Category Archives: Lexington commercial real estate

NAI Isaac’s Al Isaac: Retail on the rise in Lexington

by Dan Rafter Retail is on the rise in Lexington, with three major retail developments set to bring new energy to the heart of this key Kentucky market. And for Al Isaac, president of Lexington’s NAI Isaac, this is good … Continue reading

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NAI Isaac’s good month more proof that CRE industry is on the mend

by Dan Rafter Lexington, Ken.-based NAI Isaac provides yet more evidence that the commercial real estate industry, despite its remaining challenges, remains in recovery mode. The company had a busy and profitable October. Al Isaac, president of NAI Isaac, told … Continue reading

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Associated Bank’s Hanson, BMO Harris’ Hampton: Multi-family market remains strong

by Dan Rafter Breck Hanson, executive vice president and head of commercial real estate at the Chicago office of Associated Bank, and Dan Hampton, managing director and head of commercial real estate for BMO Harris Bank, have some good news … Continue reading

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Retail market keeps chugging along in Lexington

by Dan Rafter Lexington today benefits from a strong retail market. Al Isaac, president of Lexington’s NAI Isaac, said that in Lexington’s two major retail corridors, the retail vacancy rate is close to 2 percent to 2.5 percent. That’s impressive. … Continue reading

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Is the recovery of the commercial real estate market overblown?

by Dan Rafter The reports all say that commercial real estate activity is on the rise. So do most of the brokers, developers and commercial lenders that I interview. But then I stumble across a commercial real estate pro who … Continue reading

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Midwest distribution portfolio sale ranks as a big one

There are ordinary deals and then there are the big deals. And Jones Lang LaSalle’s sale of the Core Midwest Distribution Portfolio — a five-building, 2.7-million-square-foot portfolio — definitely ranked as a big one. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets group … Continue reading

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Steadfast Income REIT’s Neyland: Big businesses are coming to the Midwest … and that’s good news

Ella Shaw Neyland, president of Irvine, Calif.-based Steadfast Income REIT, knows the multi-family market. And she knows, too, that the states of Indiana and Kentucky are strong markets for this commercial property sector. Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with … Continue reading

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Another big Midwest deal: In-Rel Properties buys Chase Tower in Lexington

The new year isn’t even two weeks old, but already the Midwest has seen its share of important real estate transactions. You can add the acquisition of Chase Tower in the Central Business District of Lexington, Ken., to the list. … Continue reading

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CRE debt bringing country to the next fiscal cliff?

Guest post by Nicholas Coburn, Bloomfield Capital While a majority of America is keenly aware of the housing bubble, and at least somewhat familiar with the unraveling of the European markets, little energy is being focused on what may very … Continue reading

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CBRE brings good news for Louisville industrial market

Will speculative building soon return to Louisville’s industrial sector? That’s the question asked by CBRE in its third-quarter MarketView report on that city’s industrial sector. And the answer? Maybe. I know that’s not a definitive answer. But in today’s commercial … Continue reading

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