Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jones Lang LaSalle’s heart center project “huge” for Detroit

Detroit gets its share of bad press. But the big investments that companies are pouring into the Midwest city don’t receive as much attention. And that’s a shame. Take, for instance, the work that Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle is doing … Continue reading

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Manifold &Phalor stays in Ohio community; proves that not all businesses are shedding jobs

We’ve heard from so many companies that are cutting back across the Midwest, eliminating jobs as they do so. It’s nice, then, to hear from a firm that’s doing the opposite. Ohio-based Manifold & Phalor — reacting to increasing demand … Continue reading

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Statistics point to commercial real estate recovery. Real life? Not so much

The broker did not want me to use her name. But I can say that she works in the south suburbs of Chicago for a big-name real estate company. And when I spoke to her by phone last week, she … Continue reading

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Retail landlords get a dose of good news — in Columbus, at least

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services recently sent a bit of good news for retail landlords, at least those in the Columbus, Ohio, region. According to Marcus & Millichap, the retail vacancy rate in this Ohio city should fall … Continue reading

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Is now the right time to start a new commercial brokerage? Six Michigan pros think so

It doesn’t seem like the ideal time to start a commercial real estate company. But six industry veterans have seen enough positive signs to take the plunge. And this should be inspiring to everyone wondering whether the commercial real estate … Continue reading

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New construction loans on the rise for multi-family?

The good news for the multi-family market is that lenders are closing a greater number of construction loans today for strong multi-family projects. Dan Hampton, senior vice president and head of U.S. commercial real estate in the Indianapolis office of … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Carlson mum on plans for its real estate portfolio

Just why has Minneapolis’ Carlson Real Estate Company hired an investment banking firm to review the company’s 5.5-million-square-foot real estate investment portfolio? It’s a good question. But it’s not one that Matt Van Slooten, president of Carlson Real Estate is … Continue reading

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