West Portal Worries

The neighborhood has avoided a plague of vacancies, but stability brings its own threats By Shwanika Narayan and Roland Li | Sept. 27, 2019 On most days, West Portal Avenue teems with shoppers. Parents with little children scuttle from Ambassador Toys to the public library. When thousands of daily commuters exit the century-old Muni station, they’re steps away from … Continue reading West Portal Worries

Foothill Farms Shopping Center Getting $2 Million Investment

Goodwill will occupy the building at right in the Foothill Farms Plaza retail center at 5401-5445 Auburn Blvd.BEN VAN DER MEER | SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL By Ben van der Meer  – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal Sep 23, 2019, 9:56am EDT On the corner of a busy intersection, the Foothill Farms Plaza retail center is a bit … Continue reading Foothill Farms Shopping Center Getting $2 Million Investment

Restaurants are Only Getting Smaller, and that’s by Design

With fewer customers eating at restaurants, operators are eyeing more compact locations with dedicated areas for takeout orders. Credit: Firehouse Subs Restaurants are shrinking. Even though more people are eating out more than before, fewer are sticking around to eat their meal in store. With this shift, brands from Firehouse Subs to McDonald's and Dunkin' to Pizza … Continue reading Restaurants are Only Getting Smaller, and that’s by Design

CRE Veteran is Bullish on East Bay Investment Market

Marilyn Hansen has joined TRI Commercial/CORFAC International in Walnut Creek as senior director with more than 30 years’ experience in investment and leasing advisory. By Lisa Brown | April 24, 2019 at 04:03 AM WALNUT CREEK, CA—Longtime commercial real estate advisor Marilyn Hansen has joined TRI Commercial/CORFAC International in Walnut Creek as senior director. With more than 30 … Continue reading CRE Veteran is Bullish on East Bay Investment Market

Marilyn Hansen Joins TRI Commercial

Marilyn Hansen Joins TRI Commercial/CORFAC International in Walnut Creek WALNUT CREEK (APRIL 23, 2019) – Longtime commercial real estate advisor Marilyn Hansen has joined TRI Commercial/CORFAC International in Walnut Creek as Senior Director. With more than 30 years’ experience in investment and leasing advisory, she will primarily focus on retail and investment brokerage by providing … Continue reading Marilyn Hansen Joins TRI Commercial

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

Walnut Creek Retail Revs Up as Year Winds Down

Third quarter 2018 marked the lowest downtown Walnut Creek vacancy rate in more than a year as it dropped to 4.5%, and veteran retail broker John Sechser makes a break for TRI Commercial amid growing development. John Sechser is a well-known fixture on the CRE retail scene, having recently joined TRI. WALNUT CREEK, CA—Third quarter … Continue reading Walnut Creek Retail Revs Up as Year Winds Down

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

Cautious Optimism is the Watchword for Retail Investors

Cautious Optimism is the Watchword for Retail Investors Presented by CORFAC International June 7, 2018 | By John Salustri “We’re busier than ever,” says Christina Snyder, one of three CORFAC brokers lending their views to this exclusive RECon video. But that doesn’t prevent the trio from sharing some words of advice. LAS VEGAS—“There’s a healthy … Continue reading Cautious Optimism is the Watchword for Retail Investors