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  • Hamilton Landing, the office complex at the former Air Force base in Novato, was purchased Wednesday by Portland-based ScanlanKemperBard Companies.

    Novato’s Hamilton Landing office complex sells for estimated $82 million

    "Obviously, the dollar significance is there," said Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum. “In the sense of the magnitude of the deal, it’s a reflection of the fact that the market is seeing Marin as a place to do business and a place where the value of property is rising. It’s a good sign in terms of other properties in Marin as far as property values rising for commercial buildings."

  • Rowland Plaza

    Novato office plaza acquired for $25 million

    A Novato office complex that once housed the city’s administrative offices has been purchased for $25 million as Marin’s commercial real estate vacancy rate continues to drop. “(The purchase) is hopefully a sign that forecasts of the northern migration of businesses into vacant office space is rising and this is a deal ready for that cash flow,” said Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum.

  • College of Marin

    College of Marin refinances bonds, saves $2.35 million

    Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum and a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, applauded the move. “I think it shows prudent financial planning on the part of (the college) in terms of taking advantage of relatively cheap money while still cheap given that interest rates need to rise at some point here soon,” Eyler said. “It is a good play, and a situation in which taxpayers benefit is even better.”

  • Marin's population is on the rise

    Marin County growing faster than earlier in the decade

    “It is the stronger economy that has allowed people to afford Marin,” said Robert Eyler, CEO of the Marin Economic Forum — a public-private partnership that works to enhance the county’s economic vitality.

  • San Rafael pawn shop

    San Rafael pawn shop closes after 57 years, leaving one less option for hard-pressed sellers

    Alan Hyman, sold his business to Robert Verhoeff, owner of Best Collateral. The latter company has eight stores in the Bay Area and has a forward-thinking business model, according to Marin Economic Forum head Robert Eyler.

  • Marin County jobs

    New data shows Marin County jobs recovered by 2012

    “Marin’s economic growth is a classic cycling that has occurred for the last three decades, creeping up from San Francisco and trickling out,” said Robert Eyler, professor of economics at at Sonoma State University who has studied the Marin economy.

Hamilton Landing, the office complex at the former Air Force base in Novato, was purchased Wednesday by Portland-based ScanlanKemperBard Companies.

Novato’s Hamilton Landing office complex sells for estimated $82 million

July 24, 2015

“Obviously, the dollar significance is there,” said Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum. “In the sense of the magnitude of the deal, it’s a reflection of the fact that the market is seeing Marin as a place to do business and a place where the value of property is rising. It’s a good sign in terms of other properties in Marin as far as property values rising for commercial buildings.”

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Rowland Plaza

Novato office plaza acquired for $25 million

July 8, 2015

A Novato office complex that once housed the city’s administrative offices has been purchased for $25 million as Marin’s commercial real estate vacancy rate continues to drop. “(The purchase) is hopefully a sign that forecasts of the northern migration of businesses into vacant office space is rising and this is a deal ready for that cash flow,” said Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum.

Full Story »

College of Marin

College of Marin refinances bonds, saves $2.35 million

July 8, 2015

Robert Eyler, head of the Marin Economic Forum and a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, applauded the move. “I think it shows prudent financial planning on the part of (the college) in terms of taking advantage of relatively cheap money while still cheap given that interest rates need to rise at some point here soon,” Eyler said. “It is a good play, and a situation in which taxpayers benefit is even better.”

Full Story »

Marin's population is on the rise

Marin County growing faster than earlier in the decade

June 7, 2015

“It is the stronger economy that has allowed people to afford Marin,” said Robert Eyler, CEO of the Marin Economic Forum — a public-private partnership that works to enhance the county’s economic vitality.

Full Story »

San Rafael pawn shop

San Rafael pawn shop closes after 57 years, leaving one less option for hard-pressed sellers

June 2, 2015

Alan Hyman, sold his business to Robert Verhoeff, owner of Best Collateral. The latter company has eight stores in the Bay Area and has a forward-thinking business model, according to Marin Economic Forum head Robert Eyler.

Full Story »

Marin County jobs

New data shows Marin County jobs recovered by 2012

June 2, 2015

“Marin’s economic growth is a classic cycling that has occurred for the last three decades, creeping up from San Francisco and trickling out,” said Robert Eyler, professor of economics at at Sonoma State University who has studied the Marin economy.

Full Story »