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We live here and we love here. Our clients come to us because we canvass, because we connect the dots, and because we dream. They come to us to reposition or renew their properties and to add an element that is missing from their project and the neighborhood.

September 2023
871 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL
November 2022
2122 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA
October 2022
2084 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA
November 2021
2116 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA
August 2021
Face Foundrie
1721 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL
July 2021
2875 18th Street, San Francisco, CA

The latest news

The latest news and transactions from Maven, along with updates on our clients.

One of San Francisco’s Finest Bagel Makers Is Opening Up Shop in...
Daily Driver will open its third location on Union Street in early December
November 14, 2023
San Francisco's Cole Valley Welcomes Woods Beer & Wine Co.
San Francisco's Cole Valley is the chosen site for Woods Beer & Wine Co.'s latest venture in partnership with Lovely's Oklahoma-style burgers.
November 1, 2023
Top brewery and burger spot team up for new S.F. taproom
October 26, 2023
I fell in love with this gorgeous new restaurant in S.F.’s Presidio
Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz blazed onto the scene as the talent behind San Francisco’s Mediterranean spot Noosh. The San Francisco Chronicle named the couple rising star chefs in 2019, though they eventually exited the...
October 4, 2023
Bandit’s Mega-Popular Breakfast Sandwiches Land in the Mission This...
Bandit has gained a devoted fanbase since opening in the Tenderloin in 2017
September 20, 2023
Step Inside Downtown San Francisco’s Newest Hi-Fi Cocktail Bar and...
Yokai, a new bar and restaurant from the Gozu team, opens Friday, September 15
September 15, 2023
This Lower Haight Contender Stars a ‘Bulletproof’ Cocktail List...
Stoa is a new cocktail bar debuting this week from a team of San Francisco industry vets
August 28, 2023
San Francisco Could Be Flooded With Yemeni Coffee by Next Year
Haraz Coffee House opens in San Francisco in mid-August, planting a flag on the West Coast for the Michigan-born company
August 7, 2023
These businesses are taking a chance on downtown SF despite 'doom loop
New eateries have opened around downtown SF and in adjacent neighborhoods
August 4, 2023
Rivian To Open Showroom on Rush Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast
July 17, 2023
Michael and Lindsay Tusk Just Unveiled a Gorgeous New Private Event...
Officina is a test kitchen by day and a swanky private event space at night
June 30, 2023
Gorgeous new Presidio restaurant serves Mediterranean food with Bay...
June 26, 2023
Amazon-Owned One Medical Heading for Former Castro Coldwell Banker...
June 22, 2023
Coming Soon to San Francisco’s Mission: A Spot for Breakfast...
June 21, 2023
Persian-Mexican food? Swanky new S.F. spot combines cuisines
June 16, 2023
This New SoMa Bar Hopes to Bring a Gatsby-Style Party to Downtown San...
Peek inside the Harlequin, the latest place from the Members Only and Alchemist team
June 13, 2023
Retail experts say opportunity — not doom — is around the corner...
June 13, 2023
Pickleball? A dog shelter? What is the future of Westfield San...
May 18, 2023
A New Italian Eatery Is Reviving the Former Campo Fina Space
Molti Amici, a new Italian-inspired concept developed by a team of SingleThread alumni, is coming to 330 Healdsburg Avenue.
March 31, 2023
The Epicurean Trader Is Expanding — Opening a Location on Market...
Co-Owners Mat Pond and Holly McDell share, "our mission is to support small-batch producers who produce their goods authentically using traditional techniques and craftsmanship."
March 24, 2023
Long Live the All-Day Cafe
All-day cafes — those rare restaurants that serve food and drink from sunup to sundown — are making a comeback in San Francisco, and it’s fueled by some of the city’s top chefs
March 17, 2023
The Private Event Space Above Iconic Bar Vesuvio Is Getting New...
Plus, a Berkeley Thai restaurant favorite is coming to San Francisco
March 14, 2023
BayTech Charter School Revitalizing Palace Theater In Fruitvale,...
March 2, 2023
PPQ Dungeness Island Is Moving Locations
The "contemporary restaurant featuring Dungeness crab specialties and traditional Vietnamese fare" is relocating from its spot on Clement Street to a new address just a few blocks away.
February 28, 2023
Step Inside Copra, a Stunning Tropical Oasis Serving Well-Spiced...
The latest restaurant from star Bay Area chef Srijith Gopinathan is now open
February 21, 2023
Sons & Daughters Veterans Are Bringing a New Concept to Hayes Valley
Kiln will be a "Northern Californian tasting menu restaurant" by John Wesley and Julianna Yang
February 18, 2023
Does Store Within a Store Work, and Will it Last?
January 25, 2023
There’s a New Thai Spot Open Near Union Square Serving Crispy Pork...
Hed owner Naruephon “Billie” Wannajaro also runs three restaurants throughout Thailand
January 19, 2023
After a Devastating Spinal Injury, He Vowed to Open a Restaurant....
