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McNellis: Fickle Shades of Green

Making it in Real Estate (Part Seven): Fickle Shades of Green By John McNellis “Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of love.” Shakespeare had...

5 Things Lawyers Want Developers to Know

Advising Technology Companies in Office Leasing By Grace S. Yang and Michael C. Polentz at law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Indoor slides, freshly made meals and bowling alleys are...
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McNellis: Oh, Lucky Man

By John McNellis As the red-staters in Congress gather yet again this week to disembowel the Affordable Care Act, it may be worth considering why it is that so many...
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McNellis: For the Class of 2016

By John McNellis It appears my invitation to address Stanford’s graduating class was rejected by my spam filter. It also blocked commencement speech invitations from an underwater welding school and...
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McNellis: Thanks for Giving?

By John McNellis Started three years ago, “Giving Tuesday” is becoming to the non-profit world what Black Friday is to retail. Set five days after Thanksgiving—this year December 1st—Giving Tuesday...

Mithun HOME Team Create Sea-Rise Concept for Richmond

In an innovative plan under the Resilient by Design challenge, a team led by integrated design firm Mithun and guided by a community advisory board, proposed today a suite...
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New Laws Affecting California Employers in 2020

By Cathy T. Moses The California Legislature passed several new laws last year that likely will affect the operations of many California employers, including those in commercial real estate. One law,...
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McNellis: Flatten the Code

By John McNellis When even the crooked developers think the polls-leader gives real estate a bad name, you know Washington has problems. A short-term phenomenon—the ever braying Donald Trump will...

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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Transwestern Startup Stories: Sandy Liao – HomeLight

By Jack Seymour and Jason Burch This series profiles innovative companies and how they are adapting to the challenges of Bay Area Shelter-In-Place orders in the wake of COVID-19. Founded in...

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