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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...
Cushman & Wakefield, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Bright Insights Report, Gateway

Can I use my IRA to Buy Real Estate?

By Bruce Ferry A common question from clients, or often times from people at dinner parties, is “Can I use my IRA money to buy real estate?” The easy answer...
Tahoe-Sierra, Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, U.S. Supreme Court, Lake Tahoe Basin, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, Zoning Moratorium

Best Laid Plans Derailed: When Your City Decides to Adopt a Zoning Moratorium

By Amara Morrison It’s every developer’s worst nightmare. Having invested significant resources in planning and design and submitting a project application to the governing local agency for project approval, 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...
McNellis Partners Palo Alto

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...
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,...

Spiegel: Volatile Insurance Pricing Touching New Development

By Joan Spiegel The San Francisco Bay Area is perhaps the most active development market in the country today, with the construction of multiple large corporate headquarters and too many...
Bay Area, Dining, San Francisco, Demographics, Neighborhood, Competition, Budget

From Food Trucks to Fine Dining: A How-To Guide for Finding the Right Location

By Valerie Concello, Ronin Commercial Real Estate Eating is a competitive sport in the Bay Area. We’re adventuresome, and we often go to Olympian efforts to find the most trendy, newest,...

McNellis on Real Estate: Safe As Milk

By John McNellis Two old guys are sunning themselves on a Miami park bench, the first bragging about the $5 million his insurance company paid him after his building burned....
Black Friday, Wall Street Journal, UPS, Amazon, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, IHL Group, Apple, Occam, Radio Shack, Payless Shoe Source,, Sear’s, Kmart, JC Penney

McNellis: Murder on the Retail Express?

By John McNellis Putting the black in Black Friday, the Wall Street Journal found almost no pulse in traditional retail last Friday, declaring that shoppers were instead flocking to the...