Starboard in the Press

November 23, 2020

Industry Veteran Rob Maccarone Joins Starboard Commercial Real Estate as Senior Broker Associate


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, announced today Rob Maccarone has joined its firm as Senior Broker Associate.

November 02, 2020

TCN Worldwide Commercial Focus, Q3 2020: Top TCN Worldwide Member Deals


Top Five TCN Worldwide Retail Deals

 

 

  1. $5,121,492 | 54,000 SF | Retail Lease – Tom Ferguson and Pete Alveal at Premier Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide in Indianapolis, IN represented the landlord, SR 9, LLC.

  2. $4,717,000 4,650 SF Retail Lease – Giorgio Vasilis at Sitar Realty Company/TCN Worldwide in New Jersey represented the landlord, 334 Hospitality, LLC.

  3. $4,175,000 12,250 SF Retail Sale – Brian Murphy at Sitar Realty Company/TCN Worldwide in New Jersey represented the buyer, LVL Enterprise, LLC.

  4. $2,765,000 17,000 SF Retail Sale – William Sitar Jr. and Brian Murphy at Sitar Realty Company/TCN Worldwide in New Jersey represented both the buyer and the seller, Neptune Thirty Five, LLC and Kumrah Realty, LLC.

  5. $2,250,000 3,000 SF Retail Sale – Craig Hansson at Starboard Commercial/TCN Worldwide in San Fransisco, CA represented the buyer, PNJHB, LLC.

October 21, 2020

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Sale of 893 Folsom Street in San Francisco


This centrally located property offers more than 12,293 total square feet and quick and convenient access to both Caltrain and BART, as well as several popular restaurants, bars, and specialty cafes. The property also includes an additional 8,500 square foot lot, allowing for future development including housing, office space, hotel lodging, or mixed-use.

October 21, 2020

Ownership of Newly Renovated SoMa Office Building Tests the Market, Posts Asset for Sale


12,293 Square Foot Building Centrally Located in SOMA Provides Rare Opportunity For Investors

August 21, 2020

Sales Tip 579: How to Survive in Sales During COVID – Hans Hansson


“Whatever business you’re in, study the trends, and look for the opportunities.” – Hans Hansson in today’s Tip 579

What are you going to do in the next five years to sell? How can you take advantage of the current environment and not let it destroy you?

August 18, 2020

15 Clever Real Estate Prospecting Ideas to Boost Your GCI


If real estate prospecting is about establishing a relationship with potential buyers and sellers, there’s no better way to take that relationship to the next level than a little face-to-face time.

Just shaking hands with someone you’d like to do business with is a powerful experience, as explained to us by one of California’s leading commercial real estate experts, Hans Hansson.

July 20, 2020

Starboard Forms JV with Brookwood, Barry Bram to Helm


San Francisco-based Starboard Commercial Real Estate and Brookwood Group Inc. launched a new joint venture called, Brookwood Starboard, a full-service real estate firm of strategic advisors, brokers and developers. Industry veteran and longtime Bay Area broker, Barry Bram, has been hired as Executive Director.

July 16, 2020

Brookwood Group, Starboard Commercial Tap Bram to Lead New Venture


A Daily Look at the Movers and Shakers in Commercial Real Estate

Advisory firm Brookwood Group and brokerage firm Starwood Commercial Real Estate have launched a new joint venture that offers advisory, brokerage and development services.

July 16, 2020

Longtime Bay Area CRE Companies Form Partnership


Two longtime San Francisco-based commercial real estate companies have formed a new subsidiary and tapped a veteran broker to lead it.

Commercial brokerage Starboard Commercial Real Estate and developer Brookwood Group have formed Brookwood Starboard, a full-service CRE firm comprising developers, brokers and strategic advisers. It will be led by new executive director Barry Bram. The partnership will focus on advisory, brokerage and development management with a focus on high-density urban and transit-oriented projects. Bram, who spent over 30 years with TRI Commercial Real Estate, said he found the opportunity to lead Brookwood Starboard appealing.

