Chris Thornberg

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Economist Says More Bay Area Market-Rate Housing Needed, Not A Moratorium

Several Bay Area cities are considering a freeze on residential construction except for affordable housing. But at a Bay Area Council forum on the idea, a leading economist said that’s exactly the wrong response to the housing crisis.

02/27/2015

Rows of new homes line a street in a housing development on December 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Noted California Economist Expects Economic Boom To Soon Hit East Bay

Chris Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, said businesses will eventually follow, as many people with jobs in San Francisco and Silicon Valley have already moved to the East Bay.

05/29/2014

An office worker sit at her desk cubicle, computer, jobs, unemployment, employment

Tech Only Accounts For 8 Percent Of San Francisco Private Jobs

Despite all the headlines about the surge in technology jobs in San Francisco, on report suggests the tech sector still makes up only a tiny percentage of the city’s private jobs.

11/19/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Social Media Boom Fuels Soaring South Bay Rents

More people want to live in San Jose thanks to growth in the technology sector fueled by social media, making the greater San Jose area one of the most expensive rental markets in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

San Francisco Homes For Sale

Bay Area Home Sales Drop Near Record Lows

Home sales in the San Francisco Bay area have dipped to their second-slowest pace in more than two decades.

CBS San Francisco–11/18/2010

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