Category Archives: industrial real estate

NAI Isaac: Lexington’s CRE market was steady, not spectacular, in 2014

by Dan Rafter Count Lexington, Ken., as another Midwest market that saw a solid, but not spectacular, year in 2014. That’s the takeaway from the year-end commercial real estate report released by Lexington’s NAI Isaac. Like many markets across the … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: U.S. industrial vacancy rates at lowest point in 14 years

by Dan Rafter Chicago-based Cushman & Wakefield is sharing some good news: U.S. industrial vacancy rates are now at their lowest level in nearly 14 years. According to Cushman & Wakefield, the overall industrial vacancy rate in the United States … Continue reading

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Associated Bank: Opening a universe of possibilities with new REIT division

by Dan Rafter Associated Bank has long been active in the Middle Market space in the Midwest. But the bank’s leaders had bigger plans: They wanted to expand into the corporate real estate space. And to do that, Associated Bank … Continue reading

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DTZ report: Kansas City’s industrial market enjoyed boom year in 2014

by Dan Rafter Kansas City’s industrial market enjoyed a boom year in 2014, with DTZ reporting that the region saw 926,000 square feet of net absorption during the fourth quarter of last year and 3.9 million square feet for the … Continue reading

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Boeing makes big commitment to St. Louis; MC Industrial to oversee 367,000-square-foot composite center project

by Dan Rafter St. Louis-based MC Industrial started the new year by landing a big project: It has been chosen to build Boeing’s 367,000-square-foot composite center on the company’s St. Louis campus. Mc Industrial, along with its design partner Burns … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley: Columbus industrial market setting new records

VanTrust is making a splash in the Columbus industrial market with this project. by Dan Rafter Industrial is strong in markets across the Midwest. But in Columbus? The industrial market is breaking records. That’s the takeaway from the latest report … Continue reading

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To sell or not to sell? Even Hamlet wouldn’t puzzle over this one

by Bill Bubniak Executive Vice President, Farbman Group “To sell or not to sell?” Hamlet himself would have had no trouble making this decision. Across the Midwest, a convergence of market forces, a favorable supply-and-demand curve and fortuitous financial factors … Continue reading

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