Category Archives: St. Paul commercial real estate

Back to the city: The re-urbanization movement brings opportunities

By Aaron Lanski, Managing Director, Chicago office of BMO Harris Bank Over the past few years, economic and demographic trends have led to what’s known as reurbanization—the movement of residents from the suburbs back to urban areas. Because much of … Continue reading

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Hipsters surprisingly fond of the Midwest

by Dan Rafter Where do the hipsters live? Wherever there are trendy bars, restaurants, coffee shops and night spots. There are plenty of such places across the country and in the Midwest, and online foreclosure provider RealtyTrac recently took on … Continue reading

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Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends report: The future looks bright for commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter If the financial recovery was a baseball game, we’d be in inning four or five. That’s good, but it’s not as good as being in the bottom half of the ninth. That was a key message from … Continue reading

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CBRE closes largest apartment deal in Twin Cities in two years

by Dan Rafter Certain real estate deals stand out. Capri Capital Partners’ sale of the Stoneleigh at the Reserve Apartments in Plymouth, Minn., is one of them. Why? The apartment sale ranks as the largest apartment transaction in the Minneapolis/St. … Continue reading

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Positive future means solid present for Saint Paul office market

by Dan Rafter The Web site of the future Lowertown Ballpark in the Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minn., features a countdown clock ticking down the time remaining before the park’s first opening day. As of mid-October, more than one … 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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Opus’ Rauenhorst: In more competitive student housing market location remains the key

by Dan Rafter The student housing market across the Midwest is getting more competitive. The secret for developers? As in most things real estate, location is the key to attracting tenants. Matt Rauenhorst, senior director of real estate development at … Continue reading

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