Category Archives: Minnesota 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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Minneapolis’ Doran Companies gets a boost: Will manage Robert Muir Company’s retail centers in Twin Cities

by Dan Rafter Bloomington, Minn.-based Doran Companies just boosted its property management portfolio by five regional shopping centers. That’s because officials with Robert Muir Company are closing the company’s operations and management offices in Edina, Minn. In doing so, the … Continue reading

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RE/MAX’s Hulsey: To maximize the service, maximize the marketing, too

by Dan Rafter Mark Hulsey, managing broker of RE/MAX Results Commercial in Saint Paul, Minn., has a simple philosophy about the importance of marketing: If you want to maximize the service that you provide to clients, you must maximize your … Continue reading

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Juggling fire, raising bees and making pickles: The CRE pros at Ryan Companies know how to live outside the office

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate professionals work hard. (At least the successful ones do.) But this doesn’t mean that they don’t have lives outside the office. Just look at the CRE pros working for Minneapolis’ Ryan Companies US. One … Continue reading

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Tenants flocking to newly renovated RBC Plaza in downtown Minneapolis

by Dan Rafter KBS Capital Advisors took a risk earlier this year when they approved plans to merge two key buildings on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Today, though, that risk is paying off as new tenants continue to … Continue reading

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Oppidan has big plans for potential Minnesota power center. But what will Gander Mountain do?

by Dan Rafter Oppidan Investment Company has big plans for Baxter, Minn., a resort town located about a two-hours drive north of Minneapolis. But these plans hinge on the plans of Gander Mountain. The retailer is leasing a 117,000-square-foot retail … Continue reading

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United Properties: Bringing a new kind of office building to Minneapolis’ Target Field Station

by Dan Rafter The North Loop area of downtown Minneapolis has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. The development of Target Field Station — the light-rail commuter station located adjacent to the new home of the … Continue reading

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