Real Estate & Construction
Farewell to the corner office
The next generation of workpace design
Walk into any coffee shop and it’s obvious that the place we call “the office” has changed. Many of the people sitting at tables are likely mixing laptops with lattes as they browse email and write reports. Some may be pitching a sale over coffee. In the changing world of work, the corner office
Bill Sessa
Real Estate & Construction
Commercial Lending Forecast
Softening standards with a chance of loans
This year could provide some of the first expansions in bank lending since 2008. So is the market back up to speed? No. But banks are slowly and smartly increasing their appetites for commercial lending, and the Capital Region will see its share of transactions. Since 2007, all but a few large
Bill Sessa
Real Estate & Construction
Better with Age
Emerging trends offer senior living with style
If you’re trying to prepare for a tsunami, emergency assistance groups will advise you to make ready in three ways: Know your evacuation routes, put together an emergency kit, develop a family communication plan. But if you’re trying to prepare for the silver tsunami, the wave of retirement-age
Russell Nichols
Real Estate & Construction
Realign. Redevelop.
Counties director Matt Cate thinks California is righting its course
No one can accuse Matt Cate of avoiding the hard jobs. During his four years at the helm of California’s state prisons, he guided the system through some of its toughest times, including historic budget cuts and the implementation of Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial 2011 realignment plan, which
Rich Ehisen
Real Estate & Construction
Food Court Redux
Carmichael's Hillside Shopping Center set to get a miracle makeover
On Fair Oaks Boulevard, between El Camino Boulevard and Marconi Avenue sits the dormant and barely noticeable Hillside Shopping Center. Or what’s left of it. It’s ugly and old and is set back more than 300 feet from the street, partially blocked by a boxy Walgreen’s and an aging Waffle Barn. In its
Douglas Curley
Real Estate & Construction
Pushing Boundaries
Infill projects seek to redefine the way we envision Sacramento’s borders.
In California’s post-redevelopment era, landowners, developers and local governments have struggled to make infill projects pencil out. Unlike new suburban developments that offer blank canvases and creative freedom, infill projects are most often shoehorned into existing neighborhoods and
Douglas Curley
Real Estate & Construction
Sacramentans love infill development, until it actually happens
Do neighborhood associations help or hurt review of infill projects?
Infill development is promoted as an antidote to suburban sprawl and environmental degradation and is championed by city planners, environmentalists and policy makers of all persuasions. But as local developers Paul Petrovich and Phil Angelides have long known, infill leads to fights over
Bill Sessa
Real Estate & Construction
Acuity with Joshua Wood
Region Builder
Joshua Wood, 31, is the executive director of Region Builders, a commercial-building trade association and coalition. Region Builders is comprised of 13  industry and professional associations representing architects, engineers, contractors, developers and allied firms from the Sacramento area
Douglas Curley