CPP Investments, Greystar Real Estate Partners

The Hospitality Industry Post-COVID: Finding a Path Forward

By Sam Newman and Gabrielle Cuskelly The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has wrought dramatic economic disruption affecting the business and leisure travel markets. Occupancy rates throughout California hotels collapsed, and occupancy...
CBRE, Data Center Leasing, Virginia, Phoenix, Dallas, Texas, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Denver, Austin, Minneapolis, Houston, Seattle, Charlotte

Lessor Accounting: Savvy Landlords Under New GAAP

By Mark Leverette of BPM LLP The recent updated rules for business leases, as prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, will affect developers, landlords and real estate...
Tax Cuts, S-Corp, HVAC, Section 179, Qualified Leasehold Improvement Property, Qualified Restaurant Property, Qualified Retail Improvement Property, Real Property Trade, Alternative Depreciation System,

Tax Cuts to Bring New Regulations to Real Estate Businesses

By Robert Keasal The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be the most complex re-writing of tax codes for flow-through business income since Congress gave us the passive...

McNellis: Working Without a Net Worth

Cash flow is real estate’s real value. By John McNellis Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first vice president, John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner, is remembered for having observed that the vice presidency isn’t...

McNellis on Spring Rituals: A Full Accounting

FEBRUARY 1, 2012 By John McNellis Like daffodils, if not quite as lovely, accountants are among the earliest signs of spring. When ours called the other day to ask for details...
Newmark, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle

The Conversion Conversation: Factors Driving Office-to-Lab Repositioning in Key Life Science Markets

The National Trend: Robust Demand for Lab Space is Sparking Conversions By Liz Berthelette, Matt Kruczlnicki and Lisa DeNight Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., the nation’s...
Cushman & Wakefield, San Francisco, Seattle

McGrane Musings: Hub and Spoke and Why Every Employer Should be Focused on the...

By Eugene McGrane As I often do when thinking about real estate and the economy, I found myself reflecting on The Power Broker by Robert Caro. In Caro’s masterwork on...
San José, Bay Area, Gensler, Silicon Valley, Apple, Nvidia, Google, Facebook, SPUR, The Knight Foundation, San José Downtown Association, Diridon Station

Revitalizing Downtown San José: Design’s Evolution and Impact

By Kevin Schaeffer Downtown San José is well positioned to become the next urban destination. An expanding job market, investment in public transit and more affordable real estate than other parts...
San Francisco, Proposition H, Prop H, retail, formula retail, Starboard Commercial Real Estate

Why San Francisco Needs Prop H, and Formula Retail, to Succeed

By Hans Hansson This November, we need to vote to help save our small businesses, which are closing at record numbers due to the pandemic. Just last month, Yelp reported...

An Open Letter To Mayor London Breed About Zoning Reform

Dear Mayor Breed, I just attended the National Association of Realtors (NAR) convention at San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week. While I was there, I met many people who shared with...

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