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September 4, 2019 / Published in Commercial
The opportunity to build a truly large-scale government real estate development in a densely populated, densely built environment happens rarely. When it does, expertise and experience are needed to take advantage of it. DCG Strategies brought both to the table to work with a planner, a developer, and five local and state agencies to develop
May 16, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Churches are built on relationships. But what does a church do when it’s time to renegotiate a lease with a decades-old building tenant? New Bridges Presbyterian Church in Hayward, California, had old leases that were holding it back. The leadership learned it can be helpful to have a third-party professional on hand to look out
May 15, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
From the Gymnasium to the Sanctuary: How Resonate Church Found a Home In 2015, when Resonate Church moved its Sunday services to the American High School gymnasium in Fremont, California, church leaders already knew they couldn’t stay there long. The gym was big enough for the church’s growing membership, but it came with many downsides.
May 14, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
How to Blend Mission and Money in Real Estate One for-profit business selling property to another is straightforward, as is one nonprofit organization selling a property to another. But what about a husband and wife who want to sell a rental property so that it sustains them in retirement but also want to ensure that
May 13, 2019 / Published in Education
Property: 7600 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA Chabot-Las Positas Community College District was founded in 1961 and serves the San Francisco East Bay Area, particularly southern Alameda County, through its two colleges: Chabot College in Hayward and Las Positas College in Livermore. The colleges specialize in university transfer, technical training, continuing education, workforce development, contract education
May 10, 2019 / Published in Education, Non-Profit
Property: 35699 Niles Blvd. Fremont, CA Child Family and Community Services, Inc. (CFCS) is a non-profit organization providing education and family support services to low-income families living in southern Alameda County. The agency was established in 1965 as part of the Office of Economic Opportunity and was incorporated in 1974 to become the provider for
May 10, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Property: 46986 Osgood Road, Fremont, CA Unique Challenge When we were first contacted by Calvary Chapel Fremont, they were leasing approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space and were looking for a more long-term and secure solution for their growing congregation. As with all church uses, finding such a space is a significant challenge due
May 10, 2019 / Published in Non-Profit
Property: Peralta Mixed-Use Senior Housing Eden Housing, Inc. is one of Northern California’s premier non-profit affordable housing developers and managers, as well as one of its oldest. Since 1968, Eden has been creating a variety of high-quality affordable housing opportunities for lower-income families, seniors and people with disabilities. Eden’s housing portfolio includes multi-family rental housing,
May 10, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Property: 1911 Menalto Ave Menlo Park, CA (CCBA) is a ministerial organization serving nearly 100 partner churches in the San Francisco Bay area and California’s Central Coast. The Association supports various ministries locally and abroad, including a prison ministry and a growing multi-site pre-school system. Like many church organizations, the Association needs every dollar it
May 10, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Property: 6830 Stockton Avenue. El Cerrito, CA 94530 Unique Challenge The El Cerrito United Methodist Church (ECUMC) was blessed with a religious facility comprised of a 200-seat sanctuary, chapel, classrooms, day care area, and business offices totaling over 15,000 square feet of building area. The facility was limited only by the relatively small size of
May 10, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Property: 1050 St. Elizabeth Drive Unique Challenge The Sisters of the Holy Family is a nationwide organization that was faced with the unique challenge of continuing its ministry in the face of an aging and declining population of sisters. In light of this challenge, the President and leadership of the organization sought to consolidate their
May 10, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Property: 159 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA The congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family is a community of Roman Catholic Sisters founded in San Francisco in 1872. Their mission is “To seek out and advocate for the poor and needy, especially families, for the kingdom of God.” The Sisters have been a part of the