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...
Seattle, U District, Chinatown, Final Environmental Impact, Seattle City Council, Mandatory Affordable Housing, International District

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...
Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, San Francisco, DivcoWest, Bay Area, Puget Sound, Austin, Boston, New York City, Washington D.C.

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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Russ Solomon, R.I.P.

By John Cumbelich The world of retail lost an inimitable icon last week with the passing of Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records, at...

Taking The Burn Out Of Escalating Construction Costs

By Adam Felson The cost to build commercial office space is not getting any cheaper thanks to material increases, labor shortages and the demand of...

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