July 16, 2020

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces New Joint Venture with Brookwood Group; Hires Barry Bram as Executive Director


Starboard Commercial Real Estate and Brookwood Group Inc. announced today the launch of a new joint venture Brookwood Starboard, a full-service real estate firm of strategic advisors, brokers and developers. Industry veteran and longtime bay rea broker, Barry Bram, has been hired as Executive Director.

July 01, 2020

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces the Launch of New Office-Trading Service, TradeAddresses.com


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, announced today the launch of its office-trading service, TradeAddresses.com, to specifically address the challenges that Bay Area business owners face from COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. 

Since the pandemic, many businesses’ office needs have changed. Owners may be looking for more space to accommodate social distancing, and some may be looking for less space as they transition the majority of their employees to working remotely. 

June 25, 2020

Online office trading service seeks to address changing real estate needs


By reviving an idea conceived during the dot-com boom, Starboard Commercial Real Estate is vying to address an emerging need among office users looking to downsize in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic by allowing them to trade spaces via an online platform.

The private CRE firm on Thursday announced the launch of TradeAddresses.com, an office-trading service created “to specifically address the challenges that Bay Area business owners face from Covid-19 health and safety restrictions,” the company stated. The service will be rolled out in the nine Bay Area counties.

June 08, 2020

The Registry SF


To date, Mayor Breed and the Board of Supervisors have been silent on finding creative ways to get our retail up and running fast. Hans Hansson shares a number of ways we can help save retail before we reopen. 

May 12, 2020

Commercial Corner | CBA


President of Starboard, Hans Hansson, joins the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) roundtable for a discussion on how you can be successful in sales during uncertain times.

May 08, 2020

Hans Hansson: You Can’t Pay the Rent on Your Business. Now What?


Hans Hansson is principal of Starboard, San Francisco’s largest private commercial brokerage. How can businesses survive when their doors are shut or their sales are drastically reduced? Right now he advises commercial tenants to negotiate 3-month delay of payment and adding those extra months to the lease or 3 months of free rent that can be amortized for the remainder of the lease. Hans has been a trusted advisor for commercial property owners as well as tenants for over 35 years.

May 08, 2020

4 Ways To Negotiate Breaks On Bills: How SMBs Have Succeeded


When it comes to rent, one approach is to offer a percentage of gross revenues. For retailers, rent typically comes to 6% to 8% of sales, according to Hans Hannsson, president and founder of Starboard Commercial real estate. With that in mind, companies can offer to pay that percent of current revenues, the latter defined as "whatever comes through the door," he says. In fact, says Hannson, this strategy can be followed by any business looking for a break on office rent.

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 & Commercial Real Estate


During this Coronavirus pandemic, many tenants are having issues paying rent and handling employees. We talk with Hans Hansson, President of Starboard Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide in San Francisco, who shares a list of valuable tips and information that can help tenants dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

April 22, 2020

Four ways to revive retail after shelter-in-place


The retail industry was in trouble before the virus. Online retail and e-commerce sites changed consumer spending habits and the high costs of running a brick-and-mortar retail had a negative impact on the industry. The COVID-19 shutdown could prove the final nail in the coffin unless bold actions are taken by governments, landlords, and retailers to alter the course. Here are four ideas that could not only ease the way forward for retailers, but begin the process of real growth for the industry.

April 07, 2020

Ep. 003 Hans Hansson: Advice for Tenants during the COVID-19 Pandemic


During this Coronavirus pandemic, many tenants are having issues paying rent and handling employees. Today we talk with Hans Hansson, President of Starboard Commercial Real Estate in San Francisco, who shares a list of valuable tips and information that can help tenants, such as being transparent with your landlord about your situation as well as loan assistant programs and how the $2M COVID stimuls package can help.
March 09, 2020

13 Clever Real Estate Prospecting Ideas to Boost Your GCI


If real estate prospecting is about establishing a relationship with potential buyers and sellers, there’s no better way to take that relationship to the next level than a little face to face time. Just shaking hands with someone you’d like to do business with is a powerful experience, as explained to us by one of California’s leading commercial real estate experts, Hans Hansson. 

