Monthly Archives: November 2011

Racetrack could mean big changes to small Minnesota community

A new race track proposed for the tiny Minnesota town of Elko New Market could dramatically change residents’ way of life in this Scott County community. And that’s both a positive and a negative. Tom Wolf, chairman of the Scott … Continue reading

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Apartment demand strong in Midwest: Indianapolis, Minneapolis set multi-family records

The cities of Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Kansas City all have something to be grateful for this holiday season: the strength of their multi-family markets. And in Minneapolis and Indianapolis, building owners and landlords should be especially pleased: Both markets … Continue reading

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Want to avoid the pitfalls of senior housing? Hire an outside management company

A growing number of developers, based both in Minnesota and across the Midwest, are entering the senior housing market. There’s a reason for this: The U.S. population is aging. And more residents need the services provided by senior care centers. … Continue reading

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Surprise! A bit of good news for the retail sector

If you’ve been looking for at least some good news from the retail sector, look to Hessam Nadji, managing director of research services with Marcus & Millichap. He, along with his department, recently released Marcus’ October retail research brief. And, … Continue reading

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NAI Isaac helps bring 200 new jobs to Lexington

Sometimes commercial real estate professionals can make a difference just by doing their jobs. Like when they bring new employment opportunities to an area. That’s what three commercial pros with NAI Isaac recently did in Lexington, Ken. And in today’s … Continue reading

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Demand for industrial space is still positive, but strong demand not expected until 2012

The NAIOP Research Foundation has released its Industrial Space Demand Forecast for the fourth quarter of 2011, in which the association predicts a positive increase in demand, but still below historically normal rates. “Sluggish industrial demand signifies that the industry, … Continue reading

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McElhatton: Commercial real estate more complex than ever

Commercial real estate developers and brokers face increasingly complex legal problems today. Shaun McElhatton, a shareholder at Leonard, Street and Deinard in Minneapolis who focuses his practice in commercial real estate, understands. He recently shared his thoughts on the legal … Continue reading

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