"Stocky modular buildings are popping up in East Bay. They look surprisingly good"

SF Chronicle | April 10, 2021

“…But the front facade is amiable and warm, with engineered wooden panels framing nine square windows. This is infill pure and simple, and it will hold its own in years to come.

…At 2711 Shattuck, Lowney and developer Patrick Kennedy set out to keep things “clean and simple, as easy to construct as possible,” Lowney said.”


"The Bay Area exodus is greatly exaggerated."

Telstra Ventures | April 9, 2021

From March 2021

Tech’s Great Migration: Insights to Emerging Tech Hubs Across the U.S.


"Returning to an office-centric culture"

Brandon Donnelly | April 3, 2021

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it plans to return to an “office-centric culture” as its baseline. Its rationale was that being in an office allows the company to better “invent, collaborate, and learn together.”


"Remote work is overrated. America’s supercities are coming back."

Vox | April 1, 2021

As Lorde said: “We live in cities.”


Personally, I don’t think so. I don’t think the economic geography of the US will be profoundly different in the long run, and I think the reason is that I don’t think that we can access those particular advantages that come from agglomeration remotely…

Right now, if you look at San Francisco, for example, 89 percent of office workers are working remotely. So right now people are claiming that going forward, what you define as “superstar cities,” or high-cost cities, are doomed. I’m skeptical of that, I think everything that we know from the economic geography before Covid tells us that these forces of agglomeration are quite powerful.”