Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Auction.com report: Commercial real estate deal volume hits new high in first quarter

by Dan Rafter Auction.com recently shared some good news with commercial real estate pros: According to the company’s first-quarter Commercial Real Estate Market Monitor, the commercial real estate industry is in the middle of a strong recovery. Auction.com reported that … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield, DTZ create another mega-firm with $2 billion deal

by Dan Rafter Brett White just became an even bigger name in the commercial real estate industry across the Midwest and the country. White is the new chairman and chief executive officer of the newly created mega-firm that will result … Continue reading

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The best and worst states for business: Where does your home state rank?

by Dan Rafter What states do CEOs prefer? Texas, Florida and North Carolina top their list, according to the 2015 Best and Worst States for Business survey from Chief Executive Magazine. The magazine prints its list every year. CEOs rank … Continue reading

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Consumers are getting more confident — but how long could they survive if they lost their jobs?

by Dan Rafter To sell more of their t-shirts, gym shoes, hammers and love seats, chain stores need one thing: consumers who are confident in the economy. There’s good news on that front from the Chain Store Guide. The guide’s … Continue reading

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Some good news from DTZ: Office vacancy rate keeps falling

by Dan Rafter The national office sector continues to improve. This isn’t surprising: The U.S. economy is slowly improving, too. Check out the video above to see what DTZ thinks about the performance of the U.S. office market in the … Continue reading

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How long did you wait for your Big Mac yesterday? Was it 204 seconds or so?

by Dan Rafter Ordering a fast-food lunch from a hamburger chain? You can expect to wait at the drive-through lane about 204 seconds — or less than two minutes — before you receive your food. And if you’re ordering from … Continue reading

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Grocery store owners, your sales are rising. How about hiring some more cashiers?

by Dan Rafter Grocery stores are thriving today as the U.S. economy continues its rebound, with Progressive Grocer Magazine reporting that this sector of the retail industry accounted for more than $638 billion in sales in 2014. The same source … Continue reading

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