysis of RealPage Inc. data by The Business Journals found that among 50 of the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States, rents grew more than 10% between the first quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021.

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  • October 15 @ 12:13 pm

Midway launches in-house restaurant-focused group, plans new CityCentre hotel

Midway hired a big name in the restaurant sector to lead the launch of the company’s new in-house hospitality development group. Separately, the firm is planning a new hotel and a new office building in CityCentre.

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  • October 15 @ 11:57 am

Documents reveal further clues that Foot Locker is behind big incentive ask in St. Pete

County documents reveal further details supporting the rumor that Foot Locker is the Fortune 500 company potentially relocating to St. Pete.

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  • October 15 @ 11:30 am

Documents imply Foot Locker is behind big incentive ask in St. Pete

County documents reveal further details supporting the rumor that Foot Locker is the Fortune 500 company potentially relocating to St. Pete.

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  • October 15 @ 11:30 am

Headspace closes merger, adds to board

The CEO of home medical testing company Everlywell is taking a seat.

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  • October 15 @ 10:59 am

SFBT Friday Digest: Millennium Tower’s early test results; S.F. relaxes mask rules

Meanwhile, preliminary test results on the Millennium Tower’s new construction fix have shown better results than attempts over the summer that actually exacerbated its tilt.

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  • October 15 @ 10:19 am

Tarpon Springs apartment complex sells for over $65 million

An apartment complex in Tarpon Springs — the largest development of its kind in the city — just sold for $65.65 million.

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  • October 15 @ 9:55 am

Report: Microsoft salary data leaked in email thread alleging discrimination

The emails are said to contain claims from dozens of women about being ignored during meetings or not invited to them, men taking credit for ideas and a perceived lack of interest from human resources departments.

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  • October 15 @ 9:25 am

Theranos COO’s dermatologist, who was hired as its lab director, testifies at fraud trial that he did little

After succeeding a lab director who quit over concerns about Theranos tests, his replacement took the stand at Elizabeth Holmes’ trial and said he only went to the company’s offices twice, working a total of five to 10 hours over a period of about nine months.

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  • October 15 @ 9:09 am

5 Questions with SFMade’s acting CEO Janet Lees

The longtime SFMade leader has helped the organization expand past its home base in the city and into the wider Bay Area.

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  • October 15 @ 7:00 am

Largest Manufacturers in the Bay Area

This List includes companies that manufacture products in the Greater Bay Area, which is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma counties. Information was obtained from company representatives and Manex, an independent consulting firm. In case of ties, number of total […]

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  • October 15 @ 5:00 am

Workscapes readies new Ybor showroom for opening

The 32,000 square feet of space on the edge of Ybor city will have distribution and a showroom and help the company “pioneer the future of work,” its CEO told the Business Journal.

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  • October 15 @ 4:00 am

Properties throughout Pinellas County face new futures with fresh ownership

Here is a roundup of recent Pinellas County property sales.

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  • October 15 @ 4:00 am

Randall Davis Co. to develop 12-story condo tower in River Oaks

Houston-based Randall Davis Co. recently opened sales for units in London House, a 12-story, 118,126-square-foot residential tower at 2323 San Felipe St.

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  • October 14 @ 8:36 pm

The Supreme Court gave the green light to a lawsuit by a group of Google workers over the tech giant’s confid

The workers charge the agreement violated state labor laws by restricting their freedom of speech and ability to blow the whistle on corporate misconduct.

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  • October 14 @ 7:49 pm

St. Pete approves big incentive package for Fortune 500 HQ relocation

The company — rumored to be a New York City retailer — has been approved for nearly half a million dollars in incentives to move its headquarters to the Sunshine City.

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  • October 14 @ 7:09 pm

Here are the $1B-plus winners in GitLab’s knockout IPO

The San Francisco software company’s Wall Street debut made an instant billionaire of its founder and boosted the stakes of its biggest backers to the billion-dollar level as well.

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  • October 14 @ 5:45 pm

Gitlab’s IPO included a major jump in share price, a win for Joe Montana and a fair amount of cowbell

Among the biggest winners from the day? CEO Sid Sijbrandij who’s stake in the company was valued at around $2.8 billion, making him a newly minted member of the three-comma club.

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  • October 14 @ 4:42 pm

Arcimoto maintains modest production pace amid ‘topsy-turvy supply chain’

78 vehicles manufactured, with another 11 just a part or two from being done.

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  • October 14 @ 4:34 pm

Cool Spaces: Putting a key ‘Factor’ in Portland’s Central Eastside (Photos)

The spot could accommodate both traditional manufacturing and a brewer, along with a bevy of office clients.

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  • October 14 @ 4:22 pm

Jobs startup HireClub files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Its losses increased last year during the pandemic.

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  • October 14 @ 3:35 pm

Meet Ramon Cruz, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Ramon Cruz is a principal with Studio+ and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 14 @ 3:19 pm

Meet Katrina Pasteur, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Katrina Pasteur is the health care market sector leader with the Beck Group and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 14 @ 3:11 pm

E-comerce co. Cart.com grows C-suite with chief people officer, chief revenue officer

Cart.com has raised more than $140 million since launching in November 2020.

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  • October 14 @ 2:33 pm

TGH expands USF relationship with new Muma partnership to boost talent pipeline

The People Development Institute comes with a promise to invest in employees as other entities are losing their workers at all-time high rates.

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  • October 14 @ 1:39 pm

Houston medical device co. to move HQ to Pearland’s Lower Kirby District

The relocation plans have been in the works since 2017. Now, groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled in the fourth quarter, and the company plans to move in 2022.

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  • October 14 @ 1:38 pm

Early Money: 8 Bay Area startups just raised Series A rounds, including one that makes medical visits to customers&

The rounds ranged in size from $8.7 million to $33 million. The latter was raised by Sprinter Health, which sends workers to people’s homes to do blood draws and medical tests.

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  • October 14 @ 1:25 pm

Crushing it: Big investments are reshaping Oregon’s wine industry

Big investments and innovative business models are reshaping Oregon wine.

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  • October 14 @ 1:08 pm

These 30 markets saw the biggest jump in tech job postings

Tech job postings continue to rise in major metros across the nation. These 30 markets led the way for growth over the past year.

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  • October 14 @ 1:07 pm

Stanford MBAs are twice as likely to have founded a unicorn as graduates of Harvard Business School

About 3 of every 1,000 Stanford MBA grads from the first part of this century went on to found a unicorn. That’s a much higher ratio than that of any other graduate business school.

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  • October 14 @ 12:59 pm

Phillips 66 teams up with hydrogen fuel cell co. Plug Power

Latham, New York-based Plug Power, a fuel cell and electrolyzer manufacturer, will benefit from Houston-based Phillips 66’s fuel marketing experience in the United States and Europe as well as its background developing and operating large hydrogen-production plants.

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  • October 14 @ 12:35 pm

Clearwater tech company teams up with Google to develop augmented reality solutions

“We said if you and others take the enterprise industry seriously, there is an unbelievable amount of opportunity you can solve with this.”

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  • October 14 @ 12:19 pm

Houston jumps back up PwC-ULI’s annual list of real estate markets to watch

After falling down the list for the past few years, Houston landed in the top 25 on the overall real estate prospects list, which is part of ULI and PwC’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2022″ report for the United States and Canada.

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  • October 14 @ 11:40 am

SFBT Thursday Digest: Profits surge at big banks; Visa teams with fintech

Meanwhile, a new antitrust bill in Washington, D.C., is taking aim at Big Tech by prohibiting discriminatory behavior.

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  • October 14 @ 10:18 am

Tampa approves Straz Center’s $25 million ask for waterfront redevelopment

Councilman Luis Viera cast the sole dissenting vote, saying “there’s still a lot of work to be done downtown.”

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  • October 14 @ 9:54 am

Here are the Bay Area’s biggest VC fundings in a record third quarter

Three of the last quarter’s biggest venture capital hauls were greater than $1 billion each.

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  • October 14 @ 9:31 am

Venture investment in 2021 on track for big year

The year is poised to be a record, at least in recent memory.

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  • October 14 @ 9:27 am

Bend-based Dutchie raises $350M, puts valuation at $3.75B

D1 Capital Partners, a New York City hedge fund, lead a giant Series D.

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  • October 14 @ 8:50 am

Key lessons for modern office-building: Plan early, and plan for the people within

Modern office buildings now exist at the intersection of many considerations — not only do they have to be structurally sound and aesthetically appealing, they must also ensure the well-being of the workers within and the environment outside.

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  • October 14 @ 8:47 am

ULI, PwC identify top markets to watch in 2022 as real estate investment powers up

Change is a major theme in this year’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate, an annual report by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, heading into 2022.

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  • October 14 @ 7:33 am

Steel fabrication company to expand HQ in Tampa suburbs

Tampa Bay’s manufacturing sector has grown to Florida’s second-largest, the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council says.

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  • October 14 @ 6:07 am

Bay Area startups raised a record $30B in third quarter venture funding

The Bay Area continues to dominate venture funding, as its tally for the quarter exceeded that of the next four metro areas combined.

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  • October 13 @ 11:01 pm

Two years after its approval, this contentious Berkeley high-rise is undergoing a redesign

The version of the project approved by the city in 2019 would have been one of the Berkeley’s tallest buildings upon its completion.

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  • October 13 @ 7:10 pm

Walgreens paid a $100M ‘innovation fee’ to team with Theranos, its ex-CFO said at Elizabeth Holmes̵

Walgreens was such a believer in the blood testing startup and the profits it promised that the drug store chain invested $140 million overall in Theranos, but only $40 million in return for equity in the company, its former CFO said at Elizabeth Holmes’ trial.

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  • October 13 @ 5:46 pm

Central Waterfront property owner seeks to develop more lab space

The proposal represents one of two lab projects on the Central Waterfront for which Workshop1 is seeking approval from the city.

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  • October 13 @ 4:46 pm

Column: Verivest aims to bring transparency and trust to real estate crowdfunding

Technology Association of Oregon’s Skip Newberry talks with Verivest about the company’s work to usher in “real estate crowdfunding 2.0”

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  • October 13 @ 4:42 pm

Lincoln Property acquires Union Square home of Saks Fifth Avenue

The property’s former landlord was entangled in a years-long arbitration process with Saks over fair market rent for the space.

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  • October 13 @ 4:38 pm

Dallas-based investor acquires Union Square home of Saks Fifth Avenue

The property’s former landlord was entangled in a years-long arbitration process with Saks over fair market rent for the space.

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  • October 13 @ 4:38 pm

Help wanted: Portland’s The Dyrt has 30 new roles to fill

The company released a paid product last year and secured funding from investors. Now it is hiring dozens.

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  • October 13 @ 4:23 pm

Portland media startup’s latest title is partnership with reading icon LeVar Burton

A Kids Company About adds ‘Star Trek’ actor and educational TV vet to its lineup.

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  • October 13 @ 3:53 pm

Photos: Fairfield property with Texas’ largest private lake for sale for $110.55M

Fairfield Lake is roughly 150 miles north of downtown Houston and features a nearly 2,400-acre private lake, hardwood forest and multiple boat launches.

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  • October 13 @ 2:58 pm

The Funded: Coinbase’s co-founder is raising $1.5B to invest in new cryptocurrency startups

Fred Ehrsam’s new venture fund comes amid a broader surge in cryptocurrency investments this year.

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  • October 13 @ 2:28 pm

State seeks local partners for funded program for startups

The state of California is accepting applications for its new funded Innovation Hub program to incubate and accelerate technology and companies in underserved regions and communities.

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  • October 13 @ 1:56 pm

Tesla’s HQ move to Texas draws sharp reaction in San Francisco Bay Area and beyond

“We have to get our house in order on the many challenges facing our state and its business climate,” said Jim Wunderman, CEO of the Bay Area Council.

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  • October 13 @ 1:54 pm

Palo Alto’s iconic Garden Court Hotel has been revamped and reopened as the new el Prado Hotel

The owners and designers of the newly renamed el Prado Hotel hope to offer guests a bit of Spain in Silicon Valley.

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  • October 13 @ 1:40 pm

State of Startups: These local groups are among Florida’s most active investors

More than $2 billion of the funding directed to media companies went to Magic Leap, an augmented reality venture headquartered in Plantation.

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  • October 13 @ 12:32 pm

Pinellas asks feds for millions more to fund new ARK Innovation Center

Rising construction costs have led to Pinellas County requesting an additional $3.8 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the planned innovation center.

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  • October 13 @ 10:37 am

SFBT Wednesday Digest: Ellison snags Tahoe Hyatt; New doubts over A’s

Meanwhile, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred cast doubt on the A’s future in Oakland while speaking in New York on Tuesday.

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  • October 13 @ 10:17 am

‘Only the Rich Can Play’ author investigates real estate, Portland and a Trump-era tax break

Opportunity zones are “doing more to help rich people cut their taxes than to improve the quality of the communities where poor people live,” author David Wessel says.

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  • October 13 @ 9:44 am

Redwood City warehouse robotics startup Dexterity is Bay Area’s newest unicorn

The compony more than doubled its valuation to $1.4 billion in a Series B funding.

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  • October 13 @ 9:29 am

Business travel startup TripActions scores $275M in its second big funding this year

The Palo Alto-based business travel service provider said it more than doubled its aggregate travel budget under management between February 2020 and July 31.

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  • October 13 @ 9:22 am

Business travel unicorn TripActions scores $275M in its second big funding this year

The Palo Alto-based business travel unicorn said it more than doubled its aggregate travel budget under management between February 2020 and July 31.

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  • October 13 @ 9:22 am

U.S. apartment rents have jumped more than 10% since early 2020

Apartment rents have been growing at a rapid clip this year, after a stagnant to modest increases observed during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

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  • October 13 @ 9:17 am

Here’s why this Sunnyvale startup sees a big opportunity in building broadband networks where Comcast and AT&

Next Level Networks offers customers much faster speeds and the chance to own and control their own networks.

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  • October 13 @ 9:00 am

Meet Ryan Reyes, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Ryan Reyes is the chief investment officer for Stoneweg US and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 13 @ 6:32 am

Syniverse sued by customers after allegedly not disclosing data breach

The lawsuit alleges the breach was only revealed due to a recent $2 billion merger.

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  • October 13 @ 5:54 am

Harris County approves $50M measure to reduce crime through neighborhood investments

County leaders have not singled out specific neighborhoods that could receive investments through the spending measure.

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  • October 12 @ 5:27 pm

Stunning ESS stock runup raises profile, but can the company cash in?

The stock was up 128% Tuesday and has tripled since it began trading Monday.

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  • October 12 @ 5:26 pm

Taco Bell stores to host fast EV-charging stations

The installations are part of a larger initiative to put electric vehicle fast chargers at fast food restaurants.

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  • October 12 @ 5:11 pm

Houston’s office market faced continued impact from Covid-19, vacancies in Q3, but worst might be over

Houston is ahead of many major cities in bringing employees back to the office, but the city’s office market continues to struggle amid rising vacancy rates, according to a series of reports released by major commercial real estate firms. Meanwhile, new offices continue to be built.

