Category Archives: Minnesota real estate

Marcus & Millichap: Retail sector on the rebound, but Midwest cities lagging

by Dan Rafter How busy was the retail sector in the United States last year? Marcus & Millichap says that retailers absorbed nearly 75 million square feet in 2014. That easily eclipsed the nearly 40 million square feet of new … Continue reading

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Zeller Realty Group’s Herron: Property management and the power of predictable revenues

by Dan Rafter During the economic downturn, commercial real estate firms were reminded of just how important their property management divisions are to their annual bottom lines. Property management, after all, provides CRE firms with the kind of stable, predictable … Continue reading

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Sara Investment Real Estate’s Dalsin: Madison, Minneapolis and other Midwest markets attracting more investment dollars

by Dan Rafter Traci Dalsin, president of Madison, Wis.-based Sara Investment Real Estate, has good news: Investors are pumping more dollars into commercial real estate in the Madison market. And that’s just the beginning. Dalsin says several major markets across … Continue reading

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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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