10x Genomics buys big site for Pleasanton campus

PLEASANTON — 10x Genomics has bought a big Pleasanton site where the fast-growing biotech company intends to establish a major hub for its local operations.

The life sciences company plans to bulldoze a long-time retail center that once was packed with merchants but is now riddled with vacancies and replace it with a modern office campus next to Stoneridge Shopping Center.

The just-purchased redevelopment site is a few blocks away from the 10x Genomics headquarters, located at 6230 Stoneridge Mall Road.

10x Genomics paid $29.4 million for the shopping center site, according to documents that were filed on Jan. 25 with Alameda County officials.

The transaction was an all-cash deal, the county records show.

10x Genomics seeks to build three office buildings and a parking garage on the future development site, which is at 1701 Springdale Ave. and is bounded by Springdale Avenue, Stoneridge Mall Road, and Stoneridge Drive, county assessment records show.

The purchase is an indication that 10x Genomics plans a long-term presence and dramatic growth in Pleasanton.

In its annual report for the 2019 calendar year filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10x Genomics sketched out some of the factors that are fueling its need to

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Designs of tiny homes earn big recognition for students

Two University of Miami School of Architecture students recently won honorable mentions in the Center for Architecture Sarasota’s “Less is More” competition.

Cozy, energy efficient, mobile. These are some of the descriptions of what has become a growing trend in real estate: Tiny houses. 

An increasing number of Americans are leaving behind large homes to live in these miniature structures that range between 100 to 600 square feet. Many are in a price range well below $100,000.  

Television shows like “Tiny House Nation,” “Tiny House Big Living” and “Tiny House Builders” have popularized the trend of people who want to downsize, live in a structure with low maintenance, and lower carbon footprint. 

Madison Seip

“I think people are realizing that the size does not matter as long as you have all that you need in a home,” said Madison Seip, a fifth year School of Architecture student at the University of Miami. “You don’t need all that space, and it is more expensive to heat or cool.” 

Seip and Peyton Smyth, a third-year graduate student of architecture, recently received honorable mentions for their designs of tiny homes from the Center for Architecture Sarasota in the “Less is More”

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The gorgeous Nottinghamshire two-bed making a big interior design statement

You don’t have to have a huge house to make a statement as this gorgeous two-bed in Eastwood proves.

When the current owner of the semi-detached property bought the house, they set about restoring and modernising it – there’s an upgraded bathroom and wet room and most recently a newly fitted dining kitchen.

Colour and style are certainly the hallmarks of this £150,000 property.

Starting with the lounge, there’s a splash of pink in the decor that the current owner follows through in the furnishings as well as adding a statement wall or two. Original tile flooring, which has been restored, a decorative fire surround, and built-in shelving are further features of the room along with French doors that open to the garden.

The dining kitchen is a clever mix of character and contemporary styling. Again, there are original floor tiles that have been restored and as well as recently installed white wood units there’s a ‘Belfast’ style sink and an integrated electric oven and fitted induction hob.

Next of the list is a lobby and utility, then it is on to the bathroom which has a ‘luxury of the orient’ feel. Here you’ll discover a freestanding bath as well

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Big Real-Estate Firms Turn Buyers of Their Own Shares

Some publicly traded real-estate companies have found a buyer for their shares, despite empty offices, deserted hotels and reeling shopping malls—the companies themselves.

Real-estate owners, including

SL Green Realty Corp.


Healthcare Trust of America Inc.,

say stock-market investors have significantly undervalued their property holdings compared with what they could fetch in the private market. While some of these companies authorized buying back their own shares even before the coronavirus pandemic, they are betting that with a vaccine rollout under way, travel, office work and mall shopping will bounce back after a terrible year for major property types.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

took this strategy one step further last week, when it offered to buy the nearly 40{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} stake in

Brookfield Property Partners

LP it doesn’t already own for $5.9 billion. Brookfield Property, which BAM spun off about eight years ago, is one of the world’s largest real-estate investors and owns the giant office and retail complexes Brookfield Place in New York and London’s Canary Wharf.

The stock market “doesn’t properly value or appreciate the quality of the assets that we own,”

Brian Kingston,

managing partner of BAM’s real-estate group, said last week.

Shares of public mall and office companies

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Fake big name books suggested for decorating home

Fake big name books suggested for decorating home

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Decorating a home with creativity can be interesting. Social media star Maddy Burciaga suggest using fake books. Bookcases do make a nice appearance in homes.

Fake book decorations would benefit those who do not read much. But fake expensive books could better the view in homes that already have loaded bookcases.

Negative reaction did show up, “Oh yeah, we knew everything in their lives was fake, but even cardboard books? These people have no dignity,” More here.

