Fry’s Electronics collapse frees up prime Bay Area real estate

Adelicia Caree

SAN JOSE — The collapse of Fry’s Electronics, which closed all of its stores this week, suddenly frees up 65 acres of real estate in prime locations.

San Jose, Fremont, Concord, Campbell, Sunnyvale, and Palo Alto all contain former Fry’s Electronics store sites, some of them sitting on huge parcels.

“These properties will help generate new buildings and new development,” said Dave Sandlin, an executive vice president with Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm.

Tech campuses, housing, auto dealerships, research, manufacturing — almost anything other than big-box retail — are among the kinds of projects that have been proposed,

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50% Of Agents Will Leave: One Broker Predicts Real Estate’s Future

Adelicia Caree

As an industry, we should stop obsessing over things we can’t or won’t fix and take a look inward at the things that make us special as individual agents and organizations. Here’s why.

There has been a lot of chatter about Zillow buying ShowingTime on social media and how that’s going to affect our industry. The talk about Zillow’s takeover of our industry isn’t a new subject. In fact, it’s an old record.

The fact of the matter is that our industry isn’t strong enough or organized enough to do anything about it. The local associations don’t have the stomach

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Mutina interiors by OEO Studio in Modena

Adelicia Caree

Casa Mutina Modena is an immersive showcase of minimalist interiors

Designed by OEO Studio, Casa Mutina Modena comprises four apartments showcasing Italian tile brand Mutina’s entire range. The immersive setting merges iconic design with a calming interior scheme

Italian tile company Mutina launches a new interiors service, previewed with a new space in the heart of Modena. Dubbed Casa Mutina Modena and located in the historical town centre, the project comprises a series of apartments that offer an immersive view of the brand’s products. The spaces are fitted out and furnished to showcase a curated mix of colours, textures and

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Couple’s Bathroom Habits During Quarantine Are Pretty Loosey-Goosey

Adelicia Caree

There was a time in history when lords and ladies were unfailingly private about their bathroom habits. If they could go about their business in separate wings of their homes to protect each other’s delicate sensibilities, so be it. No longer. A new study of 2,000 Americans living with a partner found that couple’s bathroom habits during quarantine have really become boundary-free. Or boundary relaxed, I suppose. It’s not a no-holds-barred situation, but it’s rounding the corner.

The study, which was commissioned by Natracare and conducted by OnePoll, culled through responses from the 2,000 adults who have been living

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Popular home improvement projects for 2021 – and how to pay for them

Adelicia Caree

Staying at home during the pandemic has changed the way homeowners renovate, but not always in ways you might expect.

You could assume, for example, that homeowners are desperate for privacy and therefore adding more walls.

But interior designer Max Humphrey says rumors of the open floor plan’s death, which bubble up every year, are exaggerated.

“I think middle America still loves their open floor plans,” says Humphrey, who is based in Portland, Oregon. “Designers are talking about how open floor plans are over, but believe me, they’re not.”

Instead, homeowners are creating spaces they’d want to visit if they

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Landlords Eager for Covid-Era Revamps Are Finding Hungry Investors

Adelicia Caree

The pandemic forced owners of hotels, malls and office buildings to adjust almost overnight to a harsh reality in which millions of Americans were no longer traveling, shopping at stores or going into offices. It also depressed the vast market where such companies raise money for their commercial real estate projects.

Although there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how the brick-and-mortar economy will operate after a year or more of disruption, investors in commercial real estate are slowly regaining their appetite. Some are hoping to find better returns with interest rates near zero, while others see fresh opportunities generated

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