Cal Supreme Court Clarifies BMR Law

By Ernest J. Galvan and David P. Lanfernam In a unanimous decision issued on October 17, 2013, the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of a local developer and brought...

More Sunlight on Solar

(Editor’s Note: John McNellis’ September column, “Sunlight on Solar,” generated a fair bit of reader response, most notably from Sun Light and Power, the company that designed and installed...

Healthy Side Effects of Health Reform

Healthcare reform is spurring new construction methods. By Jeff Lage Whatever side of the political aisle you’re on, let’s put aside the debate for a moment and look at some of...

McNellis: Bankrupt Values

By John McNellis Fresh & Easy, a supermarket chain of 200 stores, filed for bankruptcy last week. Unlike most bankrupts, F&E has no third party debts, no fraying lines of...

McNellis Shines Sunlight on Solar

By John McNellis Solar power and fishing share the same sparkle: Like fish in the sea, sunlight is free. But just as a handful of “free” salmon caught outside the...

McNellis: Lawyers’ Labors Lost

By John McNellis Lawyers are losing ground, perhaps faster than many of us realize. According to CBRE Group Inc.’s most recent San Francisco office leasing survey, law firms gave up...

McNellis: Partying Like It’s 1999

By John McNellis Instacart, a San Francisco start-up, announced it had received $8.5 million in institutional funding last week. The company is a same-day home-delivery service for groceries. Given that...

McNellis: Pounded by Junk

By John McNellis Retailer Restoration Hardware sent me a glossy, shrink-wrapped brochure—junk mail—so heavy I had to weigh it. Addressed to "Occupant,” my postal nickname, the package tipped the scales...

McNellis on Real Estate: Safe As Milk

By John McNellis Two old guys are sunning themselves on a Miami park bench, the first bragging about the $5 million his insurance company paid him after his building burned....

Healthcare Growth Spurt

Demographics, technology and new thinking are changing health care real estate THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ - THE REGISTRY’S PRINT PUBLICATION - IN APRIL 2013 By Dorothy Lloyd In the excitement of...