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  • October 12 @ 5:11 pm

Rocket Lab buys space software maker Advanced Solutions

The acquisition boosts growth of Rocket Lab’s space systems business.

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  • October 12 @ 5:10 pm

At Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial, Safeway’s ex-CEO testified about his frustration with Theranos

Steven Burd said he rarely gets discouraged. His dealings with Theranos inspired just such a feeling.

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  • October 12 @ 5:06 pm

Divvy Homes raises $735 million in debt to help more Americans buy homes

The company has closed more homes in 2021 than in the four years since its founding.

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  • October 12 @ 5:00 pm

S.F. parking lots, garages and car washes targeted for housing under new proposal

Mayor London Breeds proposed legislation to facilitate the transformation of “auto-centric” sites in San Francisco into housing.

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  • October 12 @ 4:57 pm

Here are six things to know about NerdWallet’s IPO

The San Francisco-based personal finance site survived the pandemic, but 2021 isn’t looking so good.

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  • October 12 @ 4:56 pm

Here are six things to know about NerdWallet’s forthcoming IPO

The San Francisco-based personal finance site survived the pandemic, but 2021 isn’t looking so good.

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  • October 12 @ 4:56 pm

Exclusive: ApplePie Capital raises millions to finance franchisees

The company’s cumulative loan-loss rate since 2015 is just 1.6%. No, that’s not a typo.

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  • October 12 @ 4:40 pm

Pinnacle Red wanted to build the tallest tower in Oakland. Now it’s back with a new plan.

Oakland’s Planning Commission continued a vote on the 440-foot tower proposed in 2018, granting time for Pinnacle Red to redesign the project.

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  • October 12 @ 4:16 pm

Pinnacle Red proposal for Oakland’s tallest tower sputtered. Four years later, they’re back with a new

Oakland’s planning commission continued a vote on the 440-foot tower proposed in 2018, granting time for Pinnacle Red to redesign the project.

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  • October 12 @ 4:16 pm

Here’s how a Palo Alto startup is helping tech workers get jobs working with AI

FourthBrain founder Salwa Nur Muhammad saw an opportunity in the market — lots of demand for people who knew how to work with artificial intelligence, but few programs to train them for such careers.

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  • October 12 @ 3:36 pm

CFO of Houston’s Orion Group Holdings to leave co. for new job

The outgoing CFO will leave the company to pursue a new opportunity.

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  • October 12 @ 2:37 pm

Amazon scraps January office reopening date, gives team leaders flexibility on remote work

Amazon is offering more flexibility for workers, allowing team leaders to decide if employees will be primarily remote.

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  • October 12 @ 1:54 pm

Developer pitches Dunedin hotel for Toronto Blue Jays

Dunedin city commissioners are vetting a development that would be used to house Toronto Blue Jays players during spring training and other times of the year.

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  • October 12 @ 1:50 pm

Umpqua Bank headquarters leaving downtown Portland for suburb, CEO confirms

The Business Journal in June reported Umpqua Holdings Corp. had leased 25,000 square feet at Kruse Way in Lake Oswego.

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  • October 12 @ 1:29 pm

Early Money — A space startup focused on collecting and analyzing climate data was among 6 Bay Area businesses th

Muon Space is planning on launching and operating a slew of satellites that will collect climate data. Here’s more on its recent funding round and those of other Bay Area startups.

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  • October 12 @ 1:23 pm

Hotels opening in Generation Park’s Redemption Square and Cathedral Lakes mixed-use developments

The Generation Park hotel is now open, and the Cathedral Lakes one is coming soon. Both hotels were announced well before the pandemic, which hit the travel and tourism industry hard.

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  • October 12 @ 1:19 pm

USF professor co-launches startup to better help psychologists treat patients

After talking with therapists, the co-founders discovered a simple solution to better help therapy patients.

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  • October 12 @ 12:19 pm

Lucid aims at concerns about Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ system with its new driver assistance te

Lucid’s “DreamDrive” doesn’t have all of the features of Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software, but it’s designed to address a key concern raised by its rival’s technology.

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  • October 12 @ 11:27 am

Lucid took aim at concerns about Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ system with its new driver assistanc

Lucid’s “DreamDrive” doesn’t have all of the features of Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software, but it’s designed to address a key concern raised by its rival’s technology.

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  • October 12 @ 11:27 am

Lucid’s took aim at concerns about Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ system with its new driver a

Lucid’s “DreamDrive” doesn’t have all of the features of Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software, but it’s designed to address a key concern raised by its rival’s technology.

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  • October 12 @ 11:27 am

Meet Milo Talokonnikoff, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Milo Talokonnikoff is the chief operating officer of Iron EagleX and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 12 @ 11:05 am

Two firms sign leases at downtown L.A.’s FourFortyFour tower

Commercial interiors firm Westfall Commercial Furniture and flooring provider Shaw Industries signed leases totaling more than 10,000 square feet.

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  • October 12 @ 10:36 am

SFBT Tuesday Digest: Plans rise for South City development; Amazon rolls back return to work

Meanwhile, three Bay Area companies have each snagged $300 million mega-fundings.

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  • October 12 @ 10:18 am

National University of Natural Medicine to sell Portland campus

The school has occupied the Southwest Portland site since 1996.

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  • October 12 @ 9:53 am

LinkedIn, Zynga founders set date to take Aurora Innovation public

The reverse merger is projected to create an $11 billion company with operations in Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh and Texas.

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  • October 12 @ 9:28 am

Former AWS exec Charlie Bells starts new role at Microsoft after agreement

Amazon won’t be pursuing a noncompete battle with Microsoft over the hiring of former Amazon Web Services executive Charlie Bell now that the tech giants have reached an agreement. Bell will be leading a cybersecurity engineering team.

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  • October 12 @ 9:27 am

Plume just scored $300M in its second mega-funding round this year

Just eight months after raising $270 million, the smart home technology company just raised another mega-funding round.

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  • October 12 @ 7:00 am

Tampa development consultant sues city councilman over public records request

The lawsuit alleges the councilman used his wife’s private email account to conduct city business and demands the forensic inspection of all hard drives and devices used to access his wife’s emails.

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  • October 12 @ 6:33 am

Residents start moving into new $70M luxury condo project in Clearwater

A $70 million luxury condo complex in Clearwater has finished construction and the first wave of residents have officially moved in.

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  • October 12 @ 6:02 am

Money Talks: Cannabis investor Christine De La Rosa explains why ‘not all money is good money’

The Latina entrepreneur and investor got tired of waiting and launched her own firm to support underrepresented entrepreneurs in cannabis.

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  • October 11 @ 8:03 pm

How family offices are becoming a bigger force in the startup ecosystem

Some family offices have enough clout to attract investments from other family offices simply by landing on a startup’s list of investors, an SVB Capital executive said.

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  • October 11 @ 4:50 pm

As ESS rises in NYSE debut, CEO focuses on $308M opportunity to scale up

Stock climbs a healthy 27% in first day of trading.

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  • October 11 @ 4:44 pm

Premia pitches San Carlos industrial site as life science development

It’s the second such project for the Redwood City developer.

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  • October 11 @ 4:42 pm

Exxon Mobil building advanced plastic recycling plant in Baytown

By the end of 2026, Exxon plans to have opened several advanced recycling plants worldwide — in potential locations in the Netherlands, Canada, Singapore and elsewhere on the U.S. Gulf Coast — with a total combined capacity of 500,000 metric tons per year.

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  • October 11 @ 4:41 pm

Amazon is scrapping its January reopening date, leaving it up to team leaders to decide when and how often employee

Amazon is offering more flexibility for workers, allowing team leaders to decide if employees will be primarily remote.

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  • October 11 @ 3:12 pm

Hope Clinic to break ground on new health and wellness facility

“This building is not designed to be one more clinic around the corner. It is really designed to be a community catalyst — it is going to foster collaborations, help the community develop additional businesses around the clinic that are walkable, where people can spend time outdoors. It will hopefully attract other health care businesses […]

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  • October 11 @ 2:14 pm

The Funded: A blank-check company from ‘Moneyball’ exec Billy Beane is ready to take another swing at a

After striking out in its attempt to merge with the owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, Beane’s SPAC is trying again, this time discussing a deal with the online ticket vendor.

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  • October 11 @ 1:33 pm

State awards $9M to improve roads around Intermodal Logistics Center in Polk County

The massive industrial park is expected to create thousands of jobs.

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  • October 11 @ 1:09 pm

Amalie Arena becomes first in the world to partner with Silicon Valley-turned-Tampa transplant company

The technology will allow fans to purchase merchandise — and eventually tickets, concessions and more — with the click of a button.

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  • October 11 @ 1:01 pm

From Lake O to downtown: Law firm takes 4,000 square feet at Broadway Tower

Law firm Snell & Wilmer reversed a bit of a recent trend, moving from the ‘burbs to downtown.

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  • October 11 @ 12:50 pm

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner changes course on recommendations for affordable housing funding

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Oct. 11 that his administration would no longer recommend a development at the center of controversy over affordable housing funding. Now, Turner’s administration plans to recommend two different developments for Houston City Council to consider for funding.

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  • October 11 @ 12:31 pm

Fortune 500 company wants to move global HQ to St. Petersburg

The unnamed company would move from the Northeast and bring hundreds of new jobs to the Sunshine City.

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  • October 11 @ 11:44 am

BizSpotlight: Comcast RISE

100 Small Businesses Owned by People of Color will

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  • October 11 @ 11:38 am

S.F. firm SupporTrends acquires Durham business support startup

The companies use artificial intelligence to help businesses understand and utilize product feedback.

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  • October 11 @ 11:35 am

How Soaring Eagle Technologies and Iapetus Holdings aim to scale

Soaring Eagle is owned and operated by Iapetus Holdings, a Houston-based investment firm with a portfolio of companies primarily in the energy services space.

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  • October 11 @ 11:00 am

SFBT Monday Digest: Bay Area profs bring home Nobel Prize in economics; Southwest snarls SFO

Meanwhile, Dublin-based Ross said it has opened several new stores across 15 different states in September and October, rounding out its growth plans of 65 new stores for fiscal 2021.

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  • October 11 @ 10:20 am

Wilsonville battery maker ESS begins trading on NYSE

Move to the the Big Board comes five months after SPAC merger was unveiled.

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  • October 11 @ 10:17 am

Long time Lemelson Foundation executive steps down, new ED named

Carol Dahl has led the nonprofit for the last 10 years.

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  • October 11 @ 10:06 am

Fewer cranes dot Portland’s skyline as construction slows

The number of cranes in the city has dropped to 2015 levels.

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  • October 11 @ 9:51 am

Stanford, Berkeley professors win 2021 Nobel Prize in economics

“Their research has substantially improved our ability to answer key causal questions, which has been of great benefit to society,” said a Nobel Prize official.

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  • October 11 @ 9:28 am

Here are the Bay Area companies set to go public in coming weeks

There have already been 72 Wall Street debuts by companies from the region, via 48 IPOs, 21 blank check mergers and three direct listings.

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  • October 11 @ 9:27 am

More than 20,000 apartment-conversion units are slated to deliver this year. A growing number are in old office bui

A recent report by RentCafe and commercial real estate data company Yardi Matrix found more than 20,100 apartment-conversion units are to be finalized in 2021, which is a record.

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  • October 11 @ 9:24 am

U.S. office sublease market posts first contraction since the pandemic in Q3. But what happens in 2022?

Office sublease inventory on the whole declined in the third quarter, but most U.S. markets are still facing an unprecedented amount of sublease space.

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  • October 11 @ 9:22 am

Iconic Floridan Palace Hotel in downtown Tampa sold

The buyer also owns TradeWinds Islands Resort on St. Pete Beach.

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  • October 11 @ 6:05 am

Exclusive: Retail, office space in Grand Central at Kennedy is on the market

The commercial space, marketed as a trophy asset, sits between Water Street Tampa and the forthcoming Gas Worx.

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  • October 11 @ 6:00 am

Houston-based UTEX Industries CEO retires after 15-year tenure

The CEO of Houston-based Utex Industries Inc. has retired after 15 years in the role, which included leading the company through a Chapter 11 restructuring last year.

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  • October 8 @ 5:09 pm

Tesla may be heading to Texas, but the Bay Area is a still a center for EV tech

These 12 Bay Area companies are developing electric vehicle technologies.

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  • October 8 @ 5:01 pm

Tesla may be heading to Texas, but here’s why the Bay Area is a still a center for EV tech

These 12 Bay Area companies are developing electric vehicle technologies.

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  • October 8 @ 5:01 pm

Perspective: Gary Dillabough issues a clarion call for downtown San Jose

A key downtown San Jose real estate investor makes his case for why now is the time for the Bay Area’s biggest city to truly come into its own.

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  • October 8 @ 4:55 pm

Podcast: Facebook whistleblower gives CEO Mark Zuckerberg a new headache

On this week’s Silicon Insider Podcast: A very busy week on the tech beat with Facebook’s whisteblower, Tesla’s HQ move out of Palo Alto and an Elizabeth Holmes juror taps out.

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  • October 8 @ 4:29 pm

Cybersecurity, robotics, creator platform and pet tech are all pitching at Bend Venture Conference

The Bend Venture Conference is holding an in-person and virtual event later this month.

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  • October 8 @ 4:19 pm

How this S.F. company plans to take a bite out of dental claims

The company, backed by Intel Capital and SoftBank, says it can turn around dental claims in real time versus weeks or months.

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  • October 8 @ 4:19 pm

SpaceX now valued at $100 billion — plus other L.A. tech news

Plus Orca Security raises $550 million and Sure Inc. $100 million in other L.A. funding news.

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  • October 8 @ 2:51 pm

Burbank Airport Business Park fully leased

With two recently secured leases, the business center next to the Hollywood Burbank Airport is fully occupied.

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  • October 8 @ 2:02 pm

The Funded: 12 Bay Area companies raise over $300M at week’s end

A dozen Bay Area startups disclosed raising a total of more than $300 million at week’s end. Here are the details on that and five M&A deals from the region.

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  • October 8 @ 1:41 pm

USF students create medtech device to help fight ventilator shortage

The team has already won $30,000 in pitch competition money while waiting for patent approval.

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  • October 8 @ 1:40 pm

A closer look at the highest-paid women executives in the Bay Area

Topping off the list of highest-paid women executives was Ruth Porat, who has served as chief financial officer of Alphabet Inc. since 2015.

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  • October 8 @ 12:25 pm

Houston City Council could vote on outside investigation into former housing director’s claims

Tom McCasland was fired after publicly accusing Mayor Sylvester Turner of directing federal Hurricane Harvey relief to a preferred developer.

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  • October 8 @ 12:04 pm

Most of this year’s flood of new Bay Area public companies are ‘under water’

Seventy-two Bay Area companies have gone public this year. But only 29 have increased in value since their debut.

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  • October 8 @ 11:42 am

Tesla HQ move sparks reflection in California: ‘We have to get our house in order’

“We have to get our house in order on the many challenges facing our state and its business climate,” said Jim Wunderman, CEO of the Bay Area Council.

