General News | Alisha Green | San Francisco Business Times

These Projects Are On The Move In Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is full of signs of the boom times. A flurry of mixed-use development is filling out the corridor between downtown and the BART station to its north. Construction began this month on the first phase of the city's transit village, a development in the making since the 1990s…

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SF Business Times Women of Influence 2019: Lauren Seaver

Years in Business: 8, 6 in current role Business/Specialty: Commercial Real Estate Development (Multifamily/Mixed-Use) Accomplishments: As a Vice President at Blake Griggs Properties, Lauren manages the entitlement and development of large-scale multifamily and mixed-use projects. She is currently leading the development of one of the largest and most complex transit-oriented projects in the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Walnut Creek Transit Lifestyle Associates Starts Construction of First Mixed-Use Phase of 596-Unit Walnut Creek Transit Village

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Seaver, BGP lseaver@blakegriggs.com 925-575-8737 Ron Heckmann ron@heckmanncomms.com 510-652-5800   Major BART Transit-Oriented Development is the first Mixed-Use Phase in Walnut Creek Transit Village, Adding Apartments, Retail, Public Spaces, Bus Connections, New BART Parking Walnut Creek, CA (Oct. 7, 2019) Walnut Creek Transit Lifestyle Associates, a…

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Walnut Creek Transit Village | Blanca Torres | San Francisco Business Times

First Phase of Long-awaited Walnut Creek BART Transit Village Breaks Ground

After more than two decades of planning, apartments are finally set to arrive at the Walnut Creek BART station. Developers have started construction on the first 358 homes along with 14,500 square feet of retail as part of the first phase of the $380 million project. The 16-acre site is…

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85 Cleaveland | Annie Sciacca | East Bay Times

More Than 200 Apartment Units Proposed in East Bay City

PLEASANT HILL — A developer has submitted plans to add more than 200 apartment and studio units to the city’s rental supply. Danville-based Blake/Griggs Properties is proposing to build 210 apartments on a 2.33-acre parcel at 85 Cleaveland Road in downtown Pleasant Hill, according to city documents. The project would…

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General News | Lisa Brown | Globe Street

Artist Walk Hooks Investor with Fremont ACE Location

FREMONT, CA—The Bay Area maintains a strong development pipeline, with more than 28,000 units currently under construction, according to a second quarter multifamily report by Kidder Mathews. With more tenants seeking to live near transit-oriented areas, developers are keen to deliver units within these locations. One of those developers, Danville,…

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General News | Ben Johnson | ICSC News

Public Transit-linked Retail Development Accelerates

Mass-transit development continues to grow across the U.S., and along with it, opportunities for retailers and retail developers. No fewer than 17 public transit projects across the country received federal funding — nearly $300 million in the aggregate — from the U.S. Department of Transportation only last fall. Atlanta, for…

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General News | Mary Ann Azevedo | San Francisco Business Times

Real Estate Deals of the Year: Artist Walk

Why it won: The City of Fremont wanted to revitalize the Centerville neighborhood and it had a tool to do so: vacant land. In 2015, officials sold the land to a developer that would become Danville-based Blake|Griggs Properties.The plan was to deliver a mixed-use, transit-oriented development that would bring needed…

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General News | Blanca Torres | San Francisco Business Times

Commuters Flock to New Housing in Walnut Creek near BART

  By Blanca Torres – San Francisco Business Times May 10, 2018 For-sale and for-lease signs are popping up in Walnut Creek. At the Riv condos project a few blocks from the city’s BART Station, nine buyers so far have signed contracts to buy homes in the 48-unit development. Many…

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General News | Blanca Torres | San Francisco Business Times

Chinese investor behind San Francisco office tower bets on Berkeley housing

Danville-based Blake Griggs Properties teamed up with a big Chinese investor to buy an 84-unit apartment development site in Berkeley. The investor is Gemdale Properties and Investment, an affiliate of Gemdale Corp., one of the largest real estate companies in China. The Blake will feature 84 apartments near downtown Berkeley.…

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