Category Archives: industrial real estate

CSM Corporation’s Scott Moe: Industrial market in full boom mode

  by Dan Rafter Scott Moe counts Brooklyn Park as one of the most aggressive communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area when it comes to attracting new business. That’s why Moe isn’t surprised that CSM Corporation’s Boone Avenue Business Center … Continue reading

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Opus commits to spec industrial development in Des Moines

by Dan Rafter How tight is the industrial market in the greater Des Moines area? Jason Conway, director with Opus Development Company, says that vacancy rates in this sector here are in the 2-percent to 3-percent range. That’s pretty low, … Continue reading

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Sperry Van Ness’ Pliska: Now is the time to invest in Detroit

by Dan Rafter Robert Pliska, owner and managing director with Sperry Van Ness|Property Investment Advisors in Birmingham, Michigan, likes what he sees these days in Detroit. Yes, the city has plenty of work ahead of it. But it’s also on … Continue reading

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Big crowd celebrates strengthening market during MREN’s Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit

by Dan Rafter More than 200 commercial real estate professionals attended Midwest Real Estate News’ Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit: A Gathering of Industry Experts in early April at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, the new hotel in downtown Columbus … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: Industrial market still soaring

by Dan Rafter The U.S. industrial market’s vacancy rate is at its lowest level in more than a decade. That’s the good news from the latest Cushman & Wakefield industrial report, which found that the overall vacancy rate of the … Continue reading

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NAI Hiffman: Chicago’s industrial market the most influential in the Midwest — and it’s on a hot streak

by Dan Rafter There was a time when the multifamily market was the only darling in commercial real estate. That sector remains hot. But the industrial market is starting to catch up. And in Chicago? The industrial market is soaring. … Continue reading

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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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