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Interior Design Market Outlook 2021: Big Things are Happening

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Key interior decor practices that are expected to go big in 2021

Next year’s interior trends may also be characterised by increasing DIY efforts, houseplants and a growing awareness of sustainability issues.

“Yes, people are more conscious about what they’re getting and you see an increasing number of local furniture designers that appeal to this demand.

“However, it all boils down to dollars and cents. Sustainable products tend to cost more (as it is currently still a niche). While one can start their interior with sustainability in mind, they may often end up with offerings (materials and products) that are common, massively produced and readily available. What we do need is a drive for local producers and manufacturers to fill the void, ” says Azlan Syarawi Mokhtar Bajunid, director of Seshandesign.

Wong Pei San, director of Essential Design Integrated, says sustainability when it comes to houses use that which is free and readily available, i.e. natural daylighting, fresh air from cross ventilation, courtyard to allow hot air to rise and discharge.Not only do plants add to the aesthetic quality of interior spaces, they also have a tendency to reduce stress and anxiety of the occupants. Photo: Ident3Not only do plants add to the aesthetic quality of interior spaces, they also have a tendency to reduce stress and anxiety of the occupants. Photo: Ident3

“A good design allows the sunlight to brighten up the interior without needing to

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NY Forever Nonprofit Has Big Backing from Real Estate Industry

Risa Heller and Jonathan Rosen launched NY Forever earlier this week. (Risa Heller, Berlin Rosen)

Jonathan Rosen and Risa Heller launched NY Forever earlier this week. (BerlinRosen, Risa Heller)


Two PR vets with deep ties to the real estate industry are trying to change the narrative that New York is dead — and they’ve tapped their industry contacts to help bolster the case.

Risa Heller and Jonathan Rosen this week launched nonprofit NY Forever with a social media campaign featuring a video of notable New Yorkers — including comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Ilana Glazer, Barneys creative ambassador Simon Doonan and Nom Wah Tea Parlor restaurateur Wilson Tang — swearing loyalty to the city.

It continued Thursday with prominent city buildings such as One World Trade Center and One Bryant Park lighting their facades in the campaign’s signature colors.

The choice of buildings was not random: The campaign’s corporate partners include a bevy of real estate developers and firms including the Durst Organization, which operates those two properties, as well as RXR Realty, TF Cornerstone, Silverstein Properties, the Real Estate Board of New York and others.

The campaign is the brainchild of industry vets Rosen, a former adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the co-founder of PR firm BerlinRosen, and Heller, who runs the PR

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Tiny house, big living: Couple share an inside look at the small home they built on a trailer

A couple from New Zealand with a passion for simple, sustainable living has shared an inside look at their tiny home built on the back of a trailer.

Despite having no construction or design experience, Lilah and Ollie Ward, 29 and 30, started planning their ultimate tiny build in September 2019.

‘It’s been Ollie’s dream to live in a tiny home for many years, and when we met in 2017 I became obsessed with the concept too,’ Lilah told FEMAIL.

‘We love the simple lifestyle it provides, not having a lot of ‘stuff’ and it’s easy to keep clean.’

The petite home is built on a custom designed 8.4m trailer from Wee Make Change and is approximately 3m wide and 4.1m high.

The petite home is built on a custom designed 8.4m trailer from Wee Make Change and is approximately 3m wide and 4.1m high 

Despite having no construction or design knowledge, Lilah and Ollie Ward, 29 and 30 (pictured), started planning their tiny build in September 2019

Despite having no construction or design knowledge, Lilah and Ollie Ward, 29 and 30 (pictured), started planning their tiny build in September 2019

The tiny home is made from a cedar wood and iron frame, while the interior has a modern design.

‘Outside we have a deck with seating areas, and possibly our favourite thing

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Last Man Standing’s big Home Improvement crossover addressed

Fox sitcom Last Man Standing featured a double dose of Tim Allen this week, who played two separate characters in an eye-popping Home Improvement crossover.

Allen (also famed for portraying Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause franchise) reprised his character Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor opposite Mike Baxter, who he’s been playing for almost a decade now.

Baxter’s wife Vanessa hired the DIY expert to handle a list of home repairs, before he and Mike finally came face-to-face for a bizarrely meta conversation.

tim allen playing two different characters


Related: Toy Story 4‘s Tim Allen warned Tom Hanks about the “emotional” and “tough” ending

Chatting to TVLine, Last Man Standing showrunner Kevin Abbott opened up on this most unexpected of crossovers.

“We had already broken the first seven episodes when Fox, as they always do, asked, ‘Hey, is there some big event, or something grabby you can have as your premiere?’ And I just hate those,” he recalled.

“I tend to think of our show as a small show, you know? We tell small stories – so, by definition, something big and stunty really doesn’t happen on our show.

“It was [writer] Jon Haller who said, ‘We’ve had a lot of the Home

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