What a suspicious fire at a new Emeryville development means to the local real estate scene

By May 17, 2017 Inman No Comments

Red Oak Realty agent Simon Black started his Saturday open house for a trendy loft-style apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area with a troubling surprise.

The 140-unit condo development across the road, 3800 San Pablo Ave in Emeryville, had been on fire since the early hours of the morning.

The heat emanating from it had cracked the windows of the very attractive one-bedroom, fourth floor apartment he was marketing.

Black, who was helping out listing agent Hanna Kearns, had to ask the police if he was allowed to go into his property’s building at 3801 San Pablo Ave because the street was...

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