March 09, 2020

Sales Tip 413: Who Are You? Is Sales Right for You?


Hans is the founder of Starboard Commercial Real Estate and author of the new book, “Stop Selling Yourself Short.” Here he is with today’s tip.

March 03, 2020

Taxing vacant storefronts


Proposition D on Tuesday’s ballot proposes a levy on storefronts that stand vacant for more than six months. Supporters say it would motivate landlords to find tenants. It would put San Francisco at the forefront of the move to address the growing number of retail vacancies nationwide, making it the first major city to explicitly tax empty stores.
March 03, 2020

Prop E is a Very Bad Idea—Here’s Why


New article written by Hans Hansson explains all the ways Prop E will destroy San Francisco's economy. 

January 13, 2020

Sales Guru and Founding Partner of Starboard Commercial Real Estate Publishes First Book, “Stop Selling Yourself Short”


In his very first book release, Hansson shares a compilation of articles he has written over the course of his 40 years in the sales industry, diving deep into his personal experiences and sharing invaluable lessons learned to teach the next generation of salespeople how to adapt and succeed in any period of their career. 

 

The new book covers an array of subjects applicable to sales professionals at any stage in their career.  From learning how to build strong client relationships and growing your pipeline, to navigating through harsh economic times, Hansson provides the knowledge and tactics necessary to move forward and succeed in sales. 

December 11, 2019

San Francisco Ballot Measure Would Tax Empty Storefronts in Attempt to Boost Retail Sector


Hansson points to city regulations and, in particular, zoning laws that require additional approvals for chain businesses with over 12 locations from setting up shop in parts of the city, as making retail space harder to lease out.

 

December 03, 2019

Open Forum: San Francisco leaders want a new retail vacancy tax. They should fix their old, failed, retail policies instead.


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to place a retail vacancy tax on the ballot next year. If it passes, it will add yet another layer of failed retail legislation on top of the old.

November 22, 2019

San Francisco's empty storefront tax is heading to the ballot


Landlords could soon be charged for leaving their retail space empty if voters approve a measure heading for the March 2020 ballot. Hans Hansson, a managing principal at Starboard Commercial Real Estate, wrote in an April guest opinion for the San Francisco Business Times that the actual number of landlords choosing to keep units vacant is very small. Rather, landowners with vacant spaces face a multitude of challenges to filling them up. Hansson said there were 340 vacant storefronts in the city at that time.

November 15, 2019

Proposed tax on S.F. retail vacancies heads toward voter approval


San Francisco's push to penalize landlords for empty storefronts could land on next year's ballot if the city's Board of Supervisors gives it a final thumbs up. Hans Hansson, a managing principal at Starboard Commercial Real Estate,wrote in an April guest column for the San Francisco Business Times that the actual number of vacancy-indifferent landlords is very small, and a majority of landowners with vacant spaces run into a multitude of other factors in trying to fill them up. Hansson said there were 340 vacant storefronts in the city at that time.

November 14, 2019

An Open Letter To Mayor London Breed About Zoning Reform


Starboard President, Hans Hansson, publishes an open letter to San Francisco's Mayor urging her to take action and reform the City's Formula Retail restrictions. 

October 21, 2019

San Francisco needs to be proactive to avoid blight near Oracle Park


The number of restaurants and bars closing around Oracle Park is not a surprise. With the San Francisco Giants struggling to attract fans after three consecutive losing seasons and restaurants around the ballpark counting on business from large crowds — this was inevitable.

