Category Archives: Indianapolis commercial real estate

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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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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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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Is your city’s downtown one of the best?

by Dan Rafter Does your city’s downtown rank as among the best? You might think so, but if you’re in the Midwest, Livability.com disagrees with you. Unless you happen to live in Indianapolis. Livability.com recently published its latest list of … 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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Will 2014 be the year of the distribution center?

by Dan Rafter Expect 2014 to be the year of the distribution center, at least according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Jones Lang LaSalle recently released a report detailing the growing strength of the industrial market across the country, including in … Continue reading

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Opportunities develop through adaptive reuse

Guest column by Dan Hampton, Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate, BMO Harris Bank As developers and city governments look to revitalize older urban areas, an increasingly popular tactic is adaptive reuse, adapting an old building or larger … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley’s State of Real Estate: Expect a strong 2014 in Indianapolis

by Dan Rafter Cassidy Turley held its Indianapolis State of Real Estate Event in January. The news was good, as Indianapolis’ commercial real estate market continues its strong recovery. The event coincided with Cassidy Turley’s 2014 market outlook for Indianapolis. … Continue reading

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