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...

McNellis: Desperately Chasing Yield

By John McNellis To paraphrase a vulgar aphorism, self-delusions are like opinions—everybody has one. Some have many. Self-delusions are sometimes tragic—consider the starving anorexic who considers herself fat. Occasionally they...

Calif. Contracts No Longer Set in Stone

By Scott D. Rogers and Theodore K. Klaassen A new California Supreme Court ruling involving the terms of a real estate loan has reversed the settled law of the last...

McNellis: A Delight of Developers

By John McNellis One of the more amusing ways the Brits keep their societal distinctions crisp is through the upper class’s use of outlandishly imaginative group names for the animal...

McNellis: Rosy Predictions for the New Year

By John McNellis Just as there are few atheists in foxholes, true pessimists are rare among developers. A portrait of a famous developer next to the phrase "irrational exuberance" in...

McNellis: Abusing Power

By John McNellis Just as historians still question the precise date the Romans became the Italians, developers are by no means in agreement as to exactly when every pothole or...

Spiegel: Volatile Insurance Pricing Touching New Development

By Joan Spiegel The San Francisco Bay Area is perhaps the most active development market in the country today, with the construction of multiple large corporate headquarters and too many...