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.

Cushman & Wakefield is Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor of TechCrunch Disrupt

  TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Sept 21 - 23 - Pier 70 As we were in 2014, Cushman & Wakefield was again a major force at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015, which began Monday, September 21st and ended September 23rd. We were the exclusive real estate sponsor for this annual event, which takes place in major cities across the [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges Sale of Holiday Inn Express, Mill Valley, CA

Highest Per Key Price for a Holiday Inn Express Outside of New York City Cushman & Wakefield today announced that it represented ARE WCP MILL VALLEY HOTEL, LLC., in the previously announced sale of The Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley hotel, located in Marin County, just seven miles north of San Francisco. The buyer was [...]

Social Stratosphere Update – Toot Your Own Trumpet

  by Mike Kirner Senior Marketing Associate & Storyteller Northern California Toot Your Own Trumpet ( Warning: This is NOT an Endorsement of Any Presidential Candidate ) While listening to the GOP front runner's lively ( and often controversial) communications and antics is interesting to some and over the top annoying to others, he is able [...]

By | September 5th, 2015|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

The Consumer is Back to Pulling His Own Weight

By Ken McCarthy Senior Managing Director, Regional Research Director The Confident Consumer Consumer confidence continues to trend upward, pointing to faster growth in household spending and solid demand for retail, industrial, and hospitality real estate. Consumer spending has accelerated over the past 18 months after three years of tepid growth. An important driver has been [...]

By | September 5th, 2015|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Wake Up, Millennials! What You Should Know About Social Media ROI and Generating Awareness

    By Mike Kirner Senior Marketing Associate Northern California Thank You for Sharing I would like to thank the C&W brokers and administrative staff and followers of C&W on Linkedin and Twitter for reposting, sharing and helping to increase both our brand awareness and our ROI (Return on Investment).  The C&W corporate LinkedIn page has [...]

What the Affordability Crisis Means for the Real Estate Boom

By Guest Blogger Eugene McGrane Director Cushman & Wakefield The Tech Boom: Part 2 It seems like not a day goes by that we don't read another article about how our tech companies are growing at staggering rates. Accompanying these articles are lamentations about changing demographics and cultural touchstones in San Francisco and the Greater [...]

By | August 29th, 2015|Categories: In the News|3 Comments

Marketbeat Retail Snapshot – San Francisco – Q2

Economic Overview The San Francisco economy continued to record strong employment gains in the second quarter, according to the California Employment Development Department. The unemployment rate in San Francisco tumbled to 3.3% as of June 2015, below the year ago figure of 4.3% and well under the unemployment rate of 6.2% for California and 5.5% [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|Categories: In the News|2 Comments

Marketbeat Industrial Snapshot – SF Peninsula – Q2

    Economic Overview Employment growth for San Mateo County is mostly powered by the life science and high tech sectors, who have expanded their labor force by 3.4%, outpacing both state (2.9%) and national (2.2%) figures over the last 12 months, according to Moody’s Analytics. This powerful expansion in jobs has, not surprisingly, translated [...]

By | August 20th, 2015|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

C&W Northern California In the News – July 2015

Apple Dives into SoMa for First Big S.F. Real Estate Grab SF Business Journal, July 29 The San Francisco office market may get its first big bite of Apple. Apple Inc. is rumored to have leased approximately 76,000 square feet of office space in a South of Market building located at 235 Second Street. Cushman & Wakefield's John [...]

Fed Time is Coming

By Ken McCarthy Senior Managing Director Regional Research Interest Rates Commercial real estate is facing the first interest increase in nearly a decade. We do not expect higher interest rates to negatively impact real estate values because the increase will be a result of improving economic fundamentals, particularly strong labor markets. Strong job growth means [...]