March 24, 2014
The new development consists of large warehouses with good clear height, such as two massive buildings in Fairfield.
Caymus Vineyards, a producer of high end Napa Valley wine, is expected to begin construction of a 5.5 million gallon-a-year winery near Fairfield this spring.
March 24, 2014
It looks like 2014 will be a sold growth year for the national economy as well as the North Bay counties.
March 24, 2014
Thanks to significant leases and building sales in 2013, the business parks of southern Napa County have the lowest vacancy rates in more than 15 years.
With the extremely low vacancy numbers in both Napa and Solano counties, several new speculative warehouse buildings are scheduled to be under construction in 2014.
March 24, 2014
The Sonoma County Highway 101 north corridor real estate office market saw a decrease in fourth-quarter vacancy rates in 2013 from 2012, and industrial vacancy there decreased dramatically.
March 24, 2014
Through a series of purchases, developments, and leases, Petaluma suddenly became a target market.
We will see a steady market throughout the balance of 2014 without too much upward pressure on price for office and minor upward pricing on industrial.
March 7, 2014
NAPA — A San Francisco-based commercial real estate investor expanded its North Bay holdings with the purchase of four south Napa wine warehouses with 239,000 square feet of space all together.
“This was the largest transaction that has taken place in this market this year,” a broker of the deal said.
February 24, 2014
Not surprisingly from the flurry of deals related to industrial uses in the North Bay in recent months, industrial space had the biggest improvement in vacancy in the North Bay in the fourth quarter. …
Mark Koenig, who has been brokering larger-sized retail leases and sales in the North Bay for two decades, in early February moved his affiliation to San Rafael-based Meridian Commercial. …
In one of the larger industrial leases for the fourth quarter, blow-molding equipment servicer Pur-Fect Plastics is consolidating to 10,000 square feet of newer, better-equipped space in Petaluma. …
Six acres of vacant land behind The Home Depot store in Windsor, the site of a mixed-use project once known as Shiloh Sustainable Village, sold to a Southern California couple. …
January 13, 2014
FAIRFIELD — A major Pennsylvania-based alcoholic-beverage packaging distributor plans to consolidate its Bay Area operations, which have grown rapidly in recent years through several acquisitions and increasing demand from breweries, into a planned Fairfield “megacenter” set to have nearly 11 acres under roof when completed, anticipated for the end of this year.
December 9, 2013
The duo behind the successful natural personal-care line Avalon Natural Products, now Avalon Organics, are enjoying the success of their new venture, Novato-based Andalou Naturals, which makes personal care products derived from fruit stem cells. Topping the charts for sales of such products has prompted the company to set up a larger operations and distribution center in Petaluma.
December 5, 2013
NAPA — Collotype Labels on Thursday said it is expanding its Napa wine label printing plant by 20,000 square feet to accommodate growth and consolidation of another California plant.
November 27, 2013
PETALUMA — San Mateo-based SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) opened a new warehouse and office in Petaluma and plans up to 20 hires there as part of the company’s broader push to open a network of smaller hubs for solar-panel installations throughout California.
November 25, 2013
Petaluma-based Cowgirl Creamery and its sister wholesaler Tomales Bay Foods are expanding their storage and distribution capabilities in the city. …
Prospects for the long-envisioned Santa Rosa Food & Wine Center in one of two planned mixed-used developments at the SMART depot in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square might be farther off because of a shortage of parking and the stalled timeframe for one of those redevelopments, the property controlled by The John Stewart Co. …
DBI Beverage Napa, Inc., a North Bay distributing company for La Vergne, Tenn.-based DBI Beverage, purchased a nearly 60,000-square-foot distribution warehouse in Fairfield for expansion. …
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency dropped from its Superfund National Priorities List of toxics-cleanup sites the former Sola Optical USA campus on Lakeville Highway at the south end of Petaluma. …
November 4, 2013
Developers are listed by county and in alphabetical order by the firm.
October 30, 2013
FAIRFIELD — Industrial real estate availabilities in Solano and Napa counties continued to narrow in the third quarter, according to a recently released report.
October 28, 2013
While Sonoma County’s office property market continued to have high vacancy in the third quarter, availability of industrial space countywide dwindled to near single-digit percentages among a wave of leasing and building purchases by businesses in the previous 12 months. …
Three of the five buildings in the 70,000-square-foot Parkpoint Office Center complex at the corner of North Dutton and College Avenue have sold to a San Jose-based investor. …
October 7, 2013
Eagerness of commercial property investors to bet on North Bay multifamily real estate is seen in a number of recent deals. …
Inland American Lodging Group purchased the 141-room Andaz Napa hotel along with a Savannah, Ga., hotel. …
Basin Street Properties’ 56,000-square-foot new office building for Cyan in Petaluma was delayed several months because of a disagreement about vesting of nearly a million dollars in decade-old development-impact fees. …
With scant large warehouse space available in south Napa Valley, builders are starting to respond with speculative projects. …
San Diego-based Westcore Properties, LLC, is cashing out of its five-and-a-half-year-old investment in the 135,000-square-foot, 11-building Mariner’s Landing industrial complex in Sausalito. …
The 65,000-square-foot, three-building Napa Square office and retail complex in downtown Napa received LEED certification. …
September 9, 2013
NAPA — A San Francisco-based investor for construction trade union pension funds is making a big statement on prospects for building wine warehouses in Napa Valley.
August 22, 2013
FAIRFIELD — The proportion of industrial and office space in Solano and southern Napa counties waiting to be leased fell in the second quarter at the fastest rate in several years, according to a new report.
A full-building, 318,000-square-foot lease to Encore Glass in a new Fairfield warehouse is a key example of demand.
August 19, 2013
PETALUMA — The North American distributor for a growing international brand of colorful plastic food-storage containers is making another big expansion of its Petaluma distribution hub.
August 5, 2013
NOVATO — Academic Therapy Publications, for more than four decades a national name in producing specialized education and assessment materials for schoolchildren who need help speaking or reading, is scaling up to compete with much larger publishers and be ready for emerging technology for such materials.
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