McNellis: Sex, Lies and Off-Market Deals

By John McNellis Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, eating nothing and resisting the devil’s temptations. Along a similar, if less biblical parallel, the Internal Revenue Service permits one 45...

Hobstetter: America’s Cup and the Legacy Opportunity

By David Hobstetter Races come, races go, but what legacy do they leave behind? In the run-up and excitement to the world’s most-followed sailing competition, the America’s Cup in 2013,...

McNellis: Hazardous to Whom?

By John McNellis Trying to find an exchange property over the last 30 days has had us tire-kicking a passel of old shopping centers, a few worth the renovation. Each...

Leone: What Lies Beneath

By Nicholas B. Leone I received an interesting call the other day from Michael Gibbons, a property manager for a mid-size multifamily investment firm in San Francisco. I’ve done some...

McNellis: Abandon All Hope

By John McNellis Hollywood has it wrong. Lawsuits very seldom right wrongs and, as often as not, taking a case to trial can nearly bankrupt one emotionally as well as...

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...

McNellis on Spring Rituals: A Full Accounting

FEBRUARY 1, 2012 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...

McNellis on Developers and Contractors: General Relativity

December 13, 2011 By John McNellis With major construction about to blossom all over the Bay Area—campuses for Salesforce, Google and Apple, the Transbay Transit Center and an armada of other...

McNellis: Lords of the Pipeline

The worst is over and recovery begins. November 1, 2011 By John McNellis At last. September’s ICSC Western States Conference in San Diego was more upbeat than beat-up; it had more site...

McNellis on Governance: Rescue Our Horse

John McNellis The annual meeting of America’s foremost real estate organization, the Urban Land Institute, took place last week in Los Angeles. Its mood was as somber as an Irish...