Opportunity Zone Fund, NES Financial, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Urban Catalyst, EJF Capital, Oakland, California

Retail Reinvented

By John Cumbelich The San Francisco Bay Area is now home to not one but two of the most evolutionary new projects in the world of commercial real estate. The...

McNellis: Game of Phones

By John McNellis McNellis The International Council of Shopping Centers, far better known as the ICSC, gathers this weekend for...
Mattress Firm, Texas, Wall Street, Petaluma, Sleep Train, Steinhoff International, Bruce Levy

McNellis: Mattress Firm’s Moral Bankruptcy

By John McNellis Mattress Firm, the nation’s largest mattress retailer, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. Why did it go bankrupt? Simple. The company had far more stores, more than...
WeCompany, WeLive, WeGrow, WeBank, SoftBank, Gemdale Properties, WeWork, Four Seasons, McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, office rents

McNellis: WeWorking a New Angle

By John McNellis With major announcements almost daily, WeWork is stealing so many headlines it's annoying the president. The latest is its name-change to WeCompany, the old name being simply...
San Francisco, JLL, Newmark Knight Frank, Asana, Slack, Google, Pinterest, San Francisco Planning Department, Oakland, South Bay

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, It Affects the Industry’s Owners

By Helen Moulis As most of us know, we’ve entered a new era of tax rules with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017. The last...
San Francisco, JLL, Newmark Knight Frank, Asana, Slack, Google, Pinterest, San Francisco Planning Department, Oakland, South Bay

The “No Wall on the Waterfront” Campaign — CalSTRS’ Final Chapter

By Glenn Zwang and James Wright ZwangWright In 2005, CalSTRS (headed by Mike DiRe, STRS’ Sacramento based Director of Real...
Oakland, Howard Terminal, Jack London Square, California Judicial Council, Bay Area, Los Angeles Clippers, Inglewood, Golden State Warriors, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Apple, Cupertino, Riverside, Los Angeles,

California Expedites Oakland A’s Stadium Development with AB 734

By R. Zachary Wasserman AB 734 provides a specially speedy CEQA approach for approval of a new Oakland A’s ball park and associated development at Howard Terminal near Jack London...

McNellis: Death by Power Point

By John McNellis With speaking season just around the corner, with the conferences, conventions and even lowly breakfast panels backing up like rusting jets...
San Francisco, Bay Area, Colliers International, Santa Clara, Adobe, Apple, Nasa, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, San Jose, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Sacramento, Oakland, Facebook, Fremont, Tesla

Oakland 2.0

By John Cumbelich Prior to World War II, Oakland was one of the major retailing markets in the West. In an era when the department store was the king of...
San Francisco, RentJungle, ApartmentList, Bloomberg, CNBC, Bay Area. San Francisco Business Times, Veritas Investments, Coalition for Better Housing

Lessons From Prop-10: California, Your Landlord is Not the Problem

By Brook Turner, Coalition for Better Housing Prop 10, the measure aimed to reverse California’s approach to rent control, was voted down by an...