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McNellis: House of Tax Breaks

By John McNellis Urban myth says the family of a condemned man in China must pay for the bullet that executes him. In America, we actually do buy the bullets...
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Amazon-Whole Foods Already Rattling the Grocery Sector

By Wolf Richter Here are the numbers since the August 28 price cuts. When Amazon’s deal to acquire Whole Foods Market closed on August 28, the first thing that happened was...
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Why San Francisco Needs to Reset its Understanding of Retail

By Hans Hansson San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recently heard the results of a long-anticipated report from Strategic Economics for the OEWD (Office of Economic and Workforce Development), on the...
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Applying Placemaking Principles to Build a Better Workplace

By Evelyn Lee The notion of placemaking was born in the 1960s through the aspirational ideas of writers like Jane Jacobs, who believed that the design of cities should focus...

Healthcare Growth Spurt

Demographics, technology and new thinking are changing health care real estate THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ - THE REGISTRY’S PRINT PUBLICATION - IN APRIL 2013 By Dorothy Lloyd In the excitement of...
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Russ Solomon, R.I.P.

By John Cumbelich The world of retail lost an inimitable icon last week with the passing of Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records, at his home in Sacramento. While...

McNellis: Lies, Damn Lies and the IRR

September 1, 2011 By John McNellis Outright fraud in sales packages is about as rare as total amnesia. However negligently prepared offerings may be, they seldom contain jaw-dropping lies. If one...
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McNellis: Sharing Time in Hell

By John McNellis You can be in real estate and still possibly do some good in the world. The easy way is to build low-income housing or rehab blighted neighborhoods....
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Opinion: Labor Tapers, Housing Booms

These 2 Forces Will Crush the San Francisco Housing Bubble By Wolf Richter Jobs, labor force are declining; housing construction in epic boom. The San Francisco housing bubble – locally called “Housing Crisis” –...

McNellis: Back to School

Real Estate Jargon Demystified By John McNellis Whether a lawyer, architect, engineer or broker, a young professional in real estate often hears expressions—some slang, others simply arcane—that neither the finest education...