Category Archives: Minneapolis commercial real estate

Want to develop an office building that attracts today’s top employers? Better include residential-style amenities

by Dan Rafter Companies that want to attract and retain the best employees gain an advantage when they do business from office buildings that offer such amenities as modern fitness centers, cafes, retailers and rooftop patios. Just ask Bob Pfefferle, … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t worry (yet) that developers are bringing too many apartment units in your city

by Dan Rafter It’s common knowledge that the multifamily market remains a hot one across the Midwest and the nation. But sometimes it helps to look at the numbers to see just how strong this commercial sector is. Yardi recently … Continue reading

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What do investors love? Strip centers anchored by grocery stores … still

by Dan Rafter Stability. That’s the word Joe Girardi uses when talking about the retail strip centers across the Midwest that are anchored by a Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, Meijer or other grocery stores. These are the retail centers … Continue reading

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Suburbs or city? In the Midwest, the suburbs win in the Chicago area, but the city rules if you live in Cincinnati or Memphis

by Dan Rafter People increasingly want to live in the hearts of big cities, right? It makes sense to live where you work. Getting to your job is easier. You’ll be less stressed if you can avoid sitting on crowded … Continue reading

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DTZ: Twin Cities industrial market keeps getting stronger

by Dan Rafter How strong is the industrial market in the Twin Cities? The strongest it’s been in a decade. That’s the takeaway from DTZ’s first-half industrial market report for the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. According to DTZ, the overall vacancy … Continue reading

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One Southdale Place: A taste of urban living in the suburbs

by Dan Rafter You don’t have to live in the center of a big city to get a taste of urban living. The One Southdale Place luxury apartment complex in the Twin Cities suburb of Edina, Minnesota, is a good … Continue reading

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The Midwest’s secondary markets are seeing a boom in mixed-use development

by Dan Rafter A new study by CBRE Group says that secondary markets in the Midwest are seeing a boom of mixed-use urban development and population growth. The CBRE study says that markets such as Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis … Continue reading

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