In this episode, Todd talks with John McNellis about his experience getting started in real estate development and how COVID-19 has impacted the business.

John graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Hastings College of The Law. He practiced law until he co-founded McNellis Partners, a Northern California shopping center development firm, in 1982. A frequent lecturer on real estate topics, John writes a monthly column for the Registry magazine and is the author of the critically acclaimed book, “Making it in Real Estate: Starting out as a Developer”, a primer on the fundamentals of running a development company that is now an industry standard and taught in universities nationwide. His lecture series on YouTube is the most widely viewed of all of the Urban Land Institute’s video presentations.

3 Pillars

  1. Stop working by the hour and get capital to work for you.
  2. Diversify as soon as you can.
  3. Life is more important than business.

Books: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Middlemarch by George Eliot, or his book Making it in Real Estate: Starting out as a Developer

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