Debenhams, Texas Pacific Group, Mervyn's, Payless Shoes, Toys 'R' Us, PetSmart, Gymboree, Sears, Mattress Firm, Radio Shack, Bain Capital Partners, Blum Capital Partners

McNellis: Retail’s Existential Threat is Private Equity

By John McNellis A "bust out" is a fraud tactic, commonly used in the organized crime world, wherein a...
Whole Foods, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway/Albertsons, McNellis Partners

McNellis: Whole Foods’ Existential Threat?

Amazon’s plunge into the $800 billion US grocery industry posed an existential threat to rivals.” CNN August 2018
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McNellis: Death by Power Point

By John McNellis With speaking season just around the corner, with the conferences, conventions and even lowly breakfast panels backing...
WeCompany, WeLive, WeGrow, WeBank, SoftBank, Gemdale Properties, WeWork, Four Seasons, McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, office rents

McNellis: WeWorking a New Angle

By John McNellis With major announcements almost daily, WeWork is stealing so many headlines it's annoying the president. The latest is its name-change to WeCompany,...
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McNellis: Winter is Coming

By John McNellis As of last Friday, the S&P 500 was down 2.33 percent for the year. Like a dead rat in the basement, everyone...
San Jose, a3 Workplace Strategies, Harvard, Fast Magazine, Commercial Property Executive, Workplaces

As the Open Office Debate Intensifies, It’s Time to Reach Common Ground

By Robin Weckesser, President, a3 Workplace Strategies Recent studies have workplaces stirring again about an ongoing, controversial topic: Open or closed offices? What works best?...
Rockwood Capital, Nebraska Investment Council, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, Washington D.C.

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, It Affects the Industry’s Owners

By Helen Moulis As most of us know, we’ve entered a new era of tax rules with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs...
Mattress Firm, Texas, Wall Street, Petaluma, Sleep Train, Steinhoff International, Bruce Levy

McNellis: Mattress Firm’s Moral Bankruptcy

By John McNellis Mattress Firm, the nation’s largest mattress retailer, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in last month. Why did it go bankrupt? Simple. The company...
Real Deal, Amazon, Cheetos, Aleppo, Main & Main, San Francisco, Zippin, Sears & Roebuck, Wall Street Journal, Riyadh,

McNellis: Amazon’s Clicking into Bricks

By John McNellis In May 2017, The Real Deal ran a cover story entitled, “Retail is F*cked.” While snarkier than its mainstream competitors, it encapsulated...
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Microsoft’s Redmond Campus Gets $169+ MM In Upgrades Over Last Year

By Kelsey Graeber The original posting can be found HERE. Over the past year, Microsoft’s plans for the Redmond campus overhaul, expected to break ground this...

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