Category Archives: retail

Lee & Associates’ Courtney: The grocers, restaurants keep flocking to Indianapolis

by Dan Rafter People like to eat, whether the economy is soaring or struggling. Just look at Indianapolis. Grocers and restaurateurs are announcing new shops in the city on a seemingly daily basis. And both are providing a boost to … Continue reading

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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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Fashion retailer makes seven-year commitment to Minneapolis City Center

by Dan Rafter Shorenstein Properties has been working hard to boost activity at the Minneapolis City Center, a key downtown retail center. And on April 7, the company, and the center, received some good news: Fashion retailer Len signed a … Continue reading

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LANE4 Propety Group asks the public: What should we do with pair of Overland Park shopping malls?

by Dan Rafter What will happen to the Metcalf South and 95 West shopping centers in Overland Park, Kansas? Developer LANE4 Property Group is turning to the public for answers to that question. LANE4 Property Group will host two public … 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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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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It’s official: Cabela’s loves Minnesota

by Dan Rafter Wes Remmer doesn’t hesitate: Yes, Cabela’s loves Minnesota and its people. Cabela’s Incorporated, the giant retailer specializing in hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will prove this once again on May 15. That’s when the newest Minnesota Cabela’s … 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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NAI Martens’ Johnson: Wichita is diversifying

Municipal and business leaders in Wichita have learned an important lesson: The city can’t rely solely on the aviation and aerospace businesses. That’s why city leaders today are working to attract a diverse group of businesses to the city, everything … Continue reading

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