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 on Spring Rituals: A Full Accounting

By John McNellis Like daffodils, if not quite as lovely, accountants are among the earliest signs of spring. When ours called the other day to ask for details about a...
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McNellis: Solving our Housing Crisis One Garage at a Time

By John McNellis To shelter-in-office (yes, mostly alone), I now walk through a couple miles' worth of pleasant, leafy neighborhoods in Atherton, Menlo...

McNellis: Working the Recession

By John McNellis Recession: a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in...
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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...

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...
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McNellis: Oh, Say Can U.C.

By John McNellis McNellis Last week the city of Berkeley sued the University of California over its proposed redevelopment of...

McNellis: Understating Your Net Worth

By John McNellis If you’re in real estate, if you’re developing or simply investing in property, you’re in the business of borrowing money....
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McNellis: Retail’s Existential Threat is Private Equity

By John McNellis A “bust out” is a fraud tactic, commonly used in the organized crime world, wherein a business’ assets and lines of credit...
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In California, WOTS up WOTUS?

By Wendy L. Manley and Bruce S. Flushman This month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule...