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McNellis: Murder on the Retail Express?

By John McNellis Putting the black in Black Friday, the Wall Street Journal found almost no pulse in traditional retail last Friday, declaring that shoppers...
WeWork, WeWork Membership Agreement, Primary Member, Overage Fees, Membership Fees, Commitment Fee, The Space Place, San Francisco

Working with WeWork: A Broker’s and Real Estate Counsel’ Commentary

By Dan Mihalovich WeWork has been in the news lately. From dominating the shared work space arena, to buying an iconic retail department store in...
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...
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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...
Facebook, Amazon, Sports Authority, Golfsmith, Borders Books, Circuit City, HH Gregg, Barnes & Noble, Kohls, Office Depot & Staples, Oakland, International Council of Shopping Centers, John Cumbelich & Associates, Department stores

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,...
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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...

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