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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...
Pacific Coast Builders Conference, homebuilding industry, Homebuilders, Developers, capital markets, investors, San Francisco, PCBC

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...
U.S. housing market, Japan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Research & Educational Trust, Housing, real estate

Why the U.S. Housing Market Will End Up Like Japan’s

By Tyree Nelson Housing start stats. You’ve got to love them. One month they’re up, the next month they’re down. What’s an astute investor to make...
Uber, Silicon Valley, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT, Chicago Tribune, san Francisco, American Public Transportation Association,

McNellis: Uber’s Johnny Cab Future

By John McNellis While Uber isn’t exactly driving straight to the bank, it may get there yet. The company has ripped through $10 billion to...
Arbutus Properties, Seattle, South Lake Union, Perkins+Will, Vancouver, Western Canada, Meadows Market, south-eastern Saskatoon

Is This Going to Crush Rents in Seattle?

by Wolf Richter A phenomenal onslaught of the wrong kind of supply. Crane-counters in the metropolitan area of Seattle have long had an exciting time as...
Velcro, Business, brokers, principals, comission agreement, listing agreement, purchase contract, brokerage, client, agent, offers, deals

Screwed: Brokers Tell-All

“Business is the polar opposite of a high school dance—you can always find someone to screw you.” By John McNellis “Dear John: I think you should write...
Cushman & Wakefield, TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, New York Stock Exchange, DTZ Jersey Holdings Limited, Morgan Stanley

Online Dating

By John Cumbelich The real estate industry’s version of online dating can be found in places with names like LoopNet, Crexi, Commercial Search, CoStar and...
John McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, California, Happy Returns, retail shopping, death of innovation, Amazon Walmart, new ways to shop, Wal-Mart

McNellis: Many Happier Returns

Solving E-Commerce’s Challenge to Traditional Retail Comes in Small Packages By John McNellis Before the Wall Street Journal pontificates again about retail’s demise, about all those...
Wall Street, WeWork, Fortune 500 companies, New York Times, San Francisco, General Motors, Microsoft,  McNellis Partners, Palo Alto

McNellis: Does WeWork at All?

Company discloses $1 billion losses in bond offering By John McNellis Wall Street’s biggest houses just hawked $702 million in junk bonds for WeWork. The junk...
McNellis Partners, Palo Alto, Bay Area John McNellis, New York Times, Diet Coke, Our World in Data, Pinker, Pennsylvania,

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...

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