Stories about Doug Engmann

Who let the I-Hotel fall?

Dianne Feinstein played a key role in letting a speculator tear down the building and leave it as a hole in the wall for more than two decades

What the Airbnb settlement means

A big win for better enforcement -- if the city can make sure it happens

Ballot measures and D3 race could be referendum on the mayor

Ed Lee has no major opponents -- but the voters can weigh in on his policies By Tim Redmond JULY 7, 2015 – The fall election...

A new pro-growth group takes on the politics of housing

SFBARF is getting a lot of press for a theory -- build and build and build and housing prices will come down -- that...

Ballot measure targeting Airbnb headed for November 2015 election

by Tim Redmond with Manissa Maharawal and Erin McElroy NOVEMBER 25, 2014 – Former Sup. Aaron Peskin, standing in front of the headquarters of Airbnb...

Will the “growth wars” ever end? Well, maybe not

By Zelda Bronstein OCTOBER 13, 2014 -- Every month, the law firm of Reuben, Junius & Rose hosts a lunchtime forum called the Real Estate...

Seems like everyone is against the Airbnb bill

By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 3, 2104 –Pretty amazing how many opponents David Chiu’s Airbnb legislation has drawn. At a noon press conference today, the landlords...

The missing story — and the missing people — at the Airbnb hearing

  By Tim Redmond So much happened at the Planning Commission hearing on Airbnb that I hardly know where to start, except: The testimony that the commissioners...

Politics: The future of Airbnb regulations

By Tim Redmond JULY 10, 2014 -- There won’t be an Airbnb initiative on the November ballot – but the issue, and the possibility of...

How do we solve the Airbnb problem?

Calvin Welch (left) and Sup. David Chiu have very different approaches to dealing with Airbnb. By Tim Redmond MAY 1, 2014-- It's pretty clear that San...