Monthly Archives: August 2011

Here comes the students: Nearly 400 student-housing units to hit Twin Cities before 2011 closes

Multi-family housing in the Twin Cities remains in high demand, at least according to the mid-year Minneapolis/St. Paul multi-family housing report by Cassidy Turley. The report even includes this rather amazing stat: Some areas of the Twin Cities have a … Continue reading

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Industrial market is steadily improving, but investors are still lukewarm

Numbers are trending in the right direction for the U.S. industrial market, but a cloud of uncertainty still hangs over the industry, causing it to lag most other property sectors in investment activity, according to an executive at Cushman & … Continue reading

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There is some good housing news out there … and that’s good news for commercial real estate

If you’re wondering why the commercial real estate recovery seems to be such a slow — albeit fairly steady — one, look no further than the single-family housing market across the country. It’s still struggling. And as long as it … Continue reading

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How lazy are we in the Midwest? Don’t ask

Hey, Midwesterners, it’s time to turn off that TV, switch off your video games and go for a walk. At least that’s what the editors of Men’s Health magazine say. Midwestern cities heavily populated the magazine’s list of least active … Continue reading

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Great American Tower a new star on Cincinnati skyline

Some buildings just make a greater impact on a city. Such is the case with the Great American Tower at Queen City Square in Cincinnati. At 41 stories, the tower, which was dedicated May 26, now ranks as the tallest … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A on the way to Twin Cities?

Fans of Chick-fil-A in the Twin Cities might soon have something to celebrate: The chain may soon be opening new locations in Minneapolis. A company spokesperson said that Chick-fil-A has targeted Minneapolis as one of the cities in which the … Continue reading

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Credit downgrade? Debt dithering? None of it fazes Twin City developers

Give the commercial developers and brokers in the Twin Cities credit: They’re not a bunch that’s easily shook up. Earlier this year, developers, investors and finance professionals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul commercial real estate industry were largely optimistic about the … Continue reading

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The strong survive in Cincinnati, and across the country, too

Steven Timmel knows the basic rule of today’s commercial real estate market: The strong will survive. The weak? well, they won’t. This is most evident in the retail sector. In Cincinnati, the market that Timmel, brokerage senior vice president with … Continue reading

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Specialty Grocery Stores on the Rise in Chicago market

The grocery business is generally believed to be one of the most difficult businesses to make it in, but during a recession, it is often considered one of the safest places to be. People can stop buying electronic products during … Continue reading

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Customer service still the key, just ask Illinois’ Principle Construction

Bannockburn, Ill.-based Principle Construction has a not-so-secret formula to earning business when construction work is scarce: Treat your customers well. It just so happens that this is a formula that works for Principle even when times are good. Mark Augustyn, … Continue reading

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