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  • October 8 @ 10:28 am

SFBT Friday Digest: Cruise ship set to dock in S.F.; New Salesforce CEO?

Meanwhile, Bay Area air officials this week announced a new round of funding for a program that pays residents thousands of dollars to trade in older vehicles and replace them with cleaner ones.

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  • October 8 @ 10:18 am

SFBT Friday Digest: Cruise ship set to dock in S.F.; More homes near BART

Meanwhile, Bay Area air officials this week announced a new round of funding for a program that pays residents thousands of dollars to trade in older vehicles and replace them with cleaner ones.

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  • October 8 @ 10:18 am

SFBT Friday Digest: Fix may have worsened Millennium’s sink; More homes near BART

Meanwhile, Bay Area air officials this week announced a new round of funding for a program that pays residents thousands of dollars to trade in older vehicles and replace them with cleaner ones.

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  • October 8 @ 10:18 am

Shimmick Construction CEO talks Millennium Tower, company’s sale

The Millennium Tower’s troubles are a challenge that Steve Richards —who assumed leadership at Shimmick last March— must contend with as he leads the Oakland-born civil construction company into a new era.

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  • October 8 @ 10:03 am

Los Angeles the top city losing workers to Dallas-Fort Worth

A LinkedIn report shows a trend of more workers on the move to the Dallas region coming from the big West Coast hubs.

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  • October 8 @ 9:58 am

Apple to significantly expand Culver City footprint

The tech giant said Friday that it is expanding its footprint on the Westside by constructing two new buildings comprising more than 550,000 square feet.

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  • October 8 @ 9:50 am

Apple to nearly double Culver City footprint

The tech giant said Friday that it is expanding its footprint on the Westside by constructing two new buildings comprising more than 550,000 square feet.

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  • October 8 @ 9:50 am

SurveyMonkey owner’s stock jumps on talk of potential sale

An activist investor that is pressing Momentive to sell gave a presentation earlier this week in which it said the company could attract a price that’s double the $3 billion it is currently valued at.

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  • October 8 @ 8:38 am

Exclusive: Coke Florida details Covid-19 challenges, path for growth

The family-owned independent bottler has spent $300 million on its fleet, commercial real estate and manufacturing capability in the last five years.

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  • October 8 @ 6:15 am

Largest office campuses in Silicon Valley

Largest office campuses in Silicon Valley ranked by square feet of office space.

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  • October 8 @ 5:00 am

City council to discuss future of Tampa Union Station this month

Two council members have promoted the idea of transforming the station’s interior into a coffee shop and entrepreneurial hub.

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  • October 8 @ 4:00 am

Tesla’s HQ move to Texas draws sharp reaction in the Bay Area and beyond

“We have to get our house in order on the many challenges facing our state and its business climate,” said Jim Wunderman, CEO of the Bay Area Council.

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  • October 7 @ 9:54 pm

A Tesla timeline: Chart the company’s path from 2003 upstart to 2021 titan

How did Tesla grow from a company founded by a pair of e-book entrepreneurs (neither of whom had the last name of Musk) into the world’s most valuable automaker? Check out this gallery to learn more.

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  • October 7 @ 9:23 pm

Port Houston handling record number of containers amid supply chain woes, chairman says

One of the biggest challenges to Port Houston operations is a shortage of chassis, Chairman Ric Campo said.

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  • October 7 @ 8:46 pm

Aerospace company Astra seeks major expansion at Alameda Point

The Alameda Planning Board will review the company’s request for a conditional use permit Oct. 11.

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  • October 7 @ 8:38 pm

Meet the San Francisco exec going to space with William Shatner

We go in-depth with him about the trip — his fears, excitement and what he’ll ask the man who played Captain Kirk.

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  • October 7 @ 7:06 pm

Elon Musk: Tesla HQ will relocate to Austin from California

CEO Elon Musk said during an Oct. 7 shareholder meeting that the electric vehicle company — the world’s most valuable carmaker — would move its HQ to the Texas capital.

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  • October 7 @ 6:46 pm

Corporate Philanthropy Innovation Award 2021: ZGF

ZGF is creating education pathways for architecture students of color.

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  • October 7 @ 6:01 pm

Corporate Philanthropy Innovation Winner 2021: Walsh Construction

A great idea stemming from another company project led to a partnership that helps lower-income Portlanders.

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  • October 7 @ 6:00 pm

OEN Awards finalists announced

The OEN awards are slated for Nov. 18.

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  • October 7 @ 4:33 pm

Here are the Bay Area billionaires under the age of 40

The youngest person on the list is only 26 years old.

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  • October 7 @ 4:28 pm

Medical Informatics Corp., other Texas cos. named to AWS health tech accelerator

Two other Texas companies were also named to the AWS Healthcare Accelerator program.

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  • October 7 @ 4:24 pm

Corporate Philanthropy Winner 2021 (enterprise company): Nike

Nike tallied more than $15 million in charitable donations in 2020.

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  • October 7 @ 3:36 pm

Wide open: Record number of Q3 venture deals pushes totals above all of last year

Bay Area founders raised $27.1 billion in Q3, more than doubling the amount raised in 2020’s third quarter.

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  • October 7 @ 3:30 pm

Meet the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business class of 2021

These are the inspiring women who made the San Francisco Business Times’ annual list of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.

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  • October 7 @ 3:00 pm

Tampa General will launch TGH Children’s Hospital, kicking off with $7.5M in renovations

Two of the three wings on the Davis Islands location will undergo updates and technology installations.

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  • October 7 @ 2:58 pm

L.A. CRE investment firm Thorofare Capital lands in Dallas’ Uptown district

The company also has offices in New York and Miami.

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  • October 7 @ 2:53 pm

Pulte Homes under contract for 277-lot Discovery Bay subdivision — again

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the project, which had been in the works since 1999, in July.

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  • October 7 @ 2:50 pm

Newmark opens hotel capital markets practice in L.A. with new hire

The move is part of a larger expansion of the company’s Lodging Capital Markets practice to South Florida and Texas as well.

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  • October 7 @ 1:48 pm

J. Beard Real Estate Co. partners with Boston firm to expand client services, changes name

To reflect the new arrangement, the company has changed its name to SVN-J. Beard Real Estate — Greater Houston.

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  • October 7 @ 1:43 pm

Entoro Capital, Houston artist Donkeeboy unveil digital NFT offerings

One NFT offering is underway, and another will begin Oct. 12. NFTs are digital assets that can be traded much like any other speculative asset.

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  • October 7 @ 1:14 pm

Real estate investment platform Fundrise signs tenant to Jefferson Blvd. offices

Real estate investment platform Fundrise bought the properties in 2019 and owns 18 more sites in the area.

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  • October 7 @ 12:53 pm

Adidas unveils a sweeping footwear and apparel repurposing program

The program will offer rewards to customers who send in used Adidas materials.

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  • October 7 @ 12:12 pm

Early Money: 11 Series A Bay Area fundings include ones focused on bees and trucks

Eleven Bay Area startups scored Series A rounds of funding in the past week, including one that focuses on helping improve pollination of bees and another that helps make trucks more aerodynamic. Here are the details:

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  • October 7 @ 12:09 pm

New Money: All the Tampa Bay deals in September

While funding rounds may have slowed in September, massive deals were still peppered throughout the Tampa Bay region.

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  • October 7 @ 11:38 am

Old St. Pete Police HQ redevelopment receives final approval

The site plan for the long-awaited development on Central Avenue was approved Wednesday afternoon, paving the way for the demolition of the old St. Pete Police Department headquarters.

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  • October 7 @ 11:32 am

Upstart Holdings doubling Ohio workforce to 1,000

The HQ2 of the newly publicly traded company is adding jobs and real estate in two Ohio cities.

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  • October 7 @ 11:14 am

Upstart doubling Ohio workforce to 1,000

The HQ2 of the newly publicly traded company is adding jobs and real estate in two Ohio cities.

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  • October 7 @ 11:14 am

Tampa city attorney says she will not defend councilman over developer’s public records request complaint

The records request is seeking communication related to a hotly contested development on West Gandy Boulevard.

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  • October 7 @ 11:07 am

SFBT Thursday Digest: Landlord groups sue city: S.F. fertility firm teams with WNBA

Meanwhile, Apple Inc. is looking to further drive into the automotive industry.

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  • October 7 @ 10:21 am

Ex-Safeway CEO tells of Theranos concerns at Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial

Safeway had been a key partner for Theranos, spending more than $300 million to build clinics for blood tests in hundreds of its grocery stores.

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  • October 7 @ 10:03 am

Westshore Alliance Executive Director Ann Kulig announces retirement

Kulig’s replacement hasn’t been decided, but the alliance has chosen a new president.

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  • October 7 @ 9:53 am

Westshore Alliance Executive Director Ann Kulig to retire at end of year

Kulig’s replacement hasn’t been decided, but the alliance has chosen a new president.

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  • October 7 @ 9:53 am

OSU awarded $10M to study hemp market potential in West, working with tribes

Hemp as food and fiber are among the possibilities.

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  • October 7 @ 9:48 am

With a purchase and a lease apiece, Amazon and tech startup Fungible add to SV presences

Amazon makes a big buy in Milpitas, and Fungible goes from a sublease to a full tenant in Santa Clara.

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  • October 7 @ 9:35 am

With a purchase and a lease apiece, tech giant Amazon and tech startup Fungible add to their SV presences

Amazon makes a big buy in Milpitas, and Fungible goes from a sublease to a full tenant in Santa Clara.

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  • October 7 @ 9:35 am

Ex-Safeway CEO tells of Theranos ‘red flags’ at Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial

Safeway had been a key partner for Theranos, spending over $300 million to build clinics for blood tests in hundreds of its grocery stores.

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  • October 7 @ 9:29 am

University use of public-private development partnerships starts to pick up after slow 2020

After a quiet 2020, colleges and universities are starting to return to an increasingly popular option for real estate development that mitigates overall risk and reduces upfront costs: public-private partnerships.

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  • October 7 @ 8:59 am

Prominent founders back new diversity-focused venture fund in Texas

Several prominent Austin founders are joining forces to launch a Texas branch of a New York City-based venture capital fund focused on backing gritty founders and diverse startups. This article also includes ABJ’s latest list of local venture capital firms.

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  • October 7 @ 8:25 am

Tampa Bay Innovation Center readies for ‘game changer’ collaboration with Ark Investment

A four-month-long conversation has come to fruition for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, bringing with it one of the biggest investors in the emerging tech scene.

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  • October 7 @ 6:23 am

A Lounge Lizard memory: Of cruddy cars and cool cabinets (Column)

The now-destroyed store had both top-notch merchandise and first-rate customer service.

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  • October 6 @ 6:02 pm

Houston SPAC shareholders approve merger with Israeli radar co. Arbe Robotics

“I’m CEO of an industrial computer vision company, so I’ve spent a lot of time studying computer vision, 4D radar, the lidar space. But what Arbe has developed is very complex and hard to replicate. We do believe that in the auto tech sector, we are ushering in a new category of sensing for the […]

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  • October 6 @ 5:26 pm

Photos: Briscoe Manor wedding venue in Richmond to hit the auction block

After Briscoe Manor went under contract earlier this year, the buyer had issues obtaining financing to close the sale.

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  • October 6 @ 5:15 pm

C-Suite Rides: Volvo’s not saving the planet with its PHEVs (PHOTOS)

My advice: Save the thousands of dollars and skip the Volvo PHEV models.

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  • October 6 @ 5:15 pm

ESS, after hitting SPAC bump, says deal leaves it well funded to pursue key initiatives

The company cites a $250 million private placement that exceeded expectations by $100 million.

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  • October 6 @ 5:13 pm

‘Tesla needs to wake up,’ says ex-contract worker awarded $137M in racial harassment case

Owen Diaz, the Black former Tesla contract worker who a jury awarded $137 million in damages because of racial abuse he suffered there, has a message for the electric car maker.

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  • October 6 @ 5:11 pm

Engineers think they have a fix for the Millennium Tower retrofit. They’ll start testing it next week.

If modifications to the sinking skyscraper’s retrofit program are successful, its contractor will be given the green light to complete the project.

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  • October 6 @ 4:56 pm

If San Francisco startup Kyte has its way, urbanites will never own a car again

The company’s model is similar to ZipCar, but delivered directly to your door.

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  • October 6 @ 4:52 pm

Opendoor raises billions to buy thousands of homes

“There’s a land grab going on, not just among iBuyers, but between anyone wanting to buy a house,” said Mike DelPrete, a real estate tech strategist.

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  • October 6 @ 4:31 pm

AppLovin to pay $1.05B to buy MoPub, Twitter’s mobile ad network

Twitter bought the business in 2013 for $350 million. It brought in about $188 million in revenue in 2020, which was nearly 5.9% of Twitter’s advertising revenue that year.

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  • October 6 @ 4:31 pm

Business Oregon opens apps for Commercialization Gap Fund manager

The program is designed to invest in early stage, science-based startups many of which are coming out of the state’s research universities.

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  • October 6 @ 4:09 pm

San Francisco-based AnyRoad opens sales, engineering hub in Portland

The San Francisco-based startup is hiring aggressively following sales growth brought on in-person event disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • October 6 @ 3:54 pm

Former RealWear CEO’s new company is aimed at software for field techs

Wearable computer executive and founder of RealWear Andy Lowery is back with a new company, this time as president of a software maker aimed at industrial field technicians.

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  • October 6 @ 3:44 pm

Why this Big Pharma wants to expand its Peninsula incubator

Lilly’s “blowout success” is looking for more space in the Bay Area, CEO says.

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  • October 6 @ 3:14 pm

Video games drive demand for real-world real estate, especially in Los Angeles

The amount of space used by video game companies in the region has grown by more than two-thirds over the last five years, estimates CBRE.

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  • October 6 @ 2:56 pm

The Funded: A $1.5B blank check merger plan unveiled as 2 Bay Area SPACs raise $335M

A big SPAC merger and two blank check company IPOs lead Bay Arrea venture and startup news at midweek

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  • October 6 @ 2:27 pm

Dallas firm enters Houston market with two multifamily acquisitions

Dallas-based American Communities paid an undisclosed amount to acquire the Grand on Memorial at 15135 Memorial Drive in the Energy Corridor and 1711 Caroline Apartments at 1711 Caroline St. downtown.

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  • October 6 @ 2:15 pm

Tampa Convention Center renovation will open up the facade to waterfront views

The Tampa Riverwalk will be rerouted for more than a year during construction.

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  • October 6 @ 1:45 pm

These are the 30 most affordable metro areas in the nation

As more employers embrace permanent remote work, large metros with high affordability could find themselves in prime position. Here are the 30 most affordable large metros in the nation.

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  • October 6 @ 1:18 pm

Intracorp breaks ground on fourth ground-up development in Irvine Business Complex

The project marks the fourth ground-up development in IBC for Vancouver-based developer Intracorp.

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  • October 6 @ 1:07 pm

Redwood City-based student transport startup Zum nears unicorn value with $130M funding

The Redwood City startup’s valuation jumped to about $930 million as it plans to add 12 new states to the four it now operates in.

