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McNellis: Thanks for Giving?

By John McNellis Started three years ago, “Giving Tuesday” is becoming to the non-profit world what Black Friday is to retail. Set five days after...
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McNellis: The Stadium Tab

By John McNellis Winning power through public largesse was old when the Sphinx arose from the bulrushes. In 100 AD, the Roman poet Juvenal satirized...

McNellis: The Bears of Crowdfunding

By John McNellis You don’t remember the name Timothy Treadwell, but you remember him. He was the free spirit who went to live among the grizzly...

McNellis: Doing it on the Side

Making it in Real Estate Part Two: Doing it on the Side (Moonlighting) Are we in the wrong business? On the “Best Jobs in America” lists,...

McNellis: Back to School

By John McNellis Whether a lawyer, architect, engineer or broker, a young professional in real estate often hears expressions—some slang, others simply arcane—that neither the...

McNellis: Flatten the Code

By John McNellis When even the crooked developers think the polls-leader gives real estate a bad name, you know Washington has problems. A short-term phenomenon—the ever...

McNellis: Big City Dreaming

Mixed Use, Mixed Results By John McNellis It’s the “Thou Shall Not” that dooms religion in America. If ecclesiasticals would content themselves with the positive, with...
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McNellis: WeWork Until WeDon’t

By John McNellis When was irrational exuberance upgraded to the first class lounge? When did delusional insanity take over the valuations of start-up companies? For...
John McNellis, McNellis Partners, Safeway, Cerebrus Capital, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, retail, private equity, layoffs, operational efficiency

McNellis: In Praise of Inefficiency

By John McNellis A lender on one of our projects wrote last week, demanding we post an $800,000 letter of credit to further secure its...

Dealing With Dirty Dirt

By Marv Pearlstein When developers and their investors contemplate acquiring a site that is compromised with environmental contamination, there are important guidelines they would do...

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