October 04, 2019

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Expansion of 'Perform For Life' Gym in San Francisco


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is proud to announce the expansion of Perform for Life (P4L) gym in San Francisco. The newest location will open November 1st at 650 Mission Street in the Financial District of San Francisco. This will be the third location in the city and the second lease that Starboard Commercial Real Estate has secured for P4L.

September 10, 2019

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Sale of Historic Building 895 O'Farrell Street; Sells for $9,000,000


Starboard Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the sale of 895 O'Farrell Street in San Francisco, CaliforniaSusan Jordan, with Starboard, has been the exclusive agent working on the sale, which has now closed for $9 MillionFor over 50 years, the 9,596 square feet property has been home to Mitchell Brother's O'Farrell Theatre,  which is located on the corner of O'Farrell and Polk Street inside the Van Ness Corridor.  Although the buyer has not shared official plans for the building, the future is presumably bright.

August 06, 2019

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Sale of 598 Bryant Street in SOMA


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. August 6, 2019 -- Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, today announced the sale of 598 Bryant Street, a premier development site in the SOMA district of San Francisco (sale price is undisclosed).
June 16, 2019

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Newest Exclusive Representation in Livermore


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, San Francisco based commercial real estate firm, is proud to announce the exclusive leasing engagement for "The Shops at Livermore," a newly constructed 114,000 sf shopping center in Livermore, California, located directly across the street from the 600,000 square foot SIMON owned San Francisco Premium Outlets.

March 22, 2019

Commercial Brokers Association Recognizes Starboard Commercial Real Estate Agent for 2018 Achievements


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce Craig Hansson as the winner of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) Awards for 2018 Achievements for "Largest Sales Transaction of 2018."

March 10, 2019

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Secures New Headquarters for California Minority Counsel Program


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is proud to announce The Franklin Building, located at 1624 Franklin Street in Oakland, as the new headquarters to the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), a non-profit helping promote diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development.

February 19, 2019

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Agent Frank Vella Elected to 2019 San Mateo Association of Realtor's Board


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce agent Frank Vella's election to the San Mateo Association of Realtors (SAMCAR) Board of Directors.

December 17, 2018

Will Famed Theatre Give Way to Housing?


This has been the site of the Mitchell Brothers’ O’Farrell Theatre since July 4, 1969. And now, the property is on the market at $10 million or leased for a monthly rent of $39,000, says exclusive agent Starboard Commercial Real Estate. But most significantly, the property is attracting residential developers, says Susan Jordan, broker with Starboard Commercial Real Estate.

November 10, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Chosen as Exclusive Agent To Sell or Lease Historic 895 O'Farrell Street


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the sale or lease of 895 O'Farrell Street in San Francisco, California. Starboard has been chosen as the exclusive agent. The property is on the market for sale for $10 million, or can be leased for a monthly rent of $39,000.

August 23, 2018

Canna-Business Gets Contact High


While the laws and regulations surrounding this specialty are new to the CRE industry, many leases and sales are already in the books, such as the first cannabis hedge fund to be located at 330 Fell St.

August 23, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Secures New Headquarters for First Cannabis Hedge Fund in San Francisco


Poseidon Asset Management Partners with Jake Levinson of Starboard Commercial Real Estate to Open First Office in Hayes Valley

August 14, 2018

19 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level


When it comes to success in any area of your life, continuous improvement is part of the job. And intentions are great, but it's the actions you take that decide your outcomes. Need some ideas on ways you can improve? Here are the habits 19 successful founders and executives say they practice to push themselves to the next level.

July 10, 2018

Heres how to combat San Franciscos affordable housing crisis


The San Francisco Planning Department is under pressure from all sides to develop more affordable housing and to improve the efficiency of San Francisco’s planning process. Critics in search of answers to what has caused The City’s affordable housing crisis have started to point to the entire entitlement process as a leading cause of why housing prices are so high while supply remains so low.

June 27, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces 750 Florida Street in San Francisco For Sale


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and San Francisco-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the opportunity to purchase 750 Florida Street in San Francisco, California.