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  • October 6 @ 12:48 pm

Control, land prices at center of developer’s decision to leave Portland Broadway Corridor role

“The truth is you have never really been willing to surrender Prosper’s control of the master development role,” the CEO of Denver-based Continuum Partners wrote.

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  • October 6 @ 12:20 pm

Portland construction pros prepare for Sustainable Building Week

Most of the programs are free.

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  • October 6 @ 12:11 pm

SFBT Wednesday Digest: S.F. shoots down group housing; Auto firm leads funding frenzy

Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new bill into law that requires food delivery companies like GrubHub, DoorDash and UberEats to reveal all hidden charges.

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  • October 6 @ 10:19 am

Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest moving from New York to Tampa Bay

Wood is known for her bold investment moves — and her company’s move here is a watershed moment for Tampa Bay.

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  • October 6 @ 10:16 am

Battery manufacturer Romeo Power to move headquarters to Orange County

The company, currently headquartered in Vernon, has signed a 215,000-square-foot lease in Cypress.

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  • October 6 @ 10:14 am

Meet Miranda Henderson, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Miranda Henderson is a principal configuration analyst lead for Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 6 @ 10:02 am

ONAMI unveils new startup advising and investment package

Starting this fall, ONAMI is offering not only advising for science-based startups but also a small amount of investment to get startups reading for larger capital infusions.

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  • October 6 @ 9:36 am

Theranos trial: Judge thwarts attempt to tie witness to problems at uBiome

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila blocked questioning of Theranos’ former lab director about his work at another Silicon Valley startup that ran afoul of the law.

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  • October 6 @ 9:35 am

L.A.’s Cochise Capital buys Fort Lauderdale apartment portfolio for $10 million

The buyer has more than $800 million in assets under management.

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  • October 6 @ 9:31 am

Alchemist Accelerator’s 28th Demo Day gives showcase to B2B startups in NFTs, audiobooks and robot weeders

Among the Bay Area startups featured at Alchemist Accelerator’s latest Demo Day: a business platform for personal trainers, robotic weeders for farms and an audiobook recorder that uses synthetic voices.

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  • October 6 @ 9:29 am

46-story Residences at 400 Central in downtown St. Pete inches toward groundbreaking

New York billionaire John Catsimatidis, the developer behind the tower, says the pace of reservations is beating expectations.

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  • October 6 @ 8:00 am

BizSpotlight: Jotform

San Francisco-based SaaS solution Jotform launched

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  • October 6 @ 8:00 am

ESS says SPAC merger, public listing on course despite $200M shareholder pullout

SPAC redemptions mean a smaller IPO payoff for Wilsonville battery maker.

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  • October 5 @ 7:53 pm

St. Thomas High School breaks ground on $7.9M baseball park

St. Thomas High School acquired the 13.5-acre property where the new field will be built, which is adjacent to the school’s existing baseball field, from the Houston Independent School District in 2013 for $66 million.

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  • October 5 @ 7:43 pm

It’s been 10 years since Steve Jobs died. Here’s how the Business Journal covered the news.

The San Jose-Silicon Valley Business Journal (as it was known then) was about to go to press on its weekly issue. But then, Apple’s legendary co-founder died.

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  • October 5 @ 5:19 pm

Vintage furniture store Lounge Lizard destroyed in Hawthorne Avenue blaze

The fire engulfed the store and likely damaged nearby buildings.

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  • October 5 @ 4:32 pm

Vintage furniture store Lounge Lizard destroyed in Hawthorne Ave. blaze

The fire engulfed the store and likely damaged nearby buildings.

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  • October 5 @ 4:32 pm

Exclusive: Healthpeak plans massive addition to growing Brisbane empire

Four new structures are proposed for an existing office park in the city.

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  • October 5 @ 4:31 pm

Udemy is preparing for a $100M IPO. Here are five things to know.

Copyright infringement is still a potential issue for the platform.

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  • October 5 @ 4:26 pm

Money Talks: NFX partners on Web 3.0, ‘tech-bio’ and the lessons from Theranos

“Do your homework because sometimes things are too good to be true,” says NFX partner Morgan Beller.

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  • October 5 @ 4:15 pm

Software co. Raptor Technologies acquires UK firm, nabs Thoma Bravo investment

Raptor develops K-12 school software offerings for visitor, volunteer and emergency management used by more than 35,000 schools in the U.S.

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  • October 5 @ 4:10 pm

Early Money: Pair of e-commerce startups top 10 Bay Area seed fundings

Ten Bay Area startups landed seed rounds in the past week, including a pair that focus on e-commerce. Here are the details.

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  • October 5 @ 4:02 pm

‘A tale of two industries’: L.A.’s pandemic office market is both thriving and stagnating

CBRE Executive Vice President Jeffrey Welch on how the state of L.A.’s office market depends on where the office is.

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  • October 5 @ 3:33 pm

SoCal investment firm buys The Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis

It was the first-ever acquisition for Triton Hospitality Group, formed earlier this year to buy distressed hotel properties.

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  • October 5 @ 3:18 pm

Tampa’s IT Authorities acquired by publicly traded company

The company made headlines in 2020 as one of the first in the region to sell its headquarters and move to an entirely remote presence.

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  • October 5 @ 2:53 pm

Portland JLL workers consolidating into one office in the Pearl District

Downtown Portland’s Fox Tower is losing a group of real estate workers and the Pearl’s Brewery Blocks is gaining them.

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  • October 5 @ 2:34 pm

Tampa development consultant says city councilman intimidated him over public records request

The consultant says that councilman John Dingfelder approached him after an Aug. 19 public records request.

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  • October 5 @ 1:50 pm

Hines breaks ground on 53-acre Levit Green life sciences district near TMC

The first phase of the project focuses on a five-story, 270,000-square-foot building that is custom-designed to house life sciences research and development projects.

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  • October 5 @ 1:36 pm

Meet Sarah-Jane Vatelot, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Sarah-Jane Vatelot is a project architect with Behar Peteranecz Architecture and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 5 @ 1:24 pm

Paddock1 bringing state-of-the-art luxury garage condos to Tampa Bay

The gated garage community was inspired by the paddocks used to store race cars, trailers and team equipment.

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  • October 5 @ 1:18 pm

Ontario Gateway Center sells for $40 million

The shopping center is 100% occupied by multiple national credit tenants including anchor stores Ross, Big Lots, JoAnn, Dollar Tree and David’s Bridal.

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  • October 5 @ 1:07 pm

A Portland coworking company declines to renew lease, pares down to last location

The Portland coworking firm started in 2011 is consolidating to a single location.

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  • October 5 @ 12:27 pm

Lakeland cyber company combines psychology and humor to fight threats

“We’re working to solve the one size fits all issue, where everyone is trained on the same day, in the same way, regardless of their role.”

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  • October 5 @ 12:20 pm

Luxury Santa Monica apartments sell for $70 million

The property sold for $1.84 million per unit — one of the highest per-unit prices ever in California.

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  • October 5 @ 11:51 am

Kennedy Wilson buys 2 Seattle-area apartments in $265M deal

The acquisitions, including a new Shoreline building, comes as rents in the Puget Sound region skyrocket.

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  • October 5 @ 10:29 am

CenterPoint buys telescope manufacturer’s South Bay headquarters

The transaction marks the Chicago firm’s third investment in the South Bay and 10th in Southern California so far this year.

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  • October 5 @ 10:24 am

Landsea Homes starts selling in Texas after $54.6M acquisition

The California homebuilder is now selling homes in the San Antonio area, its first in Texas after acquiring a builder in the region.

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  • October 5 @ 10:23 am

SFBT Tuesday Digest: Tesla ordered to pay over racial abuse; Social media’s big outage

Meanwhile, big funding for an S.F. a senior care network and technology platform has lifted it to unicorn status.

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  • October 5 @ 10:17 am

Electric truck maker Rivian’s IPO filing discloses close relationship with Amazon

Rivian filed to go public in August. The filing said the company hasn’t generated much revenue and expects at first that “a significant portion of our revenue will be from Amazon Logistics, Inc.”

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  • October 5 @ 10:17 am

PCCP teaming on Sacramento-area industrial project

Construction is kicking off for what might be one of the more visible new industrial projects in the Sacramento region, with more than 185,000 square feet of space in North Natomas.

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  • October 5 @ 10:13 am

It’s a marathon, not a sprint: S.F. office leasing activity is steadily improving

Things seem to be looking up for the San Francisco office market— at least in comparison to the lows reached in 2020.

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  • October 5 @ 10:03 am

North Portland property by Red House being donated to Self Enhancement Inc.

The move aims to provide more social services and affordable housing.

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  • October 5 @ 9:41 am

Problems at SiliconSage housing projects could wipe out all investments in them

An investment firm warns that all money put into a pair of housing projects by now-defunct SiliconSage — including a chunk of public pension funds — could be wiped out due to problems at the developments.

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  • October 5 @ 9:36 am

San Jose-based SunPower restructures as it agrees to buy a business, looks to sell another

The San Jose-based company said it has agreed to acquire Utah-based Blue Raven Solar LLC in a deal valued at up to $165 million, and it wants to sell its commercial/industrial business.

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  • October 5 @ 9:32 am

Former Theranos lab director testifies for fifth day in fraud trial

The defense team for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes have been grilling a key witness for days, trying to shake his credibility.

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  • October 5 @ 9:30 am

A new S.F. platform wants to help health and wellness TikTokers expand reach and revenue

From running to strength to meditation, wellness creators can launch their own apps with this new platform.

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  • October 5 @ 8:00 am

S.F.-based Ongo wants to help health and wellness Tiktokers expand their reach and revenue

From running to strength to meditation, wellness creators can launch their own apps with this new platform.

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  • October 5 @ 8:00 am

Clara Foods rebrands, brings second product to market

You might want to add it to your morning Smoothie.

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  • October 5 @ 8:00 am

S.F.-based Ongo wants to help health and wellness creators expand their reach and revenue

From running to strength to meditation, wellness creators can launch their own apps with this new platform.

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  • October 5 @ 8:00 am

Deloitte opens Houston ‘Greenhouse’ meeting space designed to solve energy problems

The 14,000-square-foot space is billed as by far the largest and most technologically advanced Greenhouse the company has opened. It’s also Deloitte’s first that is designed to specifically handle energy industry clients.

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  • October 5 @ 7:43 am

Meet Curtis DeLaquil, a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree

Curtis DeLaquil is a senior project manager with JE Dunn Construction Co. and a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.

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  • October 5 @ 6:08 am

USF St. Pete spent years in ‘quiet discussions’ on Trop site redevelopment, top leader says

One month before Mayor Rick Kriseman is expected to choose a final developer to redevelop the 86-acre property, a top USF leader wanted to go on the record with the university’s commitment.

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  • October 5 @ 6:01 am

‘Major facelift’ on tap for storefronts near Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks after sale

An iconic Tarpon Springs property has a new owner with a big vision.

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  • October 5 @ 5:48 am

This North Beach building has endured two fires. The owner thinks it finally has a plan to rebuild.

It’s been more than three years since a fire forced out five commercial tenants, leaving just the building’s historic facades.

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  • October 4 @ 10:41 pm

Midway lands major engineering and IT cos. as tenants for its CityCentre mixed-use development

In addition to Amazon’s previously announced expansion, CityCentre is adding other major names as office tenants.

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  • October 4 @ 6:26 pm

Companies are looking for smaller, smarter spaces, JLL executive says

Urbin had the chance to discuss what JLL is seeing employers look for out of the commercial real estate market.

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  • October 4 @ 5:30 pm

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down temporarily

Facebook is off to a scary start to October.

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  • October 4 @ 5:26 pm

Los Angeles investment firm acquires SMG

A Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm has acquired Kansas City-based Service Management Group which will lead to more growth in the future.

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  • October 4 @ 5:15 pm

TruAmerica Multifamily buys San Antonio apartments for nearly $47M

A California real estate company has entered the San Antonio market with a nearly $47 million acquisition.

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  • October 4 @ 5:15 pm

Industrial Realty Group buys Milwaukee-area plant for $33M

Quad/Graphics Inc. listed its West Allis plant on a prime site near Interstate 94 nearly one year ago.

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  • October 4 @ 5:15 pm

S.F. real estate startup Sundae is on hiring spree as it plans expansion into new cities

The marketplace for distressed houses has seen a six-fold jump in revenue between June 2020 and June 2021.

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  • October 4 @ 4:53 pm

Emeryville’s Bay Street Mall revitalization plans feature new grocery store anchor

City staff say the plan will help revitalize the mall.

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  • October 4 @ 4:49 pm

Amazon-leased distribution property in Salem sells for $28.25M

“The industrial sector has remained among the most attractive asset classes in commercial real estate for investors,” said one official.

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  • October 4 @ 4:33 pm

L.A. law firm Gibson Dunn signs lease for new downtown D.C. office building

The lease covers more than half of the planned 330,000-square-foot building.

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  • October 4 @ 4:19 pm

Heights Union office buildings sold for blistering price

The property, which has recently landed Pfizer Inc., White and Case and DoubleLine Capital, has sold to a familiar name in Tampa’s commercial real estate circles.

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  • October 4 @ 3:44 pm

Heights Union office buildings sold in blistering deal

The property, which has recently landed Pfizer Inc., White and Case and DoubleLine Capital, has sold to a familiar name in Tampa’s commercial real estate circles.

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  • October 4 @ 3:44 pm

Botox war: East Bay challenger sued by maker of blockbuster cosmetic toxin

After a Covid delay, the company hopes to soon launch its Botox-like product, manufactured in Newark, to treat “frown lines” between the eyebrows.

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  • October 4 @ 3:38 pm

Beaverton’s CTL sells controlling stake, plots growth with new investment

Computer maker CTL has been growing for years making Chromebooks for K-12 education. Now the company has a new investor to take it to the next level.

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  • October 4 @ 3:33 pm

Portland’s Springbrook Software buys New Zealand firm

The deal combines two companies making software for the local government market.

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  • October 4 @ 3:26 pm

M&A Roundup: BMC Software, Onit, Symplr make technology acquisitions

A number of Houston technology firms have announced acquisitions in the past few weeks, including BMC Software and Onit, a fast-growing legal software company.

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  • October 4 @ 2:54 pm

The Funded: 4 more Bay Area companies get ready to go public

One Bay Area company is set to go public this week and three others did filings on upcoming offerings. Here are the details on that and some funding news from the region.

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  • October 4 @ 2:27 pm

Burbank medical office sells for $24 million

The building is more than 90% leased, mostly to doctors on staff at Providence Saint Joseph across the street.

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  • October 4 @ 2:18 pm

Longfellow buys prime site near Millbrae transit hub for life sciences redevelopment

In line with its recent acquisitions in the East Bay and on the Peninsula, Longfellow indicated that it will repurpose the site in Millbrae into a life sciences development.

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  • October 4 @ 1:56 pm

USF, TGH want in on Tropicana Field redevelopment, could develop a ‘tech campus’

University leaders sent the letter Monday to ask for more time to weigh in on the financial resources, facility requirements and programs.

