Archive for May, 2012

The Google Effect – Could Facebook Follow Suit

I get asked ALL the time what effect the Facebook IPO is going to have on real estate in San Francisco.  I’m usually circumspect because the truth is FB stock has been for sale for years on the secondary market, but it will have some impact no doubt.  How much…we’re soon to find out.

The Facebook Effect on Real Estate: It’s Very Real [The Basis Point]




Stern Grove Festival Celebrates 75 Years of Free Music in the Park

2012 Stern Grove Celebration

It isn’t only the Golden Gate Bridge that is celebrating their 75th anniversary!  The Stern Grove Festival’s free music in the parkis also turning 75 this year and has lots of great, free music to come and enjoy.

The celebration kicks off with a special event on June 24th:

11:30 a.m. – The Big Picnic Party
A private catered fundraising event in the West Meadow benefiting Stern Grove Festival. Tickets for The Big Picnic Party are available here. Tickets include reserved seating at the concert.

But you can always bring your own picnic and have a party with your friends and all for free.  Here’s the line up for 2012:

And as always, remember that the weather is variable, so bring layers and sunscreen!

Rita Roti is a broker associate / assistant manager at Zephyr Real Estate and can be reached at