Category Archives: St. Paul commercial real estate

United Properties’ Eva Stevens: A teacher at heart

by Dan Rafter Eva Stevens considers herself a teacher at heart. That’s fortunate: As the new executive vice president and chief operating officer of Minneapolis-based United Properties, Stevens will have plenty of opportunities to teach. That suits this commercial real … Continue reading

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Diverse employment base, pent-up demand behind Twin Cities’ booming apartment market

By Dan Rafter A diverse employment base. That’s what Thomas O’Neil credits for the ongoing boom in apartment construction in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. And O’Neil should know. He’s the vice president of Midwest FHA operations for Minneapolis-based Dougherty Mortgage, … Continue reading

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Dougherty Mortgage: Twin Cities’ multi-family market keeps growing

by Dan Rafter Here’s the big number: Since the beginning of 2010, developers have built more than 110 apartment projects with roughly 13,300 units in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. That’s impressive. And it’s the highlight of Dougherty Mortgage’s Market Viewpoint … Continue reading

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Apartment boom hitting all of the Midwest’s major markets

by Dan Rafter Christy Lockridge, principal with the Chicago office of Prudential, has seen the trend: Today’s renters increasingly want to live in the center of urban areas. They want to live near public transportation. They want to be able … Continue reading

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RE/MAX’s Hulsey: To maximize the service, maximize the marketing, too

by Dan Rafter Mark Hulsey, managing broker of RE/MAX Results Commercial in Saint Paul, Minn., has a simple philosophy about the importance of marketing: If you want to maximize the service that you provide to clients, you must maximize your … Continue reading

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Hot spots: These four Midwest markets are bringing in the Millennials

by Dan Rafter Don Lawby, president of Real Property Management in Salt Lake City, Utah, doesn’t argue that Millennials aren’t embracing home ownership. He agrees that renting holds a greater lure for these young consumers. But Lawby doesn’t agree that … Continue reading

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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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