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McNellis: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By John McNellis If you are an entrepreneur, you are an optimist. You have to be. And, Pollyanna aside, it is no simple trick remaining optimistic, and it grows harder...
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Changes to Energy Code Process Strip Power from Local Voters

This blog was originally posted by NRDC and is republished with permission. By Lauren Urbanek, National Resources Defense Council The organization that administers the process for developing the national model building...
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McNellis: Death of the Elevator

By John McNellis Real Estate in the Plague Year Without the elevator…there could be no downtown skyscrapers or residential high-rises, and city life as we know it would be impossible…the elevator’s...
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Gather Restaurant: Sustainability + Green = Fabulous

By Stephanie Reilly, Ascension Insurance Services In December 2009 Eric Fenster and Ari Derfel launched Gather Restaurant with a mission: to support the work of sustainable farmers and local ranchers,...
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My Corona: A Retail Adaptation

By John Cumbelich The past year was a trial by combat in the scorched earth environment of the commercial real estate industry.  The government-mandated closure of retail and dining establishments...
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Ghost Kitchens: Cooking up a Response to COVID-19

By Garrick Brown Ghost kitchens (also referred to as cloud, commissary, dark, delivery or shadow kitchens) are delivery-only restaurants that, with the rise of third-party delivery app services like DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber...
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Cresa: Should Tenants be Fooled by Landlord Optimism?

Everyone is talking about it. The impacts of COVID-19 on our economy have been far reaching with no industry left out, though some are bouncing back quickly. Residential real...
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Amazon-Whole Foods Already Rattling the Grocery Sector

By Wolf Richter Here are the numbers since the August 28 price cuts. When Amazon’s deal to acquire Whole Foods Market closed on August 28, the first thing that happened was...

McNellis on Amazon’s Global Designs

By John McNellis John Goodman pitched his new series, Alpha House, on The Daily Show last week. Ordinarily, a talk show guest selling his wares is about as newsworthy as...
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McNellis: The Politics of it All

Making it in Real Estate (Part Nine): The Politics of it All By John McNellis Rents and occupancy rates are tumbling today in North Dakota because shale oil is mud in...

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