Chef Mike Lanham worked the pop-up circuit ahead of opening his fine dining restaurant in Lower Pac Heights
January 17, 2023
Korean- and Thai-inspired Spot Rises in the Inner Sunset
January 4, 2023
Fine dining pop-up Anomaly is opening a permanent space in Lower Pac...
December 7, 2022
Permanent Shift from Goods to Services for Retailers 'On the Table'
Moody’s Analytics report sees a definite trend that way since pandemic
November 22, 2022
Third Culture Bakery is Expanding its Bay Area Footprint
The bakery's website states that a new 549 Irving Street outpost is "coming soon."
November 18, 2022
New cocktail bar from Nopalito team is coming to Lower Haight next...
November 8, 2022
Mensho Tokyo SF Launching New Spot in Oakland
The San Francisco Ramen restaurant's Co-Founder, Abram Plaut, is opening a new location at 4258 Piedmont Avenue.
September 30, 2022
New 236-room Line hotel opens with high hopes for Mid-Market
The 236-room Line hotel is the centerpiece of the $380 million mixed-use project at 950 Market St., across from the Ikea-anchored 6x6 mall.
September 21, 2022
BART Board Approves Lake Merritt Development, Oakland
September 9, 2022
New Restaurants, Including Rooftop Venue, Announced for Mid-Market's...
August 24, 2022
Lime founder’s cafe chain Zero& scaling quickly with millions in...
August 11, 2022
Castro business briefs: Nash Hot Chicken & Ramen shutters, Custom...
Here's a brief roundup of recent changes to Castro area businesses. In this edition: a hot chicken and ramen restaurant changes concepts to a sushi restaurant and a custom sofa store and medical spa open in the Castro.
August 10, 2022
High-end menswear brand Todd Snyder hitting Hayes Valley with new...
Designer menswear brand Todd Snyder New York is taking over the 2,600-square-foot former b8ta outlet at 590 Hayes St. MARK CALVEY | SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES
August 9, 2022
The best restaurants in San Francisco to eat at right now
From Michelin-starred eats to longtime classics, here are the best restaurants in San Francisco
August 5, 2022
The Owners of Snug Are Working on a New Concept Down the Street
Little Shucker will have a raw bar, wine and low-ABV cocktails.
August 2, 2022
This historic San Francisco neighborhood is in the middle of a...
Today, the historic North Beach San Francisco neighborhood is in the middle of a revival, with a steady influx of restaurant openings as one of the strongest signs of life.
August 1, 2022
Ittoryu Gozu Chef to Open Japanese-Style Hi-Fi Bar In SoMa With...
Wagyu steak specialist Marc Zimmerman and his Ittoryu Gozu chef de cuisine are set to open a casual offshoot restaurant called Yokai, in the former Salt House space in SoMa.
July 18, 2022
Restaurants Challenged to Attract Gen Z Diners
Reasons range from financial issues to the proliferation of delivery services
July 13, 2022
A San Franciscan Sticks Close to Home To Lead a Brokerage’s...
Matthew Sheridan Leaves Newmark To Lead Maven Commercial Unit as City Apartment Investment Market Inches Toward Recovery
June 21, 2022
Michelin honors 17 Bay Area restaurants as 'new discoveries' in...
June 15, 2022
San Francisco Chronicle initiative SFNext aimed at finding solutions...
Since the pandemic began, almost all of the tab-running customers have been happier working from home than coming downtown, inadvertently damaging a beloved business.
June 10, 2022
Matthew C. Sheridan Partner-Investment Sales at Maven Commercial Inc.
June 3, 2022
Inside Lower Nob Hill’s Moody New 2-in-1 Drinking Den, Members Only...
Despite the name, everyone is welcome at the new supper club and bar. Don’t let the name dissuade you: Members Only, a new bi-level bar and restaurant debuting later this week in Lower Nob Hill is open to everyone, no...
May 19, 2022
Former Café Flore customer takes over the famed Castro cafe...
Café Flore was an LGBTQ+ haven in the Castro neighborhood for 47 years, hosting a popular brunch and serving as an event space for activists and artists until January 2020, when the owners announced it was permanently...
May 13, 2022
Introducing RELLO x Stadium Goods Varsity Jackets
A full look at the limited edition collaboration with artist RELLO. Stadium Goods is proud to announce our latest collaboration, a special collection with renowned Chicago-based artist Terrell Jones, better known as...
May 12, 2022
Ex-Tartine baker’s cult-hit pop-up Midnite Bagel finally opening...
It was back in 2019 when Tartine Bakery first held a seemingly counterintuitive Wednesday night pop-up promotion called Midnite Bagel, which was not actually at midnight but instead at 7 p.m. Either way, people gladly...
May 10, 2022
Restaurateur Adriano Paganini opening new plant-based fast-casual...
A prolific SF restaurateur with restaurants all over the Bay has just announced his newest project: a vegan spot with a fast-casual atmosphere, coming soon to the former Grove space at Hayes and Franklin.
April 25, 2022
Exclusive: Chef Adriano Paganini bringing new large restaurant to...
