Stories about Real Estate

Campaign Trail: Breed, SuperPACs and D8 campaign money

Senior staff at two big developers combined to give Jeff Sheehy $12,500, by far the biggest influence money in the race so far

Scott Wiener’s war on local planning

His next round of housing bills force cities to accept growth and displacement—without giving them the money or tools to mitigate it

Protecting tenants from ‘renoviction’

Renters are getting pushed out of their long-term homes because city planners don't consider evictions in the permit process

Farrell as mayor: How did this happen?

Plutocrat Ron Conway tried to bully the supervisors to get his way -- and it backfired

A stunning surprise: Interim Mayor Mark Farrell

In a move that nobody anticipated, the board appoints a conservative supe who is not running for office to be a caretaker mayor

The Agenda: Ron Conway gets his way

New evidence shows how criminal Airbnb's operation was. Plus: Conway calls the shots in the mayor-go-round

Newsom’s lawyer says SF voters are stupid

State Lands Commission argues that San Franciscans aren't smart enough to understand land-use issues; former city attorney Renne calls that position 'elitist in the extreme.'

Kim and Breed file; Herrera doesn’t. The race is on

Can progressives make ranked-choice voting work -- or will two competing candidates leave room for the status quo?

Leno files for mayor, promises ‘fundamental change’

Former state senator says the 'status quo' is unacceptable and frames himself as a candidate who will challenge the Lee legacy

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history