Papenhausen Hardware Store Reopens in Pop-Up to Keep Workers Paid

Shwanika Narayan - Jan. 23, 2019 Exactly a year after Papenhausen went up in flames, the longtime San Francisco hardware store is back in business in a pop-up location a few doors from its original West Portal location. The temporary space on 2 West Portal Ave., which used to house the Peek-a-boo Factory children’s play … Continue reading Papenhausen Hardware Store Reopens in Pop-Up to Keep Workers Paid

7 Stills: An SFMade Success Story

As we mentioned in our previous post, SFMade is a great local organization, dedicated to rebuilding the Bay Area’s vibrant manufacturing sector. One of the big success stories of SFMade is Seven Stills, a thriving Bayview craft brewery and distillery, where talented brew masters explore the nearly miraculous transformation of beer into whiskey.  Due in … Continue reading 7 Stills: An SFMade Success Story

Be a #CRE Advocate, Not Just an Agent: SF Made

Be a #CRE Advocate, Not Just an Agent For TRI retail advisor Ross Portugeis, commercial real estate is about more than brick-and-mortar transactions. Ross is a passionate advocate for local entrepreneurs, and for sustainable growth of small business throughout the community. But these are challenging times in San Francisco’s overheated #CRE market and it takes … Continue reading Be a #CRE Advocate, Not Just an Agent: SF Made

#CRE Checkmate: Seeing the Whole Board

Some commercial real estate agents rely on the razzle-dazzle of dollar signs to capture and hold a client’s attention, stretching projected property valuation to the limits of market tolerance.  But big flashing dollar signs aren’t always the best tool for Building Great Relationships or delivering a great outcome. For veteran San Francisco office and investment … Continue reading #CRE Checkmate: Seeing the Whole Board

Gary Cohen, The Intrepid #CRE Sleuth

Award-winning San Francisco investment advisor Gary Cohen has a gift for unsnarling quirky puzzles in #CRE. His five-year quest to track down the owners of 500 Turk St. and acquire the property on behalf of his client, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, is a prime example. Through his work with TNDC, Gary is always on the … Continue reading Gary Cohen, The Intrepid #CRE Sleuth