Category Archives: Indiana commercial real estate

Multi-family market slowing down? Not a chance

by Dan Rafter Downtown Minneapolis. St. Louis. Indianapolis. Downtown Chicago. Ann Arbor, and not just for student housing. The list of Midwest markets in which apartment rents are soaring, vacancies are plummeting and new multi-family buildings are rising is a … Continue reading

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GE investment makes Lafayette a major player in the aviation industry

by Dan Rafter Thanks to a $100 million investment by GE Aviation, Lafayette, Ind., has just become a bigger player in the aviation industry. GE Aviation, which manufactures jet engines and aircraft systems, is building a 225,000-square-foot, $100 million jet … Continue reading

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The welcome return of spec industrial construction

Guest post by Elise Couston Executive vice president of Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide For this month’s Industrial Insider, we spoke with three top developers, both locally and nationally, to discuss the resurgence of spec building construction in the Chicago area, as … Continue reading

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Taking a closer look at Northwest Indiana

by Dan Rafter Location and lower costs. Those are the two big reasons that Ed Wabick, principal of Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide, cites when explaining why more industrial users are considering setting up shop in the communities of Northwest Indiana. “You’re … Continue reading

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Northwest Indiana: The ability to get things done

by Dan Rafter Lori Tubbs, president at Commercial Advantage/JCF Real Estate – a real estate company with offices in Chicago and Merrillville, Ind. – says that the industrial market in Northwest Indiana is like a set of stairs: It’s moved … Continue reading

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Industrial users finding plenty of economic reasons to do business in Northwest Indiana

by Dan Rafter Chris Gary is rarely surprised when industrial users choose to open their manufacturing or distribution businesses in Northwest Indiana instead of the Chicago market. Operating in this slice of Indiana — which includes such traditionally manufacturing-friendly cities … Continue reading

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BMO Harris’ Petrovski: Ready to build on success

by Dan Rafter John Petrovski is the new managing director and head of U.S. commercial real estate with BMO Harris Bank. Though he will be based in Chicago, he will oversee commercial real estate operations across the Midwest. Midwest Real … Continue reading

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Mainstreet relying on crowdfunding to provide dollars for new seniors rehabilitation center in Indiana

by Dan Rafter We’ve all read stories of how filmmakers, illustrators and cartoonists have used crowdfunding to turn their dreams into real projects: They ask for small donations from a number of investors — usually collected through a central Web … Continue reading

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Lee & Associates’ Courtney: The grocers, restaurants keep flocking to Indianapolis

by Dan Rafter People like to eat, whether the economy is soaring or struggling. Just look at Indianapolis. Grocers and restaurateurs are announcing new shops in the city on a seemingly daily basis. And both are providing a boost to … Continue reading

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Spec industrial momentum not slowing in Indianapolis

by Dan Rafter Soon. That’s when the brokers working in the Indianapolis market expect a flow of industrial deals to hit their city and its suburbs. But Michael Weishaar, managing director and principal with the Indianapolis office of Cassidy Turley, … Continue reading

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