Category Archives: Columbus real estate

Nationwide Realty: Making a big investment in Grandview Yard

by Dan Rafter Nationwide Realty Investors is ready to make a big commitment to the Grandview Yard mixed-use development in Grandview Heights, Ohio. Nationwide plans to build a 500,000-square-foot campus for its employees, a 135-room hotel and 13,000-square-foot conference center … Continue reading

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Student-housing trends in the Midwest, a closer look

Guest column by Matthew Lund and Michael Lee Walker & Dunlop In the world of commercial financing, the student housing product is unique, especially in the Midwest. It takes a comprehensive understanding of the current trends in the Midwest market … Continue reading

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Steady improvements in the Columbus office market

by Dan Rafter The economy is gaining strength throughout Ohio. It makes sense, then, that the office market in the state’s capital city would also see improvement. And that’s exactly what’s happening, according to the second-quarter Columbus office report released … Continue reading

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The resurgence of downtowns

by Dan Rafter Downtowns matter, more than ever. That’s the message from commercial real estate pros working in cities across the Midwest. Consider Columbus. Richard Schuen, chief executive officer and principal with Colliers International in this Ohio city, says that … Continue reading

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Looking for financing? Here’s what you need

By Dan Rafter It’s easier today to get financing for the new hotels, multi-family buildings and strip centers that you want to build. And if you want to purchase that office tower in downtown, you’ll find plenty of banks and … Continue reading

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Spec construction, downtown boom fueling Columbus’ CRE market

by Dan Rafter Richard Schuen knows the Columbus market. As chief executive officer and principal with the Columbus office of Colliers International, Schuen works this market every day. And what does he see in this key Midwest city today? Plenty … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley’s McGarity: Retail activity on the rise in Columbus — in smaller doses

by Dan Rafter Tom McGarity, managing principal of the Columbus office of Cassidy Turley, has good news for brokers working this market’s retail sector: Activity is on the rise. But it’s not big malls or giant developments that are fueling … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap reports: People keep stowing their stuff in self-storage facilities

by Dan Rafter People have a lot of stuff. They often have more stuff than space in which to stow it. Don’t believe us? Check out the recent series of semiannual self-storage reports released by Marcus & Millichap. The first-half … Continue reading

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Arbor’s Mike Jehle: It’s easier today for multi-family developers to qualify for financing

by Dan Rafter The multi-family market remains a strong one in the Midwest, with new projects rising in markets from Minneapolis to Chicago to St. Louis. But what do developers need to do today to receive funding for their new … Continue reading

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RealtyTrac: Foreclosures still driving down residential prices

by Dan Rafter Foreclosures hurt more than just those families who’ve lost their homes. They drag down the value of housing in entire neighborhoods. And that’s bad news, too, for commercial real estate professionals. Real estate professionals want confident consumers. … Continue reading

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