Monthly Archives: December 2012

Looking back at a busy year for the Midwest CRE industry

The past year was a big one for commercial real estate in the Midwest. The industry showed signs of recovery in cities from Chicago to St. Louis, Minneapolis to Kansas City. The past year was also a big one for … Continue reading

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Subway asks, “What sluggish economy?”

Not all retailers are struggling. Drive around your neighborhood and look for Subway sandwich restaurants. You’ll understand what I mean. We received a press release last week with the news that Subway, in just one week in December opened 90 … Continue reading

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Will retailers get the one holiday present they must want?

Retailers were hoping to rack up big holiday sales numbers this season. They didn’t … at least not yet. According to the MasterCard Advisors Spending Pulse numbers, holiday sales of electronics, jewelry, home goods and clothing during the two months … Continue reading

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More evidence of multi-family’s strength: Chicago’s Fifield Companies sells Alta at K Station for more than $300 million

In yet more evidence of the strength of the multi-family market in the Midwest, a Chicago developer in December closed a major apartment deal worth more than $300 million. The sale was the biggest multi-family transaction in the city since … Continue reading

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Walker & Dunlop, Block Real Estate Services illustrate once again the good that CRE professionals do

Yesterday I wrote about the good works that commercial real estate firms complete throughout the year, not just during the holiday season. Well, here’s more proof: First, there’s Walker & Dunlop, the commercial real estate financing company. Walker & Dunlop … Continue reading

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Commercial real estate firms show their charitable sides all year long

This time of year, no matter what holiday you celebrate, is a good time to remind people of the massive amount of goodwill that comes from the commercial real estate industry. Midwest Real Estate News recently wrapped up production of … Continue reading

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HomeGain survey: Majority of real estate pros expect housing values to rise

The success of the commercial real estate industry is tied to the fate of residential housing. Consumers are more confident when their home values are high. More confident consumers buy more. This benefits the retail sector. It also leads to … Continue reading

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