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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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