Monday, December 10, 2018
High Line, San Francisco, Green Benefit District, Strategic Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces, Work PLACE, Work SPACE, Newmark Knight Frank’s Workplace Strategy and Human Experience

Applying Placemaking Principles to Build a Better Workplace

By Evelyn Lee The notion of placemaking was born in the 1960s through the aspirational ideas of writers like Jane Jacobs, who believed that the design of cities should focus...
Cushman & Wakefield, Sunbelt, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Commercial Real Estate

Online Dating

By John Cumbelich The real estate industry’s version of online dating can be found in places with names like LoopNet, Crexi, Commercial Search, CoStar and others. These sites are built...
McNellis

McNellis: Many Happier Returns

Solving E-Commerce’s Challenge to Traditional Retail Comes in Small Packages By John McNellis Before the Wall Street Journal pontificates again about retail’s demise, about all those tumbling bricks, it might do...
Apple Computer, Cupertino, Apple Park, North San Jose, One Infinite Loop, Bay Area, Sobrato Organization, a3 Workplace Strategies, Apple

As Apple Continues Expansion, a Look Back Provides Glimpses into Future Alternative Workplace Solutions

By Robin Weckesser Yes, the spaceship landed, and Apple Computer is settling into its new Cupertino headquarters, Apple Park, a 2.8 million-square-foot campus that cost an estimated $5 billion and...
Facebook’s West Campus, Menlo Park, Gehry, West Campus, Facebook, Bayfront Expressway, Chilco Street, Marsh Road, TE Connectivity, Watry Design, Oracle, Bohannon Company, Bayfront, Bayshore

Construction Tops $1B at Facebook’s West Campus

Republished with explicit permission from BuildZoom. The original post appeared here: https://www.buildzoom.com/blog/facebook-west-campus-1b May 16, 2018 By Kelsey Graeber Since the grand opening of the Gehry-designed building named ‘MPK 20’ and de...
Wall Street, WeWork, Fortune 500 companies, New York Times, San Francisco, General Motors, Microsoft,  McNellis Partners, Palo Alto

McNellis: Does WeWork at All?

Company discloses $1 billion losses in bond offering By John McNellis Wall Street’s biggest houses just hawked $702 million in junk bonds for WeWork. The junk pays 7.875 percent interest and...
Congress, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, 2018 Omnibus Bill, EPA’s National Priorities List, Brownfields Utilization Investment and Local Development Act, BUILD Act,

2018 Omnibus Bill and its Effects on the EPA Brownfield Program

By Holly Neber In March of 2018, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Omnibus Bill. The bill is an amalgamation of multiple complex funding...
Ten-X Commercial, U.S. Apartment Market Outlook, multifamily real estate assets, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Texas, Charlotte

Affordable Housing: Death by Entitlement

By W. Charles Perry “Affordable Housing” has now joined the ranks of “negative income” and “unbiased opinion” as a world-class oxymoron in the California vernacular. In 2016, our fearless leaders...
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...
Kilroy Realty Corporation, Core & Shell, US Green Building Council, Dropbox, Rios Cleme, nt, i Hale Studios, Flad Architects, Hathaway Dinwiddie

Time for a Coordinated Bay Area Displacement Policy

By Eric Von Berg “Silicon Valley is over” “In the last three months of 2017, San Francisco lost more resident to outward migration than any other city in the county”...