Prolific restaurateur Adriano Paganini and his Back of the House restaurant group are bringing an original new concept to Hayes Valley — a follow-up to Wildseed, the plant-based affair that opened its second location...
April 22, 2022
SF pizza pop-up Outta Sight is opening a permanent pizzeria near...
A pop-up pizza operation in San Francisco is about to move into permanent digs along the border of the Tenderloin and Civic Center neighborhoods. Outta Sight is currently serving up whole pizzas at Fig & Thistle wine...
April 19, 2022
Exclusive: Michelin-starred chef launching new concept in Lower...
The Michelin-starred team behind two Indian-Californian destination restaurants — San Francisco's Campton Place and Ettan in Palo Alto — is launching a new 6,600-square-foot concept near Japantown at 1700 Fillmore...
April 6, 2022
Presidio Tunnel Tops park in S.F. has an opening date after $118...
Presidio Tunnel Tops, the long-awaited public park connecting the Main Post at the Presidio of San Francisco to Crissy Field and the Bayfront, will open on July 17. On Wednesday, the Partnership for the Presidio...
March 30, 2022
‘Swanky pizza lounge’ to open in the former Lalime’s space
The restaurant space at 1329 Gilman St. has been dark for two years, ever since 35-year-old Cal-Med institution Lalime’s closed for good. That will change this fall, however, when an East Bay resident and his partner...
March 30, 2022
A Team of Beer Industry Vets Is Opening a New Brewery and Taproom in...
The eclectic industrial-residential Dogpatch neighborhood suffered a big beer blow earlier this year with the closure of Magnolia’s brewery and restaurant, but now there’s some good news for hop heads in the area.
March 29, 2022
Upscale coffee roaster Saint Frank Coffee gets Embarcadero location...
Sustainably sourced coffee chain Saint Frank Coffee may be SF-based, but their biggest claim to fame is perhaps their cafe inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park. The problem? Half their locations are currently...
March 29, 2022
Saint Frank Coffee to Open New Downtown San Francisco Cafe Just Off...
Saint Frank Coffee, the well respected San Francisco-based coffee roaster with locations in Russian Hill and Menlo Park, will expand with a fourth outpost just a block from the Embarcadero.
March 28, 2022
Popular mochi bakery Third Culture is opening two S.F. locations
San Francisco lovers of squishy mochi muffins will soon no longer have to cross the bridge to experience the chewy glory of Third Culture Bakery. The Berkeley spot is expanding with two San Francisco locations this year.
March 17, 2022
New Mission District tattoo studio offers ‘made-to-fade’ tattoos...
The newest storefront to open on Valencia Street is a tattoo studio, in a neighborhood that already has about a half-dozen tattoo studios within a three-block radius. But this one is very, very different. I
March 10, 2022
Midnite Bagel Will Open First Brick and Mortar Shop in the Inner...
Those sourdough bagels you either love for their California sensibilities or hate because you’re ride-or-die New York style are getting a new home.
February 7, 2022
A new upscale Turkish restaurant opens in S.F. from the Lokma team
The team behind popular Mediterranean brunch spot Lokma is stepping into fine dining with Taksim, a modern Turkish restaurant opening Thursday in San Francisco.
February 7, 2022
The Hottest New Restaurants in San Francisco, February 2022
Eater tipsters, readers, friends, and family usually have the same question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s cool, and where their favorite chefs have landed —...
February 3, 2022
A playful, all-natural wine shop from a Tartine baker opens in the...
Beth Hughes, a former Tartine baker, is opening a new natural wine shop in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood.
January 25, 2022
Owner of Alchemist Plots Take Over of Former Saratoga Space
A restaurant called Members Only is planned to take over The Saratoga at 1000 Larkin St. in Lower Nob Hill, according to a pending liquor license found in state public records. The project comes from Phil Chen, who owns...
January 21, 2022
S.F.'s new Russian restaurant opens soon with dreams of showcasing...
Birch & Rye, one of winter's most anticipated debuts, will open in Noe Valley next month
January 20, 2022
Former Arguello Space In Presidio to Become New Mexican Restaurant...
The restaurateur behind the former Colibri Mexican Bistro near Union Square and La Urbana on Divisadero, as well as Zazil Cocina Mexicana and El Jardin at San Jose's Santana Row, has signed a deal to take over two...
January 18, 2022
New San Francisco Tax on Vacant Properties May Miss Its Intended...
It’s hard to miss Pamela Mendelsohn’s name when strolling along Fillmore Street. The principal of Maven Commercial has worked as a broker in San Francisco for four decades and represents a fair portion of the...
January 17, 2022
Omicron Threatens to Upend Gyms’ Fragile Recovery
New Covid-19 variant could jeopardize recent gains by fitness industry in leasing and foot traffic
December 28, 2021
Coronavirus devastated S.F. retail. A new landlord vacancy tax is...
The coronavirus pandemic crushed the world’s retailers, unleashing a wave of bankruptcies, empty streets and scared customers who embraced online shopping. The Bay Area, which had the country’s first strict...
