About Mike Kirner

20 year marketing, PR and Social media veteran. Writer, blogger, brand builder. Member of the Royal Society for People Who Put Things on Top of Other Things. Bilingual German/American.

Jackson Square is Hot Again

Construction workers at the site for a condominium complex developed by Grosvenor Americas Inc. at 288 Pacific Ave., in the Jackson Square area of San Francisco. It’s the first residential development in the neighborhood in a decade.   by J.K. Dineen - Photo: Nicole Boliaux A new retail cluster has sprung up [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Tech 1.0 Article Featured in Forbes

By Jon Banister   Tech entrepreneurs looking to launch new startups outside of the Bay Area may want to look harder at Washington, D.C. The nation's capital ranked as the No. 3 tech city in the U.S. in Cushman & Wakefield's Tech Cities 1.0 report, coming in behind San Jose and San Francisco. Boston/Cambridge and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Southern Marin Real Estate: Office Rents Rise Fast as Space Availability Falls

by Whitney Strotz If it is great, businesses want it. At least that is true for quality office space in southern and central Marin. Throughout the area, quality office space continues to be in high demand. Three different office suites in Marin County experienced bidding wars — competitive offers for the same space — [...]

Oakland Lands Blue Shield Headquarters and 1,200 Workers

by George Avalos   OAKLAND — Blue Shield of California has agreed to move its headquarters and 1,200 workers to Oakland, the nonprofit health plan said Wednesday, a move that will help it escape fast-rising office rents at its current location in San Francisco. Blue Shield’s move represents the largest relocation of an office tenant [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Developer Buys Peninsula Office Building and Fully Leases to Tech Firm

by Roland Li, San Francisco Business Times Harvest Properties and LaSalle Investment Management have purchased a vacant office and R&D building in Foster City and immediately leased the entire building to a tech firm. The price for the 126,345-square-foot property at 1149 Chess Drive was about $35.3 million, or $280 per square foot. The [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Electric Goats of Sausalito

  Environmentally Friendly Blogging This week's blog post is only marginally related to Cushman & Wakefield and the commercial real estate industry. However, I believe there are many businesses and service lines with close ties to our industry who may put this article's information to practical use. I recently learned of an ingenious and [...]

C&W’s Retail Services Group In the News

by Mike Kirner Showplace ICON Theatre Coming to The Village At San Antonio Center in Mountain View Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, dba ShowPlace ICON Theatre has leased ±50,700 square feet of space at The Village at San Antonio Center in Mountain View, CA. ShowPlace ICON is a fairly new concept from the Kerasotes family, a [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: In the News|3 Comments

Economic Music: C&W Holiday Research Update

by Mike Kirner Reputable and established Bay Area commercial real estate companies are known for providing top notch data and research on a myriad of topics including the economy, retail trends, the state of the CRE industry, and capital markets. Naturally, Cushman & Wakefield’s San Francisco research team is among the [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Categories: In the News|1 Comment