Category Archives: office

Revving the engines: Improving investment sales in Michigan and the Midwest

Guest post by Bill Bubniak, senior vice president, director of investment sales, Farbman Group In recent years, Midwest real estate—particularly Michigan real estate—has in many ways gone the way of the auto industry: the market is continuing to move in … Continue reading

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Friedman: Expect commercial lending to rise in 2014 and beyond

By Dan Rafter Optimistic. That’s what officials at Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions are about the future of commercial real estate lending. Developers should find it easier today — and in the future — to acquire the … Continue reading

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Back to the city: The re-urbanization movement brings opportunities

By Aaron Lanski, Managing Director, Chicago office of BMO Harris Bank Over the past few years, economic and demographic trends have led to what’s known as reurbanization—the movement of residents from the suburbs back to urban areas. Because much of … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley’s Michael Mayer: Building a real estate career one relationship at a time

by Dan Rafter When Michael Mayer graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he had one plan: It was time to enroll in law school. Then his father intervened, telling Mayer that he should first … Continue reading

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Urban Land Institute, E&Y: Expect commercial real estate transaction volume to keep rising

by Dan Rafter The most experienced, and brightest, real estate industry minds are saying good things about commercial real estate today. And for that, commercial brokers must be thankful. After all, the commercial real estate industry has been a challenging … Continue reading

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An evolving office market in Cleveland

by Dan Rafter Brian Hurtuk knows the Cleveland office market. He’s managing director and executive vice president with the Cleveland office of Colliers International. And he’s long studied the office trends in this market. What he sees today is an … Continue reading

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Succeeding in property management? It’s not easy

by Dan Rafter Property management has become an increasingly popular way for commercial real estate firms to add to their bottom lines. But succeeding in property management is no simple task. Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke to Michael Kalil, … Continue reading

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Did the bankruptcy signal a new start in Detroit?

by Dan Rafter A new balance sheet. That’s what David Friedman, president and chief executive officer of Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Friedman Integrated Real Estate Services, says Detroit now has following the city’s bankruptcy filing last year. “I don’t think that … Continue reading

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The value of stability: Steady recovery continues in Omaha CRE market

by Dan Rafter Trenton Magid, principal and founder of Omaha’s World Group Commercial Real Estate, describes the Omaha commercial real estate market as a stable one. And he’s far from alone. The brokers doing business in Nebraska’s largest city say … Continue reading

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NAI Isaac’s Al Isaac: Retail on the rise in Lexington

by Dan Rafter Retail is on the rise in Lexington, with three major retail developments set to bring new energy to the heart of this key Kentucky market. And for Al Isaac, president of Lexington’s NAI Isaac, this is good … Continue reading

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