Category Archives: Iowa commercial real estate

List of 10 best states for retirement comes with two surprises — Iowa and Nebraska made the rankings

by Dan Rafter Is retirement nearing? Then you might want to stay put in the Midwest. A recent feature story from Bankrate ranked the 10 best states for retirement living. And two Midwest states — despite their chilly winters — … Continue reading

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Kansas residents are smart: They don’t spend too much time making that holiday meal

by Dan Rafter It’s one thing to eat that Christmas dinner. It’s not quite as much fun to cook it. Maybe that’s why so many home chefs in Kansas spend as little time as possible on preparing their big holiday … Continue reading

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Apartment boom hitting all of the Midwest’s major markets

by Dan Rafter Christy Lockridge, principal with the Chicago office of Prudential, has seen the trend: Today’s renters increasingly want to live in the center of urban areas. They want to live near public transportation. They want to be able … Continue reading

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A pre-Thanksgiving break: Midwesterners love their green-bean casserole

by Dan Rafter We’re now a week away from Thanksgiving. For commercial real estate pros the holiday is that rare chance to step away from work. Thanksgiving is no time to close a real estate deal (unless it’s a really … Continue reading

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NAI Optimum’s Marcus Pitts: The right attitude for success

by Dan Rafter Marcus Pitts simply wouldn’t let the economic slowdown hurt his business. And that, more than anything, explains why Pitts ranked as the top producer at West Des Moines, Iowa-based NAI Optimum last year. “You have to in … Continue reading

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Hipsters surprisingly fond of the Midwest

by Dan Rafter Where do the hipsters live? Wherever there are trendy bars, restaurants, coffee shops and night spots. There are plenty of such places across the country and in the Midwest, and online foreclosure provider RealtyTrac recently took on … Continue reading

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Financial pro: Renting by choice is the smart financial move … and a boost for multi-family developers?

by Dan Rafter Patrick Bet-David is a renter by choice. And he thinks others should follow his lead. Bet-David is the chief executive officer of The PHP Agency, a financial services marketing firm based in Oxnard, Calif. He also rents … Continue reading

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