Category Archives: national commercial real estate

NAI Global’s Olshonsky: Constantly finding new challenges in commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter Jay Olshonsky, president of NAI Global, has worked in commercial real estate for more than three decades. And as he leads an organization with 375 offices, he’s constantly finding new challenges to overcome. Midwest Real Estate News … Continue reading

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Foreclosures still dragging down housing market

by Dan Rafter There are still too many housing foreclosures in the United States. That’s the takeaway from the latest foreclosure report from RealtyTrac. The company found that in May foreclosure filings were reported on 126,868 U.S. properties. That’s up … Continue reading

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Helping Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A and other quick-service chains beat back the Chipotles and Smashburgers of the world

  by Dan Rafter Chipotle, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Smashburger grab the headlines today. These chains are part of the growing fast-casual restaurant category. And consumers today prefer this segment to traditional fast food. Just ask McDonald’s and … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac: Rising apartment rents aren’t turning more renters into homeowners

by Dan Rafter Are U.S. adults buying more homes now that apartment rents are on the rise? It doesn’t look like it. According to the latest research from Freddie Mac, most renters are staying with apartment living even as rents … Continue reading

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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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