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  • October 4 @ 1:51 pm

‘Darth Vader House’ in West University Place reduces asking price by $1.2M

When it was listed for sale in May, the home received international attention from media outlets like CNN, UPI and The Sun.

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  • October 4 @ 1:37 pm

127,000sf cold storage warehouse going up in Inland Empire

West Coast Cold Storage said that the new facility will bring about 75 new jobs to the area across managerial, accounting and logistics positions.

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  • October 4 @ 1:14 pm

Rexford Industrial 2021 acquisitions top $1.3 billion, surpassing all of 2020

The Los Angeles firm said it bought two industrial properties in the Inland Empire as well as an infill storage site in the South Bay.

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  • October 4 @ 1:10 pm

11 Bay Area startups went public in Q3 blank-check mergers, but fervor has cooled

There has been a big drop in deals and dollars going into SPACs, but a backlog of mergers is hitting the markets now, to varying success.

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  • October 4 @ 1:06 pm

11 Bay Area startups went public in third-quarter blank-check mergers, with mixed results

There has been a big drop in deals and dollars going into SPACs, but a backlog of mergers is hitting the markets now, to varying success.

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  • October 4 @ 1:06 pm

Some of Tampa Bay’s top cyber executives weigh in on what businesses need to do to stay safe

Executives from JPMorgan, KnowBe4 and more doled out advice on how to stay safe from the ever-rising cybersecurity threats.

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  • October 4 @ 1:00 pm

Sarasota’s Roper Technologies to sell subsidiary for $2.6 billion

The news comes just one month after the company announced it would sell another of its subsidiaries for $350 million.

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  • October 4 @ 11:21 am

Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler all report third-quarter sales slides

But all three U.S. automakers say they see light at the end of the computer chip shortage tunnel.

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  • October 4 @ 11:00 am

SFBT Monday Digest: UCSF Professor wins Nobel Prize; Amazon’s land grab continues

Meanwhile, Bay Area companies start the week with a slew of acquisitions and planned public listings.

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  • October 4 @ 10:19 am

St. Petersburg apartments sell for more than $90 million

Axio at Carillon, formerly known as Grove Isle at Echelon City Center, was sold to a New York-based firm.

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  • October 4 @ 10:07 am

St. Petersburg apartment tower sells for more than $90 million

Axio at Carillon, formerly known as Grove Isle at Echelon City Center, was sold to a New York-based firm.

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  • October 4 @ 10:07 am

Avalara remains an active buyer with acquisition of Stanford startup

The deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions for the Seattle-based tax software company.

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  • October 4 @ 9:31 am

Report: Cancer test business Guardant Health decides against big M&A deal

The news came days after the first report about a potential tie-up of the two companies sent Guardant’s stock down by about 20% on Friday.

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  • October 4 @ 9:27 am

Tampa Bay Wave wins SBA grant to boost women-led cyber companies

This is the Wave’s fourth win for the competition.

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  • October 4 @ 6:13 am

Alliance Residential sells 2 new Heights multifamily developments to Florida investor

Alliance Residential has sold two newly built Heights apartment complexes to Florida-based Cardone Capital, whose CEO, Grant Cardone, is perhaps best known for his appearances on the Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire.”

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  • October 3 @ 9:47 pm

Meeting spaces and walking maps: How developers can meet the needs of the hybrid workplace

A flight to quality and newly built space means the amenities that enticed tenants before the pandemic just won’t cut it anymore.

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  • October 3 @ 6:15 pm

C-Suite Rides: The Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-30 are small, but mighty (PHOTOS)

Looking for a subcompact crossover SUV? Here are two good choices.

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  • October 3 @ 3:05 am

Here’s how this startup is helping parents of kids who are struggling in school get the help they need

Learnfully helps pair parents of kids with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD find the right tutors and experts to help them do better in school.

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  • October 1 @ 8:32 pm

Portland podcast digs into causes of homelessness, possible solutions

Among the questions the show has tackled is why affordable housing takes so long to build.

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  • October 1 @ 5:59 pm

Portland international Film Festival teams with Comcast on Covid pivot

Portland Film Festival’s virtual strategy gets Comcast assist.

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  • October 1 @ 5:50 pm

Exeter Property Group just purchased The Assembly at North First campus for $192M

The Assembly at North First, a revamped office campus in North San Jose once eyed by Google, is now off the market.

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  • October 1 @ 5:23 pm

Exeter Property Group buys Assembly at North First for $192M

The Assembly at North First, a revamped office campus in North San Jose that once was eyed by Google, is now off the market.

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  • October 1 @ 5:23 pm

Column: TAO hackathon seeks to help welcome the world to Oregon

TAO CEO Skip Newberry highlights a hackathon designed to help connect visitors for the World Athletics Championships in 2022 to its host city Eugene.

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  • October 1 @ 5:19 pm

Carry app wins American Heart Association startup grant

The grant awards are part of the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator for Oregon and Southwest Washington

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  • October 1 @ 5:04 pm

Land swap advances plans for first homeless navigation center in San Mateo County

The county estimates that over 1,500 people were experiencing homelessness in 2019, including 900 unsheltered. The largest concentration of those were living in tents and on the streets in Redwood City.

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  • October 1 @ 4:45 pm

Summit 800 homeowners sue developers for alleged defective construction

The 182-home project, known as Summit 800, was the city’s largest single-family development in four decades upon its completion in 2014.

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  • October 1 @ 4:38 pm

Portland Inno Under 25: Just getting started

Meet 15 entrepreneurs under the age 25.

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  • October 1 @ 3:32 pm

Podcast: Facebook, Amazon are raising concerns with Instagram for Kids and the Astro robot

On this week’s Silicon Insider Podcast: Instagram for Kids, Amazon’s tracking robot, a new IPO boom and TikTok traders. Oh, and Elizabeth Holmes’ trial in San Jose.

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  • October 1 @ 3:17 pm

Podcast: Facebook, Amazon raise concerns with Instagram for Kids and the Astro robot

On this week’s Silicon Insider Podcast: Instagram for Kids, Amazon’s tracking robot, IPO’s heady days and TikTok traders. Oh, yeah — and Elizabeth Holmes’ trial in San Jose.

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  • October 1 @ 3:17 pm

Virtual kitchen startup All Day Kitchens nets $65 million, plans S.F. hiring spree

All Day Kitchens wants to double its headcount in the city and find office space to match.

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  • October 1 @ 3:04 pm

Luby’s Inc. sells 26 real estate properties for $88M

Now, Luby’s has 28 remaining real estate holdings, including seven that are under contract but have refundable deposits.

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  • October 1 @ 3:03 pm

Massive Post Houston redevelopment adds more food hall tenants, coworking co. ahead of grand opening

More tenants have been announced for the massive mixed-use redevelopment of the former Barbara Jordan Post Office downtown, which will hold a grand opening in November.

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  • October 1 @ 2:19 pm

The Funded: 8 Bay Area startups together raised more than $500M at the end of the week

Perfect Day helped push up the total, pulling in a mammoth $350 million in Series D cash.

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  • October 1 @ 2:18 pm

SPP, Embarc, FL Funders form recruitment supergroup for next wave of tech companies

Creators of the “Hi Tampa Bay” initiative hope it extends beyond their core group and becomes a call to action for the entire region.

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  • October 1 @ 1:38 pm

An overlooked factor that could curb return-to-work enthusiasm

Many employees have gained time over the past 18 months by avoiding their commutes. They might not be eager to give it back when called to return to the office.

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  • October 1 @ 1:30 pm

SFBT Friday Digest: Massive merger called off; Autonomous permits granted

Meanwhile, Ozy Media Inc.’s chairman is the latest to back away from the embattled Mountain View-based company after an exposé raised questions about its leadership and ethics.

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  • October 1 @ 10:18 am

‘Keep an open mind’: Tampa Bay Rays president pleads with fans regarding sister city plan

“We need to be serious about it. We need to decide if it’s better than not having us at all,” team president Brian Auld said Friday morning in Tampa.

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  • October 1 @ 10:02 am

Waymo, Cruise win California permits to charge for autonomous rides

If the companies want to offer passenger service in vehicles without a safety driver on board, they will need to get another permit from the California Public Utility Commission.

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  • October 1 @ 9:26 am

Report: Robinhood leases new mass-timber building in Seattle area

The financial technology company’s lease of the Seattle region’s first mass-timber building of this scale has been rumored for several months. Now a commercial real estate company says the deal is done.

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  • October 1 @ 9:01 am

Applied Materials CFO Dan Durn jumps to Adobe

Durn is going from a company with a market capitalization of about $116 billion at Applied Materials to one whose market cap is about $274 billion at Adobe.

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  • October 1 @ 8:42 am

Kitty Hawk aims to fill the skies, one seat at a time, with its single-seat autonomous air taxis

Sebastian Thrun is used to bold bets. The one he’s making with Kitty Hawk may be his most audacious yet.

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  • October 1 @ 8:30 am

2021 Largest Houston-area energy engineering firms

Information was obtained from firm representatives, Texas Board of Engineering, United States Securities and Exchange Commission and HBJ research. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Houston Business Journal. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically.

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  • October 1 @ 8:25 am

Startup plans national expansion of new-mom service with help of CBRE

The company intends to target large Class A office buildings for the expansion.

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  • October 1 @ 7:27 am

Sunset Development has evolved along with the family that runs it

Sunset Development has come a long way since since its founding in 1951. We dived into the challenges of running a family business in this profile of a company now in its third generation.

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  • October 1 @ 7:00 am

Producing the building blocks of a new Bay Area biotech boom

Companies are ramping up manufacturing to make cell therapy promises into reality.

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  • October 1 @ 7:00 am

KnowBe4 continues to bolster research arm with new C-level hire

The founder of a company that was acquired by KnowBe4 is now the head of its research arm.

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  • October 1 @ 5:24 am

The rise and fall of Zymergen: Can biotech veteran Jay Flatley save the company?

Public filings, public comments by Flatley and others and views privately expressed by biotech insiders paint a picture of the scale of the task ahead for Zymergen.

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  • September 30 @ 10:53 pm

Viewpoint: Why Prop. M, formula retail limits are just plain bad for the city

Our editor-in-chief doesn’t hold back.

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  • September 30 @ 10:14 pm

San Jose is going to try to close the digital divide by mining cryptocurrency

Mayor Sam Liccardo announced a complex deal with low-speed network provider Helium involving wireless transmitters, cryptocurrency and an effort to get low-income people online.

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  • September 30 @ 9:20 pm

UC Regents greenlight controversial development at People’s Park in Berkeley

The development of the park, which has long been considered a monument to Berkeley’s history of radical politics, has been hotly contested by some neighborhood groups.

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  • September 30 @ 8:18 pm

UC Regents greenlight controversial residential development at People’s Park in Berkeley

The development of the park, which has long been considered a monument to Berkeley’s history of radical politics, has been hotly contested by some neighborhood groups.

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  • September 30 @ 8:18 pm

Cloudentity names former VMware, F5 exec as CEO

Jason Needham joined the Seattle-based company in September, filling a role previously held by Jasen Meece, who left in August.

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  • September 30 @ 7:10 pm

Zoom and Five9 have spiked their planned $15B merger after Five9 shareholders rejected the deal

The deal would have been Zoom’s biggest ever, but the companies decided to abandon it after Five9’s shareholders voted it down.

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  • September 30 @ 6:54 pm

Five9 shareholders vote against Zoom Video Communications merger

Zoom and Five9 announced the $14.7 billion merger in July but the companies decided to end the process after Five9’s shareholders rejected the deal.

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  • September 30 @ 6:54 pm

Work & Mother hires CBRE for key market expansions

Work & Mother has opened two locations in downtown Houston — at 712 Main St. and Three Allen Center — and more Texas locations are on the way.

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  • September 30 @ 5:29 pm

Jakks Pacific names former Disney exec Lori MacPherson to board

MacPherson was executive vice president for global product management for The Walt Disney Studios.

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  • September 30 @ 5:21 pm

Ozy Media chairman Marc Lasry has resigned amid a growing crisis at the company

The hedge fund billionaire is the latest to distance himself from the startup in the wake of reports questioning Ozy’s leadership and ethics and accusing it of overworking and bullying employees.

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  • September 30 @ 5:06 pm

CodeSee is reducing one of the most costly parts of software development: human error

Software developers handle thousands of lines of code everyday. This startup wants to help them create better blueprints.

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  • September 30 @ 4:58 pm

TMG Partners plots new Bay Area investments with capital infusion

All eyes were on TMG when the company acquired 300 Lakeside — a more than 1 million square-foot office complex in Oakland — last year.

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  • September 30 @ 4:33 pm

Alt-dairy maker Perfect Day raises $350M, lays groundwork for near-term IPO

The Berkeley startup, advised by Leonardo DiCaprio, has made deep inroads with consumer products and the B2B ingredients space — and wants more.

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  • September 30 @ 4:20 pm

Power(Light)houses: Meet four Portland-area companies that are growing like mad

Inside the spectacular rise of Smarsh, Meredith Lodging, Riverside Payments and Skin by Lovely.

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  • September 30 @ 4:10 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 4, Kopper Works Electric

An upstart lands a top 5 slot.

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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm

The pitch from Oakland startup OhmConnect? Save energy and get paid for it.

OhmConnect CEO Cisco DeVries explains why the modern refrigerator is a symbol of hope in the fight against climate change.

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  • September 30 @ 3:32 pm

The PBJ P100 Lighthouse Award 2021: Smarsh

Make it a double: Smarsh collects its second such PBJ honor.

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  • September 30 @ 3:14 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 7, RFPIO

The software maker lands in the PBJ’s Private 100 Top 10.

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  • September 30 @ 3:09 pm

New program looks to help PSU students back downtown businesses

The multi-faceted effort includes a component that will provide jobs to lower-income enrollees.

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  • September 30 @ 3:07 pm

Houston-area biodiesel plant will close for good in November

The 35 million-gallon-per-yer-capacity plant started up in 2008.

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  • September 30 @ 2:49 pm

5 industrial properties in San Fernando Valley sell for $16 million

Located in infill areas in Pacoima, the single-story buildings are currently 100% occupied.

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  • September 30 @ 2:11 pm

South Florida developer buys closely watched site in downtown St. Pete

The developer is one of the most prominent condo developers in the Tampa Bay region.

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  • September 30 @ 1:10 pm

Early Money: A startup working on extending dogs’ lives just raised $27M

Loyal was among 11 Bay Area startups that announced new Series A rounds over the past week.

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  • September 30 @ 12:47 pm

Alexandria to develop Moderna’s new headquarters in Cambridge

The Cambridge biotech company is known around the globe for its successful development of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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  • September 30 @ 11:23 am

New boutique hotel opening in Culver City next week (PHOTOS)

The Shay, the first Destination by Hyatt-branded location in Greater Los Angeles, is slated to open in Ivy Station on Oct. 6.

