Category Archives: industrial real estate

Lee & Associates’ Rinkov: This is a great time to be in commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter The top managers with Lee & Associates gathered earlier this month at the Langham hotel in Chicago’s River North neighborhood to discuss the state of the commercial real estate market and the company’s plans for the future. … Continue reading

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For a truly happy 4th of July? We need a stronger middle class

by Dan Rafter The national economy is still in recovery mode. Developers are planning more apartment buildings. Grocery-anchored retail centers are popping up everywhere from Columbus to Omaha. There’s even been a return to spec industrial building, with new industrial … Continue reading

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Kansas City: A commercial market on the rise

by Dan Rafter Mark Long, senior vice president, principal and director of sales and leasing with Kansas City’s newly renamed Newmark Grubb Zimmer, has seen his region’s commercial real estate activity steadily rise. Today, Kansas City is in the middle … 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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The St. Louis story? It’s a good one

by Dan Rafter Mike Hanrahan says that St. Louis is now a great story for investors. And Hanrahan should know. He’s the senior managing director and principal for the St. Louis office of Cassidy Turley. He’s seen this Midwest city … 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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Darwin Realty & Development’s Haefner: Activity continues to rise along Chicago-area’s I-55 south corridor

by Dan Rafter TheInterstate-55 south corridor as it travels through the Chicago area is an important one for the region. A host of companies call this corridor home. When they’re thriving – and when new companies are setting up shop … 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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Want a good return? REITs continue to soar

by Dan Rafter REITs are performing well these days, something that comes as no surprise to David Harker, executive vice president for the central region of First Industrial Trust. Harker says that prices for industrial properties continue to increase. At … Continue reading

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