December 22, 2021
Rivian opening Near West Side service center
The electric vehicle maker is setting up shop at the intersection where the city is beginning work on a new CTA Green Line station.
December 22, 2021
A new brunch restaurant channeling Australian breakfast culture is...
Yeasted barley waffles and fancy toasts are coming to a new breakfast and lunch restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.
December 20, 2021
Automat Sneaks Open with Wonder Bread Sandwiches from a Former Fine...
The highly anticipated new neighborhood cafe is now serving fluffy bread, miso blondies, coffee, and wine
November 30, 2021
Benu chef's anticipated S.F. Korean barbecue restaurant is here, and...
Anticipation has been building for Monday night’s opening of acclaimed chef Corey Lee’s San Francisco Korean barbecue restaurant San Ho Won: It’s already almost completely booked for the rest of the month.
November 1, 2021
Boutique S.F. brokerage firm spreads its wings
Readers may recognize the name of boutique San Francisco real estate firm Maven Commercial Inc. and its founders, Santino DeRose and Pam Mendelsohn, from stories in the Business Times — or from their leasing posters...
October 29, 2021
Swing into the Retro-Cool New Hilda and Jesse That’s Breaking...
Wake up with a first look at the savory chicken porridge and that zebra-striped bathroom
October 29, 2021
Could the El Farolito Debate Finally Move the Needle on SF's Formula...
It might take San Francisco's boundless passion for burritos to finally force some changes to the city's rules around chain restaurants and retail — and when the retail landscape continues to look dismal in once...
September 29, 2021
Elephant Sushi to open new location in San Francisco's Hayes Valley...
The sushi restaurant, which has two outposts in San Francisco and another in Oakland, will take up the space at 400 Grove St., the former home of Little Gem that permanently closed. San Francisco resident Sebastian Luke...
September 24, 2021
Electric truck maker Rivian eyes outpost in Hayes Valley
The launch edition of Rivian's R1T all-electric pickup truck, the debut product of the soon-to-IPO automaker, is slated for delivery to its first buyers by the end of the month. The sales price starts at $69,000.
September 24, 2021
17 most anticipated restaurant openings in the Bay Area this fall
Matt Horn's new fried chicken restaurant, a rustic Italian pasta spot from the Flour + Water team and more
September 21, 2021
The Bay Area’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Fall 2021
The pandemic isn’t over, but chefs around the Bay Area are gearing up for a busy fall. Many of the most anticipated upcoming restaurant and bar openings are places that pushed back their debuts due to the ongoing...
September 20, 2021
Much-Anticipated Nisei Opens Next Week with Japanese-American Star...
Breaking ramen and sushi stereotypes, David Yoshimura will debut washoku-inspired tasting menu on August 18
August 12, 2021
San Francisco Retail Finds its Footing in Recent Months
San Francisco's retail landscape is continuing a bumpy upward path as high vaccination rates in the Bay Area are building confidence among local residents, retail staff and visiting tourists, according to retail...
July 26, 2021
An exciting new Russian restaurant where classic dishes get a modern...
Birch & Rye, a contemporary Russian restaurant headed to Noe Valley, will reinterpret the food of owner Anya El-Wattar'ss native country through a Bay Area lens.
July 26, 2021
Can the Castro get its groove back?
It's not just about art, it is about economic opportunity. That's the message from the LGBT Cultural Center, which this month decided its street-facing wall at 1800 Market St. needed a makeover.
June 10, 2021
French restaurant Bistro Central Parc is reopening — under a...
After shuttering in late 2019, the NoPa neighborhood's Bistro Central Parc at 560 Central Ave. will reopen under new management and with the additional of Italian on the menu in early June.
May 10, 2021
Mission Bay coffee truck Spro Coffee expanding to the Castro this...
Castro residents will soon have another cafe option in the neighborhood. Mission Bay-based mobile cafe Spro Coffee Lab will be opening its second location at 500 Church St., formerly Mauerpark.
May 5, 2021
A Fresh New Izakaya Sizzles Open in Bernal Heights
Shokudou is now serving crispy hamachi collars and beef-wrapped enoki skewers.
May 4, 2021
A Permanent Source of Extra Fluffy Pancakes Is on the Horizon
Pancake pop-up Hilda and Jesse has found a new location to serve its menu of exceptional brunch-all-day dishes.
April 13, 2021
Real Estate Deals: Californios lease
In October Californios moved into 355 11th Street, where a 1,700 square-foot outdoor patio and 100-person dining room give the restaurant room to accommodate the new normal — and a tiered lease agreement gives...
April 2, 2021
Proposition Chicken chain finds new roost in S.F. neighborhood
Welcome to the neighborhood: San Francisco's Proposition Chicken is setting up shop for a planned summer opening at newly leased space in Laurel Heights, with plans to eventually close its original location at 1750...
February 22, 2021
Rivian plans showroom in Fulton Market
Electric vehicle maker Rivian plans to open a showroom in Chicago's Fulton Market district, in a deal that offers one of the first glimpses of the company's retail strategy.
February 8, 2021
A Prominent Japanese Curry Brand’s First U.S. Location Will...
As anyone who has watched even a stray episode of Terrace House knows, people in Japan eat a lot of curry — to the point that the dish has a strong case as the country's most widely consumed everyday comfort food.
February 8, 2021
Will the commercial corridors in SF’s Mission recover? It may...
Reductions in commercial rent could leave an opening for newer businesses and a quick economic rebound on commercial corridors
January 25, 2021
Acclaimed La Mar team is opening a charcoal-grilled Peruvian chicken...
From SF Chronicle - The team behind San Francisco's elegant waterfront Peruvian restaurant, La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, is opening a new restaurant this month with a focus on rotisserie chicken.
January 7, 2021
As S.F. locks down, new law gives small businesses leverage in lease...
Restaurants such as San Francisco's Rich Table restaurant that temporarily closed amid the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020 have been forced to shutter all but takeout operations again.
December 9, 2020
Hit food truck Malibu's Burgers is ready to sling vegan smashburgers...
The smashburger trend taking over the Bay Area is about to get a vegan jolt. Malibu's Burgers, an Oakland food truck-turned-pop-up that's exploded in popularity in less than a year, is slated to open as a...
November 20, 2020
A new, improved formula
The Marina Times recently obtained a letter from Pam Mendelsohn of Maven Retail in response to formula retail on Union Street. This letter was directed to Eleanor Carpenter and Leslie Drapkin of the Union Street...
November 2, 2020
'No one signed up for 2020': San Francisco retailers struggle to...
Walk down the main corridor of any S.F. neighborhood right now and you'll see empty windows advertising vacant retail space. An August survey found that only 46% of storefront businesses that were open at the beginning...
October 19, 2020
S.F. Eyes Relief Package For Retail, Restaurant Sectors
San Francisco's retailers and restaurants, long stymied by the city's burdensome permitting process and now the coronavirus pandemic, have some hope of a relief package in November.
October 8, 2020
Viewpoint: It's time to bend on S.F. formula retail law
You've no doubt heard the expression "cut off your nose to spite your face." I can't help but think of the adage when it comes to some San Francisco neighborhoods and their formula retail restrictions these days.
September 25, 2020
Retailers and Landlords Get Creative with an Eye to 2021 Upturn
Businesses are displaying creativity and resilience in finding solutions, and landlords are helping to make lemonade from the lemons of a soured economy, according to retail broker/adviser Maven Commercial.
September 16, 2020
Planned for summer 2021, Oakland's Town Revival restaurant bets on...
A trio of Bay Area restaurant industry veterans with deep Oakland roots are planning a new restaurant in downtown Oakland called Town Revival, which is set to open next summer.
September 16, 2020
Vacancies on Hayes and Fillmore Streets prompt argument for relaxing...
Beauty supply e-tailer Nancy Boy at 347 Hayes St. had closed down permanently by May. Pam Mendelsohn, retail partner at Maven Commercial, said a large share of vacant spaces in the area have stayed that way as the...
September 4, 2020
FOOD Fine dining chefs are opening San Francisco chicken restaurant...
The bird puns write themselves. "The name is the Roost", said chef Ashley Keeler about her upcoming San Francisco restaurant. "Our thing is chicken. The building is called the Aviary."
July 13, 2020
Tenants see unique opportunities in a sluggish, uncertain S.F. retail...
After a year and a half of searching for the perfect space to open the Tex-Mex restaurant of his dreams, Seth Stowaway fell in love. He zeroed in on a 3,000 square foot space in the Mission District that had everything...
July 6, 2020
Future of Restaurants Heads to the Curb As Cities Pave Way for...
City Officials Expedite Regulations to Allow for More Outside Seating As Eateries Reel From Pandemic
June 18, 2020
National retailers, landlords must get creative says Maven's Meunier
While the impact to the eatertainment chain is small, these closures signal growing tensions between landlords and tenants, which could result in more vacant storefronts.
June 10, 2020
Variable Rent Makes A Comeback For Retailers In A Post-Pandemic World...
Upheaval in the retail sector wrought by the coronavirus pandemic is changing lease agreements, both for the time being and into the foreseeable future.
June 8, 2020
15-course tasting menu restaurant Osito to land in S.F.’s...
From the SF Chronicle - When chef Seth Stowaway announced his plans to open Osito last fall, his vision already sounded ambitious: A communal dining experience with a $200, 15-course tasting menu, where the...
June 1, 2020
A Looming Retail Apocalypse? Not So Fast, Some Experts Say
The coronavirus and stay-at-home orders to contain the pandemic have accelerated retail trends long underway before this year, experts said this week.
May 14, 2020
Over 50 SF Restaurant Owners Explain What They Need to Stay in...
The folks behind the dining rooms of some of San Francisco's buzziest restaurants say that they have a plan to save the city's restaurant industry, and are urging city officials to dive deep into a 40-page report...
May 13, 2020
Two San Francisco Retail Brokerages Merge to Position Themselves for...
Maven, CGI Realty Finalize Agreement to Join Forces
May 2, 2020
Influencers in Retail
On the following pages you will find our picks of the leading influencers in the retail space. Like the rest of our influencer series, this group of retail specialists reflect special characteristics that have allowed...
May 1, 2020
Developers, Owners Help Bridge Near-Term Hurdles
With creative solutions to bridge tenants' cash flow gap, some owners are pushing current obligations into an extension of the lease or amortizing the amounts over the lease term.
April 21, 2020
The rent dance: How small businesses are negotiating lease payments...
Pam Mendelsohn, a retail partner at Maven Commercial, a small real estate brokerage, has gotten dozens of calls from tenant and landlord clients since the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders shut down much of the Bay Area.
March 30, 2020
SF supervisor hopes law can save historic Clay Theatre, other single...
The cushioned seats and projector have been removed from the historic Clay Theatre on Fillmore Street, but San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani wants them back.
March 9, 2020
Food hub in Tenderloin, The Aviary, scoops up two more restaurant...
The Aviary hopes to debut three new restaurants by the end of the year at the corner of Ellis and Leavenworth streets.
March 9, 2020
San Francisco’s tiny Merchant Roots leans into avant-garde...
It was hard to succinctly describe the San Francisco's Merchant Roots when it first opened in 2018. It was a Fillmore district cafe with scones and cappuccinos in the morning, but also a lunch spot with kale salads and...
March 3, 2020
Devil’s Teeth Baking Company Promises Butter-Bomb Biscuits for...
The popular bakery announced a second location, taking over the space from the recently departed Marla Bakery
January 17, 2020
Inside Mamahuhu, a Michelin-Starred Chef’s Reinvention of...
Brandon Jew gives sweet-and-sour chicken, beef and broccoli, and "chop suey sundaes" pride of place
January 13, 2020
Azalina’s to bring Malaysian food to new Tenderloin restaurant...
Eusope opened the first Azalina's in the Market food hall and grocery in 2015, introducing Mid-Market to Malaysian classics like laksa, a lemongrass curry noodle soup; hokkien mee, noodles tossed with charred shrimp and...
December 17, 2019
New Parisian-Style Tea Salon Promises Elegant Pastries for Polk Street
Maison Danel will be offering croissants, macarons, and afternoon tea in a stylish setting
December 13, 2019
Gwyneth Paltrow dives into S.F.'s retail market with new Pac Heights...
Fillmore Street will be welcoming a celebrity neighbor with Gwyneth Paltrow's plans to open a permanent storefront for her wellness brand, Goop.
November 4, 2019
Inside Opening Night at Supreme's New San Francisco Store
The renegade skate brand puts down roots in one of the sport's most legendary cities.
October 25, 2019
Chase Center’s Mixed-Use Plan Draws Visitors, Shoppers,...
The Chase Center is a year-round destination with 100,000 square feet of retail space, 3.2 acres of plazas/public open space with adjacent offices buildings, art installations and other features.
October 18, 2019
Cutting Through the Retail Approval Logjam
While retailers continue to evolve in an effort to meet consumers’ changing tastes and experiment with formats and offerings, the process for leasing space penalizes innovation, says Maven’s DeRose.
October 8, 2019
Cutting Through the Retail Approval Logjam
While retailers continue to evolve in an effort to meet consumers’ changing tastes and experiment with formats and offerings, the process for leasing a space penalizes innovation, says Maven’s DeRose.
October 8, 2019
Union Square, SF’s shopping hotspot, struggles as stores close
For more than a century, San Francisco's Union Square has beckoned shoppers to high-end department stores and a riotous mix of fashion sellers able to pay the area's sky-high retail rents.
October 3, 2019
Three-Michelin Star Chef Corey Lee Plans New SF Restaurant
Benu's James Beard award-winning chef Corey Lee has attached his name to a liquor license application for a business in the Mission —indicating plans for his long-discussed Korean place...
September 10, 2019
THE STATE OF RETAIL IN THE BAY AREA (Maven Partner/Retail Pam...
An Update On Design, Development & Leasing In The Modern Mall And For Storefront Retail
July 29, 2019
Storefront & Center
Everybody wants to see neighborhoods thrive, including our elected officials. So why is it so challenging to occupy commercial space in San Francisco?
July 17, 2019
The Japan Center Malls are doing well. Why is their future uncertain?
The plague of retail vacancies hasn't touched the Japan Center Malls in the heart of Japantown, which is almost fully leased.
June 30, 2019
Rich Table Alum Brandon Rice To Open New Restaurant in San Francisco
Slated to open in January 2020, Ernest will be located in the Mission District.
June 28, 2019
Popular North Beach Pizzeria Opens Castro Location This Weekend
Il Casaro arrives on Church street with Neapolitan pizza and cocktails
June 18, 2019
North Beach's storefronts: Key takeaways
The Chronicle's in-depth look at the problem of retail vacancies has revealed many theories about what causes retail vacancies, but no single cause.
