Category Archives: Minneapolis commercial real estate

OneVillage Partners — with a big assist from Twin Cities CRE community — making a big impact in Sierra Leone

by Dan Rafter Before he ever made his mark in Minneapolis’ commercial real estate industry, Jeff Hall seved in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone in Africa. Hall lived in Sierra Leone in the late 1980s for two years, spending … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Square set to make big impact in downtown Minneapolis

by Dan Rafter The Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA and the Lynx of the WNBA have moved into their new training center and corporate headquarters in the center of downtown Minneapolis, the newly rejuvenated and renamed Mayo Clinic Square. And … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: To attract top young workers, businesses need to make big changes

by Dan Rafter Here is a staggering figure, courtesy of the Deloitte Millennial Survey: By the year 2025, Millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce. That’s big news. And for businesses, the message is clear: They need … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap’s prediction: Expect plenty of retail activity through rest of 2015

by Dan Rafter The retailers are following the people. That’s why so many new shops are opening in the downtowns of Midwest cities today. Retailers need shoppers. And a growing number of the most valued shoppers — young adults under … Continue reading

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CSM Corporation’s Scott Moe: Industrial market in full boom mode

  by Dan Rafter Scott Moe counts Brooklyn Park as one of the most aggressive communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area when it comes to attracting new business. That’s why Moe isn’t surprised that CSM Corporation’s Boone Avenue Business Center … Continue reading

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Thanks to Oppidan, grocery-anchored retail trend comes to Twin Cities-area lakeside community

by Dan Rafter Excelsior had long been known mostly as a resort town, one that attracted tourists from the Twin Cities — just about 12 miles away — and beyond during the summer months but was quiet when the temperatures … Continue reading

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Clang! Clang! The trolley — and streetcar — are coming to provide a boost to Midwest cities

by Dan Rafter Husch Blackwell attorneys Doug Stone and David Richardson have learned a lot about streetcars and trolleys. They can tell you why a streetcar isn’t the same thing as a cable car and why a trolley isn’t the … Continue reading

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