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Interesting article about the changing workplace environment
Aerial photos of Google’s giant construction project in Mountain View, a.k.a., The Canopy.
A look inside HP’s new headquarters
Which countries are best at attracting high-skilled workers?
WeWork capitalizes on S.F.’s booming flexible office space market
Google buys former LinkedIn campus for $1B
Renewing your lease? Don’t get trappedPosted on: Oct 12, 2018

Renewing your lease? Don’t get trapped

I love the movie Goodfellas. I’m not even sure how many times I’ve seen it. There’s one line that scares me every time. Ray Liotta’s character is describing what it’s like when the mob needs to kill one of its own. “Your murderers come with smiles—they come as your friends,” he says. If you’re a […]

Serviced-office providers are changing the market for office space
Harvard study says open office creates LESS face-to-face interaction
3rd Annual DisruptCRE San Francisco Conference
Five Trends in PropTech You Should Not Ignore.
Need a short term lease? The deck is stacked against youPosted on: Apr 25, 2018

Need a short term lease? The deck is stacked against you

An office lease can be complicated. For an important project, you’ll probably need a broker, a building contractor, an architect, and a project manager. Here’s the problem: each one comes with his or her own set of financial incentives. It can be hard to know what those incentives are, but you’ll rely on their advice. […]

Latest drone footage of Apple’s new HQ
Upcoming lease accounting changes
Google receives approval to build 10,000 homes in Mountain View.
Fired or let go? How to see through the liesPosted on: Nov 7, 2017

Fired or let go? How to see through the lies

My girlfriend dumped me. Not recently, about twenty years ago, long before I met my wife. It was painful. It was stressful. I hated it. However, I had another reaction that was even stronger: curiosity. Why? What had I done wrong? Was it really over? I asked, then I asked again. Then I called late […]

WeWork subleases 450,000 square feet from LinkedIn in Mountain View
Dropbox signs largest lease ever done in San Francisco
C&W’s latest insights and trends in corporate real estate.
Is Silicon Valley in decline?
How do you build trust? It’s not about honestyPosted on: Sep 8, 2017

How do you build trust? It’s not about honesty

Trust is the holy grail of a business relationship. It allows us to leverage our strengths, use each other’s skills, and most of all, it allows us to move quickly. Trust eliminates the need for meetings, oversight and micromanagement. It empowers people to act and make decisions.

Airbnb leases 287,000 square feet from Zynga
Airbnb opens 150,000 square foot office in San Francisco.
LinkedIn’s newly renovated Mountain View campus
Intuit’s new global headquarters.
Cisco sheds five more buildings in Milpitas
Latest renderings of Google’s new futuristic campus
Amazon leases 350,000 square feet in Sunnyvale
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative leases 100,000 square feet in Redwood City
Goodwin Proctor leases 100,000 square feet in Redwood City
NerdWallet signs sublease on 100,000 square feet from Twitter
HOK research on Coworking space.
New drone footage of Apple’s new campus.
OpenText leases 108,000 square feet in San Mateo