Category Archives: Minnesota real estate

Lee & Associates’ Rinkov: This is a great time to be in commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter The top managers with Lee & Associates gathered earlier this month at the Langham hotel in Chicago’s River North neighborhood to discuss the state of the commercial real estate market and the company’s plans for the future. … Continue reading

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The Radisson Blu has opened its doors. Will more luxury lodging follow it to downtown Minneapolis?

by Dan Rafter Nathan Hall has a prediction: The new Radisson Blu hotel in downtown Minneapolis will set off a chain reaction that will bring a series of new luxury lodging choices to the city’s center. Hall, senior project director … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Downtown East project taking shape in Minneapolis

by Dan Rafter Ryan Companies US and Wells Fargo broke ground on the massive Downtown East mixed-use development in downtown Minneapolis in late spring. And since that time? Tony Barranco, vice president of development with Ryan Companies, said that the … Continue reading

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A video look at Ryan Companies’ $400 million Downtown East development

by Dan Rafter Downtown Minneapolis will be a changed place once the Downtown East mixed-use project led by Ryan Companies US takes shape. Downtown East, of course, is the $400 million mixed-use development being built now on a five-block, 12.5-acre … Continue reading

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A new look for Walgreens as the reinvention of retail continues

by Dan Rafter You know exactly what you’ll find when you step into that Walgreens store on the corner in your neighborhood: Makeup, lotion, 2-liter bottles of pop, discounted DVDs and disposable cameras. But what if you stepped into a … Continue reading

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Building big: Kraus-Anderson set to wrap construction of largest off-campus student-housing development in Minnesota

by Dan Rafter The Marshall, the new student-housing complex scheduled to open by the start of this academic year in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood, is a big project. How big? As John Solberg, a vice president with construction manager Kraus-Anderson Construction … Continue reading

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Click on the picture: Kraus-Anderson ready to wrap construction on largest off-campus student-housing project in Minnesota

by Dan Rafter The Marshall, the largest off-campus student-housing complex ever built in the state of Minnesota, is on schedule to open its doors and accept its first University of Minnesota student residents at the start of the fall academic … Continue reading

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Looking for financing? Here’s what you need

By Dan Rafter It’s easier today to get financing for the new hotels, multi-family buildings and strip centers that you want to build. And if you want to purchase that office tower in downtown, you’ll find plenty of banks and … Continue reading

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Image matters: Making your commercial properties look their best

by Dan Rafter Kai Milota, director of sales with Plymouth, Minn.-based Twin City Outdoor Services, says his company has a simple goal: It wants to save the owners of commercial buildings money. And the company does this through its surface-restoration … Continue reading

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Wayne Schiferl: Helping developers bring affordable housing to Minnesota

by Dan Rafter Wayne Schiferl, a tax partner in the construction/real estate group of accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has extensive experience in affordable housing and real estate land development. Schiferl also boasts a deep understanding of what … Continue reading

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