Category Archives: Minnesota real estate

Duluth finds the right formula: Natural beauty, strong workforce brings the businesses

by Dan Rafter Don Ness has been serving as the mayor of Duluth since 2007, when he won election among a field of 12 candidates. Four years later, Ness was popular enough to become the first mayor of this Minnesota … Continue reading

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The good news? Demand for new construction is on the rise. The bad? So are its costs

by Dan Rafter Demand for new construction is on the rise. Too bad costs are, too. That’s the takeaway from a new report on non-residential construction activity by JLL. According to the report, commercial construction activity should rise in 2015. … Continue reading

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Expect a good year for Minneapolis’ signature office tower

by Dan Rafter Jon Dahl doesn’t hesitate when asked what makes the IDS Center officer tower in downtown Minneapolis so special: “It’s the most iconic centerpiece of downtown,” he said. “It’s always been the skyline-defining building of Minneapolis.” That’s why … Continue reading

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Morrissey’s view: Twin Cities hotel sector stronger than ever

by Dan Rafter Bill Morrissey has never seen a stronger hotel market in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market than the one he’s working in now. This is good timing. St. Paul, Minn.-based Morrissey Hospitality Companies is developing a four-story Hilton Home2 … Continue reading

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Are Midwest CRE pros getting enough exercise? Probably not

by Dan Rafter How healthy are all the commercial real estate pros selling office buildings and apartment towers throughout the Midwest? Not very, according to the latest survey from BetterDoctor.com. BetterDoctor ranked the top-50 most physically active cities in the … Continue reading

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The Weidt Group: Commercial building owners increasingly focusing on energy efficiency

by Dan Rafter When a building consumes less energy, it’s greener, it’s kinder to the environment. That’s nice. But the owners of commercial buildings – apartment towers, strip centers, warehouses – are more interested in a different kind of green: … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq: 2014 best year for CRE in Twin Cities since recession

by Dan Rafter Last year was the best year for commercial real estate activity in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market since before the recession. Don’t believe us? Just ask Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq. The real estate firm released its latest Compass Report … Continue reading

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