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McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Bay Area John McNellis

McNellis: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By John McNellis If you are an entrepreneur, you are an optimist. You have to be. And, Pollyanna aside, it is no simple trick remaining optimistic, and it grows harder...
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SB 743 and CEQA

New Ways To Analyze Transportation Impacts Under SB 743 and the California Environmental Quality Act By Cecily Barclay The traffic impacts of development projects have traditionally been evaluated in light of...
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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” –...
John McNellis, McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Bay Area

McNellis: Is Retail’s Middle Earth Flat?

By John McNellis We own and develop suburban neighborhood shopping centers within about a two-hour drive of San Francisco. We both build new projects and manage a portfolio of centers...
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The Race to Dress Up Space

By Adam Felson San Francisco’s office environment is going through two trends that should be a call to action for landlords. On one hand, downtown neighborhoods South of Market, Mission Bay,...

Electric Charging Stations Are Next Commercial Property Frontier

By John Kalb Consumers are buying electric vehicles in greater numbers and beginning to create demand for charging stations in workplaces, public places, shopping centers and apartments. The famously progressive...
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Changing Your Workplace?

Make It Work with a Change Management Plan By Robin Weckesser Change management isn’t new, but today’s office dynamics are. To drive innovation and attract and retain top talent, companies are...
Greystar Real Estate Partners, University of California, San Francisco, UC Hastings

Time for a Coordinated Bay Area Displacement Policy

By Eric Von Berg “Silicon Valley is over” “In the last three months of 2017, San Francisco lost more resident to outward migration than any other city in the county”...
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McNellis: Liquid Assets

http://youtu.be/blEEb-ttaow By John McNellis I always wanted to make the front page of the Wall Street Journal...until I did. Today’s WSJ shows our Healdsburg shopping center doing an excellent imitation of...
McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

McNellis: Rent Control Behind the Curtains

By John McNellis Rent control measures are sweeping the San Francisco Bay Area. For good reason. To pay no more than 25 percent of your pretax income—the yardstick for apartment...