Category Archives: national commercial real estate

Boulder Group report: Dollar General, Family Dollar stores continue to dominate dollar store market

by Dan Rafter Dollar General and Family Dollar continue to dominate the dollar store business, according to the latest research by the Boulder Group. The Boulder Group’s second-quarter Net Lease Dollar Store Report analyzes the performance of the dollar store … Continue reading

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Why Realtors need to work to preserve 1031 exchanges

Guest post by Daniel Goodwin, The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies With the Presidential election campaigning in full swing, politicians running for office will eventually be offering up their views on any number of pro-growth tax reforms. For the … Continue reading

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Getting personal with … Walker & Dunlop’s Willy Walker

by Dan Rafter Willy Walker is the chairman and chief executive officer of commercial finance company Walker & Dunlop. He spends a lot of time at work. But not all of his time. So what does Walker do when he’s … Continue reading

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Multi-million-dollar sale offers more proof: Online auctions not just for distressed properties

by Dan Rafter Auction.com in late July made the record books, closing the largest online real estate transaction in history. The Manhattan Towers office property in Manhattan Beach, California, sold for $96.075 million in a custom online auction. The sale … Continue reading

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Worried about investing your dollars in a small apartment building? Don’t be

by Dan Rafter When you think of the booming multifamily market, what comes to mind? New apartment towers stretching 20 stories in the sky? How about sprawling suburban communities with swimming pools, fitness centers and hundreds of units? These larger … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t worry (yet) that developers are bringing too many apartment units in your city

by Dan Rafter It’s common knowledge that the multifamily market remains a hot one across the Midwest and the nation. But sometimes it helps to look at the numbers to see just how strong this commercial sector is. Yardi recently … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield’s numbers: U.S. industrial vacancy rate at lowest point since early 2001

by Dan Rafter Demand still outpaces supply when it comes to industrial real estate throughout the United States. But Cushman & Wakefield researchers say that the demand/supply imbalance in this sector is starting to narrow. Cushman & Wakefield recently released … Continue reading

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