Monthly Archives: September 2012

Kansas City brokers: Activity is on the rise, but we can still do better

The Kansas City area hasn’t been quiet lately when it comes to commercial real estate activity. Law firm Polsinelli Shughart recently moved into a new 220,000-square-foot headquarters building at Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Teva Pharmaceutical is building a 154,000-square-foot, … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley asks: Will the office sector tumble off the fiscal cliff?

Will the looming fiscal cliff — a phrase famously coined by Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve — doom the office sector to a huge fall? Will it boost the unemployment rate, lessening the need for office space across … Continue reading

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CBRE St. Louis opens doors to new office

These haven’t been the easiest times for commercial real estate professionals. That doesn’t mean, though, that commercial broker aren’t still getting deals done. It just means that it takes longer, and involves more work, to close sales and leases. CBRE … Continue reading

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Midwest no stranger to grand-openings when it comes to healthcare development

The healthcare market remains a strong one for commercial real estate developers, as new projects in Michigan and Minnesota prove. Duke Realty, working with Marquette General Health System, recently celebrated the grand-opening of the $11 million Doctors Park medical office … Continue reading

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Lansing, Mich., still a challenging place for office landlords

The greater Lansing area of Michigan remains a challenging market for office landlords. According to the latest research from CBRE, office vacancies in this slice of Michigan rose from 18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 18.6 percent … Continue reading

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Housing values finally showing year-over-year gains; that’s good news for commercial real estate professionals

Housing prices may have reached a major positive turning point, according to a new report from Oxford, Miss.-based FNC. And that’s good news for anyone working in commercial real estate. If the housing market gains strength, so will the commercial … Continue reading

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Mid-box retailers struggling to find homes in Chicago

Does Chicago lack the sites that retailers are increasingly looking for today? A new study by Chicago’s Mid-America Real Estate Corporation suggests that this might be the case. According to the report, much of the city lacks the type of … Continue reading

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