Monthly Archives: May 2011

Keys to success for brokers today? According to Pizzuti, it’s all about the service

Columbus, Ohio-based Pizzuti provides a good example of a developer and real estate management company that is seeing business grow as the national and local economies show signs of life. Pizzuti’s current projects include two major developments for Whirlpool Corporation. … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo economist has the good news: The commercial real estate decline is over

The commercial real estate decline is over. At least according to one top economist at Wells Fargo Securities. Mark Vitner made the headline-grabbing statement that the economic decline in commercial real estate is now done. He made this statement during … Continue reading

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Is there a positive side to rising gas prices? Maybe … if you look real hard

Is there a positive to rising gas prices? It sure doesn’t feel like it when it costs $45 or more to fill up your car’s gas tank. But a new survey of real estate agents by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage … Continue reading

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The power of specialization pays off for Marcus & Millichap

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has thrived in all manner of commercial real estate markets, the good ones and the bad ones. Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke to two of the company’s senior executives about the reasons … Continue reading

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New Menards in Columbus more evidence of a recovering retail market?

After two years of inactivity, the giant retailers are starting to move again in the Midwest. Just look at Columbus, Ohio. In April, home-improvement giant Menard Inc. opened its first Columbus store. The store opened more than three years after … Continue reading

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Twin Cities to see multi-family vacancies fall to 10-year low?

Who says that no good news comes out of the commercial real estate business these days? If you’re looking at the multi-family market, there’s little but positive news. Just look at the Twin Cities. Marcus & Millichap recently shared some … Continue reading

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The era of cities

 “If the 20th century was the era of nations, the 21st century is the era of cities.” South Korean President Lee Myung-bak  at the Christening of New Songdo City, a master-planned city 40 miles west of Seoul, in 2009. There … Continue reading

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