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McNellis: Airbnb’s Air Quality Control

By John McNellis (This is a follow-up to last month’s article, Airbnb: Hoods in Hoodies) Of the sharing companies, Airbnb may be the best. Uber works well for its riders, better for...
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San Francisco’s Top Ten Building Permits of 2017

By Kelsey Graeber The research team at BuildZoom used our National Building Permit Database to identify the ten most expensive construction permits of 2017. You can explore the ten major...

McNellis: Understating Your Net Worth

By John McNellis If you’re in real estate, if you’re developing or simply investing in property, you’re in the business of borrowing money....
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McNellis: Doing it on the Side

Making it in Real Estate Part Two: Doing it on the Side Are we in the wrong business? On the “Best Jobs in America” lists, a career in real estate rates...
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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” –...
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McNellis: Groceries Falling Through the Net?

By John McNellis In hindsight, yesterday’s common wisdom is often so wrong we wonder how we ever thought it true. In fact, some of us—the clever—occasionally deny having embraced discarded...
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Rightsizing Has Once Again Come to the Tech Sector

By Wolf Richter Struggling Tech Boom as seen through San Francisco’s office space market. “Despite a flurry of leases to end the year, 2016 was the weakest year for transaction activity...

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...

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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Where Do We Go from Here to Rebuild Consumer Confidence?

Image Courtesy of Cushing Terrell By Sheri Blattel, Retail Design Studio Lead at Cushing Terrell Before headlines dominated by COVID-19,...

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