Monthly Archives: April 2011

Marcus & Millichap’s Chaben: Bad times leave behind a stronger commercial real estate industry

No wonder commercial real estate brokers are so stressed out: They’ve just gone through what may have been the most difficult time to make a living in this industry. Just ask an industry veteran. Steve Chaben, managing director and senior … Continue reading

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Commercial real estate, even during the worst of times, comes down to the personal touch

There’s a reason why David Bercu has thrived in the commercial real estate business for more than two decades: He knows how important the personal touch is. Bercu, principal with the Rosemont, Ill., office of Colliers International, has a knack … Continue reading

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Healthcare construction remains solid. We’re all getting old

Mike MacKinnon is pleased to report that hospitals are building urgent care and primary care centers. He’s equally happy to report that doctors are opening new offices and that senior-care facilities are going through renovations and updates. Yes, healthcare activity … Continue reading

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Lobbyists ♥ real estate

Time magazine had an interesting story in its most recent issue. Seems that not every industry in the United States suffered during the recession and the stagnant economy that followed it. Lobbyists, in fact, have done quite well. According to … Continue reading

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Are we confident that confidence is returning?

Confidence…it’s amazing just how much this idea determines in our economy. We like to think that economics is a science that is capable of being explained, reasoned, and even manipulated. In many cases, this is true. Market fundamentals such as … Continue reading

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HSA Commercial showcases new norm with huge retail project in Wisconsin

HSA Commercial Real Estate’s plans to convert supermarket warehouses in Wisconsin into 250,000 square feet of retail space received a boost April 11. That’s when the Wauwatosa, Wis., plan commission voted unanimously to approve HSA’s plans for that city’s Burleigh … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the good news in the office market

For three years, office vacancies in Minneapolis-St. Paul have risen. This year, though, this trend looks ready to come to an end. And that’s some pretty positive news. According to the latest office report from the research division of Marcus … Continue reading

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