Hunter/Storm sells Village Oaks to Donahue Schriber for $111M

Looking to make a splash in Silicon Valley, Costa Mesa-based Donahue Schriberhas paid $111 million for Village Oaks, the brand-new shopping center in south San Jose. The closely watched sale is one of the more significant retail transactions in recent years and shows the depth of demand for well-leased, Class A shopping center assets, experts Read More

San Jose to sell FMC land to Hunter/Storm for Coleman Highline
December 9, 2014 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

See correction at end of article. San Jose is poised next week to greenlight the sale of 23 acres of land — part of the old FMC site near the San Jose airport — to developer Hunter/Storm LLC, paving the way for a speculative office project there, plus a 150-room hotel. The project is the Read More

@First Development Brings Big Change
October 7, 2014 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

Hunter/Storm LLC has helped create a ‘there’s there’ for Silicon Valley by placing amenities in close proximity to people’s homes and workplaces. The company is responsible for developing numerous large retail centers, office buildings and industrial sites throughout the valley. Its most notable San Jose project, however, is the new @First mixed-use development, home of Read More

Commercial Developer of the Year Winner: Hunter/Storm
September 26, 2014 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

Even for Hunter/Storm LLC, one of the Valley’s most prolific office and retail developers, the last 18 months have been busy. Led by partners Derek “Deke” Hunter Jr., Ed Storm and Curtis Leigh, Cupertino-based Hunter/Storm — the development arm of Hunter Properties Inc. — has notched a string of successes across a range of projects. Read More

Box wraps up deal for Crossing/900 in Redwood City
September 16, 2014 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

Packed too tightly in its Los Altos headquarters, growing cloud-storage and collaboration company Box Inc. has struck a deal for a big new headquarters in downtown Redwood City — giving the city’s emerging central business district its biggest tech anchor yet. Box just signed a longterm lease for the entire 334,000 square feet at Crossing/900, Read More

Developers queue up for Redwood City projects as office cap is neared (updated)
September 2, 2014 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

If you have an office project you’d like to build in downtown Redwood City, you’d better get in line — and quick. In the span of just a few days last month, city officials took in four office project applications totaling roughly 425,000 square feet for sites all within a couple blocks of each other. Read More

Crossing 900 spec office project kicks off in Redwood City

The rumble of a Caltrain passing by was just icing on the marketing cake Friday, as developers and Redwood City leaders turned out to officially kick off construction of Crossing 900, the largest office project in the city’s reviving downtown. “This is so exciting to see this moving forward,” said Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre. Read More

5 trends in Silicon Valley retail

Not surprising — more shoppers are turning to e-commerce. What is surprising: Despite the trend, demand for brick-and-mortar retail space is actually increasing. According to ChainLinks Retail Advisors, retailers plan to open 38,000 new stores nationally in the next year, up from 36,000 stores six months ago. In the last 12 months, retail vacancy has Read More

Kilroy gets 15 bites on speculative Redwood City project
October 30, 2013 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

Just how hot are potential tenants for Kilroy Realty and Hunter/Storm’s spec project in downtown Redwood City? Very. “There are about 15 major users requiring 100,000 square feet or greater that are interested in this project,” John Kilroy, president and CEO of Kilroy Realty Corp., told analysts on an earnings call on Oct. 29. Construction Read More

Construction industry could feel impact of California building legislation
October 7, 2013 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

A number of bills currently being reviewed by Gov. Jerry Brown could impact how local governments and developers do business. AB 900, or the “Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011,” is expected to change the course of major projects throughout the state for large urban housing developments and sport stadiums. SB Read More