Office property deal extends Palo Alto hot streak

PALO ALTO — A big Bay Area investment group that seeks properties in hot tech markets around the country has bought an older office complex in Palo Alto, which itself has become a magnet lately for commercial real estate buyers.

Graymark Capital, through affiliate Fabian Way Owner, has bought a two-building office complex in Palo Alto, according to Santa Clara County public records that were filed on Dec. 23.

The office center, located at 3960 and 3980 Fabian Way in Palo Alto, totals 24,000 square feet and consists of two buildings.

San Francisco-based Graymark Capital paid $15.7 million for the buildings, the county records show.

The transaction was arranged through brokers Kalil Jenab, Ben Paul, and Steven Jenab of commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, and broker Brad Martin with Stetson Earhart, a commercial real estate firm.

“The life sciences industry is performing well overall, with this submarket also displaying increased demand particularly from auto tech, food tech, and artificial intelligence companies,” said Paul, an executive managing director with Cushman & Wakefield.

Graymark intends to spend millions of dollars in a wide-ranging renovation of the office buildings to bring modernize them and create amenities likely to entice a new

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The 5 Hot Kitchen Remodeling Trends of 2021

Lifestyle Remodeling is at the forefront of the latest trends in kitchen remodeling. Discover what 2021 has in store!

-Homeowners interested in the newest options for home remodeling and curious about the kitchen trends to avoid are in for a real treat. The Lifestyle Remodeling specialists have researched and put together a comprehensive list of expected trends in all home renovations for valued community members in the upcoming year. All are encouraged to take a look and then call for a no-obligation complimentary estimate.

“We’re so excited to get back to full speed in home remodeling in Overland Park. Our design team has really been working hard to obtain as much familiarity as possible about what will be in this year and what’s not. Along with giving our customers the updated kitchen or bathroom they want, we make sure that the features that are modified will remain in style and of value for years to come,” the local owner and operator of Lifestyle Remodeling stated recently.

So, in no particular order, here are the findings for interior design trends of 2021 that home contractors across the nation are expecting to see skyrocket into popularity.

Quartz custom countertops are beginning to

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2021 Kitchen Trends: Here’s What’s Hot And What’s Not

Have granite countertops finally met their end? Will all-white kitchens make a comeback? Find out which kitchen trends are in (or out) in 2021.

From increasing functionality to chef-worthy appliances and outdoor cooking spaces, kitchens were an integral part of homeowners’ coronavirus-induced renovation frenzy this year.

With 2021 here, homeowners and homebuyers alike are revising their kitchen wish lists to reflect the freshest trends in flooring, appliances, lighting and much more. Here are the top five trends that will most likely be on your clients’ wish list:

Marble countertops

Credit: Watermark Designs on Unsplash

Move aside, granite — marble is taking center stage in 2021. Homes and Gardens said designers are favoring bold styles with “strongly veined marble” such as Calacatta Gold (beige-gold veining), Calacatta Viola (burgundy veining) and Arabescato Corchia (thick gray-blue veining).

“It’s the time of strongly veined marble, the busier the better for unmissable luxury and next-level style,” the article read. “If there’s one thing that’s storming the style charts and shaking up interiors, it’s the return of marble.”

For homeowners who prefer a more toned-down look, world-renowned designer Tali Roth told Domino that White Corian is a perfect choice. “My mother has had it in her

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Real Estate Stocks: 7 Hot Real Estate Stocks for 2021

For the better part of 2020, real estate stocks have lagged behind the stock market. The industry faltered during the pandemic as lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures forced people to retreat to their homes. However, since the approval of the Covid-19 vaccine, real estate stocks are back in the game. The iShares Global REIT (NYSE:REET) grew 17{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} in the past two months compared to 15{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} growth in the Dow Jones.

The pandemic has led to a sharp increase in office vacancies, while the travel bans and lockdowns crippled retail and hotel owners. Moreover, apartment owners in major cities such as New York were compelled to offer massive discounts to potential tenants.

The Covid-19 vaccine has flipped the script, and real estate stocks will continue their rally in 2021. Commenting on the vaccine, Tai Hui of J.P. Morgan Asset Management says, “This offers a ray of hope that the market did not hesitate to take advantage of.”

Hence, let’s look at seven of the hottest real estate stocks to watch out for in 2021:

  • Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG)
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE)
  • AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB)
  • D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI
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Lifestyle Remodeling Designers Predict the 5 Hot Kitchen Remodeling Trends of 2021

Dark colors are starting to rise in the ranks, with black, red, brown, blue, and deep green expected to be the primary palette for everything from cabinets and flooring to kitchen backsplashes. To coordinate with the seamless look, design experts suggest a pop of color in various places to add a touch of personality to the space. With over 20 years of experience as home renovation contractors, the Lifestyle Remodeling experts in Overland Park have seen how quickly kitchen design trends have changed over the years. This is the cleanest, most elegant look that’s come around to date.

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Barclay Street Real Estate capitalizing on hot retail condo market

In the multi-family residential market, condominiums have given way to rental units as more young people and those downsizing look for the benefits of living in new, modern spaces rather than spending their money on maintenance and other costs of ownership.



a train is parked on the side of a building: A rendering of Royal Vista Landing, a new condo development in northwest Calgary from Barclay Street Real Estate.


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A rendering of Royal Vista Landing, a new condo development in northwest Calgary from Barclay Street Real Estate.

Commercial real estate is a different matter. With banks eager to loan to owner-users at appealingly low rates, small businesses are taking the opportunity to invest in their own buildings.

George Larson and his team of Manish Adiani and Blair Best at Barclay Street Real Estate are pre-selling two attractive retail condo developments, one in the northwest and another in the northeast.

Construction is expected to begin this spring in Royal Vista Landing, a retail development on the corner of 112 th Avenue and Royal Vista Link N.W., in the same block as the private high-academic-achievement Renert School.

Larson says the location of the three-building complex amid vibrant and healthy northwest communities will benefit from the busy 112 th Avenue, which is the corridor past the Northwest Auto Mall to Beacon Hill Centre. And just to

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Hot Design Trends for 2021, and Miley Cyrus’ Racy Home Decor

House Party” is realtor.com®’s official podcast about the overlapping worlds of real estate and pop culture, hosted by Natalie Way and Rachel Stults. Click the player below to hear this week’s episode.

We’re back, baby! 2021 is already off to a chaotic start, but we’re kicking off our first episode of the year with a discussion about one of our favorite topics: design trends. We consulted decor experts and asked them to spill on the trends we’ll all be clamoring for this year. Which colors and features will reign supreme? Did the COVID-19 pandemic have a hand in shaping these trends? (Spoiler alert: It did.) Are we nostalgic for furniture throwbacks like ’80s curves and ’90s traditionalism? (Spoiler alert: We are.)

Speaking of personal design choices, Miley Cyrus made us go “Huh?” when she revealed that she decorates her home with sex toys.

“I buy them for myself, but I end up using them for interior design,” Cyrus said in a recent interview. “Sex and interior design go actually hand in hand.” Do they, though?


We get into all this and more on the latest episode of “House Party.”

Other topics in this episode:

  • Kim Kardashian West and
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