Category Archives: Columbus real estate

Is Tom+Chee the next Chick-fil-A? In the Midwest it appears to be so

by Dan Rafter You might have seen the founders of Tom+Chee, Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward, on season 4 of ABC’s popular TV show Shark Tank. Back then, the entrepreneurs were seeking dollars from the show’s panel of investors to … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Retail sector on the rebound, but Midwest cities lagging

by Dan Rafter How busy was the retail sector in the United States last year? Marcus & Millichap says that retailers absorbed nearly 75 million square feet in 2014. That easily eclipsed the nearly 40 million square feet of new … Continue reading

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Daimler Group, Kaufman Development set to make history in Columbus with Two25 Commons

by Dan Rafter The Daimler Group and Kaufman Development are ready to make history in Columbus: The two companies are partnering to build the tallest ground-up mixed-use project in the history of the city. The new 17-story building — Two25 … Continue reading

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Columbus the industrial hotspot of the country? You bet

by Dan Rafter When it comes to industrial real estate, Columbus is the nation’s hot spot. Don’t doubt us. That statement isn’t at all inaccurate. Just ask the industrial experts at JLL. The company recently released its 2015 Columbus industrial … Continue reading

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Colliers’ James Garrett: A sense of humor — and good barbecue — make it all work

by Dan Rafter James Garrett, managing director and executive vice president with the Columbus office of Colliers International, doesn’t mind poking fun at himself. When Midwest Real Estate News asked him why commercial real estate has been the right career … Continue reading

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Good news for the office market — mostly

by Dan Rafter The recession hit the office market hard, and this commercial real estate sector is still trying to recover. That’s the bad news. The good news? According to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap, that recovery is … Continue reading

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Pizzuti Cos. brings first boutique hotel to downtown Columbus

by Dan Rafter There are plenty of reasons why Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, the newest hotel in downtown Columbus, is a special place. But Joel Pizzuti, president of Columbus-based Pizzuti Cos., the developer behind the new arts hotel, points … Continue reading

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