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Kinzer Partners, Seattle, Bay Area, Smith Travel Partners

Tomorrow is Another Stay: First Impacts of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

By Jena Thornton The Black Swan has arrived.  Definition of black swan: An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally...
McNellis Palo Alto retail

McNellis: Our Retail Marshall Plan

By John McNellis Because we’ve been in the neighborhood shopping center business for decades, not only our tenants but also our competitors have...
Arizona State Retirement System, San Francisco, Bay Area

Prop D’s Bad Actor

By John Cumbelich In the March elections, San Franciscans approved Proposition D, a new tax sponsored by a member of the Board of...
Smart buildings, DLA Piper, Seattle, San Francisco

PropTech in the United States – Where We’re Heading

Smart buildings – data is the new gold. Keep it secure. By Guy E. Flynn & Lin Pang “Smart buildings” are not...
T3 Advisors, San Francisco, Seattle Caroline Quick

How Occupancy Sensors Can Increase Your Real Estate ROI

By Caroline Quick, Senior Principal at T3 AdvisorsThanks to advances in workplace technology, we can gather data to create office spaces that support your employees’ working habits—with the potential to save millions...
San Francisco, Starboard Commercial Real Estate Prop Proposition E M

Prop E is a Very Bad Idea—Here’s Why

By Hans Hansson, president of Starboard Commercial Real Estate in San Francisco The future of San Francisco's office development will be left up to...

McNellis: Your Real Estate Empire-Build it or Buy it?

By John McNellis What’s your strategy in allocating capital between buying finished projects and doing development deals, what percentage of each do you...
San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, San Francisco, First Republic Bank, Mission Economic Development Agency, Chinatown Community Development Center, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, BRIDGE Housing

AB 68 Changes The Rules Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units

By Steven Vettel and CJ Higley On January 1, several housing-related bills signed into law in late 2019 by California Governor Gavin Newsom took...
Cox Castle & Nicholson, San Francisco

New Laws Affecting California Employers in 2020

By Cathy T. Moses The California Legislature passed several new laws last year that likely will affect the operations of many California employers, including those...
MVE + Partners, Associated General Contractors of America, Passage at San Mateo

Uptick in Mixed-Use Development: Key Trends, Strategies, Shaping Design

By Kenneth Nilmeier  In the past decade, mixed-use has become one of the fastest-growing and most desired product types in the U.S. And for...