Monthly Archives: October 2012

Selling a property like no other: Colliers takes on task of selling former hospital for the mentally ill in Minnesota

Dan Peterson, a commercial broker with the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Colliers International, has sold plenty of properties during his career. The Fergus Falls State Hospital, though, might rank as the most unusual. The hospital, more than 100 years old, … Continue reading

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CBRE marketing park that kicked off the waterpark craze in Wisconsin Dells

  Yes, the Disney theme parks attract hordes of tourists each year. Vacationers flock, too, to witness the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon. And sure, Washington D.C. certainly brings out the history buffs. But the Midwest is no slouch … Continue reading

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Want a scare? Look at Jones Lang LaSalle’s national debt analysis

During this election season, we’ve heard plenty about how important it is to reduce the country’s national debt. Jones Lang LaSalle, as part of its countdown to presidential election day, recently took a closer look at the national debt and … Continue reading

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Block Development Company, TEVA Neuroscience celebrate topping-out of new Kansas office tower

The Teva Neuroscience building is an important one in Kansas. The new office building for pharmaceutical company Teva North America will cover 150,000 square feet and house about 350 employees. It will also rise five stories in the air from … Continue reading

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CBRE Columbus closes 15 of largest office leases in central Ohio

Think the New York Yankees are good? When it comes to dominating, they have nothing on CBRE Columbus. Consider this statistic: The Columbus, Ohio, office of CBRE was involved in 15 of the largest office lease transactions in Central Ohio … Continue reading

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McShane Construction’s Valparaiso University project offers more proof: University construction work remains hot

Some segments of the commercial real estate business are recovering faster than are others. Multi-family properties, government work, medical facilities and university expansion projects are hot right now. Just ask Rosemont, Ill.-based McShane Construction Company. McShane recently completed a two-story, … Continue reading

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Should the mortgage interest deduction go? And are politicians brave enough to cut it?

How brave would a politician have to be to vote in favor of cutting the home mortgage interest tax deduction? Very, according to a new survey by the American Institute of Architects. According to the survey, almost 70 percent of … Continue reading

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