Category Archives: Minnesota real estate

United Properties’ Eva Stevens: A teacher at heart

by Dan Rafter Eva Stevens considers herself a teacher at heart. That’s fortunate: As the new executive vice president and chief operating officer of Minneapolis-based United Properties, Stevens will have plenty of opportunities to teach. That suits this commercial real … Continue reading

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Midwest cities some of the unhealthiest in the country?

by Dan Rafter Here’s the good news: The Midwest has one of the healthiest cities in the country, according to a new study. Unfortunately, it also has the unhealthiest one. A new survey by BetterDoctor.com ranked Minneapolis as the second … Continue reading

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Diverse employment base, pent-up demand behind Twin Cities’ booming apartment market

By Dan Rafter A diverse employment base. That’s what Thomas O’Neil credits for the ongoing boom in apartment construction in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. And O’Neil should know. He’s the vice president of Midwest FHA operations for Minneapolis-based Dougherty Mortgage, … Continue reading

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Dougherty Mortgage: Twin Cities’ multi-family market keeps growing

by Dan Rafter Here’s the big number: Since the beginning of 2010, developers have built more than 110 apartment projects with roughly 13,300 units in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. That’s impressive. And it’s the highlight of Dougherty Mortgage’s Market Viewpoint … Continue reading

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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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