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  • September 30 @ 11:01 am

Oregon Venture Fund adds Alline Akintore to management team

Alline Akintore joins OVF from January Ventures where she was most recently a venture fellow.

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  • September 30 @ 10:00 am

Telehealth startup Found hires former Bumble exec, raises $32M to tackle obesity crisis

Trying to lose some pandemic pounds? This S.F. startup wants to help with a personalized program that goes beyond the scale.

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  • September 30 @ 9:56 am

Former lab director’s questioning gets testy at Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial

A former lab director and biopharmaceutical company scientist testified about shortcoming of Theranos lab tests in Wednesday’s session of the fraud trial of company founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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  • September 30 @ 9:28 am

MacArthur Foundation honors two Silicon Valley experts in its class of 2021

Among the MacArthur Foundation’s newest ‘genius grant’ recipients are two Silicon Valley experts who are advancing our knowledge of pediatric brain cancers and accessibility technologies.

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  • September 30 @ 9:28 am

Even real estate investors report feeling more pessimistic about housing-market prospects

Small-scale real estate investors are feeling pessimistic about their prospects in the housing market as inventory constraints continue to plague buyers of all shapes and sizes.

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  • September 30 @ 8:55 am

Velo3D chief Benny Buller predicts profit after going public via SPAC merger

Going public gives Velo3D more than just money, says CEO Benny Buller — it gives the 3D-printing equipment maker credibility.

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  • September 30 @ 8:55 am

Exclusive: Tampa tech company HOMEE closes out Series B round, topping out at more than $36 million

The latest round of funding was more than triple the original ask from CEO Doug Schaedler.

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  • September 30 @ 6:30 am

Legislative changes likely for group housing as Tenderloin appeal looms

The 450 O’Farrell project hit a nerve in the debate over how to build housing equitably in a city that remains unaffordable to many.

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  • September 29 @ 9:04 pm

A New York Times exposé triggers major fallout at digital media startup Ozy

Investors, a partner and a prominent employee are all backing away from the company after The Times piece revealed questionable behavior at the digital media company.

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  • September 29 @ 7:58 pm

A New York Times exposé has triggered a major fallout at digital media startup Ozy

Investors, a partner and a prominent employee are all backing away from the company after The Times piece revealed questionable behavior at the digital media company.

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  • September 29 @ 7:58 pm

Sporos Bioventures hires East Coast biotech industry exec as CEO

Houston-based Sporos Bioventures emerged from stealth earlier this year with $38.1 million in financing and four entities in its commercial pipeline.

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  • September 29 @ 5:17 pm

Materials, health startups take center stage at Berkeley SkyDeck demo day

The six most exciting startups we saw during UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck demo day.

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  • September 29 @ 4:43 pm

REDCO pitches 200K square feet of life sciences space for West Berkeley

The developer is currently leasing out the existing buildings on the property to the city of Berkeley for use as an emergency homeless shelter.

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  • September 29 @ 4:37 pm

Kforce moving its headquarters to Midtown Tampa

Kforce, which sold its Ybor headquarters earlier this year, says it will operate on an “office occasional” basis in Midtown Tampa.

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  • September 29 @ 3:42 pm

EEOC sues Viewpoint, CampusPoint for disability discrimination

The suit alleges the two companies removed a qualified job candidate after a request for an ASL interpreter was made for a group meeting.

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  • September 29 @ 3:24 pm

The Funded: 20 Bay Area startups just raised a combined $700M

The latest funding rounds by local startups include one $200 million round and two $100 million ones.

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  • September 29 @ 2:28 pm

See Oregon’s, SW Washington’s fastest-growing private real estate and construction-related firms (Slide

Here are some of the real estate and construction-related companies that made the P100 rankings.

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  • September 29 @ 2:25 pm

LivWrk to make over Arts District office buildings it bought for $20 million

A joint venture between New York-based LivWrk and Los Angeles developer Daniel Kotzer bought the two buildings at 800–810 Traction Ave.

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  • September 29 @ 1:59 pm

Data Gumbo, Topl partner on corporate ESG metric tracking blockchain tool

Tracking ESG metrics and maintaining ethical, sustainable business practices have become top of mind for investors, analysts, governments, executives and economic development agencies in Houston and around the world.

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  • September 29 @ 1:36 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 9, Ground Up PDX

A nut butter manufacturer prepares to make it big.

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  • September 29 @ 1:31 pm

23-story condo tower moves forward in downtown St. Petersburg

The Nolen is built to maximize privacy, its developers said.

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  • September 29 @ 1:03 pm

Green Zebra set to reopen its Portland State location

The store has been closed for most of the past 18-plus months.

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  • September 29 @ 12:53 pm

Alexandria grabs more space in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

The Pasadena life sciences real estate firm paid $25 million for the headquarters of Research Triangle Foundation.

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  • September 29 @ 10:29 am

SFBT Wednesday Digest: Visa’s newest expansion; Fintech’s $250M NFT fund

Meanwhile, Laurene Powell Jobs has announced that she is donating $3.5 billion to a Bay Area foundation.

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  • September 29 @ 10:19 am

‘We have to coexist’: Portland founder launches startup aimed at easing tensions during traffic stops

Founder Jeremy Roberts designed Dashdok from his own experience as well as others in the community.

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  • September 29 @ 9:39 am

Silicon Valley Forum holds first in-person event since the pandemic

The 38-year-old tech networking organization tentatively plans to hold more in-person events in the second quarter of 2022.

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  • September 29 @ 9:32 am

Elizabeth Holmes’ lawyer tries to undercut lab director’s testimony

The questioning was of former Dr. Aaron Rosendorff was reportedly intense at times.

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  • September 29 @ 9:16 am

Campbell’s Velo3D is latest SPAC merger to go ahead despite big funding shortfall

Instead of getting about $345 million in cash from the SPAC, as projected when the deal was announced, Velo3D is getting about $162.8 million.

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  • September 29 @ 9:11 am

Student-housing sector back in session with occupancy growth, institutional investors after rocky 2020

After what was perhaps the weakest fall on record last year for student housing, the sector is picking up steam again as the fall 2021 semester is in full swing.

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  • September 29 @ 9:03 am

Rhode Island developer pitches midrise with small, furnished units in downtown Tampa

“In the Northeast, when I tell people we’re going to Tampa, they say, ‘Oh, we’ve heard so many great things,’” developer Chris Bicho told the Business Journal.

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  • September 29 @ 6:30 am

Element Critical expanding Katy data center footprint, power capacity

“Businesses have experienced a seismic shift toward digital advancement and require the always-on availability and proven operational expertise that our purpose-built Houston facility provides.”

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  • September 29 @ 6:00 am

Leader Board: 28 new Portland-area executives you should know (Q3 2021)

These executives are new to their positions.

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  • September 28 @ 10:20 pm

Evergrande crisis spells more trouble for S.F.’s Oceanwide Center

As the world watches Evergrande navigate its debt crisis, lawsuits over unpaid work are mounting for the Chinese developer behind San Francisco’s idle construction site.

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  • September 28 @ 10:16 pm

Carmel Partners looks to add nearly 200 units on rehabilitated Alameda Navy site

The developer previously renovated the property’s existing 146 units, which once housed Navy personnel and were built in 1969.

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  • September 28 @ 8:09 pm

Carmel Partners looks to add nearly 200 units in an Alameda neighborhood on a rehabilitated navy site

The developer and property owner previously renovated the property’s existing 146 units, which once housed navy personnel and were built in 1969.

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  • September 28 @ 8:09 pm

Lucid shows off Arizona factory, plans first deliveries in late October

Lucid said it will begin deliveries next month as it opened the doors of its new Arizona factory to visitors for the first time on Tuesday.

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  • September 28 @ 6:16 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 12, Hubb

The events specialist is a Fastest-Growing staple.

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  • September 28 @ 5:10 pm

Battling the great resignation? Startup Crosschq wants to arm businesses with AI to find and retain workers

Finding quality candidates to hire is hard. Crosschq leverages machine learning and AI to make it easier and less expensive.

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  • September 28 @ 5:01 pm

Silicon Valley-backed data firm Amplitude soars in Wall Street debut

The company will now look to reopen its global offices and continue hiring in the Bay Area and beyond in the coming year.

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  • September 28 @ 4:49 pm

S.F data firm Amplitude soars in Wall Street debut

The company will now look to reopen its global offices and continue hiring in the Bay Area and beyond in the coming year.

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  • September 28 @ 4:12 pm

S.F data firm Amplitude soars on Wall Street debut

The company will now look to reopen its global offices and continue hiring in the Bay Area and beyond in the coming year.

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  • September 28 @ 4:12 pm

Hillsboro semiconductor supplier on hiring spree

As Intel has expands its Hillsboro manufacturing facility the ecosystem of suppliers around it is growing too.

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  • September 28 @ 4:01 pm

Potrero Power Station makes big ask of San Francisco’s limited office space pool

The request— if approved — is likely to take the entire allotment of office space the city will be able to allocate to developers for the year starting on Oct. 17.

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  • September 28 @ 3:33 pm

San Francisco’s Potrero Power Station makes a big ask of the city’s limited office space pool

The request must be authorized by the San Francisco Planning Commission and – if approved – is likely to take the entire allotment of office space the city will be able to allocate to developers for the year starting on Oct. 17.

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  • September 28 @ 3:33 pm

A pair of Bay Area health care-related startups are preparing for IPOs

Device maker Minerva Surgical Inc. and cloud service provider Healthcare Triangle Inc. plan to join this year’s run of IPOs.

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  • September 28 @ 3:15 pm

Tenants announced for mixed-use Marcel Boulevard in Grand Central Park master-planned community

The first group of tenants have been announced for Marcel Boulevard, a mixed-use development in the Grand Central Park master-planned community being developed on the Boy Scouts’ former Camp Strake land.

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  • September 28 @ 2:48 pm

Former Clearwater mobile home park will soon be the site of nearly 400 apartments

The mobile home park made headlines in 2019 after being ordered to close.

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  • September 28 @ 1:20 pm

These are the nation’s 30 least affordable metro areas

With the rise of remote work, affordability is a huge factor shaping the movement of the workforce. But your money will go a lot farther in some places than others.

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  • September 28 @ 1:15 pm

Viewpoint: Constructing Hope, and a labor pipeline, by building inclusive workplaces

Constructing Hope has placed more than 350 graduates in constructing jobs.

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  • September 28 @ 1:13 pm

Early Money: A startup working on autonomous farm equipment is one of 7 Bay Area firms that just raised seed fundin

Here are the list of Bay Area startups that closed a seed round in the last week.

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  • September 28 @ 12:39 pm

Honeywell acquires Houston software firm Performix

Honeywell intends to grow its presence in the life sciences sector with the acquisition of Performix’s manufacturing execution system software.

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  • September 28 @ 12:11 pm

Tampa medtech company Smart Meter has exploded since the pandemic and doesn’t expect to slow down

The Tampa company increased its customer base by more than six times over in the last year.

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  • September 28 @ 12:05 pm

Tesla sued over crash that injured Houston-area police officers

Five Houston-area law enforcement officers are suing Tesla, alleging the company’s autopilot feature led to a crash in which they were injured.

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  • September 28 @ 11:40 am

3 L.A. cyber businesses acquired, moving to San Antonio

Jungle Disk has acquired three complementary cyber businesses from tech holdings company J2 Global Inc.

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  • September 28 @ 10:25 am

SFBT Tuesday Digest: Homes break ground on Yerba Buena; S.F. rents stay flat

Meanwhile, a San Francisco data firm worth billions has made its Wall Street debut with a direct listing on the Nasdaq.

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  • September 28 @ 10:18 am

CenterPoint makes 10th SoCal industrial acquisition so far this year

The Chicago real estate firm has been focused as of late on acquiring as many low-coverage properties in the Los Angeles area as possible.

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  • September 28 @ 10:12 am

Elizabeth Holmes on trial: Theranos likened to a ‘parallel universe’

The fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes enters its fourth full week, with more testimony expected from influential power brokers who backed her and others raised concerns about faulty blood tests.

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  • September 28 @ 9:29 am

Toyota buys Campbell-based Renovo, a startup that once dreamed of competing with Tesla

What attracted the Japanese auto giant to the Campbell-based company is Renovo’s automotive operating system software.

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  • September 28 @ 9:22 am

Toyota buys Campbell-based Ranovo, a startup that once dreamed of competing with Tesla

What attracted the Japanese auto giant to the Campbell-based company is Ranovo’s automotive operating system software.

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  • September 28 @ 9:22 am

‘The WeWork of Cannabis Cultivation’: Richmond’s PowerPlant Park to open in 2022

The campus is the first of its kind in California, its founder says.

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  • September 28 @ 8:54 am

Very few corporate housing applications have been filed in S.F. since 2020 regulations

The pandemic— along with tightened regulations —could be to blame for the dearth of corporate housing applications in San Francisco, but complete data on the once booming industry is still amiss.

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  • September 28 @ 8:36 am

Cybersecurity and insurance company firm Coalition boosts valuation to $3.5B as it rockets toward potential IPO

Small- and medium-sized businesses spent up to $50,000 on average dealing with cybersecurity incidents last year. Cybersecurity company Coalition is providing insurance to protect companies from digital attacks.

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  • September 28 @ 8:00 am

ZoomInfo inks lease for a big new HQ in Vancouver’s Terminal 1

The company will remain in its downtown Vancouver space until 2025 when it will start moving into a new four-story building.

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  • September 28 @ 8:00 am

Exclusive: Ritz-Carlton Residences developer has presold an $11 million penthouse

Related Group, which plans to begin construction on the Ritz-Carlton by year’s end, is aggressively looking for more dirt in Tampa Bay. President Jon Paul “JP” Perez says Related sees plenty of runway for growth in this market.

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  • September 28 @ 6:42 am

Exclusive: Former IBM exec turned Tampa analytics startup CEO steps down after nine months

Michael Browne, who was the company’s COO turned CEO, ended his five-year contract after less than a year.

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  • September 28 @ 6:14 am

Apple spent $450M to buy 5 older buildings near its old Infinite Loop headquarters

Apple purchased the buildings, which are all at least 40 years old, from longtime Silicon Valley investor Carl Berg.

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  • September 27 @ 8:47 pm

Private 100 Lighthouse Award 2021: Meredith Hospitality

The Lincoln City enterprise keeps on growing.

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  • September 27 @ 5:45 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 16, Foureyes

It’s been a fertile last few years for the sales enablement software company Foureyes.

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  • September 27 @ 5:11 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 17, Brandlive

The multifaceted company has had an impressive last two years.

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  • September 27 @ 5:03 pm

Private equity firm to pay a record $775M to purchase 3 Yahoo-leased buildings

London-based AGC Equity Partners is paying a whopping $1,178 a foot for the three under-construction structures in the Coleman Highline development near San Jose’s airport.

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  • September 27 @ 4:55 pm

Intel breaks ground on new Arizona fabs as White House seeks supply chain transparency

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger was in the Valley for Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony. Here’s what he told the Business Journal about how the company will handle the Biden administration’s recent push for greater transparency into the semiconductor supply chain.

