Monthly Archives: May 2012

NAI Ruhl & Ruhl’s Chuck Ruhl: Land sales to blossom in Quad Cities

Chuck Ruhl has seen more activity in all commercial real estate sectors in the Quad Cities, five cities straddling the Iowa/Illinois border. But Ruhl, president of Davenport, Iowa-based NAI Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial Company, said that developers and brokers in … Continue reading

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Enjoying a data center boom in St. Louis

Guest post by Dave Naeger Vice president, Jones Lang LaSalle, St. Louis As technology and increased connectivity continue to drive important business decisions, companies are taking a critical look at how data storage and processing supports those decisions and impacts … Continue reading

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Waiting for the construction surge in Kansas

Lee Brodbeck can see it starting: A growing number of developers in and near Olathe, Kansas, are getting ready to start building again. And for Brodbeck, managing broker and sales manager for Coldwell Banker Commercial Fishman & Company in Olathe, … Continue reading

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A familiar story in St. Louis: More foreclosures means rising apartment rents

There are many reasons why the multi-family market in St. Louis is thriving these days. One of the biggest? The volatility of the housing market. That’s the thought, at least, from the researchers at Marcus & Millichap. The company recently … Continue reading

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Colliers’ Ohio offices prove it: Challenging times don’t keep commercial real estate pros from giving back

These remain challenging times for commercial real estate companies. But that doesn’t mean that industry members aren’t taking the time to support good causes in their communities. Just look at the Ohio offices of Colliers International. These offices during the … Continue reading

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Commercial real estate and the regulatory balancing act

Paul Licausi, president of Overland Park, Kan.-based LS Commercial, is happy with what he’s seeing from the economy both locally and nationally. Things are going well for his company, too. LS Commercial boasts three business parks in the Kansas City … Continue reading

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Steady and stable may sound dull, but Columbus commercial pros wouldn’t want their city any other way

Steady. Stable. That may sound boring. But Kevin James, senior vice president and principal with the Columbus, Ohio, office of Colliers International, says that no word better describes Ohio’s capital city right now. And in times of economic turmoil, steady … Continue reading

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Jensen: Largest spec building in Kansas City region a risk, but a calculated one

Most people would consider it a risk, building the largest spec building in the Kansas City area in an economy that is still struggling to find its way. Daniel Jensen, principal and director of industrial brokerage with Kansas City’s Kessinger/Hunter … Continue reading

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Chicago braces for NATO Summit

People who live in Chicago are well aware that the 2012 NATO Summit is taking place in their city. And everyone who works in the city’s downtown is painfully aware of this. To prepare for the Chicago NATO Summit — … Continue reading

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Real estate professionals to Barack Obama: It’s time to hire a moving van

David Zimmer is waiting for a change. And he’d like to see it take place at the highest level. Zimmer, president of Kansas City-based Zimmer Real Estate Services, might get his wish on Nov. 6 when U.S. voters decide to … Continue reading

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