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...
McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Bay Area John McNellis

McNellis: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By John McNellis If you are an entrepreneur, you are an optimist. You have to be. And, Pollyanna aside, it is no simple trick remaining optimistic, and it grows harder...
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San Francisco Restaurant Week

By Angie Sommer, ZFA Structural Engineers San Francisco Restaurant Week is one of dozens of events throughout California that showcase one of the state’s most notable contributions to American culture:...

McNellis: Back to School

Real Estate Jargon Demystified By John McNellis Whether a lawyer, architect, engineer or broker, a young professional in real estate often hears expressions—some slang, others simply arcane—that neither the finest education...
McKinsey Global Institute, San Francisco, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

Tech is Bringing Changes to Construction

By Scott M. Wornow Scott M. Wornow Digital technologies are disrupting the construction industry, which has been a notable laggard in...
San Francisco, Bay Area, Wolf Richter

OPINION: The Great Unwind Unravels Hottest Rental Markets in the US

Now in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and perhaps a city near you. By Wolf Richter Averaged out across the US, asking rents for apartments still rose in...
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Six Millennial Trends Changing the Face of Our Cities

By Diane K. Danielson, SVN International Corp. This article will also appear in The VIEW, the quarterly newsletter of Commercial Real Estate Women San Francisco (CREW SF). CREW SF’s mission is to...
Paradigm General Contractors, San Francisco, Bay Area, Workforce Development, Hospitality Industry, Restaurants, CREW East Bay

Late-Night Transit and Workforce Challenges for the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry

By Molly Jans, Paradigm General Contractors Transportation It is the lifeline of industry: getting goods from place to place to be purchased and consumed by the public. More vexing is...
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McNellis: Liquid Assets

http://youtu.be/blEEb-ttaow By John McNellis I always wanted to make the front page of the Wall Street Journal...until I did. Today’s WSJ shows our Healdsburg shopping center doing an excellent imitation of...
San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, CBRE, Orlando, San Diego, Bay Area, Washington D.C., Tucson, Waterloo, Las Vegas, Hamilton

BOMA 2017 Just Increased Your Footprint by 3%

By Dan Mihalovich In our earlier piece, "Office Tenants Pay for More Phantom Space than Ever,” we called out the landlord community, its landlord brokers and BOMA for their collective...