June 11, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces The Sale of 570 Market Street


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the sale of 570 Market Street in San Francisco, California.

May 30, 2018

San Francisco brokers must be part of the permit streamlining process


Supervisors Katy Tang and Ahsha Safai have introduced legislation that is intended to attract small businesses to their respective districts by shortening the entitlement and construction permitting process. The legislation proposes to create a two-year program that will allow small businesses to set up their businesses and streamline the permitting process that, currently, can take six months or more to complete. The legislation would also allow a reduction in the time required for permits necessary for a storefront to switch from one use to another — if a laundromat were converted into a restaurant, for instance. This currently requires a Zoning Change of Use. Further, in many cases, uses are not allowed without securing a Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Tenants are often required to secure both permissions, a very expensive and time-consuming process.

May 22, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces 930 Sir Francis Drake For Sale in San Anselmo, CA


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to introduce to the market 930 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo, CA.

May 14, 2018

Sunhill Corp. Lands 2 San Francisco Assets


Sunhill Corp. has picked up two adjacent buildings in San Francisco from a private investor based in Manhattan Beach, Calif., for $13.3 million. The seller acquired the assets, which offer a combined 27,800 square feet, in 1986 and 1992, according to public records. Starboard Commercial Real Estate represented the buyer in the transaction.

May 10, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces the Sale of 122 and 130 9th Street in San Francisco for $13,300,000


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the sale of 122 and 130 9th Street in San Francisco, California.

May 07, 2018

Starboard Commercial Arranges Sale of Sacramento Retail Asset


A San Francisco-based investor has acquired a 24,750-square-foot retail center in Roseville, Calif., for $4.5 million. Starboard Commercial Real Estate arranged the transaction.

May 02, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Sale of Premier Retail Property in Roseville, CA For $4,511,000


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the sale of 318 N. Sunrise Avenue in Roseville, CA.

April 18, 2018

Vacant Businesses Rising in San Francisco, Real Estate Agents Believe Dirty Streets Partly to Blame


Commercial real estate brokers tell the Investigative Unit their agents are having a harder time selling San Francisco. They say trash, feces, and used needles scattered along the city’s streets and sidewalks are part of the problem. Bigad Shaban reports.

February 23, 2018

Exclusive: Chinese-backed investor starts construction on rare Mid-Market condos


Chinese-backed Z&L Properties Inc. started construction on a rare, 109-unit condo project at 1554 Market St. in San Francisco.

February 23, 2018

After Four Years, Starboard Commercial Real Estate Closes Deal on 1601 Mission Street for $28.5MM


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the sale closing of 1601 Mission Street.

February 23, 2018

San Francisco Condo Development Site Trades for Nearly $30M


Starboard Commercial Real Estate has closed the sale of a San Francisco condominium development site in the South of Market district for $28.5 million. The buyer, a private investor, acquired the 0.6-acre parcel once it had secured entitlements for the site. The new owner plans to build a property containing 220 condominium units over about 7,000 square feet of retail in a mid-block passageway through the center of the development.

February 23, 2018

Why San Francisco Needs to Reset its Understanding of Retail


San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recently heard the results of a long-anticipated report from Strategic Economics for the OEWD (Office of Economic and Workforce Development), on the current and future state of retail in San Francisco. The report found that although the overall vacancy of retail is low, at under seven percent in most districts, many are buildings that have been vacant for a long time. Brick and mortar retailers nationwide often struggle to keep up with changes in consumer buying habits and the increase in online spending.

February 22, 2018

After Four Years, Starboard Commercial Real Estate Closes Deal on 1601 Mission Street for $28.5M


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the sale closing of 1601 Mission Street.

February 08, 2018

San Franciscos formula retail laws are a dead end for businesses


San Francisco has one of the toughest formula retail laws in the country. If you have more than 11 stores anywhere in the world, you could classify as a formula retail. Formula retail uses are commonly referred to as “chain stores.” 

