Starting a Development Company: An Evening with John McNellis
Join ULI San Francisco for this unique look at starting a development company! Market leader John McNellis will share how to go about starting your own firm, covering topics from choosing projects to specializing in one product type to raising money and picking partners. He will also cover working with service providers and learning how to take necessary risks and avoid unnecessary ones. He will discuss typical profit sharing arrangements with money partners, the differences from a developer’s perspective between institutional money and that of family and friends and why—ultimately—your best financial partner is always your banker.
Half of the presentation time will be devoted to questions and answers.
The event will be followed by a happy hour at The Local Edition nearby, we hope you can join us!
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Hastings College of The Law, John co-founded McNellis Partners in 1982.
John serves on the national Board of Trustees for the Urban Land Institute, is also a Governor of the ULI and a member of the ICSC. He sits on the national Board of Directors for Outward Bound USA and the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Peninsula. He is a former board member of Lambda Alpha International (Golden Gate Chapter) and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center.
He is a monthly columnist for the Registry Magazine and, on occasion, lectures for the ULI, the ICSC and Stanford’s schools of business and law.