BH Development, Walnut Creek, Bay Area, San Francisco, CREW East Bay, Teleferic Barcelona, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, Wine Bar and Bocce Ball

Creating Urban Experiences in Walnut Creek

By Teresa Fluegel, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company BH Development, a Walnut Creek–based real estate development company that specializes in retail, has developed some award-winning projects in downtown Walnut Creek and brought...

Russ Solomon, R.I.P.

By John Cumbelich The world of retail lost an inimitable icon last week with the passing of Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records, at his home in Sacramento. While...
WeCompany, WeLive, WeGrow, WeBank, SoftBank, Gemdale Properties, WeWork, Four Seasons, McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, office rents

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...
Bell Partners, Northern California, Bay Area, Bell Institutional Fund VI, Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System

Have You Registered Your Property?

July 1 Deadline for California Energy Use Disclosure for Nonresidential Building Owners By Sean Cottle California nonresidential building owners, have you registered your property to determine its energy use? Starting July...
HOK, CoreNet Global Summit, Washington State Convention Center, North America, Microsoft, Verizon, Capital One, San Francisco, New York, Seattle coworking

McNellis: WeWork Until WeDon’t

By John McNellis When was irrational exuberance upgraded to the first class lounge? When did delusional insanity take over the valuations of start-up companies? For WeWork Companies, Inc., the old-fashioned...

Dealing With Dirty Dirt

By Marv Pearlstein When developers and their investors contemplate acquiring a site that is compromised with environmental contamination, there are important guidelines they would do well to follow in order...
Avalara MyLodgeTax, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sonesta, Choice, Red Roof

Here to ‘Stay:’ Business Lodging Sector Finds New Life during Pandemic

By Pam Knudsen, Senior Director of Compliance at Avalara MyLodgeTax Popular before the pandemic, extended stays had solidified their place in the lodging sector. However, they weren’t as widely used...
Christmas, McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Bay Area

McNellis: So This is Christmas

By John McNellis We all need to believe. Whether hard-wired into our genome or learned from our first breath, this universal hunger manifests itself in different ways, but at heart it’s...
Cushman & Wakefield, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Bright Insights Report, Gateway

Can I use my IRA to Buy Real Estate?

By Bruce Ferry A common question from clients, or often times from people at dinner parties, is “Can I use my IRA money to buy real estate?” The easy answer...
Economic Innovation Group, Airbnb, Newgard Development Company, Great Recession, Florida, California, Rust Belt. Southwest

McNellis: California’s Housing Crisis is a High Class Problem

By John McNellis There are problems and then there are high-class problems. Being unemployed is a problem. Getting hit with a huge tax bill is a high-class problem. Not qualifying...

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