Category Archives: office

Dayton ready for its first Costco Wholesale store

by Dan Rafter The Dayton market will soon get its first Costco Wholesale store thanks in part to Oberer Companies. The new store, which will include 148,000 square feet and a gas station, is scheduled to open in November of … Continue reading

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Nationwide Realty: Making a big investment in Grandview Yard

by Dan Rafter Nationwide Realty Investors is ready to make a big commitment to the Grandview Yard mixed-use development in Grandview Heights, Ohio. Nationwide plans to build a 500,000-square-foot campus for its employees, a 135-room hotel and 13,000-square-foot conference center … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: Office vacancies hit lowest point in five years

by Dan Rafter Office vacancies across their country dropped to their lowest point in five years in the second quarter of this year. That’s the good news from the second-quarter office snapshot released by Cushman & Wakefield. And even better … Continue reading

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Steady improvements in the Columbus office market

by Dan Rafter The economy is gaining strength throughout Ohio. It makes sense, then, that the office market in the state’s capital city would also see improvement. And that’s exactly what’s happening, according to the second-quarter Columbus office report released … Continue reading

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Preserving the memory of Chicago’s Tower Club

by Dan Rafter For nearly 100 years, Chicago business leaders, celebrities and politicians drank martinis on the 39th floor of the city’s Civic Opera House. That floor was the longtime home of the Tower Club, a social club founded in … Continue reading

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A new future for Cleveland’s iconic Standard Building

by Dan Rafter The Standard Building has never been one to disappear into the Cleveland skyline. The building, which stands 282 feet and 20 stories tall, was the second-tallest in Cleveland when it opened at the southwest corner of Ontario … Continue reading

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Bear Construction Company: Still thriving, three decades later

by Dan Rafter Succeeding in the competitive construction business is no easy task. But Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Bear Construction Company has not only succeeded, it’s thrived. The company is now celebrating its 30th year in business. Today, Bear Construction has … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Downtown East project taking shape in Minneapolis

by Dan Rafter Ryan Companies US and Wells Fargo broke ground on the massive Downtown East mixed-use development in downtown Minneapolis in late spring. And since that time? Tony Barranco, vice president of development with Ryan Companies, said that the … Continue reading

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A video look at Ryan Companies’ $400 million Downtown East development

by Dan Rafter Downtown Minneapolis will be a changed place once the Downtown East mixed-use project led by Ryan Companies US takes shape. Downtown East, of course, is the $400 million mixed-use development being built now on a five-block, 12.5-acre … Continue reading

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General Electric makes nearly $90 million investment in Cincinnati’s The Banks mixed-use development

  by Dan Rafter General Electric is making a big investment in The Banks, a mixed-use development in downtown Cincinnati — nearly $90 million big. The company announced this month that it will build a 338,000-square-foot 10-story office building at … Continue reading

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