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Plank wins Real Estate Deals of the Year 2014 (Restaurant)

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Publication: San Francisco Business Times

Winner, Restaurant: Plank
Oakland has seen dozens of restaurants open in recent years, but it’s never had anything like Plank. The project is nearly 50,000 square feet and it’s a lot more than a restaurant. There are two bowling alleys, a game arcade, a big beer garden and a space for corporate events. Operator Trifecta Management Group’s timing was perfect, opening right into the upswing at Jack London Square.

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Lowney Architecture Stays Profitable by Design, Lands ‘Best Year Ever’

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Publication: San Francisco Business Times
By Richard Procter
Photo: Spencer A Brown

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Architects Reign as Grocery Kings

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Publication: San Francisco Business Times
By Richard Procter
Photo: Spencer A Brown

For Ken Lowney, 2012 was “the year of hell.”

He had to buy out his business partner and his longtime girlfriend died.

His firm, Lowney Architecture, had been bringing in around $1.3 million in revenue annually since he founded it in 2003. After a grueling 2012 and 20 years as an architect, Lowney had to decide: Either double down on his gig specializing in designing grocery stores and pre-fab housing, or do something else, like real estate development.

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