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Marketplace Developer Outlines His Boulevard Vision

Mike McGuire | Castro Valley Forum
PUBLISHED: Sep. 29, 2021

“Castro Valley’s downtown got a boost when the Castro Valley Marketplace opened last year and now its developer says plans are afoot to similarly update several other businesses he manages along Castro Valley Boulevard, with some opening by next spring...."


Andrea Vasquez Nelson | Diablo Magazine
PUBLISHED: Oct. 25, 2019

“As we transform this building from department store to a department store of food, it’s going to be the heartbeat [and] center of the community,” says Craig Semmelmeyer, founder and principal of Main Street Property Services, whose past projects include the Marketplace in San Ramon, and the Shops at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord..."

Castro Valley Marketplace Update

Sara Han | Berkeleyside Nosh
PUBLISHED: Jun. 19, 2019

“ In January, Nosh mentioned a huge gourmet marketplace opening soon in Castro Valley and today, we have a few more details to share. Taking over the former Daughtrey’s department store, The Castro Valley Marketplace will be a new type of multi-level artisanal food destination in the East Bay. Nosh spoke with Craig Semmelmeyer, one of the marketplace partners and founder..."


Linda Zavoral | The Mercury News
PUBLISHED: Jan. 28, 2019

“Construction is under way on a massive project to transform Castro Valley’s long-vacant Daughtrey’s department store site into a two-story food hall. The Castro Valley Marketplace is scheduled to open this summer, a spokeswoman said. Four partners have been working on this public-private project with the Alameda County Community Development Agency. Two..."


Sarah Fritsche | San Francisco Chronicle
PUBLISHED: Jan. 4, 2019

“The Market is in the midst of an ambitious expansion that will increase the Market Street grocery store and food hall’s space by 50 percent while doubling — maybe even tripling — the number of food vendors. Though partner Chris Foley is staying mum on specifics, he teases that eight to 15 new tenants will feature ramen, Korean food and burgers, and there..."

Design District Site Curates Local Favorites

Lisa Brown |
PUBLISHED: Dec. 21, 2017

“Equity Residential just signed four new retail leases at three sustainable apartment communities in the Design District, 855 Brannan, Potrero 1010 and One Henry Adams. This brings the total leased or opened to 10 within the last 10 months, totaling 20,855 square feet, says Drew Sullins, vice president of development, Equity Residential..."


Kathleen Brown | Multifamily Executive
PUBLISHED: Dec. 18, 2017

“To Chicago-based Equity Residential (EQR), retail partnerships are much more than a source of revenue—they’re integral to building a sense of community at its developments. Over the past year, the developer has introduced three contemporary apartment buildings to San Francisco’s Design District, a former industrial area that's rapidly evolving into a..."

Developer chosen to rehab Daughtrey’s building in Castro Valley

Darin Moriki | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: July. 27, 2017

“A Lafayette developer will be given a chance to transform the long vacant Daughtrey’s building in Castro Valley into a food and dining complex after beating out eight other proposals, including two for mixed-use projects. The 5-2 decision by the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council on July 17 paves the way for Alameda County to begin exclusive negotiations with Main..."

ULI Annual Fund: Through Education, We Can Create Better Communities

Urban Land Institute
PUBLISHED: Oct. 3, 2015

Retail Consultant Steve Lawton supports the UrbanPlan program of the Urban Land Institute in this recent video premiered at ULI’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Steve also co-organized a tour of San Francisco’s Eastern Waterfront project development sites for 100 real estate professionals at the Fall Meeting...