"These startups are accelerating growth with big hiring plans in 2020"

San Francisco Business Times | December 31, 2019

“…Bay Area startups received almost half of the venture capital invested in 2019, some $46 billion flowing into the coffers of Bay Area companies…”


"How the French are fixing a housing crisis comparable to California’s"

SF Chronicle | December 26, 2019

California has a housing crisis — that much we all know — but we should not grow paralyzed by the idea that it’s politically or substantively insurmountable. Paris has turned around a comparable situation with remarkable speed.


"Cities, cars, and climate change: 8 issues that will define the 2020s"

Curbed, San Francisco | December 19, 2019

Cars, climate change, and cameras are just some of the tough issues city leaders need to grapple with in the coming decade

By their nature, cities are dynamic and ever-changing, shaking off the past and constantly reinventing themselves to face the future.


"Bernal Heights housing project approved after 41 years"

Curbed, San Francisco | December 18, 2019

“Somebody crazy not giving up” finally wins new homes

Developer Patrick Quinlan is bringing new housing to Bernal Heights, and it only took four decades to get the job done.


"This decade, San Francisco saw the end of renting as we know it"

Curbed, San Francisco | December 12, 2019

Rarely cheap or easy, the rental game went from an ordeal to a war zone this past decade

“…Median market rents—representing mostly newer homes that can charge double or nearly treble the census average these days—are where the real fireworks began: In 2010, a two-bedroom SF apartment on Craigslist averaged $2,893 (per historic data compiled in 2016 by Eric Fischer), or $3,396 after inflation. At the end of 2019, similar units on the same site sit at a median of $4,300, up 26.6 percent.”


"SF is the most expensive place in the world to build"

Curbed, San Francisco | December 9, 2019

San Francisco edged out New York City in 2019 for a queasy honorarium

San Francisco might be the most expensive place in the entire world to build new housing—intimidating news for anyone holding out for the possibility of increased supply to relieve the housing crisis.


"SF is one of the most expensive places in the world to build housing. Here’s why"

SF Chronicle | December 8, 2019

Adrian Caratowsa was lucky.

After six years of trying and failing to score an affordable apartment in San Francisco, he won the lottery for a city-subsidized apartment in the Transbay district.