Monthly Archives: June 2012

Opus Development playing key role in revitalizing downtown Minneapolis strip

Minnetonka, Minn.-based Opus Development Corporation is on a hot streak, with six office and corporate headquarter projects under construction across the country. In all, Opus is in the midst of developing more than 1.1 million square feet of new construction … Continue reading

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Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center celebrates its “topping out”

More than 12,000 tons of steel. That’s how much steel has gone into the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center, a key Cleveland development that celebrated its official “topping out” ceremony on June 22. A “topping out” ceremony is a … Continue reading

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NAI Cummins brings about second act for former Sears store in Akron

Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio, at its height was home to more than 140 stores, a bustling food court and a movie theater. Those days, though, are long past. The main mall closed in 2008, leaving behind just two … Continue reading

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Polsinelli Shughart’s Plaza Vista headquarters brings with it hope for more development in Kansas City’s core

During a traditional steel topping-out ceremony, the new nine-story headquarters building for Polsinelli Shughart law firm was officially given the name Plaza Vista. The hope is that this name will soon become an important part of one of Kansas City’s … Continue reading

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Block Real Estate Services embraces social media. Does your real estate company?

How many commercial real estate companies use Facebook to update potential clients on their current building projects? How many rely on Twitter to highlight the achievements of company employees? And how many connect to their fellow industry professionals through LinkedIn? … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s a tough market. But as Colliers Cincinnati office shows, it’s one in which brokers are still succeeding

We’ve written a lot about the struggles that commercial real estate companies are enduring as they continue to work through the slumping economy. This is an important story. But sometime we forget that even though the industry does face a … Continue reading

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Columbus proves it: Downtown parks matter when it comes to commercial real estate

Those markets that have weathered the economic downturn the best all have something in common: They’re places in which people actually want to live. Consider what Michael Glass, vice president and regional manager with the Columbus, Ohio, office of Marcus … Continue reading

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