San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, San Francisco, First Republic Bank, Mission Economic Development Agency, Chinatown Community Development Center, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, BRIDGE Housing

AB 68 Changes The Rules Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units

By Steven Vettel and CJ Higley On January 1, several housing-related bills signed into law in late 2019 by California Governor Gavin Newsom took...
Cox Castle & Nicholson, San Francisco

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...
MVE + Partners, Associated General Contractors of America, Passage at San Mateo

Uptick in Mixed-Use Development: Key Trends, Strategies, Shaping Design

By Kenneth Nilmeier  In the past decade, mixed-use has become one of the fastest-growing and most desired product types in the U.S. And for...

How to Plan and Manage Smoother Apartment Renovation Projects

By Lauri Moffet-Fehlberg & Chris Apostolopoulos Renovation projects, occupied or unoccupied, are seldom straightforward because, unlike new construction, they are challenged with the unforeseen...

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....
San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, San Francisco, First Republic Bank, Mission Economic Development Agency, Chinatown Community Development Center, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, BRIDGE Housing

Senate Bill 330 Housing Crisis Act Explained

By Steven Vettel and Charles “CJ” Higley California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law several housing-related bills passed in the 2019-2020 state...
Dale Carnegie John McNellis Partners Palo Alto

McNellis: How to Keep Friends and Influence No One

"80 percent of friendship is kindness." By John McNellis We all want friends. We all want to be liked. Most...
Wendel Rosen, Steven Morger

California’s Black Sky Decision Upends Decades of Lending Practice

By Steven M. Morger For decades, the holder of an obligation secured by a junior deed of trust would be able to sue successfully...
John McNellis Partners DoorDash GrubHub Postmates Uber Eats Silicon Valley Palo Alto

McNellis: Meals on Broken Wheels

By John McNellis What do DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and Uber Eats have in common with Lassie? Nothing. They're dogs; Lassie's a superstar. What do...

An Open Letter To Mayor London Breed About Zoning Reform

Dear Mayor Breed, I just attended the National Association of Realtors (NAR) convention at San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week. While I was there, I...