One of my favorite motivational speeches took place at the Delta House in the 1960s. Bottom line: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. You may not think that you have the time to watch this video, but you will be glad you did. During the beginning of the speech, Bluto (Belushi) rallies
What keeps you up at night? Your kid’s latest Instagram post or their curfew violation? How about Croatia’s upcoming match versus England? For me it is Sacramento office leasing and sales. Last week I got up around 3:00 AM with the question: How have office values behaved in Midtown and Downtown over the last 3
The Costa Hawkins Repeal & Rent Control There has been a lot of talk lately about repealing the Costa Hawkins Rent Control law that was passed in the 1990’s. Costa Hawkins essentially curtailed a jurisdiction’s capacity to impose rent control. Now Unions and Tenant organizations are seeking to repeal Costa Hawkins (CA). What is puzzling
Amazon Moving to Sacramento? No, but other Unicorns will! Last year, 238 Bidders for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters submitted proposals to induce Amazon to locate 50,000 employees in their regions. Everyone I am certain had reasons but according to CCIM’s chief economist, K.C. Conway, only 50 bidders met the base criteria. If it were not for
When I moved from Manhattan Beach to Sacramento in 1991, my new bride and I arrived behind the wheel of a Uhaul at 9:00 PM. We had a 800 S.F. rental lined up on Harkness in Land Park. We had no keys to the place, so we had to call the owner. He staggered out
For decades, Sacramento has been considered a secondary or tertiary market. For those who bought-in 3 to 5 years ago, they are now reaping the benefits. Now that the office market has reached equilibrium, it is only a matter of a couple years until we will see meaningful uptick in construction of speculative office product.
How About Those Sacramento Kings? The Kings won last night without their Big Man, Cousins. Frankly, they looked like a whole new team, with contributions from everyone, with six players in double digits. Willie Cauley-Stein had a career high 29 points. Would the Downtown market be on such a winning streak without its Big Man?
The Sacramento Kings staying in Sacramento was great, but the Golden One Arena and its profound ripple effect is the biggest game changer since the Gold Rush. Other cities (San Diego, Denver, San Francisco, etc.) have developed new arenas and the impact on their economies have been great. However, in relative terms, Sacramento’s Arena will