Category Archives: industrial real estate

CBRE: Kansas City office, industrial markets keep improving

by Dan Rafter The Kansas City office market has posted 12 consecutive quarters of positive net absorption. That’s good. But the region’s industrial market has it beat: That sector has posted 14 straight quarters of positive absorption. That’s the big … Continue reading

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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank: Chicago industrial market on a five-year winning streak

by Dan Rafter Five straight years of positive absorption. That’s the best news from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s first quarter Chicago industrial market report. According to the report, nearly 4.3 million square feet of industrial space was absorbed during the … Continue reading

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Brown Commercial Group’s Dan Brown: In it for the long-term relationships, not the quick paydays

by Dan Rafter Dan Brown, president of Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based Brown Commercial Group, has a golden rule that he’s followed throughout his career: He’s not just in the business for a check. He’s in it to help people make … Continue reading

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CBRE report: Industrial vacancies in Cincinnati market reach all-time lows

by Dan Rafter By now it’s common knowledge that the industrial markets across the Midwest are hot. Just look at all the spec building in places like Indianapolis and Louisville. But it’s good to be reminded that these are special … Continue reading

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NAI Hiffman: Chicago’s industrial market stays hot

by Dan Rafter Chicago’s industrial market is getting stronger, and showing no signs of slowing. NAI Hiffman reported that during the first quarter of this year, the Chicago industrial market posted a positve net absorption of 3.2 million square feet … Continue reading

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Sara Investment Real Estate’s Dalsin: Madison, Minneapolis and other Midwest markets attracting more investment dollars

by Dan Rafter Traci Dalsin, president of Madison, Wis.-based Sara Investment Real Estate, has good news: Investors are pumping more dollars into commercial real estate in the Madison market. And that’s just the beginning. Dalsin says several major markets across … Continue reading

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DTZ report: 2014 was a strong year for Kansas City’s CRE market

by Dan Rafter Last year was a good one for Kansas City’s commercial real estate market, according to new numbers from DTZ. The company found that the Kansas City area saw nearly 3.9 million square feet of net absorption in … Continue reading

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