"Boom looms for student housing"

San Franicsco Business Times | November 18, 2010

Builders hungry for new residential projects may soon have a fresh opportunity to chase in San Francisco: student housing. The Planning Commission recently approved legislation that would exempt student residential projects from costly affordable housing requirements, opening up new development possibilities.


"Student housing builder has S.F. plans"

San Fransisco Business Times | May 6, 2010

More than two decades ago, Patrick Kennedy wanted to develop housing in San Francisco. He’s finally getting there.

Kennedy spent the time in between pioneering private student housing development in Berkeley. But his Panoramic Interests now has two, 22-unit “micro-projects” planned, one in San Francisco and one in Berkeley, using pre-fabricated units from Zeta Communities that he says will change how in-fill development is done in the Bay Area.


"How condo developments helped spur a renaissance in SoMa"

San Francisco Chronicle, Real Estate | January 24, 2010

Since its first condominium projects emerged in the late 1980s, perhaps no neighborhood in San Francisco has seen such a dramatic tranSFormation as the South of Market (SoMa) district. In a span of roughly two decades, it went from being the part of town where you’d fear being alone after dark to being one of the most in-demand locales in the Bay Area.