June 13, 2019
Expanded Michelin Guide delivers shakeup to the Bay Area's culinary...
Michelin continues to shine the culinary spotlight on the Bay Area, even with its recent decision to expand its acclaimed guide to restaurants throughout the state.
June 3, 2019
Shop Talk: Veronica Beard opens in Pacific Heights, SF Etsy hosts a...
Bay Area babes will heart Veronica Beard's signature layered style so hard, we'll all wonder why the NYC brand didn't open here sooner.
May 1, 2019
How Stonestown Galleria became a culinary destination
Stonestown Galleria comes alive most during meal times, when the food courts swirl with photogenic hunks of Taiwanese fried chicken and taro-filled buns.
April 10, 2019
New Tenderloin building to offer restaurateurs space at super-low...
A developer lucky enough to get a good deal on a major piece of property in the Tenderloin is passing it on through purposefully low rents, in the hopes of attracting creative new restaurants to the neighborhood.
April 4, 2019
Tonic reopens in new Lower Nob Hill home
Less than a year after closing its doors in Russian Hill, popular bar Tonic has reopened at the corner of Post and Hyde streets in Lower Nob Hill.
March 29, 2019
Check Out Emporium Oakland, Now Buzzing With Arcade Games and Drinks...
Customers with a drawerful of tokens from Emporium San Francisco, a bustling arcade bar chain founded in Chicago that expanded to Divisadero in 2017, have another place to spend them: At Emporium Oakland, a new location...
March 1, 2019
Emporium arcade bar's new Oakland location opens this week next to...
Brush up on your "Mortal Kombat" combos: A slew of arcade game classics, accompanied by a lineup of locally-brewed craft beers, wine and cocktails arrive in Oakland this week.
February 25, 2019
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...
February 13, 2019
New SoMa Sushi Spot Merges Korean Flavors With a Japanese Dining...
Sushi Ondo, a Korean-Japanese sushi restaurant is headed to a stretch of Howard Street known more for its auto body shops than fine dining.
January 18, 2019
Bandcamp Chooses Oakland for First Brick and Mortar Record Store:...
Online music hub Bandcamp will open its first brick-and-mortar record store on Feb. 1 in Oakland, Calif. The shop, which will double as a performance space.
January 17, 2019
Bandcamp Is Opening a Record Store and Performance Space in Oakland
Bandcamp is opening their own record store in Oakland, California on February 1. According to the company's announcement, the store is designed to showcase the diversity and design of the more than five million albums...
January 17, 2019
Restaurant Boasting New York City Flair Coming to the Castro
When it opens this spring, Gramercy Park will serve Californian cuisine in the evenings, New York City-style sandwiches in the afternoons, and all-American brunch on the weekends.
January 15, 2019
DeRose & Appelbaum rebrands as Maven
San Francisco brokerage DeRose & Appelbaum have added real estate veterans Pam Mendelsohn and Sarah Brett Schwartz as partners, and have rebranded as Maven as it continues to expand its retail business.
January 11, 2019
San Francisco real estate brokerage lands two heavyweights from...
Longtime San Francisco brokers have jumped over to another retail firm.
January 8, 2019
A New Souvla Built for Speed Opens in the Marina Tomorrow
Souvla madness is coming for a new neighborhood
January 7, 2019
San Francisco’s Angler is named the best new restaurant in the...
A trio of high-profile San Francisco restaurants made Esquire's Best New Restaurants list, with one local restaurant snagging the top spot.
November 28, 2018
SF Eats: Italian Homemade Co. expands in North Beach, Minas Brazilian...
Here's the latest on San Francisco's restaurant scene. In this edition, a popular spot for casual Italian eats continues its rapid expansion, an Australian-inspired cafe is opening another FiDi outpost, and a Hayes...
November 7, 2018
Hot streetwear brand Supreme braves S.F. chain store rules to open in...
After years of careful growth, Supreme is ready to open its next location in San Francisco's Mid-Market area.
October 22, 2018
The Women's Co-Working Space With a Serious Food Focus
The Ruby in San Francisco wants women to vote with their forks.
August 30, 2018
Plant Therapy offers apartment dwellers inspiration and options
A new shop in a long-vacant space near the corner of Farrell and Hyde streets offers apartment dwellers the chance to easily add some plants to their life.
August 6, 2018
Tokyo's Hashida Sushi Will Open First US Outpost in SF’s Union...
San Francisco's appetite for Asian-based expansions shows no sign of abating, with spots like BAKE, a Japanese cheese tart kiosk in Westfield Center, Ramen Nagi in Palo Alto, and the promise of a Michelin-starred ramen...
July 3, 2018
Mission building's history on display as owner seeks new tenants
The owners of a multi-use building at 23rd and Bryant streets are spotlighting the site's connection to a 133-year-old winery as they seek new tenants.
May 22, 2018
BarnZu expands with new Korean tapas location in Tenderloin
Less than a year after opening their contemporary restaurant, the partners behind BarnZu aim to open a second location in the Tenderloin.
