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BH Development, Walnut Creek, Bay Area, San Francisco, CREW East Bay, Teleferic Barcelona, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, Wine Bar and Bocce Ball

Creating Urban Experiences in Walnut Creek

By Teresa Fluegel, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company BH Development, a Walnut Creek–based real estate development company that specializes in retail, has developed some award-winning projects in downtown Walnut Creek and brought...
a3 Workplace Strategies San Jose New Relic San Francisco Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers Generation Z Robin Weckesser Design

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...
Bubble, Bay Area, San Francisco, Newmark Realty Capital, Eric Von Berg, Bay Area Economic Engine

Bubble Talk = Wishful Thinking

By Eric Von Berg We hear people referring to the current Bay Area economy as the boom phase of a boom/bust cycle: “We are in a repeat of the dot-com...

Calif.’s Wage Law Update – AB219

Update to California’s Prevailing Wage Laws: AB219 Fixes the Loophole for Ready-Mixed Concrete Drivers ALERT: Please note that enforcement of AB219 is currently stayed, based on the California Central District...
McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Bay Area

McNellis: Trumped Real Estate Industry

By John McNellis I have been a real estate developer and landlord since the early 80’s. Even then, Donald Trump had a reputation within our industry as an empty suit,...

Opinion: Further Rent Decline in San Francisco

The supply of rental units on the market is ballooning. By Wolf Richter “The trend in rental prices this month was mixed”: so started out the Zumper October Rent Report for...

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...
Los Angeles, Dodgers, Compass, New York, Paragon Real Estate Group, San Francisco, Avenue Properties, Seattle, Cow-Calf, Wikipedia, Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Facebook, WeWork

McNellis: A Broken Compass?

By John McNellis Does outspending your competition buy you the best talent? Of course. Does it guarantee you the World Series championship? Not so much. Just ask last year’s Los...
McNellis, Class 2017, San Francisco, Bay Area,

McNellis: For the Class of 2017

By John McNellis “Even if all your desires and wishes were fulfilled, you still wouldn’t be happy…” Alan Watts Rather than focus on practical advice* in this year’s remarks, I offer...
John McNellis, McNellis Partners, Safeway, Cerebrus Capital, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, retail, private equity, layoffs, operational efficiency

McNellis: In Praise of Inefficiency

By John McNellis A lender on one of our projects wrote last week, demanding we post an $800,000 letter of credit to further secure its loan because the credit rating...