Category Archives: retail

Detroit’s Green Grocer Program helping store owners rejuvenate their groceries

by Dan Rafter Retail is slowly bouncing back after the days of the recession. And there’s one segment that’s particularly strong today: grocery stores. It makes sense, then, that the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. is investing dollars in refurbishing grocery … Continue reading

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VanTrust Real Estate: A culture that breeds success

by Dan Rafter What makes for a successful real estate development company today? The leaders of Kansas City, Mo.-based VanTrust Real Estate don’t have any secret formulas for success. But they do know why their company is thriving today: The … Continue reading

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Hunt Midwest’s Bell: Industrial, multi-family markets boost Kansas City construction activity

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with Mike Bell, general manager of Kansas City’s Hunt Midwest, about the rise in construction activity today in Kansas City. Bell pointed to the industrial and multi-family sectors as the hottest … Continue reading

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Good news: Steady improvement in St. Louis commercial market

By Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with three CRE pros from St. Louis’ Sansone Group, James Sansone, principal; Mark Kornfeld, senior associate for retail and new development; and Jake Corrigan, an industrial specialist with the company. All … Continue reading

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Mid-America’s recent retail sales more proof of the strength of grocer anchors

by Dan Rafter It’s no secret that grocery-anchored retail centers continue to attract the attention of investors throughout the Midwest. And why not? A busy supermarket or high-end grocer brings a steady stream of customers to a retail center, customers … Continue reading

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Cincinnati-area’s Voice of America Centre sells for $68 million

by Dan Rafter Retail centers boasting brand-name department stores and grocers are hot today. More proof of this came in the Cincinnati market, where the Voice of America Centre in West Chester, Ohio, recently sold for a big $68.6 million … Continue reading

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Pop-up stores keep popping up; They’re not just for Halloween

by Dan Rafter Seem like there’s a Halloween pop-up store — open in September, closed by early November — in every strip center in your town? You’re probably wrong. But not by as much as you’d think. Halloween pop-up stores … Continue reading

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