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McNellis: Bromancing the Deal

Making it in Real Estate (Part Five): Bromancing the Deal By John McNellis “I always act as our broker when we buy properties. That way I take the commission we save...
San Francisco, Bay Area, Seattle, Castle Lanterra Properties, Kidder Mathews, RentCafe, Oakland, CLP, Austin, Denver, Everett, Housing

Affordable Housing: Death by Entitlement

By W. Charles Perry “Affordable Housing” has now joined the ranks of “negative income” and “unbiased opinion” as a world-class oxymoron in the California vernacular. In 2016, our fearless leaders...
Real Deal, Amazon, Cheetos, Aleppo, Main & Main, San Francisco, Zippin, Sears & Roebuck, Wall Street Journal, Riyadh, New York

McNellis: Amazon’s Clicking into Bricks

By John McNellis In May 2017, The Real Deal ran a cover story entitled, “Retail is F*cked.” While snarkier than its mainstream competitors, it encapsulated the prevailing sentiment of the...

McNellis: Lords of the Pipeline

The worst is over and recovery begins. November 1, 2011 By John McNellis At last. September’s ICSC Western States Conference in San Diego was more upbeat than beat-up; it had more site...

McNellis: A Great Year to Unload Crap

By John McNellis There are bad ideas—say, ordering spaghetti on a first date. And there are worse ideas, like telling someone what you really think of his fiancée. And then...

McNellis: Abusing Power

By John McNellis Just as historians still question the precise date the Romans became the Italians, developers are by no means in agreement as to exactly when every pothole or...
McNellis, The Roosevelts, John McNellis, development, minimum wage, California, President Obama, Mitt Romney

McNellis: When it’s Good for Everybody

By John McNellis The magnificent PBS series, The Roosevelts, aired about the same time as the release of yet another Federal Reserve report. Considered together, the two prove one thing:...
McNellis Partners

McNellis: The Politics of it All

Making it in Real Estate (Part Nine): The Politics of it All By John McNellis Rents and occupancy rates are tumbling today in North Dakota because shale oil is mud in...
Opportunity Zone Fund, NES Financial, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Urban Catalyst, EJF Capital, Oakland, California

Retail Reinvented

By John Cumbelich The San Francisco Bay Area is now home to not one but two of the most evolutionary new projects in the world of commercial real estate. The...
Primer, a3 Workplace Strategies, San Francisco, Bay Area, San Jose, workplace, workforce, WELL

Primer on Workplace Amenities

How to Leverage Your Competitive Edge And Meet the Needs of a Changing Workforce By Robin Weckesser Using the workplace as a tool to attract and retain talent while enhancing the...