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Omaha becoming the silicon prairie of the Midwest

by Dan Rafter The silicon prairie? For the brokers who work here, Omaha deserves that nickname. And why not? Tech companies are increasingly calling the city and its surrounding communities home. Jeffrey Wyatt, senior advisor at the Omaha office of … Continue reading

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The value of stability: Steady recovery continues in Omaha CRE market

by Dan Rafter Trenton Magid, principal and founder of Omaha’s World Group Commercial Real Estate, describes the Omaha commercial real estate market as a stable one. And he’s far from alone. The brokers doing business in Nebraska’s largest city say … Continue reading

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Baird Holm’s Levy: Public transportation, mixed-use hot topics in Omaha

by Dan Rafter David Levy, chairman of the real estate section at Omaha-based legal firm Baird Holm, sees plenty of positive signs when he looks at the city’s commercial real estate industry. Deals are being made in all commercial sectors. … Continue reading

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Hotel market going strong in the Midwest

Guest post by Robert Habeeb president and chief operating officer, First Hospitality Group, Inc. When we look at the current state of the Midwest hotel market, we see a region that is transitioning in some important ways from a state … Continue reading

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Today’s legal hurdles: It’s all about the fundamentals

by Dan Rafter For Jon Blumenthal, it’s all about the fundamentals. Blumenthal, partner in the real estate section at Omaha-based law firm Baird Holm, said that his commercial real estate clients are ready today to close more deals. This isn’t … Continue reading

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Is there any city that has survived the Great Recession in better shape than Omaha?

by Dan Rafter For Barry Zoob, the fact that Omaha is seeing a steady stream of commercial sales, leases and new construction is not surprising. The Nebraska city started its real estate recovery back in 2010, said Zoob, senior vice … Continue reading

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Is the recovery of the commercial real estate market overblown?

by Dan Rafter The reports all say that commercial real estate activity is on the rise. So do most of the brokers, developers and commercial lenders that I interview. But then I stumble across a commercial real estate pro who … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley office report: Second quarter brought good news for several Midwest markets

It’s easy to see the improvements in the multi-family and industrial markets. You can even see it in the retail sector, with new grocery stores, casual-fast restaurants and high-end retailers opening across the country. It’s a bit harder to see … Continue reading

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Good times in Omaha’s multi-family market

Guest post by John Heine, Investors Realty, Inc. The Brookings Institution in February came out with its rankings of how cities across the country weathered the recession. Omaha ranked number one.  Economists attributed this ranking to a diverse economic mix … Continue reading

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First Hospitality Group finds a niche: Turning historic buildings into modern, yet charming, hotels

Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group is doing its part to rejuvenate the downtowns of cities across the Midwest, redeveloping historic buildings into busy hotels. It’s a niche business that has paid off for both the company and the cities in … Continue reading

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