Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob has navigated the perilous waters of development politics, winning approval against dogged opposition to build the $1 billion Chase Center arena, office and retail complex in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. For this, among other accomplishments, he has been named the San Francisco Business Times' Bay Area Executive of the Year. Read the story and watch the full-length video here: http://bizj.us/1pft1w
Can virtual reality help to solve the gender pay gap?
With companies like Apple, Facebook and Salesforce looking more intently at gender parity in their organizations, one Bay Area media startup is using virtual reality to help address the vexing problem.
Dealmaker of the Year: John Kilroy hasn’t topped out yet
Kilroy Realty Corp. is coming off an impressive year in which it signed the city’s largest single direct lease ever: a 736,000-square-foot deal with online file storage company Dropbox at the Exchange. Kilroy plans to deliver the $570 million project later this year.
Why the construction industry has become one of the most promising markets for drones
The construction industry is shaping up as one of the most promising markets for drones. Aerial startups like Christian Sanz's Skycatch and global giants alike are taking notice.
Q&A with Matt Petty: Redesigning a Legacy Magazine
Last November, Matt Petty was hired as the creative director at the Nob Hill Gazette, a monthly magazine with a circulation of about 82,000 readers in one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods. Known for its coverage of socially prominent, well-heeled and philanthropic Bay Area residents, the publication features news, celebrity interviews and topics relating to fashion, money and real estate. Matt was tasked with a weighty undertaking: Reinvent a magazine that hadn’t undergone a significant redesign since publication started in 1978. Here’s how Matt describes his approach to transforming the look and feel of the legacy magazine.
Here's your live update for what's happening with the Wine Country fires
More than 170,000 acres of burnt land in the iconic Northern California region have left an ashen landscape of commercial and residential structures. Santa Rosa's Coffey Park neighborhood (above) was one of the hardest hit areas, where the firestorm essentially razed the entire neighborhood.
How Oakland's Hodo Soy took tofu from niche to normal
Oakland-based Hodo Soy Beanery has grown from a small stand at the farmers market to a company with $12 million a year in revenue and an average growth rate of 60 percent per year. But perhaps the biggest feat for Hodo has been changing the American perception of tofu.