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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...
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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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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McNellis: A Broken Compass?

By John McNellis Does outspending your competition buy you the best talent? Of course. Does it guarantee you the World Series championship? Not so much....
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Facebook Oculus Spends $106MM on Redmond Facilities Expansion

By Kelsey Graeber In January, Matt Day of the Seattle Times stated that “Facebook is reshaping Seattle as a virtual, augmented reality hub.” The accelerating...
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McNellis: Could California Flame Out?

By John McNellis The phone rang early yesterday. “Well, our center’s still standing,” my partner said. “Whoa.” “The fire’s only a couple blocks from us, the whole...
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Still Room for Growth in Housing Market

Industry perspectives from PCBC 2018 By Erica A. Bose, Mathew A. Wyman and Christopher D. Stark Developers, capital providers and other industry professionals attended the Pacific...

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