East West Commercial’s Regional Vice President, Brian Jacks, is featured in the Sacramento Business Journal for the recent lease of Hacker Lab. Mark Anderson of the Sacramento Business Journal writes,” Gina Lujan took a big leap of faith Monday, agreeing to move Hacker Lab in September from its 850-square-foot office to a 10,480-square-foot building in downtown Sacramento. Hacker Lab rents desk space and office space to startups ranging from software developers to web designers. The collective shares some equipment and some of the tenants mutually support others with equipment and expertise.” Click Here to continue reading!
Get ready for an infusion of entrepreneurship and software development that is now steadily growing in the Capital region.
Early this year, Gina Lujan (Founder & CEO of Hacker Lab), a native of Sacramento, left the Bay Area to return home. After successfully creating a collaborative workspace environment for software developers in Berkeley, she decided to replicate the business model and expand the vision in Sacramento. Around March 2012, Hacker Lab signed a commercial real estate lease for 850 square feet of second floor office space above Pangaea Café, located at 2743 Franklin Blvd in Sacramento. The space was used to provide rented desks and/or offices for local software developers who wanted to work in a tech community environment.
Brian Jacks, Regional Vice President of East West Commercial Real Estate, was recently quoted in the Sacramento Business Journal for helping Sacramento retail franchisees achieve better commercial lease rates in this tenant’s market. Click Here to read article.
Despite declining retail vacancy rates, it’s still a tenant’s market throughout the Sacramento Commercial Real Estate landscape. The overall Sacramento retail vacancy rate dropped slightly to 9.8% during the 2nd Quarter of 2012, according to Voit Real Estate Services, who was recently quoted by the Sacramento Bee. This represents the second quarter in a row that commercial retail vacancy ended below 10%. According to the same source, commercial real estate vacancies within the Sacramento submarket of Carmichael reflect a much higher level of 11.3%. This phenomenon of higher retail vacancy rates often creates dramatic opportunities for businesses to sign commercial real estate lease transactions that are quite favorable to tenants.
An article by Sacramento Business Journal’s staff writer, Sanford Nax, suggests Bay Area investors continue to buy Sacramento commercial real estate for higher yields. The recent closing of a 13 unit apartment complex in South Sacramento by Brian Jacks, Regional Vice President of East West Commercial Real Estate, is discussed. Click here to see article.
Regional Vice President, Brian Jacks, of East West Commercial Real Estate was interviewed in by Sacramento Business Journal’s staff writer, Mark Anderson, in his exclusive article, “Galleria refinance hints at easing market.” Anderson writes, “The recent $275 million refinancing of the Westfield Galleria at Roseville not only demonstrates the mall’s economic strength — it also is a sign, some say, that the capital markets are finally beginning to free up.” Click Here to Read More.
Less than two months ago, I received a call from a San Jose based apartment investor who had become disenfranchised with the continued rise in commercial real estate prices throughout the Bay Area. A simple comparison of apartments for sale in both Sacramento and San Jose (within specific parameters) resulted in an average difference in cap rate (annual yield) of 3%. The San Jose apartments we considered offered an average cap rate of 5.7%, while the Sacramento apartments offered 8.7%. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that a higher yield on a commercial real estate investment means more cash in the investor pocket. Naturally, the investor decided it made more sense to invest in commercial real estate (apartments) here in Sacramento, which is once again becoming quite a predictable phenomenon, as discussed in this 1st Quarter 2012 Multifamily Investor Newsletter.