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McNellis: Rosy Predictions for the New Year

By John McNellis Just as there are few atheists in foxholes, true pessimists are rare among developers. A portrait of a famous developer next to the phrase "irrational exuberance" in...
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McNellis: Winter is Coming

By John McNellis As of last Friday, the S&P 500 was down 2.33 percent for the year. Like a dead rat in the basement, everyone can smell the next recession,...
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...
McNellis, mixed use, the horror of mixed use, does mixed use work, why do mixed use development, mixed use development

McNellis: Big City Dreaming

Mixed Use, Mixed Results By John McNellis It’s the “Thou Shall Not” that dooms religion in America. If ecclesiasticals would content themselves with the positive, with instructing us on what to...
McNellis, John McNellis, retail, development, Bay Area commercial real estate, Bay Area news, Marcus & Millichap, development

McNellis: Specialize or Die

Making it in Real Estate Part Four: Specialize or Die By John McNellis A recent college graduate wrote, asking for advice. Mentioning how thrilled he was to be accepted into Marcus...
San Francisco, Seattle, Newmark Knight Frank, Rockpoint Group, Bay Area, CalSTRS, CBRE, Beacon, Unico, AEW Capital, Puget Sound

Power to the People: How Tech Is Making Buildings Better for Occupants

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...
HGA Architects, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Bay Area, Workplace design

Change Management and Workplace Design


By Winfield S. Roney What are employees’ greatest fears about change management? The biggest fear here is the word “change.” Let’s face it, no one likes change. I wish we had...
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Five Trends that Will Shape Silicon Valley in 2017

By Lexi Gelb & Miles Garber, Polaris Pacific While the world waits to see how Silicon Valley will change the way the rest of us live – from driverless cars...
California Association of Realtors, Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco County, Southern California, Central Valley, Sacramento County

New Rules for Home Buying

By Kelly McDonald With the United States economy still struggling to bounce back from the difficult times of the last few years, the dream of homeownership for many people seems...
1031 exchange, California, Canadians, American, property, real estate, S&P 500, Walgreen, South Dakota, taxes, investment

McNellis: Is the 1031 Exchange Panacea or Placebo?

By John McNellis Upon selling a supermarket last week, we deposited our proceeds into a 1031 exchange account. Call this maneuver the triumph of hope over experience, because we have...