Monthly Archives: June 2011

Walmart’s long Chicago journey

It hasn’t been an easy task for Walmart to significantly penetrate the Chicago market, but after a long courtship, involving disputes with local labor forces and community advocacy groups, the mega retailer is ready to become a mainstay in the … Continue reading

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Building a new baseball tradition in Omaha

The debate will continue: Certain Omaha residents will never accept that the NCAA Division 1 College World Series is no longer held each June at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. But if last weekend’s start to the World Series is … Continue reading

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Coming soon to your neighborhood — more foreclosed homes!

Rick Sharga is waiting for another foreclosure wave. And, yes, this is bad news for the real estate industry — both commercial and residential — and the national economy. Sharga is executive vice president for the online foreclosure market RealtyTrac.com. … Continue reading

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Doug Ayers: Mourning the loss of a real estate industry leader

Before I began writing about commercial real estate for Midwest Real Estate News, I covered the residential housing market for Midwest’s sister publication, Metro Chicago Real Estate. It was first during the go-go days of the housing boom that I … Continue reading

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Multifamily market becoming a crowded house

It’s not too late to jump into the red hot multifamily market, but it is turning out to be a rather crowded house, agreed a panel of experts at REIA’s Multifamily Housing seminar in Chicago. “Money is as plentiful as … Continue reading

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Want to feel depressed? Just look at the latest housing numbers

Leave it to CoreLogic to make us feel even more distressed about the national economy. The real estae data firm regulary tells us just how many homeowners are underwater on their mortgage loans. Now CoreLogic is reporting that all those … Continue reading

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Retail improvements in Cincinnati, Cleveland a good sign?

Commercial brokers in two of Ohio’s biggest cities received some good news last week about their municipalities’ retail sectors. According to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, retail activity in both Cincinnati and Cleveland is … Continue reading

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