Category Archives: retail

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

Posted in Dayton, multi-family, office, Ohio commercial real estate, retail | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Columbus real estate, multi-family, office, Ohio commercial real estate, retail | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

For a truly happy 4th of July? We need a stronger middle class

by Dan Rafter The national economy is still in recovery mode. Developers are planning more apartment buildings. Grocery-anchored retail centers are popping up everywhere from Columbus to Omaha. There’s even been a return to spec industrial building, with new industrial … Continue reading

Posted in industrial real estate, multi-family, national commercial real estate, residential real estate, retail | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Minneapolis commercial real estate, Minnesota real estate, multi-family, office, retail | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Minneapolis commercial real estate, Minnesota real estate, multi-family, office, retail | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A new look for Walgreens as the reinvention of retail continues

by Dan Rafter You know exactly what you’ll find when you step into that Walgreens store on the corner in your neighborhood: Makeup, lotion, 2-liter bottles of pop, discounted DVDs and disposable cameras. But what if you stepped into a … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Commercial Real Estate, Illinois, Illinois real estate, Minneapolis commercial real estate, Minnesota real estate, retail | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cincinnati commercial real estate, multi-family, office, Ohio commercial real estate, retail | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making grocery stores more appealing in Detroit

by Dan Rafter How important are grocery stores to urban areas? Brokers today will tell you that the most successful retail strip centers are those anchored by grocery stores. After all, people still have to shop for groceries even if … Continue reading

Posted in Detroit commercial real estate, Michigan commercial real estate, retail | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The resurgence of downtowns

by Dan Rafter Downtowns matter, more than ever. That’s the message from commercial real estate pros working in cities across the Midwest. Consider Columbus. Richard Schuen, chief executive officer and principal with Colliers International in this Ohio city, says that … Continue reading

Posted in Cleveland commercial real estate, Columbus real estate, Missouri commercial real estate, multi-family, office, Ohio commercial real estate, retail, St. Louis real estate | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kansas City: A commercial market on the rise

by Dan Rafter Mark Long, senior vice president, principal and director of sales and leasing with Kansas City’s newly renamed Newmark Grubb Zimmer, has seen his region’s commercial real estate activity steadily rise. Today, Kansas City is in the middle … Continue reading

Posted in industrial real estate, Kansas City commercial real estate, Missouri commercial real estate, multi-family, office, retail | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment