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McNellis: Oh, Lucky Man

By John McNellis As the red-staters in Congress gather yet again this week to disembowel the Affordable Care Act, it may be worth considering why it is that so many...
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San Francisco Officially Passes its Long Awaited Central SOMA Plan

By M. Brett Gladstone, Esq., Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco . On December 4, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (on its second and final reading) approved the...
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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...

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...
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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....
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Lessons Learned from the Downturn

By Rachel Hennessy For real estate investors and developers, it is easy to be successful in good years, but the real test is whether you can survive a downturn....

McNellis: Bankrupt Values

By John McNellis Fresh & Easy, a supermarket chain of 200 stores, filed for bankruptcy last week. Unlike most bankrupts, F&E has no third party debts, no fraying lines of...
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Opinion: Rent Control Fallout

By Michael Shields San Jose’s apartment building owners are smart and hard working, but few are wealthy. They are simply people who have saved enough money to buy an investment...

McNellis: Game of Phones

By John McNellis McNellis The International Council of Shopping Centers, far better known as the ICSC, gathers this weekend for...
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Bay Area Home Prices Trip up Jobs Growth

Bay Area housing affordability nightmare hits home, so to speak. By Wolf Richter Aug 14, 2017 -- What happens in a large urban market when a young couple with a household...