Category Archives: national commercial real estate

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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Chain Store Guide report: Most adults still not confident in U.S. economy

by Dan Rafter How strong would you say the U.S. economy is today? If you’re like the majority of U.S. adults, you wouldn’t call it strong at all. That’s the consensus from the July Consumer Spending Report from Chain Store … Continue reading

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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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