Monday, December 10, 2018

McNellis: Working Without a Net Worth

Cash flow is real estate’s real value. By John McNellis Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first vice president, John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner, is remembered for having observed that the vice presidency isn’t...

McNellis: Lies, Damn Lies and the IRR

September 1, 2011 By John McNellis Outright fraud in sales packages is about as rare as total amnesia. However negligently prepared offerings may be, they seldom contain jaw-dropping lies. If one...

McNellis: Da to Kapital

Retail landlord finds hope amidst the rubble. July 1, 2011 By John McNellis In Red Square, Russia stages day-long parades to display its military might; troops, tanks and world-ending rockets endlessly rumble past...

McNellis: Brokers with Principals

Give a little to get a lot. June 1, 2011 By John McNellis Before examining a few mistakes this undervalued profession makes so often, it’s worth noting that practically everyone is a...

McNellis: Monogamy and Its Downside

Bankers like exclusivity, but developers should be less enamored. April 1, 2011 By John McNellis In an issue devoted to infrastructure—yes, sadly, it’s all falling apart and, yes, we all need to...

McNellis: Let Us Now Praise Famous Architects

And let us remind not-so-famous developers to seek business counsel elsewhere. March 1, 2011 By John McNellis The Registry is devoting this issue to design—to celebrating Northern California’s premier architects and designers,...

McNellis: There’s No Place Like Home

As good times roll back around, real estate investors should take stock of the foibles of our past and resolve not to repeat them. February 1, 2011 By John McNellis If the...

McNellis: Through a Glass Darkly

Views of the skeptical optimist. January 1, 2011 By John McNellis Attended a couple more posh conferences where it seemed nearly every panelist was the smartest guy in the room. This column...

McNellis: A Deal Runs Through It

Fishing for deals proves to be a popular sport across the country. June 1, 2010 By John McNellis Remember Brad Pitt fly-fishing in that breathtaking Missoula river? Gracefully casting his rod back...

McNellis: March Madness

March 23, 2010 By John McNellis Monterey, March 2010 - While St. Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland all by himself, it took a team effort—a global economic collapse...