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McNellis: Could California Flame Out?

By John McNellis The phone rang early yesterday. “Well, our center’s still standing,” my partner said. “Whoa.” “The fire’s only a couple blocks from us, the whole town of Lakeport’s been evacuated....
Pacific Coast Builders Conference, homebuilding industry, Homebuilders, Developers, capital markets, investors, San Francisco, PCBC

Still Room for Growth in Housing Market

Industry perspectives from PCBC 2018 By Erica A. Bose, Mathew A. Wyman and Christopher D. Stark Developers, capital providers and other industry professionals attended the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in...
U.S. housing market, Japan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Research & Educational Trust,

Why the U.S. Housing Market Will End Up Like Japan’s

By Tyree Nelson Housing start stats. You’ve got to love them. One month they’re up, the next month they’re down. What’s an astute investor to make of this? To begin with, it’s...
Uber, Silicon Valley, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT, Chicago Tribune, san Francisco, American Public Transportation Association,

McNellis: Uber’s Johnny Cab Future

By John McNellis While Uber isn’t exactly driving straight to the bank, it may get there yet. The company has ripped through $10 billion to date, but its latest report...
Ten-X Commercial, U.S. Apartment Market Outlook, multifamily real estate assets, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Texas, Charlotte

Rent Prices for Two and Three-Bedroom Homes Rising the Fastest

Monthly rent for two and three-bedroom homes are appreciating 2.8 percent annually, which is faster than one-bedroom homes and the nation as a whole, according to the latest HotPads...
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Tesla’s Fremont Factory Expansion: 2 Years and $51.3MM Spent Since Master Plan Part 2...

By Kelsey Graeber Since Tesla announced a 4.5 million square foot expansion of its Fremont vehicle factory in 2016, over 400 building permits have been filed with a collective valuation...
National Building Permit Database, San Francisco, MANICA Architects, Warriors Stadium, Oceanwide Center, Mission Residential Tower, Oceanwide Center

San Francisco’s Top Ten Building Permits of 2017

By Kelsey Graeber The research team at BuildZoom used our National Building Permit Database to identify the ten most expensive construction permits of 2017. You can explore the ten major...
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Screwed: Brokers Tell-All; A John McNellis Column

“Business is the polar opposite of a high school dance—you can always find someone to screw you.” By John McNellis “Dear John: I think you should write about how everyone is a...
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Mithun HOME Team Create Sea-Rise Concept for Richmond

In an innovative plan under the Resilient by Design challenge, a team led by integrated design firm Mithun and guided by a community advisory board, proposed today a suite...
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Best Laid Plans Derailed: When Your City Decides to Adopt a Zoning Moratorium

By Amara Morrison It’s every developer’s worst nightmare. Having invested significant resources in planning and design and submitting a project application to the governing local agency for project approval, the...