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McNellis: Doing it on the Side

Making it in Real Estate Part Two: Doing it on the Side (Moonlighting) Are we in the wrong business? On the “Best Jobs in America” lists,...

McNellis: Back to School

By John McNellis Whether a lawyer, architect, engineer or broker, a young professional in real estate often hears expressions—some slang, others simply arcane—that neither the...

McNellis: Flatten the Code

By John McNellis When even the crooked developers think the polls-leader gives real estate a bad name, you know Washington has problems. A short-term phenomenon—the ever...

McNellis: Big City Dreaming

Mixed Use, Mixed Results By John McNellis It’s the “Thou Shall Not” that dooms religion in America. If ecclesiasticals would content themselves with the positive, with...
McNellis, WeWork, office space, Palo Alto, WeWork valuation, shared office space, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle

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...
John McNellis, McNellis Partners, Safeway, Cerebrus Capital, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, retail, private equity, layoffs, operational efficiency

McNellis: In Praise of Inefficiency

By John McNellis A lender on one of our projects wrote last week, demanding we post an $800,000 letter of credit to further secure its...

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...

McNellis: Making it in Real Estate

http://youtu.be/z_w8q6y_95k Full version of this video can be seen HERE. Part One: Quit your Job? By John McNellis Over a beer last week, a young friend recounted his...

5 Things Lawyers Want Developers to Know

Advising Technology Companies in Office Leasing By Grace S. Yang and Michael C. Polentz at law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Indoor slides, freshly made...
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