George Avalos, San Jose Mercury News

George Avalos

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by George:

Northern California hotel purchases cool off, nosedive looms statewide

Hotel buying activity cooled off throughout California, including in the Bay Area, during the first six months of 2022, a slump that might get worse during the rest of this year, an unsettling new report suggests. → Read More

Cutback binge: Netflix seeks to sublease South Bay office buildings

Netflix, a Silicon Valley tech titan and streaming pioneer whose outlook has turned fuzzy amid fierce competition, is seeking to sublease two Los Gatos office buildings as part of an ongoing cutback binge. → Read More

Multiple building demolitions loom in downtown San Jose Google village footprint

A construction giant has alerted residents that at least three downtown San Jose buildings may be bulldozed, potentially within weeks, as the early stages of Google's transit-oriented neighborhood take shape. → Read More

Medical office developer buys prime site next to San Jose train stop

A big medical office complex might sprout next to a San Jose light rail stop now that real estate allies have bought a choice site already approved for new office space. → Read More

Big downtown San Mateo development gets boost from real estate deals

A big mixed-use office and housing development in downtown San Mateo is making progress with several purchases of properties that are needed for the project. → Read More

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce holds annual convention in downtown Oakland

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce is holding its annual convention in downtown Oakland, the statewide organization's first full-scale gathering in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Google starts construction work at big campus that’s emerging in San Jose

Construction work has begun at nine San Jose building sites owned by Google, activity that includes wide-ranging improvements to the interiors and exteriors of the properties. → Read More

Historic Hayes Mansion hotel in San Jose completes $20 million revamp

The iconic Hayes Mansion in San Jose has completed a wide-ranging renovation that has completely revamped its lobby, all of its rooms and added a new restaurant. → Read More

Historic Hayes Mansion hotel in San Jose completes $20 million revamp

San Jose’s iconic Hayes Mansion has finished a wide-ranging renovation that has revamped its lobby, rooms and suites, and added a new restaurant. → Read More

Google makes headway to resolve lawsuit over downtown San Jose village

Google is making progress in efforts to settle land transfers for downtown San Jose parcels dating back to the mid-19th Century that reside within the footprint of the tech titan's transit village, court papers show. → Read More

Eight-decade-old downtown Palo Alto retail building lands Bay Area buyer

An eight-decade-old retail building in downtown Palo Alto has been bought in a deal that points to ongoing interest in prime commercial real estate sites in the Silicon Valley tech hub. → Read More

Huge downtown San Jose housing project advances with real estate deal

A huge apartment project that would bring several hundred homes to the downtown San Jose area has advanced with the purchase of real estate needed for the proposed housing development. → Read More

Tech company expands Dublin operations, adds jobs with big office lease

A tech company has widened its operations in Dublin with a big office lease that could enable the organization to add several hundred jobs in the East Bay city. → Read More

Tech company launches community space in downtown Oakland landmark

A tech company has launched a nonprofit-oriented community space where hundreds could gather inside a landmark office building in downtown Oakland. → Read More

Cupertino apartment complex is grabbed by big Bay Area developer

A Cupertino apartment complex near one of Apple’s long-time major office hubs has been bought by one of the Bay Area’s biggest housing developers. → Read More

Tech woes hobble leases for San Jose office building near Santana Row: execs

Widening tech woes such as job cuts have hobbled efforts to land a big tenant for a brand-new San Jose office building next to Santana Row. → Read More

Motel 6 lodging property sell-off widens with San Jose deal

A South Bay Motel 6 site has been bought by Texas-based real estate investors, part of a widening sell-off by a private equity firm of its lodging properties. → Read More

High-tech battery maker expands San Jose engineering operations

An advanced battery maker has opened a new engineering hub in San Jose in a move that enables the energy company to expand its Silicon Valley operations. → Read More

Google preps demolition — and salvage — in downtown San Jose village area

Google is preparing to bulldoze -- and salvage -- an old downtown San Jose building, an effort that marks a key step ahead of the development of a transit-oriented neighborhood the search giant has proposed. → Read More

Owens Corning follows up Santa Clara plant decision closure with job cuts

Owens Corning has followed up on its disclosures from a year ago that it would close its Santa Clara factory with a revelation that the company will chop hundreds of jobs at the soon-to-shut plant. → Read More