Regulatory, Rite Aid drugstore, Phase I environmental report, Washington, government, retail centers, dry cleaners, real estate, regulations McNellis Partners Palo Alto

McNellis: The Hell of Regulatory Interpretation

By John McNellis One truth that bears learning is this: News is very seldom as good—or as bad—as it first appears. Even when it comes out of Washington, D.C. If you...
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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...
Uber, Silicon Valley, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT, Chicago Tribune, san Francisco, American Public Transportation Association,

McNellis: Uber’s Johnny Cab Future

By John McNellis While Uber isn’t exactly driving straight to the bank, it may get there yet. The company has ripped through $10 billion to date, but its latest report...
Bay Area, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, The Housing Affordability Index (HAI), California Association of Realtors (CAR), San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley

Bay Area Home Prices Trip up Jobs Growth

Bay Area housing affordability nightmare hits home, so to speak. By Wolf Richter Aug 14, 2017 -- What happens in a large urban market when a young couple with a household...
Real Deal, Amazon, Cheetos, Aleppo, Main & Main, San Francisco, Zippin, Sears & Roebuck, Wall Street Journal, Riyadh, New York

McNellis: Amazon’s Clicking into Bricks

By John McNellis In May 2017, The Real Deal ran a cover story entitled, “Retail is F*cked.” While snarkier than its mainstream competitors, it encapsulated the prevailing sentiment of the...
Opportunity Zone Fund, NES Financial, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Urban Catalyst, EJF Capital, Oakland, California

Rents Plunge in the Most Expensive US Cities

But many mid-tier markets are red-hot. by Wolf Richter In San Francisco, the most expensive major rental market in the US, the median asking rent in November for one-bedroom apartments, at...
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McNellis: Many Happier Returns

Solving E-Commerce’s Challenge to Traditional Retail Comes in Small Packages By John McNellis Before the Wall Street Journal pontificates again about retail’s demise, about all those tumbling bricks, it might do...
Bay Area, Oakland, Colliers International, Lee & Associates, Oakland Airport, Port of Oakland, SBA 504 Loan Program, Certified Development Companies

6 Questions About Oakland’s Commercial Real Estate Market And The Cannabis “Green Zone”

By Barbara Morrison, CEO & Founder, TMC Financing Historically, the Bay Area and particularly the City of Oakland has had deep roots in technology creation and a robust manufacturing sector....
Silicon Valley, Salesforce Tower, Transamerica Tower, Transbay Joint Powers Authority, Transbay Terminal Redevelopment, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Hines, Magnusson Klemencic Associates,

Salesforce Tower: A Dozen Years In The Making

By Sasha David If a building could symbolize the power of Silicon Valley, the Salesforce Tower would be a good pick. Its silhouette rises above the San Francisco skyline like a...
San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, abal Capital Partners, Detroit, Austin, Cleveland, Charlotte, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Affordable Housing

The Rise of the YIMBYs

By Todd Williams Despite an undeniable housing shortage marked by skyrocketing rents, virtually all housing development in the Bay Area remains controversial. Be it a downtown multifamily tower or a...