Category Archives: office

Associated Bank: Opening a universe of possibilities with new REIT division

by Dan Rafter Associated Bank has long been active in the Middle Market space in the Midwest. But the bank’s leaders had bigger plans: They wanted to expand into the corporate real estate space. And to do that, Associated Bank … Continue reading

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A robust office market? The numbers from DTZ say it’s so

by Dan Rafter The office market was one of the commercial sectors hit hardest during the worst days of the recession. The good news, though, is that this sector is now firmly in rebound mode. That’s the takeaway from the … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: Companies still don’t know how to attract Millennial talent

by Dan Rafter What do businesses have to do to convince Millennials to work for them? Offer them a job, might be the cynical answer. But with unemployment slowly falling, businesses might find themselves actually competing for the most-talented Millennials. … Continue reading

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RE/MAX’s Hulsey: To maximize the service, maximize the marketing, too

by Dan Rafter Mark Hulsey, managing broker of RE/MAX Results Commercial in Saint Paul, Minn., has a simple philosophy about the importance of marketing: If you want to maximize the service that you provide to clients, you must maximize your … Continue reading

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RGA headquarters building to add visual flair to St. Louis’ I-64 corridor

by Dan Rafter St. Louis’ Interstate-64 corridor is getting a bit more exciting. That’s thanks to the new $150 million Reinsurance Group of America global headquarters designed by Fox Architects and international architecture firm Gensler. The 405,000-square-foot stone, glass and … Continue reading

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BOMA Chicago’s T.J. Brookover: Ready for a year of growth, challenges

by Dan Rafter T.J. Brookover, regional manager for AmTrust Realty Corp. in Chicago, has a busy year ahead of him. In November, he was elected president of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago, better known as BOMA/Chicago. Midwest … Continue reading

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To sell or not to sell? Even Hamlet wouldn’t puzzle over this one

by Bill Bubniak Executive Vice President, Farbman Group “To sell or not to sell?” Hamlet himself would have had no trouble making this decision. Across the Midwest, a convergence of market forces, a favorable supply-and-demand curve and fortuitous financial factors … Continue reading

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