Category Archives: office

Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq: Commercial real estate market sizzling in Twin Cities

by Dan Rafter How hot is the Twin Cities’ commercial real estate market? The latest Compass report from Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq tells the story: New construction activity here is soaring, but vacancy rates are not. The overall vacancy rate in … Continue reading

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Clocking In: Strategies real estate professionals can use to attract companies to quality suburban office product

Guest post by Andrew Farbman, CEO, Farbman Group With an increasingly competitive Midwest office market continuing to perform well, there is renewed interest in different categories of office product in the region. In the last 12 to 18 months, quality … Continue reading

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Bell State Bank & Trust purchases iconic office building in suburban Twin Cities, ready to expand in Minneapolis/St. Paul

by Dan Rafter Todd Lee believes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. So do his fellow executives at Fargo, North Dakota-based Bell State Bank & Trust. It’s why the bank recently purchased the 15-story Northland Plaza office tower in the Twin … Continue reading

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Comfort matters when it comes to modern office space

by Dan Rafter What amenities are office tenants looking for today? Mason Awtry, president of Chicago’s Rightsize Facility Performance, said that comfort is the key today when it comes to modern office space. Office owners are focusing on making sure … Continue reading

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Avison Young: Demand for office space on the rise in Columbus

by Dan Rafter Millennials are looking for jobs in downtown Columbus. Credit this partly to The Ohio State University, which continues to pump out well-educated graduates, many of which don’t want to leave Columbus after they are done with their … Continue reading

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Multi-million-dollar sale offers more proof: Online auctions not just for distressed properties

by Dan Rafter Auction.com in late July made the record books, closing the largest online real estate transaction in history. The Manhattan Towers office property in Manhattan Beach, California, sold for $96.075 million in a custom online auction. The sale … Continue reading

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Want to develop an office building that attracts today’s top employers? Better include residential-style amenities

by Dan Rafter Companies that want to attract and retain the best employees gain an advantage when they do business from office buildings that offer such amenities as modern fitness centers, cafes, retailers and rooftop patios. Just ask Bob Pfefferle, … Continue reading

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