Category Archives: St. Louis real estate

Is Tom+Chee the next Chick-fil-A? In the Midwest it appears to be so

by Dan Rafter You might have seen the founders of Tom+Chee, Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward, on season 4 of ABC’s popular TV show Shark Tank. Back then, the entrepreneurs were seeking dollars from the show’s panel of investors to … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Retail sector on the rebound, but Midwest cities lagging

by Dan Rafter How busy was the retail sector in the United States last year? Marcus & Millichap says that retailers absorbed nearly 75 million square feet in 2014. That easily eclipsed the nearly 40 million square feet of new … Continue reading

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Sara Investment Real Estate’s Dalsin: Madison, Minneapolis and other Midwest markets attracting more investment dollars

by Dan Rafter Traci Dalsin, president of Madison, Wis.-based Sara Investment Real Estate, has good news: Investors are pumping more dollars into commercial real estate in the Madison market. And that’s just the beginning. Dalsin says several major markets across … Continue reading

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The state of real estate in St. Louis? DTZ says it’s pretty good

by Dan Rafter What’s the state of real estate in St. Louis? According to DTZ, expect steady growth in the commercial real estate market in this city in 2015. DTZ held its annual The State of Real Estate St. Louis … Continue reading

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HOK: The challenges, and rewards, of bringing new stadiums to the public

by Dan Rafter Brad Schrock played sports — as many as he could — throughout his high school years. And as he worked his way through college to become an architect, he remained, in his own words, a “huge” sports … Continue reading

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Gateway Commercial has the good news: St. Louis industrial market sees record amount of absorption

by Dan Rafter Vacancies are down and absorption is up in St. Louis’ industrial real estate market. That’s the good news from the fourth quarter industrial report from Cushman & Wakefield|Gateway Commercial. How strong was St. Louis’ industrial market last … Continue reading

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The right formula for St. Louis: As unemployment rate falls, so do office vacancies

by Dan Rafter It’s a simple formula: As the unemployment rate dips, vacancy rates in the office sector dip. And that’s what is happening now in the St. Louis market, according to the latest research from Colliers International. The U.S. … Continue reading

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