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McNellis: Meals on Broken Wheels

By John McNellis What do DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and Uber Eats have in common with Lassie? Nothing. They're dogs; Lassie's a superstar. What do...

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...
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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...
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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...
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In Memoriam: James J. Curtis III

(Publisher's note: John McNellis gave the following eulogy on August 9th at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San Francisco at a mass commemorating the remarkable life of...
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The New Opportunity of Opportunity Zones

By Matt Ertman & Mike Pruter, Partners Allen Matkins The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect this past February contains a new program called “opportunity zones,”...
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Together, Lyft’s Employees Could Buy Every Single Home for Sale in San Francisco With...

Published with explicit permission from Redfin. The original article can be found here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/lyft-ipo-san-francisco-real-estate/ By Dana Olsen San Francisco already has...
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McNellis: Is it a Wee Downturn?

After all, paraphrasing that famous philosopher, Yogi Berra: “Ninety percent of a recession is half mental.” By John McNellis It is...
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As the Open Office Debate Intensifies, It’s Time to Reach Common Ground

By Robin Weckesser, President, a3 Workplace Strategies Recent studies have workplaces stirring again about an ongoing, controversial topic: Open or closed offices? What works best? Well, we think it’s time...