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McNellis: Sex, Lies and Off-Market Deals

By John McNellis Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, eating nothing and resisting the devil’s temptations. Along a similar, if less biblical parallel, the Internal Revenue Service permits one 45...
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McNellis: Whole Foods’ Existential Threat?

“Amazon's plunge into the $800 billion US grocery industry posed an existential threat to rivals.” CNN August 2018 By John McNellis

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...
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InterVIEW: New Trends in East Bay Restaurants: Q&A with Chris Pastena

By Holly Neber, AEI Consultants Restaurateur and executive chef Chris Pastena is an influential figure in Oakland, running the Jack London Square restaurants Lungomare and Chop Bar, and serving as...
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McNellis: The “NTM”

Making it in Real Estate (Part Sixteen): The “NTM” By John McNellis Properly constructed, primers should be sequenced in terms of importance, the first chapter containing the writer’s best advice, the...

McNellis: Da to Kapital

Retail landlord finds hope amidst the rubble. July 1, 2011 By John McNellis In Red Square, Russia stages day-long parades to display its military might; troops, tanks and world-ending rockets endlessly rumble past...
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Makeover or Makeweight? SB 743 and CEQA Reform

By Arthur Coon and Matthew Henderson Few pieces of legislation have engendered as much debate both inside and outside the courtroom as the California Environmental Quality Act (or “CEQA”) has...
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Tax Cuts to Bring New Regulations to Real Estate Businesses

By Robert Keasal The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be the most complex re-writing of tax codes for flow-through business income since Congress gave us the passive...
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McNellis: Death of the Elevator

By John McNellis Real Estate in the Plague Year Without the elevator…there could be no downtown skyscrapers or residential high-rises,...
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Tesla’s Fremont Factory Expansion: 2 Years and $51.3MM Spent Since Master Plan Part 2...

By Kelsey Graeber Since Tesla announced a 4.5 million square foot expansion of its Fremont vehicle factory in 2016, over 400 building permits have been filed with a collective valuation...