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Economic Innovation Group, Airbnb, Newgard Development Company, Great Recession, Florida, California, Rust Belt. Southwest

McNellis: West Coast Housing Crisis is a High Class Problem

By John McNellis There are problems and then there are high-class problems. Being unemployed is a problem. Getting hit with a huge tax bill is...
KPMG, Business email compromise,, Ransomware, Malware attacks, Internet of Things, American Institute of CPA, Cybersecurity Attestation Framework, Trust Services Principles

Should Landlords Conduct Cybersecurity Audits?

By Christian Leitner A recent KPMG survey of businesses in the real estate industry showed that about 50% of surveyed organizations believed that they were...
San Francisco Bay Area, Millennium Tower, West Coast, Gulf Coast, U.S. Resiliency Council®

Resilience and Real Estate Investing

Evan Reis, SE Executive Director, US Resiliency Council Evan.reis@usrc.org www.usrc.org Does luxury last? I’ve traveled around the country speaking about resilience, making the case that building stakeholders need to...
Amazon, Whole Foods Market, Thasos Group, Walmart, Trader Joe, Wall Street, retail sector, food costs, inflation, impact of merger

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...
Los Angeles, International Council of Shopping Center, Wall Street Journal, McNellis Partners

McNellis: Leaving Retail

By John McNellis I received an invitation to attend a cocktail party in Los Angeles at next week’s International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) meeting. In...
The US Resiliency Council, Bullitt Center, Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington, USRC, San Francisco, Bay Area

Resilience Is the New Sustainability

Evan Reis, SE Executive Director, US Resiliency Council Evan.reis@usrc.org www.usrc.org Green design alone is not sustainable Ihad a discussion with a friend a few years back who really wanted...
McNellis, Parkwood Center, Seattle, Puget Sound

McNellis: The Only Free Cheese is in a Mouse Trap

By John McNellis I had the following conversation with a broker a couple days ago. While not verbatim, it is true. The phone rings. “John McNellis.” “Hey, John,...
America, Puget Sound, Seattle, John McNellis, McNellis Partners, CoStar Group,

McNellis: Over-Storing America

By John McNellis “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves…” Julius Caesar As it happens, Shakespeare was writing about retail in...
Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, Puget Sound, Seattle Center,

On Seattle’s Construction Boom, Rents, and Crane Counting

By Liberty One Lithium There are 67,507 apartment units in various stages of the pipeline. Jun 30, 2017--It’s kind of hard to wrap your head around...
Macy’s, Amazon, John McNellis, Seattle, Puget Sound, Wal-Mart

McNellis: Is Macy’s Amazon’s Next Target?

By John McNellis “Amazon wrecked the mall. Now it’s coming for the grocery store.” Chris Isidore CNN Money “The 40,000 square foot market as we know...

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