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CEO Mark McLaughlin quoted by Wall Street Journal on overseas investments

How Chinese Buyers Abroad Offer a Lesson on Capital Controls Individuals have longed faced curbs on overseas investments, but have figured out ways around such limits Global commercial real-estate participants keen to know the impact of Beijing’s capital controls might not need to look much further than the cat-and-mouse game that is being played in the residential markets for years. Chinese individuals have long faced ...more

Anna Spathis’s Glen Park stunner catches attention of Curbed

 Photos by Jacob Elliott, courtesy of Pacific Union Brimming with high-tech amenities and wood accents, this new home, which took four years in the making, lands on the market with a hefty price tag. Featuring five beds, six baths, and roughly 5,320 square feet, 143 Laidley boasts three levels, all of it secluded behind a cedar fence along a street famous for its tech neighbors; three Apple executives and ...more

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Mansion Global interviews Val Steele on Pacific Heights

San Francisco’s ‘Blue Chip’ Neighborhood Has Enduring Allure Pacific Heights is popular among tech and finance titans Pacific Heights is at the top of San Francisco’s booming housing market. Sales for new or renovated homes in the area are breaking records, with Silicon Valley techies and other well-paid professionals clamoring to move their families to the neighborhood. Across San Francisco, the median home sales price ...more

Dennis Stavropoulos Dramatic new construction featured on SF Gate

Dramatic new construction boasts refined material palette Address: 143 Laidley St., San Francisco Asking price: $10 million Description: Four years of meticulous planning birthed this trilevel Glen Park view manor loaded with high-tech amenities and refined finishes. A Zen courtyard with a waterfall, a flowering cherry tree and charred cedar boards stands before the home with a mahogany front door. Retractable glass walls off the great room open ...more

SF Gate features Alina Aeby in Sound Off

Sound Off: What is the danger and benefit to waiving contingencies? A: Non-contingent offers have been a normal occurrence for the past few years in the Bay Area real estate environment. Armed with comprehensive inspection reports and disclosures, sellers and listing agents alike expect offers as “clean” as possible. The non contingencies offer expectations extend to the appraisal and loan as well, even if the buyers ...more

Anna Spathis and Dennis Stavropoulos’s Laidley Heights Manor catches attention of Business Times

Check out this $10M mansion up for sale in S.F.’s new favorite neighborhood for Apple execs If you’ve ever wanted to live near a bunch of Apple executives, now’s your chance: A neo-modern $10 million mansion has just gone up for sale on San Francisco’s Laidley Street, a thoroughfare that’s become popular with high-ranking techies. The 5,320-square-foot Laidley Manor in the micro neighborhood of Laidley Heights ...more

Alan Mark Featured in SF Business Times On New Construction Trends in Luxury

Luxury condo developers lure buyers with customized build-outs Developers are taking high-end residences in San Francisco to a new level by offering buyers the ability to customize their properties during build out. Trumark Urban’s The Pacific and Tishman Speyers’ Lumina are examples of luxury condominium projects containing customizable shells, giving buyers the opportunity to create a floor plan and design the properties based on their ...more

Tamara Goldman’s Mill Valley Craftsman featured on Curbed

Mill Valley Craftsman-style home with musical past asks $2.6 million Comes with vaulted ceilings and arboreal hillside views Perched above downtown Mill Valley sits this Craftsman-style home, built in 1916, with several decades of expansion and renovation that have done nothing but add to the character of the house. Featuring four beds, four baths, and 2,713 square feet, 175 Marguerite Avenueboasts a restored 100-year-old “redwood room,” ...more Logo

Tamara Goldman’s Treetops estate on

Marin County Masterpiece on Market for $4.2M Evokes Best of ’70s Era Peering out from the treetops of Corte Madera, CA, is a ’70s-era masterpiece, now on the market for $4.2 million. Built by architect Robert Overstreet as his personal residence, the property featuring redwood and glass was designed to blend in with its natural surroundings on 1.3 lush acres. But don’t expect lava lamps and avocado-green paint. The current owners bought the place 21 years ...more

Rick Laws quoted by KION on Santa Rosa housing crisis

They survived California fires — now crisis is finding housing Resident: ‘Everyone has to start over’ SANTA ROSA, California (CNN) – Laurie Martinez has slept in a tent every night since a fire ripped through her neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California. She walked several blocks to a local center on Wednesday to find out what help is available and began the process of piecing her ...more