Category Archives: Minnesota real estate

An island community just minutes from Minneapolis? Trammell Crow Company is making it happen

by Dan Rafter High Street Residential is betting that plenty of people would be happy to live in a secluded island community while also enjoying the urban amenities that come with living near the central business district of a major … Continue reading

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Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, Towle Financial Services merger a benefit to both companies

by Dan Rafter Commercial mortgage-banking company Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital will expand its service into the Minneapolis and Detroit markets once it merges in early September with Towle Financial Services. Bellwether Enterprise, headquartered in Cleveland, announced the merger earlier … Continue reading

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Associated Bank’s Hanson: Young consumers continue to boost demand for multi-family housing

by Dan Rafter Younger consumers are choosing to rent in downtown Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland or Detroit. They’ve not making the trek to the suburbs of these communities to buy their starter homes. What is behind this trend? Breck Hanson, executive … Continue reading

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Multi-family market slowing down? Not a chance

by Dan Rafter Downtown Minneapolis. St. Louis. Indianapolis. Downtown Chicago. Ann Arbor, and not just for student housing. The list of Midwest markets in which apartment rents are soaring, vacancies are plummeting and new multi-family buildings are rising is a … Continue reading

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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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