May 15, 2018
Sajj Mediterranean to open second SF location in FiDi
Veteran Hoodline tipster Al M. reports from the Financial District that fast-casual Mediterranean eatery Sajj Mediterranean plans to take over the space that once housed Brindisi Cucina di Mare at 88 Belden Pl.
May 15, 2018
DeRose & Appelbaum is pleased to have represented this property and help secure Kantine as a tenant. Best of luck to you all!
May 14, 2018
Rothy's store steps out on Fillmore, Everlane hosts a wrap party +...
May is flowering with fashionable things. Treat your toes to a trip to the new Rothy's boutique on Fillmore Street, shop pretty-in-pink home goods at Batch, and don't miss the Allbirds pop-up at Shinola.
May 10, 2018
DeRose & Appelbaum is pleased to have worked with property owner Maitri Compassionate Care to bring two quality, neighborhood -serving businesses to Duboce Triangle. Welcome Corepower Yoga and Castro Animal Clinic!
April 30, 2018
Boba Guys Arriving on Divisadero!
DeRose & Appelbaum helped Boba Guys secure their lease on Divisadero St in a former auto body shop. We're looking forward to their success!
March 29, 2018
Among top San Francisco destination restaurants, the Progress is...
When they opened State Bird Provisions in 2011, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski were in fact working to open their dream project, the Progress, in a large space on Fillmore Street. But there was also a small space...
March 14, 2018
Top North Beach Pizzeria Opening Roman-Style Pinsa Restaurant and...
The Il Casaro team is bringing a pinseria to the Panta Rei space
March 1, 2018
Ruby offers communal work space for women
The Ruby opened its doors Jan. 22 in a space near 24th and Bryant streets in the Mission District. It is a "work and gathering" space for women (including trans women and nonbinary individuals)...
February 2, 2018
What a pleasure to work with Tinker Preschool and help secure their new lease in the Inner Richmond! Lots of lucky kids!
October 24, 2017
Contempoary Korean Restaurant Barnzu Opens in The Tenderloin
DeRose & Appelbaum was pleased to represent this property and secure Barnzu as a tenant. We wish them every success!
October 4, 2017
Pantarei closes in North Beach; Il Casaro team moving in
North Beach's Pantarei has closed (431 Columbus Ave.) after 12 years of business on the corner of Columbus and Stockton.
September 11, 2017
Cheers to Joe & the Juice! It was such a pleasure working with them to secure their newest location. We wish them all the best!
September 5, 2017
Joe & The Juice Stakes Out Fillmore St. Location
With its concept of lounge-like juice bars, Danish chain Joe & the Juice has expanded rapidly across San Francisco. Now, it's opening its first outpost outside of the Financial District with a new store at 2213 Fillmore...
September 5, 2017
German Eatery Coming to 17th & Church
We really enjoyed working on this project, and welcome a new German restaurant into the neighborhood!
August 1, 2017
Hot Plate: Inside 'MM Clay,' The Ceramics Studio For SF's Top Chefs
Nine years ago, Mary Mar Keenan and her pottery moved in right behind Blue Bottle's original location, the small coffee kiosk on 315 Linden Street...
June 14, 2017
'BarnZu' To Bring Authentic Korean Flavors To The Tenderloin
Last year, The Brim, a new restaurant specializing in Korean fried chicken, was moving in at 711 Geary St. in the Tenderloin. Now, co-owner Min Choe tells us the restaurant's name is changing to BarnZu, the Korean term...
March 24, 2017
Cole Hardware Opens in North Beach!
DeRose & Appelbaum is pleased to have represented Cole Hardware in leasing their newest location. Welcome to North Beach!
February 16, 2017
DeRose & Appelbaum was pleased to represent this property and secure Rum & Sugar as a tenant. Cheers!
January 12, 2017
We really enjoyed representing this property to secure Jane as a tenant. Best of luck to everyone!
December 14, 2016
Jane's Third Opening Means Three Times the Bakery Charm
Jane, with its eminently Instagrammable locations on Fillmore and Larkin, has firmly established itself as a San Francisco bakery power player. Now, owner Amanda Michael is adding a third spot to her repertoire, this...
December 14, 2016
Souvla's Clone Opens on Divis
The second location marks the beginning of its SF takeover. Here's what you need to know about the second location of Souvla: It's located at 531 Divisadero St. Otherwise, it's the exact same.
June 3, 2016
Event Recap: The Evolving Tenderloin & Union Square West
On February 24th, ULI San Francisco members gathered in the Tenderloin for a unique behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most significant real estate stories in San Francisco today...
March 22, 2016
40 Under 40 2016: Santino DeRose taps commercial real estate...
DeRose was the lead negotiator on getting educational nonprofit 826 Valencia to open a new space in the Tenderloin, which is seen as a game changer for the community...
March 10, 2016
Exclusive: Detroit design brand to open Bay Area retail stores
A Detroit-based design brand known for its focus on local manufacturing and handmade goods is bringing new retail stores to the Bay Area.
December 1, 2015

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