Category Archives: St. Louis real estate

What to do with that piece of land? The Urban Land Institute’s TAP panels can help

by Dan Rafter Dorsett Road is a busy one as it cuts through the city of Maryland Heights in Missouri. One end of the road is filled with typical suburban strip malls and shopping centers. The other end is surrounded … Continue reading

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Intelica CRE: St. Louis to remain a strong industrial market in 2014

by Dan Rafter Can you guess which market ranked 16th in the United States in industrial transaction volume in 2013? The answer, which might be a surprise to some, is St. Louis. The truth is, St. Louis has long been … Continue reading

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Colliers International: St. Louis office market continues slow recovery

by Dan Rafter The good news from the fourth-quarter 2013 St. Louis office report from Colliers International? Office vacancies are falling across the St. Louis market. The bad news? Those vacancies are still too high. Colliers reported that the overall … Continue reading

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The EB-5 project can help fund new Midwest developments – but there might be a learning curve

Excerpt compiled by Merri Cross, manager of business development, Dentons How interested are St. Louis-area real estate and development pros in the Gateway to the Midwest Investment Center? More than 100 of them attended the Nov. 19 presentation by Dentons … Continue reading

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New Ikea another sign that St. Louis’ retail market is on the rebound

by Dan Rafter You know your retail market is on the upswing when Swedish furniture giant Ikea is ready to move in. And that’s what’s happening now in St. Louis. Ikea in early December made it official: The furniture retailer … Continue reading

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St. Louis office market reaches milestone in third quarter

by Dan Rafter For the first time in more than four years — and only the second time since 2007 — the St. Louis office market has seen two straight quarters of at least 100,000 square feet of positive absorption. … Continue reading

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McCarthy Building Companies and the art of expansion projects

by Dan Rafter There’s an art to expansion projects. Kevin Williams, vice president of science and technology for St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, knows this. “The biggest challenge is connecting the expansion to the existing building,” Williams said. “You don’t … Continue reading

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Associated Bank’s Hanson, BMO Harris’ Hampton: Multi-family market remains strong

by Dan Rafter Breck Hanson, executive vice president and head of commercial real estate at the Chicago office of Associated Bank, and Dan Hampton, managing director and head of commercial real estate for BMO Harris Bank, have some good news … Continue reading

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St. Louis’ Gershman Commercial Real Estate looking forward to the next six decades

For six decades, Solon Gershman has been closing commercial real estate deals in St. Louis. The company, of course, will keep doing this. But now it will close office, industrial and retail deals under a new name, Gershman Commercial Real … Continue reading

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Balke Brown Transwestern: Filling a need in St. Louis’ underserved multi-family market

by Dan Rafter Steve Brown, chief executive officer of St. Louis-based Balke Brown Transwestern, is the father of four members of Generation Y, those young adults born in the early 1980s through the early 2000s. He knows that his children … Continue reading

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