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  • September 27 @ 4:45 pm

Hiring ramps up at Tesla’s Austin gigafactory, though experts say it’s just the beginning

Tesla is assembling is workforce for the billion-dollar factory nearing completion just outside Austin. Experts tell us this recent hiring wave is only the beginning. Click through for more info, as well as a list of the largest private employers in the Austin area (which Tesla should soon join).

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  • September 27 @ 4:43 pm

Oregon investor snags West Oakland industrial portfolio for $82.5 million

The portfolio — which will be reoriented mostly for advanced manufacturing uses — includes a building utilized by American Steel Studios that once gave rise to more than 200 local artists.

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  • September 27 @ 4:41 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 19, CrowdStreet

The U.S.’s largest online real estate investing platform is based in Portland and Austin.

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  • September 27 @ 4:39 pm

L.B. Foster sells steel piling products division to JD Fields in Houston

“This is a major step towards achieving our goal of becoming the top-rated domestic steel piling distributor and manufacturer in North America. The Foster piling acquisition will exponentially increase our market share and product offerings just as the country embarks on the massive undertaking of rebuilding our civil and maritime infrastructure.”

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  • September 27 @ 4:25 pm

Private equity firm to pay a record $775M to purchase 3 Yahoo-leased buildings in San Jose

London-based AGC Equity Partners is paying a whopping $1,178 a foot for the three under-construction structures in the Coleman Highline development near San Jose’s airport.

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  • September 27 @ 3:51 pm

Private equity firm pays a record $775M to purchase 2 Yahoo-leased buildings in San Jose

London-based AGC Equity Partners paid a whopping $1,178 a foot for the two under-construction structures in the Coleman Highline development near San Jose’s airport.

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  • September 27 @ 3:51 pm

Steamboat Inn along the North Umpqua River for sale at $3.75M

Located about 40 miles from Roseburg in the Umpqua National Forest, the property is billed as offering “a true disconnect to reconnect experience.”

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  • September 27 @ 3:48 pm

More than half a million square feet of lab space proposed near Dogpatch

Two warehouses near Islais Creek in San Francisco that were bought in 2019 are now pegged for redevelopment into a 600,000-square-foot, lab complex.

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  • September 27 @ 3:39 pm

More than half a million square feet of lab space planned near Dogpatch

Two warehouses near Islais Creek in San Francisco that were bought in 2019 are now pegged for redevelopment into a 600,000-square-foot, lab complex.

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  • September 27 @ 3:39 pm

See the tech companies that made the 2021 Fastest-Growing list

The fastest-growing list celebrates companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have seen revenue growth in 2019 and 2020.

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  • September 27 @ 2:31 pm

The Funded: Online education startup Udemy could soon join 4 other Bay Area companies lined up to go public

After one more Bay Area firm hit Wall Street Monday another five could soon be heading there in what’s ready been a busy year for public debuts. Here’s more on that and other venture and startup news at the start of the week.

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  • September 27 @ 2:21 pm

Houston chemical co. Kraton to be acquired in $2.5B deal

Kraton said the purchase price is a 50% premium to the company’s unaffected trading value as of early July, before Reuters reported that the company was considering selling itself.

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  • September 27 @ 2:01 pm

After doubling employees, St. Pete insurance tech startup opens new office

“It’s proof you can get people in this area, put them together and build a tech company that competes nationally.”

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  • September 27 @ 1:52 pm

USC to get more student housing

Core Spaces has secured a construction financing for one of its signature Hub on Campus buildings.

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  • September 27 @ 1:51 pm

Space Force awards SpaceX, Rocket Lab $39 million for rocket testing

United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin also received awards, bringing the investment round to $87.5 million.

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  • September 27 @ 1:50 pm

Drone tech co. Soaring Eagle Technologies plants HQ in Houston

Soaring Eagle provides technology services for utility, energy and infrastructure asset inspections, including infrared thermal imaging, aerial mapping and more.

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  • September 27 @ 1:09 pm

Redwood City-based Jasper Therapeutics drops nearly 19% in Wall Street debut

The biotech company’s stock plunged on its first day of trading on Monday after it raised much less than expected in a merger with a blank check company.

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  • September 27 @ 11:25 am

SoCal electric truck maker Rivian eyes outpost in San Francisco

The company, valued as high as $80 billion, has proposed a sales and repair facility.

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  • September 27 @ 10:38 am

Why Dallas topped Denver, Nashville, Austin as HQ choice for this L.A. company

Dallas beat out Austin, Denver and Nashville for a headquarters location of the newest in a string of real estate companies to move a home office to North Texas. In an interview, the CEO discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Dallas as an HQ locale.

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  • September 27 @ 10:32 am

SFBT Monday Digest: San Mateo hosts 5K-person event; ‘Instagram Kids’ paused

Meanwhile, the San Francisco-based Trust for Public Land has purchased a huge swath of land in near Mission San Juan Bautista.

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  • September 27 @ 10:17 am

Staples Center parking lot slated for development

The buyer secured a $10 million acquisition loan from San Diego-based Wilshire Quinn Capital through its private lending fund, the Wilshire Quinn Income Fund.

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  • September 27 @ 10:07 am

Watch the 2021 Structures Awards and see which real estate projects and deals stood out

Miss the big reveal last week of the biggest and best commercial real estate projects for 2021? Now, you can see the full virtual event.

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  • September 27 @ 9:35 am

Redwood City-based Jasper Therapeutics drops in Wall Street debut

The biotech company’s stock opened about 7% below the last price of the special purpose acquisition company it merged with closed in its last day of trading on Friday.

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  • September 27 @ 9:13 am

Insider’s view: Hines executive talks portfolio diversification, opportunities in CRE today

Houston-based real estate giant Hines Interests LP has a new executive at the helm of major markets on the East Coast.

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  • September 27 @ 9:00 am

Here’s how this Palo Alto startup is helping cloud developers answer their technical questions

Most developer questions go unanswered. Peritus thinks it has an answer for that.

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  • September 27 @ 8:30 am

Tampa Bay startups are grabbing national attention — again

From national cohorts to prestigious pitch competitions, we’ve rounded up the local startups making their mark.

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  • September 27 @ 6:30 am

Top of the List: Silicon Valley’s biggest minority-owned business grew 33% last year, despite the Covid pande

Growth was the norm at the top of the List of minority-owned companies.

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  • September 24 @ 6:54 pm

Podcast: Making room for ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis at Holmes’ trial

On this week’s Silicon Insider Podcast: This week’s Silicon Valley news sure looks a lot like last week’s: The Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos trial and more newly-disclosed misbehavior by Facebook.

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  • September 24 @ 5:20 pm

A Theranos lab director said the company pressured him to not admit to customers its tests were faulty

Elizabeth Holmes dismissed the lab director’s concerns about the unreliability of its tests, he said at her fraud trial Friday.

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  • September 24 @ 5:08 pm

Samsara wants out of Design District lease, citing hazardous materials

The Internet of Things startup is seeking more than $45 million from its landlord.

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  • September 24 @ 4:51 pm

Electric truck maker Rivian eyes outpost in Hayes Valley

The company, valued as high as $80 billion, has proposed a sales and repair facility.

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  • September 24 @ 4:45 pm

‘Stewards of the falls’: Tribal leaders mark start of demo work at former Oregon City paper mill

The work comes as part of a grand vision for the Willamette Falls property.

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  • September 24 @ 4:35 pm

The PBJ’s Private 100 2021: No. 23, Ginn Group LLC

A CRE company climbs the charts.

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  • September 24 @ 4:30 pm

ServiceTitan prepares to go public — plus other L.A. tech news

Plus Assembly joins the unicorn club, Bird integrates with local bikeshare programs, and Fifth Wall raises $140 million for its climate tech fund.

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  • September 24 @ 4:23 pm

Looptworks looks to build a Pacific NW facility

The company hopes to begin build-out on a site next year.

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  • September 24 @ 3:35 pm

Behind the deal: How a small North Carolina town beat Texas for Fujifilm’s $2B, 725-job project

Texas had offered up an incentives package that — including free land, tax abatements and training — would have been worth more than $300 million.

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  • September 24 @ 3:08 pm

Behind the deal: How a tiny North Carolina town beat Texas for Fujifilm’s $2B, 725-job project

Texas had offered up an incentives package that — including free land, tax abatements and training — would have been worth more than $300 million.

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  • September 24 @ 3:08 pm

Intel breaks ground on new Valley fabs as White House seeks supply chain transparency

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger was in the Valley for Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony. Here’s what he told the Business Journal about how the company will handle the Biden administration’s recent push for greater transparency into the semiconductor supply chain.

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  • September 24 @ 2:45 pm

The Funded: 12 Bay Area startups collectively raised nearly $500M

A dozen Bay Area startup disclosed a total of nearly $500 million in funding at week’s end another is reportedly close to raising a $130 million round. Here’s more on that and other startup and venture news from the region.

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  • September 24 @ 2:29 pm

Oldest restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf sued by S.F. Port for unpaid rent as last resort

The restaurant is being asked to account for more than $300,000 in unpaid rent, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

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  • September 24 @ 2:06 pm

Oldest restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf sued by S.F. Port for unpaid rent

The restaurant is being asked to account for more than $300,000 in unpaid rent, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

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  • September 24 @ 2:06 pm

Recently rebranded Oden Hughes breaks ground on Baybrook-area multifamily development

The 315-unit Lenox Bayside is being constructed on the southwest corner of Gatebrook Drive and Retail Road, next to an H-E-B-anchored retail center under construction.

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  • September 24 @ 1:47 pm

Launching a startup is hard. This Facebook employee has developed a platform to make it easier.

Having a great idea for a startup is the easy part. Ataeum helps prospective entrepreneurs handle the rest.

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  • September 24 @ 1:02 pm

Rudolph and Sletten to build Cedars-Sinai high-rise hospital

Construction is slated to begin next month and be completed in 2026.

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  • September 24 @ 11:55 am

Here are the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Oregon and Southwest Washington Companies for 2021

The roster was revealed last night at an event in Portland.

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  • September 24 @ 10:46 am

SFBT Friday Digest: New zoning law’s legal challenge; Millennium’s latest stink

Meanwhile, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has emphasized plans for his company to construct a “Salesforce Ranch.”

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  • September 24 @ 10:20 am

Structures Awards 2021: SVBJ celebrates Google, Eastdil Secured, John A. Sobrato and others for big visions and sma

A tech titan takes home honors as Developer of the Year in the 2021 Structures Awards, and all the big reveals in this annual celebration of commercial real estate in Silicon Valley.

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  • September 24 @ 9:36 am

Amazon diversity data shows divide remains between corporate, warehouse workers

While the e-commerce giant made recent gains in diverse hires, progress has lagged at the executive level.

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  • September 24 @ 9:32 am

Tesla’s plans to test new ‘self-driving’ tech raises concerns

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) on Thursday said the name of Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” platform is misleading since it still requires a driver to constantly monitor the vehicle and be prepared to take control.

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  • September 24 @ 9:23 am

How a Nashville startup backed by Vinik, Howard Jenkins came crashing down

Bridge Connector once enjoyed the backing of investment firms launched by a former Publix CEO and an NHL team owner. Then the company disintegrated. Our monthslong investigation reveals how the once-promising startup fell apart.

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  • September 24 @ 8:49 am

Viewpoint: S.F. store owners anonymously weigh in on the rise of shoplifting

Shoplifting and the pandemic combined to empty store shelves at San Francisco. The problem seems to be getting worse.

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  • September 24 @ 7:00 am

How the plot is changing in San Francisco’s own west side housing story

It’s no secret that S.F’s affordable housing boom has largely bypassed the west side. But recent developments allude to a new chapter being written.

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  • September 24 @ 7:00 am

San Francisco’s 5M development is poised for a grand opening

After more than a decade, a new megaproject is set to reshape the concrete landscape of SoMa.

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  • September 24 @ 7:00 am

Executive Profile: Mission Bio CEO, Yan Zhang on how ballet informs her career off the stage

Yan Zhang, CEO of Mission Bio Inc., spoke to us about the many ways her practice of ballet informs her professional career.

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  • September 24 @ 7:00 am

Chicago investors buy Tampa Bay apartments in $112 million deal

The sale represented “record-setting pricing within the Tampa Bay MSA for both 1990s and 1980s-built communities,” according to Northmarq.

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  • September 24 @ 5:59 am

In downtown Tampa, the proof is in the grocery stores

Specialty grocer Sprouts Farmers Market will open its store in Tampa Heights in late October, becoming the third full-service grocer to open in downtown Tampa in just over two years.

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  • September 24 @ 4:00 am

The property prophet: How Prado’s Dan Safier came to see development as more than a commodity

How do you improve the built environment? Leave it better than when you found it, he says.

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  • September 23 @ 10:00 pm

Houston energy software firm hires former NCR Corp. exec as president

The new hire comes at a time when Quorum Software effectively doubled its headcount after closing notable deals this year.

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  • September 23 @ 9:15 pm

Katy Boardwalk District development team taps Colliers, Method Architecture for project

The first tenants for the Katy Boardwalk District are expected to be announced in early 2022.

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  • September 23 @ 8:37 pm

Structures Awards: Here’s how NetApp’s move to Santana Row made it SVBJ’s Deal of the Year for 20

NetApp’s move to Santana Row is our Deal of the Year — here’s the step-by-step breakdown of how it came to fruition.

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  • September 23 @ 7:58 pm

Structures Awards: How NetApp’s move to Santana Row made it SVBJ’s Deal of the Year for 2021

NetApp’s move to Santana Row is our Deal of the Year — here’s the step-by-step breakdown of how it came to fruition.

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  • September 23 @ 7:58 pm

Construction poised to swing into high gear at Oakland’s 1900 Broadway, developer says

One of the projects, a 39-story residential tower, is on track for completion in the summer of 2023 under a new “work-play-live model.”

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  • September 23 @ 7:27 pm

Construction about to swing into high gear at Oakland’s 1900 Broadway, developer says

One of the projects, a 39-story residential tower, is on track for completion in the summer of 2023 under a new “work-play-live model.”

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  • September 23 @ 7:27 pm

Inside the the transformation of a key block in Uptown Oakland

One of the projects, a 39-story residential tower, is on track for completion in the summer of 2023 under a new “work-play-live model.”

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  • September 23 @ 7:27 pm

Oakland’s Helix Electric picks Arizona for first manufacturing facility

The new facility will manufacture and fabricate building components for electrical construction and ship the components to existing Helix Electric markets nationwide. It’s part of a growing trend for industrial real estate projects in Goodyear and the West Valley.

