Category Archives: Minneapolis commercial real estate

Back to the city: The re-urbanization movement brings opportunities

By Aaron Lanski, Managing Director, Chicago office of BMO Harris Bank Over the past few years, economic and demographic trends have led to what’s known as reurbanization—the movement of residents from the suburbs back to urban areas. Because much of … Continue reading

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Fashion retailer makes seven-year commitment to Minneapolis City Center

by Dan Rafter Shorenstein Properties has been working hard to boost activity at the Minneapolis City Center, a key downtown retail center. And on April 7, the company, and the center, received some good news: Fashion retailer Len signed a … Continue reading

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It’s official: Cabela’s loves Minnesota

by Dan Rafter Wes Remmer doesn’t hesitate: Yes, Cabela’s loves Minnesota and its people. Cabela’s Incorporated, the giant retailer specializing in hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will prove this once again on May 15. That’s when the newest Minnesota Cabela’s … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Oppidan: Work during the Great Recession paved the way for today’s success

by Dan Rafter How good of a year did Oppidan Investment Company have in 2013? The development firm based in Minnetonka, Minn., developed 783,467 square feet of property across the country in the second half of the year alone. That … Continue reading

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Laurus Corporation makes first acquisition in Minneapolis market

by Dan Rafter Minneapolis’ commercial real estate success is no secret. Just ask officials with Laurus Corporation. The Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development firm at the end of January made its first acquisition in the Minneapolis area, purchasing … Continue reading

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Can you afford to live in Cleveland? How about St. Louis or Minneapolis?

by Dan Rafter How much do you have to make each year to own a home in Cleveland? What about Chicago or St. Louis? Consumer mortgage site HSH.com recently ranked the annual salaries you’d need to make to afford a … Continue reading

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The power of the pop-up store

by Dan Rafter There was a time when pop-up leases were only signed by Halloween or Christmas retailers, eager to get into a shopping center for a few weeks during their big selling seasons. That’s changing, though. Today, a growing … Continue reading

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Dougherty Mortgage’s Tim Larkin: Demand for multi-family remains strong as ever

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News spoke to Tim Larkin, senior vice president with Minneapolis’ Dougherty Mortgage, about the high demand for apartment projects in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest. Larkin told us that the multi-family market … Continue reading

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Arbor’s Mike Jehle: It’s easier today for multi-family developers to qualify for financing

by Dan Rafter The multi-family market remains a strong one in the Midwest, with new projects rising in markets from Minneapolis to Chicago to St. Louis. But what do developers need to do today to receive funding for their new … Continue reading

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Big changes coming to Minneapolis’ RBC Plaza

by Dan Rafter Big changes keep coming to downtown Minneapolis. And now more are coming to a key address in the city’s Central Business District, 555 Nicollett Mall, home of the building formerly known as Gaviidae Common II. That four-story … Continue reading

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