Category Archives: Iowa commercial real estate

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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Good companies one of the secrets to Des Moines’ strong CRE market

Kevin Crowley, commercial sales manager with the West Des Moines office of Iowa Realty Commercial, says that there’s an important reason why the Des Moines commercial real estate market not only survived the economic downturn but is in the middle … Continue reading

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First Hospitality Group finds a niche: Turning historic buildings into modern, yet charming, hotels

Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group is doing its part to rejuvenate the downtowns of cities across the Midwest, redeveloping historic buildings into busy hotels. It’s a niche business that has paid off for both the company and the cities in … Continue reading

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