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  • September 23 @ 7:25 pm

Structures Awards: Office/R&D Build Project winner Fortinet says out with the carbon and in with fresh air

By using a precast structural system, the project was completed early, reducing construction time from over 24 months to just 20 months from start to finish.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Techcon’s new Morgan Hill headquarters, the Facades Project honoree, realizes a founder’

Techcon’s headquarters are being built on a 3.34-acre campus on the corner of Monterey and Cochrane roads that will also house space for commercial and residential clients.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Apple takes a bite out of Sunnyvale, making it SVBJ’s Office/R&D Deal of the Year

The city is poised for considerable economic growth and looks to companies like Apple with sizable footprints to contribute to that growth positively.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: As dealmaker of the year, Eastdil Secured reigns as a trusted adviser for clients

The Results Way Corporate Center deal was emblematic of the types of transactions Eastdil’s Silicon Valley team negotiated in the 12-month period that ended June 1, 2021. The firm’s stellar track record in that period made it a clear choice for the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s editors Dealmaker of the Year.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Alexandria Center for Life Science is ready to help unlock the mysteries of life

The LEED Gold core/shell structure is home to both office and lab workspace. It is spacious and large enough to hold cold rooms, biosafety level 2 labs, analytical labs, radioactive labs and wet lab space.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards : State Street Market, the newest hot spot in Los Altos, is SVBJ’s Retail Project winner

Initially the site of an old Purity Store grocer, the space has been renovated into a community-focused food hall complete with several new restaurants.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Tech space at Stanford Research Park draws in the outside as our Speculative Project winner

Located at 3380 Coyote Hill, the space was designed to inspire innovation in technology, R&D, biotech and life sciences.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Intuitive Surgical’s purposeful pivot makes it SVBJ’s Office/R&D Project winner

The building was designed to accommodate growth at the company.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Mission Technology Park brings 1980s-era buildings into the modern age as the Reuse/Rehab Projec

Sobrato Development used existing exterior features and kept the shell of the buildings, but otherwise everything is new.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Here’s how Innovative Technology Project honoree 200 Park is building up taller, faster, s

200 Park will be among San Jose’s tallest buildings when completed in May 2023.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Google’s Bay View is SVBJ’s Green Project winner — here’s how it fuels its g

In addition to designing the project to use no fossil fuels, Google’s design group reviewed almost 4,000 projects in an effort to minimize water usage and environmental impact.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Pioneer of the Year John A. Sobrato wants to make the Valley ‘a place of opportunity for a

Sobrato’s commitment to philanthropy is what sets the 82-year-old Sobrato apart with his and his family’s support for, among others, Santa Clara University, El Camino Hospital, small nonprofits and immigrant relief efforts.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Mountain View’s Ameswell hotel — SVBJ’s Hospitality Project honoree — heads into

The 255-room independent hotel is situated just east of where Highway 85 and101 merge, on a 10-acre plot that also includes a six-story office building pre-leased to Google.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Public outreach builds support for 855 Main in Redwood City, SVBJ’s Urban Infill Project h

At street-level, there’s 6,900 square feet of retail space, and a public art gallery allows for a more public-oriented frontage that helps bring pedestrians past the façade and into the building.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Interiors Project: At Interiors Project honoree Google 237 MPD, let there be light

Google LLC had two goals for its revamp of Google 237, a two-building campus in Sunnyvale: Brighten the structures’ interiors and make them not just environmentally friendly, but actually beneficial to the environment.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Recreation opportunities abound at SVBJ’s Public/Civic Project winner — Cañada College

Cantilevered 30 feet over its hillside locale, the building is visually marked by a three-story-tall translucent “lightbox” that illuminates the building’s core at night.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Health Care Project winner Stanford Center for Academic Medicine is a place where physicians can

The Stanford Center for Academic Medicine provides plenty of perks for the 950 people who work there.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

A vacancy epidemic: Can retail in Union Square, FiDi be saved?

“Art in the park is great. Food trucks are great. Parades are wonderful — but not when people feel unsafe. No amount of ‘kumbaya’ stuff is going to address the problem,” one broker says.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Office/R&D Build Project: Fortinet ushers in lots of fresh air

By using a precast structural system, the project was completed early, reducing construction time from over 24 months to just 20 months from start to finish.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Green Project: Bay View campus fuels green feats

In addition to designing the project to use no fossil fuels,Google’s design group reviewed almost 4,000 projects in an effort to minimize water usage and environmental impact.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Award Pioneer of the Year: John A. Sobrato

Sobrato’s commitment to philanthropy is what sets the 82-year-old Sobrato apart with his and his family’s support for, among others, Santa Clara University, El Camino Hospital, small nonprofits and immigrant relief efforts.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Hospitality Project: The Ameswell heads into the space age

The 255-room independent hotel is situated just east of where Highway 85 and101 merge, on a 10-acre plot that also includes a six-story office building pre-leased to Google.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Facades Project: New headquarters realizes a founder’s dream

Techcon’s headquarters are being built on a 3.34-acre campus on the corner of Monterey and Cochrane roads that will also house space for commercial and residential clients.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Office/R&D Deal of the Year: Apple takes a bite out of Sunnyvale

The city is poised for considerable economic growth and looks to companies like Apple with sizable footprints to contribute to that growth positively.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Urban Infill Project: Public outreach builds support

At street-level, there’s 6,900 square feet of retail space, and a public art gallery allows for a more public-oriented frontage that helps bring pedestrians past the façade and into the building.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: What do you do with a weird corner on a lot? Mixed-Use Project winner Hanover Diridon built a pu

The project is a 386,000-square-foot, 249-unit market-rate apartment project that has set aside 26,000 feet of ground-floor space for commercial use.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Retail Project: The newest hot spot in Los Altos

Initially the site of an old Purity Store grocer, the space has been renovated into a community-focused food hall complete with several new restaurants.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Speculative Project: Tech space draws the outside in

Located at 3380 Coyote Hill, the space was designed to inspire innovation in technology, R&D, biotech, and life sciences.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Interiors Project: Let there be light at Google 237 MPD

Google LLC had two goals for its revamp of Google 237, a two-building campus in Sunnyvale: Brighten the structures’ interiors and make them not just environmentally friendly, but actually beneficial to the environment.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Public/Civic Project: Recreation opportunities abound at Cañada College’s center

Cantilevered 30 feet over its hillside locale, the building is visually marked by a three-story-tall translucent “lightbox” that illuminates the building’s core at night.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Health Care Project: Where physicians heal themselves

The Stanford Center for Academic Medicine provides plenty of perks for the 950 people who work there.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Dealmaker of the Year: Eastdil Secured reigns as a trusted adviser for clients

The Results Way Corporate Center deal was emblematic of the types of transactions Eastdil’s Silicon Valley team negotiated in the 12-month period that ended June 1, 2021. The firm’s stellar track record in that period made it a clear choice for the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s editors Dealmaker of the Year.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Office/RD Project: Intuitive Surgical adjusts building plans

The building was designed to accommodate growth at the company.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards: Google’s huge vision and breadth of projects make it Silicon Valley’s Developer of t

The internet giant has only completed one building. But it’s got a slew of noteworthy projects nearing the finish line — and plans to remake big chunks of Silicon Valley.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Life Science Project: Alexandria Center for Life Science is research-ready

The LEED Gold core/shell structure is home to both office and lab workspace. It is spacious and large enough to hold cold rooms, biosafety level 2 labs, analytical labs, radioactive labs, and wet lab space.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Reuse/Rehab Project: 1980s buildings get an overhaul

Sobrato Development used existing exterior features and kept the shell of the buildings, but otherwise everything is new.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Structures Awards Innovative Technology Project: Taller, faster, stronger, better

200 Park will be among San Jose’s tallest buildings when completed in May 2023.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

A vacancy epidemic: How can we rescue retail in Union Square, FiDi?

“Art in the park is great. Food trucks are great. Parades are wonderful — but not when people feel unsafe. No amount of ‘kumbaya’ stuff is going to address the problem,” one broker says.

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  • September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Meet the new SFBT, Bay Area Inno reporter

She will contribute to both platforms. Here’s her story.

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  • September 23 @ 6:08 pm

3 projects that will shape the future of downtown San Francisco

The three projects — all in various stages — could yield four new high-rises and one gut rehab in the city’s core.

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  • September 23 @ 5:50 pm

ESS lands its biggest order for long-duration grid battery

17 Energy Warehouses are sold for deployment in Spain.

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  • September 23 @ 5:22 pm

‘We blew it’: What Kilroy Realty did wrong during the pandemic — and right

Kilroy Realty has closed some big deals during the coronavirus crisis. But there are some things, CEO John Kilroy said, that he wished the company had done differently.

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  • September 23 @ 5:15 pm

Synthetic biology company Zymergen to cut 120 jobs after 1st product falters

Zymergen, which went public in April in a half-billion IPO, said it is conducting a “full assessment” of its target markets.

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  • September 23 @ 5:05 pm

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan details his plan to turn the killer app into a platform

Here are the highlights of a conversation between Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan at Dreamforce.

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  • September 23 @ 5:02 pm

Fintech Modern Treasury opens San Francisco office, makes key hire

The company’s new head of engineering comes from Facebook’s WhatsApp, which she joined when it was a small team.

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  • September 23 @ 4:56 pm

Exclusive: South San Francisco cancer diagnostics company signs major lease in Brisbane

The deal, for more than 300,000 square feet, is for 12 years.

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  • September 23 @ 4:53 pm

How Bridge Bank is expanding its S.F. presence despite closing its branch in city

These are good times for Bridge Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and others catering to the Bay Area’s high-growth tech sector

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  • September 23 @ 4:48 pm

Aurora launches self-driving truck pilot program with FedEx in Texas

The companies are teaming up with Paccar for routes between the Dallas and Houston areas.

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  • September 23 @ 4:47 pm

Innovation Awards: Meet HBJ’s Most Innovative Company award winner and runners-up

The award winner created the first FDA-cleared drug-free, wearable neurostimulation solution for opioid withdrawal relief.

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  • September 23 @ 4:34 pm

S.F. automation startup relocates to Chicago, raises $5M

A software firm that helps companies automate business processes like payroll and data entry has relocated to Chicago from San Francisco and raised $5 million in new funding.

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  • September 23 @ 4:23 pm

Amazon plans major distribution center in Pleasanton

The center will help meet the e-commerce giant’s additional anticipated capacity needs in 2024 and 2025.

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  • September 23 @ 4:15 pm

San Francisco’s waterworld: We map the projects dotting the Bay

Developers are setting out to remake the waterfront from the Bay Bridge to Candlestick.

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  • September 23 @ 3:49 pm

FedEx, Aurora launch autonomous pilot program in Texas

FedEx is expanding its interest in autonomous vehicles to the I-45 corridor.

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  • September 23 @ 3:14 pm

Bay Area events technology startup relocates to New Mexico, rebrands in the process

Circa —the Berkeley-based company formerly known as EventGeek — moved to Santa Fe and currently employs 20 people there. The company’s events management platform aims to help boost business-to-business sales.

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  • September 23 @ 1:57 pm

Los Angeles Amazon Fresh gets new landlord

The Chick-fil-A next door also sold at the highest price ever for the fast-food chain.

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  • September 23 @ 1:51 pm

Jasper Therapeutics is going ahead with its SPAC merger despite a $93M funding shortfall

Jasper’s blank-check partner promised it would give the biotechnology startup $100 million when they merged. Instead, it’s only going to directly give Jasper an estimated $7 million.

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  • September 23 @ 1:43 pm

Here’s why b8ta is ready to reopen after a 6-month hibernation from a burglary barrage

The neighborhood is improving, locals say, but is still suffering side effects from the pandemic.

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  • September 23 @ 1:22 pm

Space Florida seeks Space Force training site

Florida’s aerospace agency has been working to bring a Space Force training site to the state after the command headquarters for the fledgling military branch landed in Alabama.

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  • September 23 @ 1:09 pm

Two CIM Group CRE businesses to combine with eye toward public listing

CIM Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (CMFT) said it will acquire CIM Income Nav Inc. (INAV) in a stock-for-stock, tax-free merger.

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  • September 23 @ 12:49 pm

Meet Tampa Bay Inno’s 2021 ‘Fire’ honorees lighting up the startup ecosystem

Meet 30 of the innovators and companies that blazed their way through the biggest deals of the year.

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  • September 23 @ 12:12 pm

PandaDoc, an S.F. company with a big Florida presence, hits $1B ‘unicorn’ status

The company employs close to 100 people in St. Petersburg.

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  • September 23 @ 11:31 am

Florida Poly receives national grant to study 3D-printed rocket parts

The two-year, $150,000 grant will further cement Florida Poly’s rising star in the research sector.

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  • September 23 @ 10:44 am

SFBT Thursday Digest: Property owner groups sue city; Fraud allegations mire developments

Meanwhile, Salesforce’s stock is rising ahead of its annual Investor Day as the company boosted its revenue outlook for the next fiscal year.

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  • September 23 @ 10:23 am

Premium cheese takes the top prize at Oregon Angel Food

The Bandon cheesemaker will use the investment to expand its facility and production.

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  • September 23 @ 9:29 am

Ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies how he came to doubt Theranos tests

Jurors in Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial heard from former Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday, who was on the board of her blood testing company. Here’s more on that and other reports about the Theranos fraud trial.

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  • September 23 @ 9:17 am

PSU’s new business accelerator leader brings DEI lens to the work

Arsh Haque has only been in Portland for a month, but they have big plans for shifting the narrative around founder support, journey and success.

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  • September 23 @ 9:06 am

How BlackRock, other real estate investors are factoring ESG, climate risk into CRE

ESG, shorthand for environmental, social and corporate governance, is becoming a bigger factor in real estate investment criteria.

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  • September 23 @ 8:12 am

Report: After mass migration of 2020, Tampa Bay is reaping the benefits with large jump in new investment firms

The amount of people moving to Tampa Bay in the last year has also brought new financial opportunities.

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  • September 23 @ 5:50 am

Need a Prop. M allocation? Act fast. The allocation is already shrinking.

New rules for the office space allocations — and a mistake — will make for a tight year. Here’s a primer.

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  • September 22 @ 9:22 pm

Applying for a Prop. M allocation? Act fast. The allocation is already shrinking.

New rules for the office space allocations — and a mistake — will make for a tight year. Here’s a primer.

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  • September 22 @ 9:22 pm

2021 Structures Awards: Microsoft’s Silicon Valley HQ wins Best Campus Project

In a new Structures Award category — for Best Campus in Silicon Valley — one company’s new headquarters capitalizes on one four-letter word: flow.

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  • September 22 @ 7:53 pm

Stewart Butterfield says Microsoft has turned its laser focus away from Slack and toward Zoom

Here are five things to know from the TechCrunch Disrupt panel featuring Salesforce COO Bret Taylor and Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

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  • September 22 @ 6:28 pm

Hines to open The Square coworking space in future 47-story Houston tower

The Hines² — pronounced “Hines Squared” — platform was launched in 2018. The first two locations opened at 717 Texas Ave. in Houston and in the Kearns Building in Salt Lake City in 2020.

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  • September 22 @ 5:04 pm

2,000 new housing units pitched for former Coast Guard site in Concord

The owners who bought the surplus site earlier this year say they want to redevelop it in phases and renovate its existing units for use in the interim.

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  • September 22 @ 4:56 pm

Oral Covid vaccine developer nails down Peninsula space

The company has grown from about 20 people to 100 since CEO Andrei Floriou came aboard 18 months ago.

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  • September 22 @ 4:49 pm