San Jose site where huge industrial center is planned is bought

SAN JOSE — A San Jose site slated for a huge industrial development that could be suitable for a logistics or e-commerce company has been bought by a veteran real estate firm whose notable tenants include Amazon.

Once developed and completed, the modern industrial complex in south San Jose could attract tech, research, or manufacturing firms — or Amazon.

Duke Realty is the buyer of the property, according to Santa Clara County public documents filed on Dec. 2. The real estate firm also has submitted a proposal to San Jose planners for a complete redevelopment of the site.

The south San Jose property has addresses of 5853 and 5863 Rue Ferrari and at present contains two buildings totaling 286,300 square feet.

The new industrial complex would total 303,100 square feet, preliminary plans on file with the city show.

Acting through affiliate Duke Realty Rue Ferrari, Duke Realty paid $40.6 million

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GGBA Member Spotlight: Karla Campbell of 4 Directions Consulting & Coaching – San Francisco Bay Times

Karla Campbell, Founder of 4 Directions Consulting and Coaching LLC, helps leaders create a new definition of leadership for themselves and their organizations. That definition accounts for the emerging challenges that arise from a workforce containing new technology, low employee engagement, and multiple generations working together. Leaders become lost because current leadership models do not account for these complicated times—made all the more challenging due to the pandemic. Here, Campbell shares more about her work and offers valuable advice to those thinking of starting a business of their own.

GGBA: What inspired you to create your business?

Karla Campbell: I created 4 Directions Consulting and Coaching to provide the tools, support, and guidance existing and emerging leaders need to demonstrate their best every day while facing an ever-changing workforce landscape.

I believe that one, “the answers are always in the room,” and two, “the magic is in the mess.” The

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As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since March, the latest sign of an exodus spurred by the pandemic



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  • As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to San Francisco-based site Public Comment.
  • Public Comment worked with the United States Postal Service to track requests for a change of address between March 1 and November 1, 2020.
  • The data showed that 124,131 households requested a change of address during that period with at least 34,803 of those requests for moves to a different neighborhood within San Francisco. 
  • That means as many as 89,328 households left the city altogether. Those who left relocated to Las Vegas, Florida, the Denver region, and a city near Portland, Oregon, according to Public Comment. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As many as 89,000 households have moved out of San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Swinerton Announces New Operations Manager and Project Executives in San Diego

Swinerton has promoted Liz Hawkins to Operations Manager, Special Projects, and adds four Project Executives—Chris Jadwin, Scott Morgan, Jeff Jenco, and Brian Holley—to oversee key markets in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) November 30, 2020

Swinerton is proud to announce key promotions and new hires in San Diego.

Liz Hawkins was recently promoted to Operations Manager, overseeing the Special Projects group in San Diego. Liz started with Swinerton in 2007 as an estimator and played a key role in the growth and success of Special Projects, which focuses on small to midsize projects, interior renovations, tenant improvements, and a multitude of other unique and specialized project types in San Diego.

She progressed quickly in her career, moving from estimating and preconstruction to the operations side as Project Manager and subsequently Project Executive, overseeing many healthcare and tenant improvement projects for repeat clients such as Qualcomm, Sharp Healthcare, UC San Diego,

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49ers, NFL Reportedly Consider San Diego for Relocation Amid COVID Restrictions | Bleacher Report

A San Francisco 49ers helmet sits next to a bottle of Gatorade during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)

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The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly discussing San Diego, Arizona and Dallas as possible options for home games in the coming weeks, according to Mike Jones of USA Today.

The team will not be allowed to play games or practice at its usual home for at least three weeks as a result of COVID-19 restrictions in effect in Santa Clara County, California. Per Steve Gardner of USA Today, there is a temporary ban on all high school, collegiate and professional contact sports.

There is also a mandatory quarantine for anyone traveling to the county, potentially creating a longer time away.

San Francisco is set to play a road game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday but have home games the next two weeks, including a Monday Night Football matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.

They could share stadiums with the Arizona Cardinals

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Tech elites are making moves out of San Francisco as they rethink the area’s costs, political climate, and safety

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.

Read on for more on the future of Silicon Valley, a private-equity titan’s relationship with a Texas investor embroiled in a political scandal, and the rise and fall of the world’s oldest advertising agency.



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Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of shoes and clothes retailer Zappos, has died at age 46 following injuries sustained in a fire. 

Hsieh (pronounced shay) retired from Zappos in August after 20 years with the company, staying on long after he sold the company to Amazon for $1.2 billion in 2009. He was widely known for his efforts to regenerate the downtown Las Vegas area, and for his commitment to holacracy, a manager-free operating structure. 

Zappos’ current CEO,

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Tech’s flight from San Francisco is a relief to some advocates

SAN FRANCISCO — When Chirag Bhakta saw a headline recently that said tech workers were fleeing San Francisco, he had a quick reaction: “Good riddance.”

Bhakta, a San Francisco native and tenant organizer for affordable housing nonprofit Mission Housing, is well-versed in the seismic impact that the growth of the tech industry has had on the city. As software companies expanded over the past decade, they drew thousands of well-off newcomers who bid up rents and remade the city’s economy and culture.

He said the sudden departure of many tech workers and executives — often to less expensive, rural areas where they can telecommute during the coronavirus pandemic — reveals that their relationship with San Francisco was “transactional” all along.

“They used their capital to radically shift the makeup of poor, working-class communities,” Bhakta said. “We’re left with ‘for sale’ signs and price points that are still out of reach

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The Tech Tribune: 2021 Best Tech Startups in San Diego

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in San Diego, California. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. TuSimple

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2020 Best Tech Startups in San Diego

“TuSimple is a global self-driving truck company based in San Diego and operating self-driving trucks out of Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 2015, TuSimple is developing a commercial-ready Level 4 (SAE) fully-autonomous driving solution for the logistics industry. TuSimple’s trucks are the first and only capable of self-driving from depot-to-depot and do so every day for its

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Tech icon criticizes San Francisco, announces move to Florida: ‘Impossible to stay here’

Bay Area tech icon Keith Rabois announced he’s leaving San Francisco permanently — and he is criticizing the city on his way out.

Rabois, an early executive at PayPal, Square, LinkedIn and more, told Fortune he is “moving imminently” because he’s finding it “impossible to stay” in San Francisco. After living in the Bay Area for 20 years, he said he plans on moving to Florida.

“I think San Francisco is just so massively improperly run and managed that it’s impossible to stay here,” Rabois told Fortune. He told the publication other friends in his peer group have done the same, and a look at his Twitter account shows multiple tweets about the so-called San Francisco exodus.

Rabois is a legend in Silicon Valley as an investor and a tech exec. He rose to prominence as part of the PayPal Mafia,

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IT Science Case Study: Bringing Connectivity Without Fiber to Old San Juan

Here is the latest article in an eWEEK feature series called IT Science, in which we look at what actually happens at the intersection of new-gen IT and legacy systems.

Unless it’s brand new and right off various assembly lines, servers, storage and networking inside every IT system can be considered “legacy.” This is because the iteration of both hardware and software products is speeding up all the time. It’s not unusual for an app-maker, for example, to update and/or patch for security purposes an application a few times a month, or even a week. Some apps are updated daily! Hardware moves a little slower, but manufacturing cycles are also speeding up.

These articles describe new-gen industry solutions. The idea is to look at real-world examples of how new-gen IT products and services are making a difference in production each day. Most of them are success stories, but there will

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