McNellis, John McNellis, Palo Alto development, McNellis Partners, Silicon Valley development, retail development, money

McNellis: Fickle Shades of Green

Making it in Real Estate (Part Seven): Fickle Shades of Green By John McNellis “Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of love.” Shakespeare had...

Supreme Court Reins in CEQA

Supreme Court Ruling In Hillside Development Case Strengthens CEQA Exemptions By Arthur F. Coon The California Supreme Court took a significant step to rein in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)...

Dealing With Dirty Dirt

By Marv Pearlstein When developers and their investors contemplate acquiring a site that is compromised with environmental contamination, there are important guidelines they would do well to follow in order...
McNellis, development, Bay Area, real estate, commercial real estate, Palo Alto

McNellis: Size Matters

Making it in Real Estate (Part Six): Size Matters By John McNellis In the opening scene of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Rosencrantz correctly calls heads ninety-two times in a row...
San Jose, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, Marin, Bay Area, Los Gatos, Willow Glen, The Irvine Company

Non-News Flash: Things are Booming

By Gary Marsh San Jose and Silicon Valley are booming, as evidenced by hotel occupancy and nightly rates (Part I) in downtown San Jose’s premium hotels, as well as the...

Bullish Case for Crowdfunding

By Lawrence Fassler Most crowdfunding, or “peer-to-peer,” real estate marketplaces specialize in bringing to accredited investors opportunities in commercial real estate, a unique asset class that acts and behaves differently from...

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...

McNellis: The Bears of Crowdfunding

By John McNellis You don’t remember the name Timothy Treadwell, but you remember him. He was the free spirit who went to live among the grizzly bears in Alaska every...
Housing, inclusionary housing, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, California Building Industry Association, CBIA, San Jose, Supreme Court Case No. S212072

5 Real Estate Cases to Watch in 2015

By Bill Shiber As the new year has gotten underway, there are several cases currently under review that may result in significant and precedent-setting legal opinions in 2015. These are...

McNellis: Join the Crowd?

Revisiting Crowd Funding and Its Opportunities By John McNellis The crowd funded real estate (CFRE) industry is now a rush-hour subway car. Almost too numerous to list, the competitors in this...