Category Archives: retail

Baum Realty Group’s investment sales team celebrates impressive run of Chicago-area sales

by Dan Rafter Baum Realty Group’s investment sales team of Danny Spitz and Greg Dietz recently celebrated an impressive feat: The pair brokered the sales of five multi-million dollar properties in the Chicago area. The team’s big deals included a … Continue reading

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Lormax Stern and Macomb Mall enjoying a retail success story in Michigan

by Dan Rafter The Great Mall of the Great Plains is just the latest: The community mall in Olathe, Kansas, will shut down in the fall of this year. The mall, which opened in 1997, was less than half full … Continue reading

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Sperry Van Ness’ Pliska: Now is the time to invest in Detroit

by Dan Rafter Robert Pliska, owner and managing director with Sperry Van Ness|Property Investment Advisors in Birmingham, Michigan, likes what he sees these days in Detroit. Yes, the city has plenty of work ahead of it. But it’s also on … Continue reading

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Big crowd celebrates strengthening market during MREN’s Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit

by Dan Rafter More than 200 commercial real estate professionals attended Midwest Real Estate News’ Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit: A Gathering of Industry Experts in early April at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, the new hotel in downtown Columbus … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield set to make history with 669 Mag Mile?

by Dan Rafter Cushman & Wakefield might be on the verge of some Chicago retail history now that it is marketing the three-building portfolio known as 669 Mag Mile. The company is handling the sales efforts of three prime properties … Continue reading

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Corner Bakery set to open 13 locations in greater Cleveland market

by Dan Rafter Corner Bakery Cafe is set to make a big impact in the Cleveland market. The restaurant chain — one firmly in the hot fast-casual market — in the second quarter closed a 13-location deal for the Cleveland … Continue reading

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How long did you wait for your Big Mac yesterday? Was it 204 seconds or so?

by Dan Rafter Ordering a fast-food lunch from a hamburger chain? You can expect to wait at the drive-through lane about 204 seconds — or less than two minutes — before you receive your food. And if you’re ordering from … Continue reading

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