January 29, 2018

Bay Area Commercial Real Estate Brokerages, ranked by square feet secured for clients in 2017


We rank Bay Area commercial real estate brokerages by square feet of space leased and sold for clients. Information was obtained from company representatives.

January 26, 2018

Guest opinion: San Francisco needs to rethink its formula retail laws before its too late


San Francisco has one of the toughest formula retail laws in the country. If you have more than 11 stores anywhere in the world, you can be classified as a “formula retailer,” also known as a chain store. In San Francisco, formula retailers must go through an extensive public review process that is costly, timely, and creates uncertainty about whether you will be allowed to open a particular store or business in neighborhoods throughout the city.

January 26, 2018

Advanced manufacturer inks new headquarters lease in San Francisco's Potrero Hill


Manufacturing may be on the decline, but advanced manufacturing companies such as Tempo Automation want to grow in San Francisco and are snapping up hard-find-industrial space.

January 25, 2018

Tempo Automation Signs San Fran Lease


Tempo Automation has signed a 42,000-square-foot industrial lease for a building near downtown San Francisco. A Starboard Commercial Real Estate team led by Sean Ford and Trevor Griffith facilitated the lease between the tenant and the owner, Byer California Inc., a clothing manufacturer who occupies part of the structure. Tempo, an electronics manufacturer, will establish its new headquarters in the space.

January 25, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Tempo Automation As The New Tenant In 2450 And 2460 Alameda Street


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the leasing of 2450 and 2460 Alameda Street.

January 25, 2018

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Tempo Automation As The New Tenant In 2450 and 2460 Alameda Street


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the leasing of 2450 and 2460 Alameda Street.

December 07, 2017

Starboard Closes Industrial Condominium Deal in Hayward for $1.9MM


Starboard TCN Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, today announced the sale of 3286 and 3290 Arden Road in Hayward, CA in October 2017.

 

-The Registry SF

December 07, 2017

Starboard Closes East Bay Industrial Condominium Sale


Starboard TCN Worldwide has sold two industrial condominium units totaling 8,700 square feet in Hayward, Calif. The sale comes after the industrial company‘s newest board of directors appointment. 

 

-Commercial Property Executive

December 07, 2017

Starboard Closes Industrial Condominium Deal Along I-880 - Hayward, CA


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally-based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, today announced the sale of 3286 and 3290 Arden Road in Hayward, CA in October 2017. 

 

-Cision

October 28, 2017

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces Rare Industrial Property Available For Leasing


Starboard Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce 2460 Alameda Street available for commercial lease. The building owner, Byer California, Inc., established manufacturer of women's clothing, is leasing the building for the very first time since its initial purchase. The property was built in 2010 and is very well maintained. It's located in the heart of the city and offers ample size and configuration to suit a variety of production, R&D, distribution and creative needs.

 

- Cision

October 03, 2017

People on the move at M.A. Silva USA, Redwood Credit Union and more ...


C.J. Rico has been hired to manage North Bay properties for Starboard Commercial Real Estate, a privately owned San Francisco commercial real estate firm that has expanded to this region. A senior sales and leasing specialist, he has more than 10 years of experience and previously worked at Keegan & Coppin, where he leased and sold 500,000 square feet of commercial properties.

 

-The Press Democrat

October 03, 2017

How San Franciscos Startup Culture is Changing Tenant Representation


Office kegs, trampolines, rooftop bars, artistic aesthetics, hued lighting, and electric car parking are just a few of the unconventional requirements tenant representation agents are asked to find for their tech company and startup clients. San Francisco’s commercial real estate brokers who specialize in tenant representation are given a tall order to accommodate the demands of start-up culture for the influx of companies moving into the city. Over the past 20 years, San Francisco has pivoted from a conventional banking and financial hub with classical architecture and conservative offices to today’s technology capital with innovative and creative office environments.

 

-cre.tech

September 12, 2017

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Expands to The North Bay Area, Hires New Lead Agent to Head Expansion


Starboard Commercial Real Estate extends its services north at a time when both office and warehouse properties continue to tighten in San Francisco. Companies trying to keep their business in the Bay Area are looking at other leasing markets and the North Bay offers affordable space alternatives.

January 27th, 2017

Why San Francisco's Board of Supervisors Cannot Avoid Enforcement of Building Codes


On the heels of the recent tragic Oakland fire, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is working to protect our artist community by preventing enforced building code inspections in an effort to avoid artist displacement and to protect similar use of buildings.

- The Registry

December 13th, 2016

Starboard Sells 1088 Howard Street For a Record Price in SOMA


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, today announced the sale of 1088 Howard Street in San Francisco.

The property was sold at one of the highest building prices per square foot in western South of Market (SOMA) district in recent history. Starboard brokers, Craig Hansson, Jerry Adamson, and Hans Hansson represented the seller, who received multiple bids and ultimately sold the property to a local buyer in a 1031 exchange for just over $1,000 PSF.

- PRNewswire

November 1st, 2016

The National Real Estate Investor's 2016 Top Brokers Survey Recognizes Starboard TCN In Earning The Top Three Deals Nationally In Q3 2016


Starboard TCN Brokers Yoav Ben Shushan, Richard Gumbiner, Craig Hansson, and Hans Hansson were listed as brokers for the top three deals in Q3 2016. The number one deal by Yoav Ben Shushan and Richard Gumbiner of Starboard TCN closed at $45,000,000 at 78,000 square feet.

- PRNewswire

November 1st, 2016

Investors Flocking To Union Square


Last quarter, four transactions in Union Square totaled over $330M, making Union Square one of the hottest neighborhoods in San Francisco. The area has some of the oldest stock and most iconic buildings in the city. Union Square also has one of the nation's highest retail rents at $650/SF, according to data from Llenrock Group.

- Bisnow

October 13th, 2016

Starboard TCN Announces 1088 Howard Street Available For Purchase


Starboard TCN Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, today announced new property- 1088 Howard Street - on the market.

Located in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco, the 3,000 square foot space sits in a thriving neighborhood that provides a mix of warehouses, swanky nightspots, art spaces, loft apartments, furniture showrooms and Silicon Valley tech businesses.

- The Registry

October 6th, 2016

Starboard TCN Commercial Real Estate Secures New Home For Proof School


Starboard TCN Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, today announced the recent leasing of 973 Mission Street as the new permanent campus to Proof School, a secondary school in San Francisco for talented kids who love math. Starboard principal, Hans Hansson and Starboard Sales and Leasing Representative, Craig Hansson negotiated the deal.

- PRNewswire

October 4th, 2016

JV Sells Union Square Office Building for $45M


Union Square continues to heat up with another deal finalized in recent weeks. 420 Taylor Street Partners sold its 78k SF office building at 420 Taylor St to New York-based Seven Equity for $45M in an off-market transaction.

- Bisnow

September 22nd, 2016

Home of The Pacifica Tribune Trades for $689,000


Today, Starboard TCN, leading San Francisco commercial real estate firm, providing clients with all-inclusive services since 1991, today announced the sale of 59 Bill Drake Way, in Pacifica California. The 4700 square foot property has been home of the Pacifica Tribune since 1959 and the street on which the building resides was named after a hometown legacy and Tribune founder, Bill Drake.

- The Registry

August 4th, 2016

TCN Worldwide Real Estate Appoints Starboard TCN Agent, Craig Hansson as New Co-Western Regional Vice President


Starboard TCN Commercial Real Estate, privately owned and locally based San Francisco commercial real estate firm, today announced that Starboard's senior sales and leasing specialist, Craig Hansson, has been appointed as Co-Western Regional Vice President, by TCN Worldwide Real Estate, an alliance of top independent brokerage firms. In Addition, Starboard TCN named its second quarter GoalMakers to Gerald Adamson, Richard Gumbiner, and Craig Hansson.

