Category Archives: multi-family

Got $2,000? You can rent a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood

by Dan Rafter How expensive is it to rent an apartment in Chicago? Well, it’s not cheap. According to research from home and apartment rental search site Zumper, Chicago ranked as the ninth most expensive rental market in the country … Continue reading

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How did the U.S. become a nation of renters?

by Dan Rafter Why is multi-family so hot? Partly it’s because so many consumers today want to live in the hearts of urban areas. And they don’t want to live only in major cities such as Chicago, New York City … Continue reading

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CBRE wraps retail leasing at Milwaukee’s Avenir mixed-use development

  by Dan Rafter It doesn’t seem like the biggest of retail deals: Zoup! — which, as its name suggests is a national soup-themed restaurant franchise — earlier this year leased 2,230 square feet in Wangard Partners’ Avenir mixed-use project … Continue reading

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WISPARK’s downtown dreams becoming a reality in Oak Creek

by Dan Rafter Developer WISPARK’s plan for the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek, Wis., is far from a small one: Jerry Franke, president of the Milwaukee-based developer, says that WISPARK from day one had dreams of creating a … Continue reading

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Detroit leads nation as highest-yielding apartment market

By Gordon Navarre, Marcus & Millichap The multifamily property sector resoundingly outperformed industry expectations in 2014. With the national vacancy rate at equilibrium or tighter for the previous four years, enormous pent-up demand surpassed the total number of units delivered. … 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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Walker & Dunlop, Wells Fargo and Berkadia Commercial ranked as top Fannie Mae DUS lenders last year

by Dan Rafter Fannie Mae’s multi-family financing business boomed in 2014, with the company reporting that it provided $28.9 billion in financing to this market during the year. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s followed the fortunes … Continue reading

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