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McNellis: Meals on Broken Wheels

By John McNellis What do DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and Uber Eats have in common with Lassie? Nothing. They're dogs; Lassie's a superstar. What do...

An Open Letter To Mayor London Breed About Zoning Reform

Dear Mayor Breed, I just attended the National Association of Realtors (NAR) convention at San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week. While I was there, I...
Global Workspace Association, NAIOP, Brookfield, Convene, IBM, Manhattan, Hines, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Flexible Office Conference

WeWork Goes to Zero

By Dan Mihalovich First, the disclosures: This article will take longer than 60 seconds to read. My apologies. Stop now, perhaps.Sorry,...
Facebook, State of California, David Wehner, San Francisco, Menlo Park, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Future Fund, Partnership for the Bay’s Future

Facebook Commits $1 Billion and Partners with the State of California to Address Housing...

By David Wehner Facebook builds and supports communities, both online and off. Today, we’re committing $1 billion to help address the affordable housing crisis in...
Tesla McNellis

McNellis: Is Tesla a Climate Change Bystander?

By John McNellis (EDITOR’S NOTE: While The Registry does not usually weigh into making changes to opinion articles, it is worth pointing out that...
Retail

Retail Double Whammy

By John Cumbelich The suburban shopping center business is not in crisis. But the simultaneous presence of two unsettling dynamics in...
Northern California, Wendel Rosen Wendy L. Manley Bruce S. Flushman

In California, WOTS up WOTUS?

By Wendy L. Manley and Bruce S. Flushman This month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule...
Virtual Reality, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Entrepreneur, Mortenson, Mortenson Interactive Training

Safety, Technology, and Learning Design: How Virtual Reality is Improving Safety

By Marc Kinsman and Will Adams Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that has a wide appeal because of its capacity to immerse its...
WeCompany, WeLive, WeGrow, WeBank, SoftBank, Gemdale Properties, WeWork, Four Seasons, McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, office rents

McNellis: Is it a Wee Downturn?

After all, paraphrasing that famous philosopher, Yogi Berra: “Ninety percent of a recession is half mental.” By John McNellis It is...
Bristol Group, Urban Land Institute, ULI, McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, St. Dominic's Catholic Church, San Francisco, Jim Curtis

In Memoriam: James J. Curtis III

(Publisher's note: John McNellis gave the following eulogy on August 9th at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San Francisco at a mass commemorating the remarkable life of...