- PRNewswire

March 10th, 2016

Starboard TCN Closes Major Commercial Real Estate Deal in Prime San Francisco Location


The two-story building sold to a Canadian investment company for $5,750,000. The property is located in a prime location, near the Highway 101/Van Ness corridor and offers approximately 11,000 square feet for potential development.

Richard Gumbiner, Starboard TCN Broker Associate, considered the property a "diamond in the rough" as the building was an existing two-story commercial property with retail and office tenants on a deep lot with a 65-foot height limit, making it a prime development site.

- PRNewswire

February 28th, 2016

SF needs creativity to meet Eastern Neighborhoods' office needs


Afters years of analysis, the City Planning Department is actively implementing the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans approved in 2009. It is notifying building owners who leased industrial spaces to office tenants without formally converting their properties to office use that they must evict their tenants or be fined $250 a day. There is still an opportunity to reverse the Planning Department's changes to zoning and permit regulations so that the law benefits both small building owners and their tenants.

If landlords are fined or forced to evict their tenants, it will have an enormous impact on small building owners as well as many tech office tenants.

- San Francisco Chronicle

February 22nd, 2016

Starboard TCN, Leading San Francisco Commercial Real Estate Firm, Celebrates 25 Years of Serving the Bay Area


Starboard TCN, San Francisco's largest independently owned commercial real estate firm, this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.

In 1991, Hans Hansson, Doron Baruth and four other principals set out with a vision to bring Bay Area investors, tenants and landlords the highest level of local real estate expertise, combined with a global reach. Over the course of the last 25 years, Starboard has made that vision a reality.

- PRNewswire

January 22nd, 2016

New S.F. enforcement push could cripple tech community


The San Francisco Planning Department has recently hired six new site inspectors to begin the process of enforcing production, distribution and repair (PDR) violations on landlords who are renting to office tenants illegally. Landlords receiving letters alleging illegal use are required to set up appointments with site inspectors to verify how their buildings are being used. If office use is identified, then the landlords will be required to evict their tenants.

- San Francisco Business Times

January 21st, 2016

Starboard TCN Worldwide Agent Named Junior Sales Associate of the Year by Northern California Commercial Association of Realtors


Starboard TCN Worldwide, San Francisco's largest independently owned commercial real estate firm, today announced that Sales and Leasing Associate Jerry Adamson has been selected by the Northern California Commercial Association of Realtors (NCCAR) as its Junior Sales Associate of the Year for Production. Jerry was selected by a panel of industry leaders and honored at a special event on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in Milpitas during the NCCAR board of Directors installation.

- PRNewswire

December 17th, 2015

Starboard TCN Worldwide and GVA Worldwide Negotiate a Transatlantic Alliance


Starboard TCN Worldwide will participate in a new strategic alliance with leading European commercial real estate advisor GVA Worldwide.

H. Ross Ford III, President & CEO of TCN Worldwide Real Estate Services, and David Greene, Chairman of the TCN Worldwide Board of Directors, together with Patrick Morrissey, Chairman of GVA Worldwide, announced that the international real estate advisors have agreed to create an alliance that extends the scope and capability of their respective organizations into key strategic markets.

- PRNewswire

November 10th, 2015

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Closes Two Back-to-Back Substantial Deals In San Francisco's Hottest Districts


Starboard Commercial Real Estate, the largest independently owned commercial real estate company in San Francisco, today announced the closing of two substantial commercial real estate deals-- 559-567 Sutter Street and the Mission Creek development site, in San Francisco's Mission District.

559-567 Sutter Street is an outstanding property sold to Pearl Law Group for $9.5M. Located in San Francisco's Union Square District and consisting of 17,595 (RBA 18,825) square feet, the two-story building offers a wealthy mix of retail and office space.

- PRNewswire

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