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...

McNellis Shines Sunlight on Solar

By John McNellis Solar power and fishing share the same sparkle: Like fish in the sea, sunlight is free. But just as a handful of “free” salmon caught outside the...

McNellis: Lawyers’ Labors Lost

By John McNellis Lawyers are losing ground, perhaps faster than many of us realize. According to CBRE Group Inc.’s most recent San Francisco office leasing survey, law firms gave up...

McNellis: Partying Like It’s 1999

By John McNellis Instacart, a San Francisco start-up, announced it had received $8.5 million in institutional funding last week. The company is a same-day home-delivery service for groceries. Given that...

McNellis: Pounded by Junk

By John McNellis Retailer Restoration Hardware sent me a glossy, shrink-wrapped brochure—junk mail—so heavy I had to weigh it. Addressed to "Occupant,” my postal nickname, the package tipped the scales...

McNellis on Real Estate: Safe As Milk

By John McNellis Two old guys are sunning themselves on a Miami park bench, the first bragging about the $5 million his insurance company paid him after his building burned....

Healthcare Growth Spurt

Demographics, technology and new thinking are changing health care real estate THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ - THE REGISTRY’S PRINT PUBLICATION - IN APRIL 2013 By Dorothy Lloyd In the excitement of...

McNellis: Desperately Chasing Yield

By John McNellis To paraphrase a vulgar aphorism, self-delusions are like opinions—everybody has one. Some have many. Self-delusions are sometimes tragic—consider the starving anorexic who considers herself fat. Occasionally they...

Calif. Contracts No Longer Set in Stone

By Scott D. Rogers and Theodore K. Klaassen A new California Supreme Court ruling involving the terms of a real estate loan has reversed the settled law of the last...

McNellis: A Delight of Developers

By John McNellis One of the more amusing ways the Brits keep their societal distinctions crisp is through the upper class’s use of outlandishly imaginative group names for the animal...

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